Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by engr4you If you need to join particle board or plywood such as in building cabinets, pocket screws are a great option where other joinery is harder to do or produces inferior results. This little kit is a great way to get started at a very modest price and is quite versatile for joining wood from 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 thick in a variety of combinations. In virtually all cases you screw holes are hidden so the end product looks great. There are many videos on YouTube demonstrating things you can make and how to use pocket screw joinery. If you only have one project or two a year this may be the only kit you will want or if you want to evaluate pocket screw joinery before making a bigger investment then this is the way to go. The drill bit can be used with the more expensive guides should you get them later. Even though I have a biscuit joiner I still find places where this works better or where I use the two in conjunction with one another. One other item you should get is a clamp by Kreg to hold the guide in place unless you have something appropriate. Their clamp is made for this job and is quick release like vice grip pliers. Spend a few minutes checking out all the benefits of pocket screw joinery and you will find out why cabinet makers use them as well.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GTO1965 Of all their products, this is the worst
For the price should have given you a bit. Bought it and tried to use it, however found out that there was not even a short bit with it. I had short square bits but with the magnetic holder it wouldn't fit in the pocket hole. For the price they should have given you a bit like they do with all of their other jigs. R3, K5, etc. There is also no guide to set the drill bit dept like the other jigs. You have to look at the instructions and then measure it out with your own ruler. So if you loose the instructions you can't even set it up. Should have had some sort of guide on the side of the jig itself. Also there is no way on the jig to set the thickness of the wood like the other jigs. At least for 3/4" stock you just align to edge of board. But for other thickness you have to refer to the manual. Forget this product and just get the R3 instead.
September 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kris jig
The bit was warped. I have to return it. Wish there was better quality control.
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by oldguy Returning it as it is a piece of junk
This mini jig was less than useful. I will be returning it.
September 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ken Outstanding Tool!
Always wanted something like this. For the weekend builder it is a must. I completed a desk in 4 hours for my den without any issues. All the parts were 90 degrees so it was easy to put together when I finished making all the cuts. I've made other items in the past and because of the cuts it took 2 days to finish the project. This is a time saver as well as a very strong joint. I plan on getting the bigger one soon. Great tool! Thanks
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DLM Great product!
A great product! I have used many of your products and have always been top notch!
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeHuman8 Pocket holes are now easy
Straight forward and easy to use. Calibration doesn't work quite as the description in the booklet, but it is easy enough to set up a test.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steph Great
I love this it does what it is supposed to and it's easy to follow the instructions online
May 24, 2016