Operation, Maintenance – Kreg DB210 Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine User Manual

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1. Keep the motor clean and the machine base free of wood chips

and dust. When used without a shop vacuum, routinely remove

waste material from inside the cabinet or mount the machine on

an open stand that prevents waste-material accumulation.

2. Periodically lubricate the guide rods with a dry-film lubricant

such as Dri-Tool™ Lubricant from Empire Manufacturing. A dry

film lubricant will not collect wood chips and dust and will extend

the life of the bearings and the guide rods. The motor link and

linkage associated with the clamping mechanism should be

lubricated periodically to ensure free movement.

3. Use a sharp drill bit. You can drill between 4,000 and 5,000

holes in oak before sharpening the bit. Adjust your sharpening

schedule for your settings and the material that you are

drilling. Keeping the drill bit clean and free of pitch, resin,

and glue significantly extends the life of the bit. Periodically

clean the drill bit with a cleaner such as Blade Saver™ and

apply a dry lubricant such as OptiCut-XL™, both from Empire

Manufacturing. Even a dirty drill bit can be very sharp, so

exercise caution when handling the cutting edges.

Kreg offers a sharpening service for Standard pocket-hole

drill bits only. Call or e-mail customer service at 800.447.8638 /

customerservice@kregtool.com for details.

Use the appropriate procedure below when replacing a drill bit

or installing the optional Micro or HD drill bits and drill guides.

To protect the workpiece stops (32) when opening the access

panel (11), release the fence-lock handles (15) and move the

fence (16) all the way back. Turn the clamp adjustment knob (27)

counterclockwise to raise the clamp pad (26). Open the access

panel and engage the panel support (38). Remove the link-release

pin (39) and slide the motor (40) off the guide rods (41).

To replace the drill bit (20), pull the quick-change chuck (42) collar

forward and remove the drill bit. Insert the new drill bit hex shank

into chuck, and release the collar. Slide the motor onto the guide

rods, inserting the drill bit into the drill guide (23). Align the motor

link (43) with the link hole on the motor, and insert the link-release

pin. Disengage the access panel support and close the panel.

When switching to the optional Micro or HD drill and guide, change

the drill bit as instructed above. Then disconnect the vacuum hose

(10) from the vacuum shroud (7). Lift the access panel off the

machine, disengaging the hinge pivots (44) on the access panel

from the pivot sockets (45) on the machine top (12).

Place the access panel upside down on a flat surface (for example,

a tablesaw table). Loosen the drill-guide set screw (46) with the

3mm hex wrench (13) and remove the drill guide. Firmly holding the

access cover against the flat surface, slide the new drill guide into

the opening, rotate it so the angled face is against the flat surface,

and tighten the set screw.

Install the access panel on the machine and engage the panel

support. Reconnect the vacuum hose to the vacuum shroud. Slide

the motor onto the guide rods, inserting the drill bit into the drill

guide. Connect the motor link (43) to the motor with the link-release

pin and close the cover.

Replacing a drill bit or installing a drill bit and

drill-guide set