As a self-taught female woodworker this little tool has opened up endless possibilities to me. I started by deciding to build the farm table I have always wanted to buy but couldn't afford. This little tool opened up the world of woodworking to me. With it the complexity and intimidation of building is gone. With a good plan and this little jig I can conquer any project! Pocket holes eliminate the intimidation of complex joinery and this jig makes gauging and drilling them a piece of cake!! Since my farm table I have gone on to build at least 13 other projects for my self and have commissions coming in for farm tables....all thanks to this little tool!!
Accurate, All In One, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Strong, accessible
This jig works great, makes drilling pocket holes a breeze. It is very easy to setup for different wood thickness too. I find that it tends to move a bit when only using one clamp... Not a huge deal, but a bit of a nuisance. Using a second clamp solves that issue for me - see the attached photo
Used this to build a 'giant' spice rack with adjustable shelves for my wife from a sheet of Birch plywood and some trim pieces from Home Depot. Saved $50 over buying what she wanted to purchase, and works/fits much better. The Kreg made it a lot easier to attach the sides, didn't have to notch the edges for a solid joint. The joints were glued and hit with a few brads, then screwed together. The brads were needed to keep the wood from slipping when screwing together, I couldn't find my framing clamp (we just moved in.)
A few mistakes attaching the trim, but that wasn't the Kreg's fault!
All In One, Easy to Use, Strong, doesn't take up much space
pieces can shift when being attached
I didn't realize how valuable a tool this was until I actually used it!
January 20, 2015
Short story long..... My daughter saw a coat rack on a blog and put it on her Christmas wishlist. I thought I could do an alternative build. She didn't give me much time until the big day so I went looking for a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig because it was used in the step by step. I've been aware of Kregs for quite a while but thought it just a gimmicky widget. And though on sale, it didn't hit my tipping point of cost vs perceived value to me.
But it was crunch time and I bought the jig kit. I got it home, tried it out on scrap pieces and was instantly amazed.
This made strong, tight joints and was a pleasure (indeed, fun) to use.
It saved me time and was so simple to reliably set up with the clamps I already had. This is a tool I wished I had purchased years ago, it's that great!
If I were to do it again, I would give a strong consideration to the $100 kit which includes clamps and other upgrades. But I will happily use what I have for future projects, which I will probably begin working on sooner because I have this kit to make them easier to accomplish.
Seriously, buy this and make your woodworking life easier.
Durable, Easy to Use, All In One, Sturdy, Accurate
Excellent for basic joinery. On soft woods like pine, you do have to be careful not to over-tight...
November 16, 2017
Excellent for basic joinery. On soft woods like pine, you do have to be careful not to over-tighten the screws. I do glue anyway. I read some of the complaints. About "plastic," on first use, the directions are clear about excess plastic being stripped away. About "should be aluminum not cheap plastic", the whole point of plastic is to create a tight, smooth, non-dulling channel for the bit, I found that all worked as advertised. On "difficult to adjust," I'm simply confused. Press the tabs on the sides in far enough, everything clicks securely into place at the measurements. Have patience, drill slowly and smoothly, screw carefully, works like a charm.
Kreg Jig Jr Review - Securely and easily join wood.
January 05, 2016
This has really helped many of my projects along. This little gadget joins wood together easily and better than just nails. Great buy! Recommend to anyone that needs to work with wood for cabinets, furniture, etc.
Accurate, All In One, Durable, Easy to Use, Light Weight, Strong, Sturdy, inexpensive
requires proprietary screws
This tool simplifies DIY furniture projects. It is well built and easy to use. There's also a great community of pocket hole enthusiasts to be found on the Kreg Tool website. I built a few bedside tables for our new home. It was a breeze, and so much fun!
I'd always wanted this Kreg jig but I was starting my shop so there were so many other needs so I...
December 23, 2017
I'd always wanted this Kreg jig but I was starting my shop so there were so many other needs so I haven't got around to buying it until this morning. I was fortunate to have found a Kreg R3 box with Limited Time Bonus Pack for same price ($39) at local HD. It included a bonus box of 250 of the popular Kreg 1-1/4" coarse threaded pocket hole screws, retailed for $9.47 at HD. I got it for free. Keep your eye out for promo box like mine when you go buy your Kreg jig. I made 2 simple joints of 3/4" plywood: butt joint and side by side joint. The joints were strong and looked "professional". I didn't use the Kreg face clamp as shown on Kreg ads. They are too expensive. Those quick grip clamps I already got worked just fine for now.