Kreg Jig Settings question

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Maria in Maui's picture
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Kreg Jig Settings question
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Ok, so this might be a really silly question.  I'm in love with my Kreg Jig, but still trying to learn how to properly use it.
So when you are setting the drill guide part, or even the depth collar on the drill bit, to be at the correct setting for the thickness of wood you are using, do you set it to the actual thickness or based upon what it's called.  For example, if I'm using a 1 x 3 do I set it to 1" or 3/4" ?
 
I'm still trying to grasp the fact that a 1 x isn't really 1 inch.  I now know the reasoning behind it, but still find it confusing. 
 
Thanks!
 
 

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Hey Maria!  You want to go with the actual depth of the lumber that you are using.  So yes, for a 1x3 you will need to go for a 3/4" setting.

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I'm glad that you asked that question, because I asked the same one in a different post/different forum here!!  So I don't think it is a silly question at all

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Thank you! 
I kind of thought that would be the answer, it makes logical sense, but I am so thrown off by this whole lumber measurement thing that I thought I'd check for sure.