I bought the kwikset jig today! Or rather, I ordered it through my store a week ago, but it arrived today. I must say I'm impressed. I used a porter cable jig as a last minute substitution on Saturday, for installing two locksets, and I was not impressed at all. In fact, I was wholly disappointed, as I figured I'd be. absolute garbage. On the very first bore, the bit ate into the plastic ring on the other side. Garbage!
So anyways, The kwikset jig came today, and I am most impressed. Only one problem... The quick bit change adapter that comes with the kit was bent! lol. I didnt even realize it until i got it home and tried it on a piece of 2x6. The 3/8th drill post was bent just a bit in one direction so the whole thing wobbles like hell.
So I called up kwikset (they have a supposed lifetime warranty on the jig) and spoke to one lady, who insisted I had to return it to the store and have them order the part. Well, now... I work at the store I bought it from. We're a true value. I ordered this lockset through the true value warehouse. There's absolutely no way in hell that true value would stock or even order this part, and I know it. But she insisted over and over, so I finally gave up, said goodbye and hung up. I called back and spoke spoke to a different lady, and within a minute, she was taking my information and now I'll be receiving the replacement part. Yay!
Thinking about it now, Why would they put a 3/8ths drive on the adapter? It should be half inch.
Oh well, so that's my glory story. All in all, I'm very impressed with this jig. By the way you vets, I think they gave up on the 5" backset, because on this jig there's nothing for it. I guess they saw that everyone kept cutting them off anyways, so why bother? :)
Till next time!