China Tools Episode 16, Pocket hole jig and Hinge jig.

China Tools Episode 16, Pocket hole jig and Hinge jig.

In-depth reviews of China woodworking tools Episode 16

Black Friday is coming to an end.

Visit my site: for a ranking of all my China tool products I tested!
with direct links to the products. Check all the current prices.
And “free download plans” for my workbench and other projects.

If you like my content and you want to support my channel, please use one of my links below to visit Banggood. Thanks for your support.

At the moment of the release of this video, Black Friday prices are active. You can find direct links to the products I showed in this video. These products are:

Hinge jig Black Friday price: $ 24,99

Hongdui scraper. Black Friday price: $ 22,-

Pocket Hole Jig Kit. Black Friday price: $ 32,99

Screws for Pocket hole jig with crosshead. Black Friday price: from $ 4,99

Plastic pocket hole covers for 9mm pocket holes. Black Friday price: $ 4,59

Plastic pocket hole covers for 9.5mm (kreg) pocket holes. Black Friday price $ 4,59

Watch here Episode 15!
Most prices are the same as Black Friday

The material used for my workbench and this platform is Black MDF:
Black MDF, something similar to Valchromat. I get it from here: (Netherlands)…
Black MDF.

Here is a list of viewer’s suggestions where you can buy Black MDF or Valchromat or Forescolor.





NSW Australia, Laminex has the black MFD

A few products from this review were sent to me by Banggood for testing.
This does not mean that I do get all my products. I review also a lot of products I bought myself.
I started these reviews because from my experience not every tool from China was worth buying. So I wanted to make in-depth reviews to show you which products you should consider and which product you better leave alone. The fact that Banggood sent me products occasionally does not change the way I make my reviews. I still give in-depth reviews and give you my honest opinion!

On this, you can count on!

I have a good experience with and they have a lot of woodworking tools nicely organized on their site.

My name is Dennis and I am from Hooked on Wood.
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Products I use in my workshop

Table saw with dust system:

Harvey HW110GL Europe edition with sliding table
Harvey / Axminster trade S-12 overhead blade guard
Dust extraction: HBM 200
Oneida Super dust deputy 6”

Incra master-R-router lift
AEG 1400w router
Incra 25″ SL positioner with Wonder Fence

Drill press: Jet JDP 15B
Miter saw: Festool Kapex 60

Different links to products I use

Axminster trade hold down clamps
Piher Rail guide clamps
Micro Jig dovetail clamps
Bessey parallel clamps
Axminster trade parallel clamps

Push blocks
Micro Jig Gripper
Incra Push block
Thank you for viewing.

Equipment for filming:
Sony A7 iii
DJI Pocket

Best regards,



  1. Phong Quach on August 29, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for sharing! It’s great to know that there are more affordable alternatives out there.

  2. Cool Dude on August 29, 2022 at 12:41 am

    What is the difference between green makita drill and black one behind you?

  3. Keith AndLinda Baldrey on August 29, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I try to avoid Chinese products especially Covid.

  4. tom yang on August 29, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Would you please let me know the name of the tool you used at 4:29. You use it to punch a spot before you start to drill.

  5. Richard Garner on August 29, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I remember you showing a switched magnetic block a while ago & I can’t find it on the banggood site -do you have the description please?

  6. colindoesdiy on August 29, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Hi Dennis, just loving your videos and reviews, I have only just discovered your channel having retired recently (Oct 2020) at the age of 61 and with lots more time on my hands. Having been a fanatical all round DIY’er for over 40 years I have struggled with cheap tools and little time, fitting things in around a full time job, three children and little spare cash. Now having a lot more time and slightly more disposable cash I hope to build my ultimate workshop inspired by yours, your reviews and projects.
    I was about to purchase the Drillpro Pocket Hole Jig, as it was only half the price of the UJK POCKET HOLE JIG from Axminster Tools but I realise now that its probably going to give me issues in a fairly short period of time so cost me more in the long run.
    Have you had any experience of the UJK POCKET HOLE JIG ??
    Keep up the good work and I am working my way through all your videos and hope to build MY ultimate Workbench based on yours :-), thanks.

  7. Idzuwan on August 29, 2022 at 12:47 am

    what the screw driver bit used with the cordrless driver?

  8. M-61 on August 29, 2022 at 12:48 am

    Excellent review as always. Thank you!

  9. Olivier on August 29, 2022 at 12:50 am

    This is a well made Tool but the Drill has just 9mm . Any idea where i can find that size here in Europe? My drill is broken and everybody is selling the Kreg standard 9,5 mm drill which is too big for this tool. 😢

  10. derek bedaysee on August 29, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Dennis Merry Xmas and thanks for the videos respect from London.

  11. Ibu Bezi on August 29, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Thorough review (and I agree on that clamp…. kinda ruins the look of the pocket-hole jig – though it might clamp properly).
    Just for reference: what jig would you recommend for ‘professional’ pocket-holing? (as you mentioned that the Kreg one wears out similarly, after about 100 holes (yet, is plastic, not aluminium))?
    Are you going to do a video on the new tools-cabinet? It looks very solid and smooth – great job! (what is black MDF – they now offer colored MDF?). Wishing you a nice holiday!

  12. Richard Garner on August 29, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I’m sure you’ve been asked before but where did you get the small hole marking punch you use ?

    Great videos by the way !

  13. Ruslan Mustaev on August 29, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Hi, thank you for another very useful video. Could you tell me, please, how does the material(black) called which you used as the top of your table and you used in this video as a sample.

  14. Marius Bloemhof on August 29, 2022 at 12:53 am

    I so hoped you have a video on the cabinet, it is quite beautiful

  15. ElectroMac74 on August 29, 2022 at 12:55 am

    if Denis didnt Recomended it, its Garbage!

  16. Marty Meyer on August 29, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Well done sir!

  17. El Presidente on August 29, 2022 at 12:57 am

    I am a hobbyist but spent the extra on the keg jig kit with the clamps included and glad I did as it gives great results and is flexible. I will be making a mounting board like yours Dennis as I like how you included the dust extraction pipe in the design. Great channel and great reviews.

  18. Pearly King on August 29, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Happy New Year Dennis! Thank you kindly for all your Excellent videos…….Bligh-me…..I’ve spent near on £300 on China tools in 5 less than five days, but hey-ho. Cheers from Devon, England

  19. Pascal Wasser on August 29, 2022 at 1:02 am

    Hele fijne video’s betreffende Ali gereedschap! Neem het mij niet kwalijk maar als ik 1 tip/opmerking mag geven is ga in 2021 nog beter werken aan je Engels en dan vooral de vertaling en uitspraak. Niet alles kan je letterlijk vertalen 🤪🙈( Is puur opbouwende kritiek om je video level op te krikken en zo nog meer subscribers binnen te halen want je content verdient het)

  20. Headley ́s Wood & Steel Shop on August 29, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Great video, explained very well and sympathetically. Happy Holidays and greetings from Germany!

  21. J Fred Beck on August 29, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Anytime I see a metal screw clamp like the one on the hinge jig I get worried about it making a mark on the face side of the door. I would highly recommend some kind of sacrificial wood to avoid marring the piece

  22. Stark Wedder on August 29, 2022 at 1:04 am

    I went to see (again) your previous videos having in mind to find some good opportunity for Black Friday. I was susprised to find that most of the items I was interested in are on sale today at a higher price and at a moderate shipping icost (s no more free shipping..).

  23. trialnterror on August 29, 2022 at 1:09 am

    3D print a plastic plug to go on the clamp to make it more like the kreg clamp?

  24. Brian Reid on August 29, 2022 at 1:09 am

    Thanks for the video. Banggod got a new customer. In the video you show the set up with the pocket hole jig with a clamp, very similar to the Kreg clamp. Could you give me the reference for this clamp? Thanks again.

  25. Wout Rikkerink on August 29, 2022 at 1:11 am

    The Yomo MD21 has had an update where they’ve improved the clamp. It’s a quick clamp instead of the threaded clamp now. Greetings from the backcorner!

  26. john Frederickson on August 29, 2022 at 1:13 am

    I love you China Tools videos! Why don’t you make and post 2 per day. I am kidding lol.

  27. Gareth Williams on August 29, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Loved watching your China tool series Dennis. Fantastic quality reviews. Look forward to seeing you next year.
    Season’s greetings to you and your family.

  28. Craig Monteforte on August 29, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Thanks Dennis I’m a retired Woodworker with 25 plus years as a Professional and more than 35 as a hobbyist , there was a period that Chinese tools were pretty terrible but in the last 20 years or so China has stepped up on quality and ability I like your channel because you are taking out the guessing game on which products are worth buying with a minimum risk of my money please continue posting your videos

  29. Destitute on August 29, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Great review of the Yomo jig.
    At 4:27 — there is a special center punch for this. Hard to find these days, maybe DrillPro can make some. Here’s a photo:
    How to *translate* Chinese manuals:
    1. Scan manual
    2. Go to and use OCR to get machine readable Chinese text.
    3. Drop the Chinese text into
    4. Share the translation.

  30. John Matallana on August 29, 2022 at 1:15 am

    I’m a novice wood worker and wood working tools can get quite expensive. Thanks for your reviews, they really help.

  31. Kate Keough on August 29, 2022 at 1:18 am

    I’m trying to find a woodworking compass any suggestions?

  32. Barbary Lion on August 29, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Beste Hooked on wood,

    Voor scharnieren boorgaten boren gebruik ik mijn Blum Ecodrill super makkelijk en snel werken.

    Ik heb een vraag welke woodpeckers winkelhaak gebruik jij in deze video is het de 15 cm en de 45 cm versie of is het de 30’cm versie.

    Is het de moeite waard om de 45cm versie in de shop te hebben want ik heb een 15 cm versie gekocht en ben er super blij mee.

    Dank u voor de geweldige video’s

  33. Tony Maietta, Sr. on August 29, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Very nice review. I’ve been using my Kreg Jig for about 6 years now. Nice to know about the wear on the unit. You have a museum quality shop. I’m a new subscriber. Thanks for the video and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  34. Gary Wall on August 29, 2022 at 1:19 am

    I have just looked on the Ali Express site for the pocket hole jig and see they have already changed the screw knob to the lever clamp similar to Kreg’s. They must have watched your video. Thanks for sharing.

  35. legin shuvel on August 29, 2022 at 1:23 am

    hi hooked on wood , great reviews. i purchase the new yomo pocket hole jig which has a toggle clamp .but alas i dont think the people at yomo have thought it out, as the throw of the clamp is 25mm, the rubber end is 12mm, and you have a possible adjustment via screw thread of 12mm the clamp will only clamp from 0-19mm of timber, making the jig near useless .unless you buy another clamping mechanism, and mount to a board as you have .just a warning to everyone if you want the full range of clamping of the yomo clamp you reviewed with the thumb screw clamping mechanism is the better one allowing you full range 0-50mm and in my mind the better option

  36. Kenny Wilson on August 29, 2022 at 1:25 am

    I found your channel by accident today and have been watching about 10 episodes of China Tools. I love your reviews. They are comprehensive and very well presented. Thank you. I have subscribed and will be using your channel to make my purchases.
    My question though is about your black MDF. it seems different than the MDF I am accustomed to here in the USA. It appears to mill differently and looks like it is more sturdy. It sure is beautiful though. Have you done a review on it?
    Of course as soon as I wrote this I went to your website and found the answer to the MDF question.
    Lol. Thanks again.

  37. John Woldijk on August 29, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Hello Dennis. Can you please tel me where you buy T rail for you’re workbench.

  38. Awesome Arizona on August 29, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Awesome and thorough review. Subscribed. Thanks.

  39. Toolman123 Alicea on August 29, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Thanks for all the great videos and information you give in your channel.
    Looking forward to seeing your new ideas and your craftsmanship.
    Hope you and your family have a merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 and a wonderful new year ✨.

  40. José Pedro Filipe on August 29, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Your tests and comparatives are of an extraordinary precision and thoroughness for a Youtuber; or even for a professional company, for that matter.
    They’re also very useful for us, hobbyist diyers.
    Thanks a lot 👍🏼

    P.S. I would love to see a video about that cabinet you show at the end. Looks like an awesome job.

  41. HAPPY TRAILS on August 29, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Hi Dennis, you are one of the best youtubers. Your video’s are very well thought out as well as well done.

  42. john Frederickson on August 29, 2022 at 1:31 am

    You are the Greatest!

  43. ScimPeep on August 29, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Nice reviews, guess it’ll help to put some more precise in the title (to deliver better search results?). Right?

  44. Keith Bentley on August 29, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Another great video Denis, thanks for the excellent review

  45. Damian Carvolth on August 29, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Thank you for this. I have a kreg R3 I’ve had for years. It’s not fine woodworking but when I need to assemble something temporarily or build a quick jig…I was thinking of getting one of these to try, with the integral clamp for building a big laminating table (boat building). I was wondering if my kreg screws would fit in the smaller holes. The square drive screws work much better than phillips etc and if you shop around you can get them cheap, typically about 5-6c each in australia for 1" for example.

  46. Yossi Yaari on August 29, 2022 at 1:33 am

    That pocket hole is what I own. And I set it up with a toggle clamp like you showed.

  47. Mark Coulter on August 29, 2022 at 1:34 am

    How about reviewing forstner bits.

    Enjoyed all the reviews, just finished binge watching all of them.

  48. Lionel Bonamigo on August 29, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Encore une bonne vidéo. Serait-il possible d’avoir les sous-titre en français? Mon anglais n’est pas très bon, surtout pour les mots techniques 😊

  49. barnyardkh4 on August 29, 2022 at 1:35 am

    KregJig also lets you drill the mounting screw pilot holes with the same setup. Big pain to have to try and align the hinge and mark the holes again. That would drop the score to at least a (3) for me.

  50. Stephen Zello on August 29, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Happy holidays, Denis. See you next year.