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April 25th, 2011

Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

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  • Pocket hole joinery combination kit; everything you need in one case
  • Drill guide block interchangeable between benchtop and portable base; for materials 1/2-Inch to 1-1/2-Inch thick
  • Constructed of hardened steel
  • Includes drill guide block, portable base, dust shroud, material support stop, clamp, bits, depth collar, wrench, screws, case, manual
  • 8-Pound; lifetime guarantee

Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System 4.8 out of 5 based on 178 ratings. 371 user reviews
Kreg Jig Products Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System The Kreg Jig K3 Master System is the ultimate pocket-hole jig on the market and a great choice for any woodworking enthusiast. With its front-side clamping capabilities, dust-collection attachment, material support stop, removable three-hole drill guide, and seemingly endless adjustability, this jig truly has it all! If youre serious about pocket-hole joinery, and even more serious about owning the highest quality tools, look no further than the Kreg Jig K3 Master System $149.99 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yKKn%2BCu-L._SL160_.jpg
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  1. Professional Woodworker “Justin”
    October 2nd, 2005 at 11:52 | #1

    Rating

    They worked out the kinks.

    I’ve had this for a few weeks now. I tried using the last version of this (K2000), and I wasn’t sure why so many people liked it. I didn’t like the placement of the handle, the plastic at the point of most wear (on the backside of the jig), the mess it made and the price. All of those issues have been fixed, except the price. However, i’ll say that it’s worth it, if you need to do a lot of pocketholes. I had been considering one of the automatic ones, either by Kreg or Porter Cable, so $150 looks a lot better than $800. Plus this is more versatle and less maintenance and uses less shop space when not being used. Totally satisfied with my purchase.

  2. Steve
    November 20th, 2005 at 04:59 | #2

    Rating

    Great Jig!!!

    I have owned the CMT Pro Joinery system and used the Kreg K2000 and neither come close to the K3. The clamp handle placement is great. Unlike the CMT this jig can be used without the toggle clamp by clamping the guide block with an ordinary woodworker’s clamp. My favorite feature is the dust collection. It works flawlessly and greatly speeds up the process since you don’t have to blow chips away after every hole.

  3. bdundee
    February 3rd, 2006 at 09:06 | #3

    Rating

    can’t do without

    Can’t believe I went this long without one! flawless tool!! the only down side is I don’t get to use all my expensive clamps anymore. trust me if your debating buying one just buy it you will never regret it!

  4. Rick Redfern “Flexible Flyer”
    February 16th, 2006 at 02:13 | #4

    Rating

    I will replace what was stolen

    I bought the KREG ProPack several years ago, It included the K 2000 Kreg Kreg Jig and the necessary face clamp, It was a little bit intimidating at first…until I actually decided to bite the bullet and make a pocket joint that would be subjected to a fair of weight and stress. Why did I wait so long? I even used it to make a frame for our coffee table that sits on top of the flat file that supports the 3/4 inch piece of tempered glass that becomes a coffee table in our living room. We are both are designers and photographers so we have a lot stored in that flat file. Why did I use pocket screws instead of the normal biscuits to make the 90� joint? If liquid ever gets between the glass and wood I can sop up the liquid easier by taking the joint apart. Everything was going along just fine until a few days ago when some group of nitwits decided to break into my garage and steal tools. Talk about morons. They took the biscuit cutter, a Mikita single speed drill, my Porter Cable profile sander, a Delta inexpensive 9 inch band saw AND my Kreg Pro Pack. They missed the variable speed Makita drill and the powerful DeWalt dill/drive. Guess the 75 pound drill press was too heavy that was sitting next to the band saw. What really frosted me they scratched the hood of the new BMW X3 when the box of computer stuff must have opened and one the hard drives scratched the hood. I guess they have some brains because they also picked up a box of my better half’s book that contained at least 10 copies of her latest book on Photoshop.
    Go to Amazon and under books, enter Lynette Kent.
    Anyway, this has now given me incentive to get the newest Kreg kit, the K3MS kit with the vacuum attachment. That was probably the one thing that bothered me. The sawdust from the pocket hole. I hope whoever ends up the kit appreciates what they now have. BTW, a neighbor runs a hock shop and the serial number is now in the local hock shops. Good luck, guys.
    I am really going to enjoy my new Kreg kit.

  5. Gregory Little
    February 24th, 2006 at 08:20 | #5

    Rating

    Very accurate and uselul tool…

    This is the second Kreg pocket hole system I have purchased. A demonstration at a woodworking show impressed me with its capabilities and features, enough to buy it on the spot.. I used the first one (K2000 kit) quite frequently for years until Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home workshop. I enjoyed using the pocket hole jig so much that I had to replace it as one of my must-have tools as I slowly rebuild my workshop. For $10 more, the K3 Master System has several added features over the K2000 that make it well worth the money.

  6. Jim
    March 16th, 2006 at 01:27 | #6

    Rating

    Kreg Master System made me feel like a joint master

    I bought the K3 Master System based on other reviews here on Amazon and because of the revisions Kreg made to the system (chip collection and front clamp handle). I just finished building a mission style media cabinet and I made all the joints with the Kreg pocket hole system. Overall, I’m very pleased with both the final product and the Kreg K3 Master System. The prospect of using pocket screws to connect the face frame components and to attach the major pieces together (rather than mortise and tenon or tongue and groove systems)gave me the confidence to attack a big furniture project. Kreg’s pocket hole system is not only easy to use, but well thought out. It seems better designed and engineered than some of the piecemeal products on the market (like Rockler and CMT, although I love other products from those companies!). Not only does the K3 system make it easy to set up for any thickness of wood, it also makes it easy figuring out where to put the collar on the drill bit for proper hole depth. The K3 holds your part securely and the dust/ship collector system works like a charm. The only part of the kit that I’m still not satisfied with is the clamp. At times, edge joined wood sections (like a rail and stile on a door) were not held tight enough to prevent movement during the screwing operation. In addition, after fastening the two pieces, I sometimes found that the faces of the boards were not perfectly flat – something I counted on the C-clamp doing for me. I solved the problem somewhat by using bar clamps to hold the pieces together side to side while the Kreg clamp held them on even plane. That’s the only complaint I have. Maybe I just haven’t screwed the clamp tight enough, but it’s difficult to unclamp as it is. I recommend checking twice before screwing once because once the self-tapping screws go in, it is difficult to take them out and make small adjustments. The screws want to go back into the old holes, naturally. I bought the Kreg screws recommended for oak (1 1/4″ fine thread) and they worked perfectly. Nice tight joints, even without glue. Using a little glue is probably better, but not too much or it will get messy, with the face clamp in place.

    One note…I used Kreg’s oak pocket hole plugs to fill the pocket holes on the back side of the doors, since they would be visible when they were open. I found the plugs to fit better after trimming 1/4″ off the tail end with my bandsaw. Otherwise they would have protruded from the surface 1/4″ and that would have required a LOT of sanding! After staining, they look pretty good — little ovals at each of the joints.

    I have recommended this system to my woodworking friends and I recommend it to you. Don’t settle for any of the smaller Kreg models to start out. Go with this one from the beginning. You’ll be glad you did.

  7. william “larry”
    March 20th, 2006 at 06:35 | #7

    Rating

    Kreg system

    Drilling pilot holes is very easy with this jig. Now I need to find some clamps that will hold tightly enough the work to be attached.

  8. D. J.
    May 3rd, 2006 at 11:42 | #8

    Rating

    Not quite what I’d hoped

    Let me first say that like the K3 idea and I’ve had a K2000 for years and loved it. I like the idea of a single tool being utilized in two holders for both benchtop and portable work. It’s also great that you can choose board thickness by just by a simple adjustment without having to remove or add parts.

    Now, what I didn’t care for was that the new benchtop system doesn’t hold stock near as firmly as the K2000. This is true because I still have a 2000 and I’ve tested it because I thought it was odd that I could rock the material in the new K3 system benchtop system. The same stock (especially 1/2″ material) was rock solid in the K2000. It’s not enough to make the K3 unworkable, however it is enough that I noticed it right away. I wrote Kreg and they admitted that it doesn’t hold the stock as firm but feel the other benefits outweight it. I’m glad I kept the old K2000 for benchtop work and use the K3 system like I did my old Rocket. In looking at the system, it became obvious to me why it doesn’t hold stock quite as well – there is no lower support for the board and the face of the jig is now a polished aluminum instead of the glass re-inforced plastic which provides more friction. Additionally, the K2000 has a single ram which doesn’t allow the clamp portion to move from side to side, where the K3 system does give a little.

    I’m not down on the new tool, however this is a review of my experience and it defeats the purpose if I don’t call it like I see it. If I had it to do again, I’d have remained perfectly happy with the K2000 and then just bought the K3 standard pack.

    Edit as of 03-10: I stand by my review but will admit that I have used it a great deal – I simply hold narrow pieces with my left hand while drilling with my right. I was at a woodworking show and a Kreg rep was there. I posed the question as to why the jig does not hold material as solid and while they did admit that this is the case, my reasoning may be flawed. He said that it is due to the “spring” built into the K3 that allows for small thicknesses of wood without having to readjust the clamp. That makes sense to me, it’s just too bad because the forward features of the jig such as that are certainly worthwhile, it just has this little side effect. If you never had a K2000 or earlier model, you would never notice it.

  9. Jack-of-all-trades
    November 9th, 2006 at 04:49 | #9

    Rating

    This jig is a must for anyone who builds cabinets or furniture!!!

    I have used this jig many times since purchasing it 2 months ago. I build furniture and cabinetry as a hobby and this jig certainly speeds up the process. The Kreg jig is easy to setup and/or use and produces tight joints. No more clamping and waiting for glue to dry. The provided drill bit is razor sharp and produces clean holes with minimal tear-out. The built-in dust collection collar which attaches to a shop vac is very helpful since pocket holes produce a lot of wood shavings. The Kreg screws with square drive heads are top-notch but a little pricey. I am very pleased with my purchase.

  10. Prime Reviewer
    November 28th, 2006 at 09:56 | #10

    Rating

    Wonderful. Must have.

    This has been worth every penny for me. I have built 2 tables and several shelves using this system – it has saved me a great deal of time and frustration already. I am more of a novice woodworker, but I could see using this system in just about every project I do for a long time to come. It was fairly painless to learn the settings and to get it right. The great thing about it is the consistency of the results. I don’t think ahyone could be disappointed with this.

  11. W. Anger “http://homeimprovement.engineeringp…
    November 30th, 2006 at 03:03 | #11

    Rating

    Made 17 face frames and drilled tons o’holes

    What can I say? I love this tool. I’ve made 17 face frames and drilled tons o’ holes in the ends and top panels. I’ve had the tool kit for about 6 months now.

    When purchasing an x-y panel saw from an ex-cabinet maker, I asked him what he used to attach the face frames. He replied “pocket screws”. I had never heard that term before. I used biscuits and face nails in the past. Well, I tried this tool and it’s great. The face frames are strong (even without glue), the frames attach nicely to the carcases. The only tricky spots are the visible edges on end cabinets, etc. Do yourself a favor and buy two of the right angle clamps that do not come with this kit, they are invaluable for attaching face frames.

    Warning, get yourself a spare bit. The mini drill at the tip of the bit breaks SO easily if the bit is dropped by accident. It’s good to have a spare on the go, if one breaks, use the spare and order a replacement. I broke two bits on my 21 cabinet kitchen remodel project.

  12. J. Norton
    December 1st, 2006 at 08:11 | #12

    Rating

    Spot On

    I saw this tool at a wood working show and thought ‘ya, whatever … fancy toenailer’ and kept walking. Two years later, when faced with doing a bunch of cabinet work I remembered that fancy toenailer. Not hardly! This tool is amazing. Well designed and dirt simple to operate. I hooked the dust collector attachment up to a small shop vacuum cleaner. It not only sucked the wood chips down it, practically held the piece in place. It gets better. The Kreg fastners are wonderful. Self tapping and strong. I will only use these fastners from now on, regardless of the application. I am tired of twisting fastner heads off.

  13. Andy
    December 26th, 2006 at 01:18 | #13

    Rating

    A Woodworker’s MUST HAVE!

    I bought the K3 kit last December when The Woodworking Shows show came to town, and I have gotten great use out of it, and can’t believe I used to do most of my joinery (particularly cabinet frame style construction) with biscuits. Don’t get me wrong, I think biscuits are wonderful for joining wood (I have the Porter Cable 557 biscuit cutter, and wrote a rave review about it), but the time savings with pocket holes vs. biscuits is phenomenal. You obviously don’t have to wait for glue-up drying with pocket holes. And according to Wood Magazine’s recent article/test about the strenth of joining methods, pocket holes are slightly stronger than biscuits. My thoughts are as follows:

    POSITIVES:

    - The biggest plus is regarding the concept of pocket holes in general. Due to the ability to mechanically fasten (ie screw together) workpieces, you don’t have to wait for glue to dry before moving on in the construction process. And pocket holes are much more discrete and precise than trying to toenail/toescrew.

    - The K3 system makes the physical act of creating a pocket hole very easy and foolproof. The stationary base is sturdy, the clamping mechanism has plenty of strength, the hole guide block is easily adjustable with pre-set stops for various wood thicknesses, the stop sleeve on the hole boring bit is easily adjusted on the pre-measured scale on the stationary base, and the dust collection port is very useful (due to the amount of waste creating from drilling, you basically MUST collect a vacuum to the dust collection port, especially if you are drilling a lot of holes).

    - The construction of all of the parts (bases, hole guide, bits, clamps, etc) are all very impressive in terms of physical quality and ease of use.

    NEGATIVES (all of which have nothing to do with this particular product and is no fault of Kreg…instead, these are my comments regarding the drawbacks of pocket hole joinery in general)

    - If your pocket hole can’t be hidden in the back somewhere and must be exposed you have to use the solid wood plugs that Kreg makes. The plugs come in a variety of wood species, but are still slightly noticeable, even when sanded, stained, etc. In such instances where a hole will be seen, I would still use a biscuit. However, the plugs could intentionally be considered a designer element, or form of visual flair, especially if you use a contrasting wood color…

    - It is slightly difficult/awkward when working with a large piece of wood. You either have to make some kind of supports for the parts that overhang the stationary base, or take out the hold guide block, and manually/directly clamp it onto the work piece, which takes a lot more time. However, Kreg makes larger production pocket hole cutting machines, which would alleviate this inconvenience. Again, this is not Kreg’s fault; it is the limitation of any small/portable tool when working with a very large workpiece.

    - Pocket holes are not as strong as mortis and tenon, and presumably not as strong as dowels??? But the time saving is second to none, and for most things (cabinet face frame, panel joining, etc), pocket hole screws and glue are plenty of strength. I’m sure they are also strong enough for chairs, if you really put enough of them in at the right locations, but I would still use mortis and tenon for chair construction.

    Overall, I absolutely love this product and have zero regrets. I can honestly say it basically revolutionized the way I join wood compared to the biscuit method. It may seem like the kit is a lot of money, but considering all that comes with it, the quality of the product, and the time you will save, it is more than worth it!

  14. Brian C. Fassler
    January 3rd, 2007 at 06:25 | #14

    Rating

    Holy Grail of pocket jointery

    Almost any type of butt joint you want to make you can do with this little jewel. I was disapointed that Kreg didn’t put a few wood plugs in the packaging. Also there is a spot for an extra drill and driver, but nothing is there you have to buy replacements seperately. The drill bit is sharp, and the instructions need to be more clear, but with a little practice you will Joint like a Pro.

  15. D. Bishop “D. Bishop”
    January 3rd, 2007 at 11:32 | #15

    Rating

    Great Product

    I occasionally do some cabinetry and the Kregg jig is great for doing face frames. Obviously not as fast as a a pocket machine but not as expensive either. If your doing high volume production you might want to look into investing in a Kregg or Castle machine. If your like me who is just doing an occasional entertainment center this tool is great. It is easy to get set up and works perfect. You’ll be drilling pocket holes in no time. I do not regret buying this tool. It paid for itself the first day.

  16. Kevin L. Cradic
    January 7th, 2007 at 05:39 | #16

    Rating

    Fast is an understatement

    I was super skeptical for years of pocket holes. After seeing a cabinet made from hardwood and joinery was completely pocket holes I had no choice but to try it myself. I took a couple boards at my friends shop and joined them in about 30 seconds and screwed them together. Then I told my friend I could pull them apart and/or break them apart. After I broke a sweat and my friend was laughing very hard at me I finally gave in and got the K3 master system. Now I find myself giving it to my father for his shop, and one of my brothers for his shop! UGH! Pockets holes are easy, addicing, and fun! Buy with caution because after you use it you will find yourself getting accessories and other stuff quickly after you buy it!

  17. J. Grizzle
    January 11th, 2007 at 10:47 | #17

    Rating

    Works as Advertised!

    What you see on their website is what you get. If your cuts are square, your joints will be square. No clamping and waiting for the glue to dry. Joints are super strong even without glue. Add glue for even more strength. Though this jig cannot be used everywhere on a project, it will make your projects faster and easier to build where ever the drill holes will not be seen.

  18. Dennis O. Francisco
    January 16th, 2007 at 03:54 | #18

    Rating

    Kreg Jig K3MS K3

    This tool makes wood joinery so easy. I have a biscuit joinery tool but this one is much better.

  19. Richard D. Crowe
    February 2nd, 2007 at 08:01 | #19

    Rating

    Kreg jIg

    The Keg Jig is all it advertised, I am very pleased with it.

  20. Russell N. Tribby “Rice 80″
    February 11th, 2007 at 01:08 | #20

    Rating

    Great jig, as advertised

    I love this jig. If you’ve never used pocket hole joinery and you start with this jig you’ll wonder why you’ve been waiting so long to try it. The jig is really versatile. I love the option of using it on my bench or taking it to the workpiece. I have to agree with one of the other reviewers, if your pieces are cut square this thing is flawless. I got it for $110 so it was a great deal.

  21. Larry DeMik
    February 20th, 2007 at 07:15 | #21

    Rating

    Weekend Woodworker

    I bought the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig (single pilot and drill bit)some time ago. The complete set makes this a must have if you do cabinet building and want to hide fastening points. Easy to use, accurate, great tool!!

  22. D. Lien “drlien”
    February 27th, 2007 at 00:22 | #22

    Rating

    Excellent Item

    I’ve been using this to join boards for some shelving in my basement. It takes a little bit of getting used to but I think its great. No need for clamps and cuts down on the time over biscuit joining, gluing, and clamping.

  23. R. Merlino “tool absuer”
    March 11th, 2007 at 05:30 | #23

    Rating

    I’m a convert this thing is great.

    I just purchased the K3 system and I was a little hesitant at first but now I’m converted!!! This thing rocks!! I was doing mortise and tenons for years and after doing some cabinets with this I’m sold. Great tool overall and very easy to use.

  24. Larry J. Diotte
    March 22nd, 2007 at 10:37 | #24

    Rating

    kreg pocket hole jig

    this is agood buy,however I was charged shipping and it showed free shipping?

  25. Matt & Dana
    April 1st, 2007 at 03:44 | #25

    Rating

    If you cannot work harder, work faster…

    Other products owned: None.. once you buy the master kit who needs another pocket hole jig.

    Pros:
    - Fast\easy to use
    - Adjustments for almost every possible situation
    - Holds strong

    Cons:
    - Has many pieces, some of which you may never use

  26. B. Wirths
    April 12th, 2007 at 09:51 | #26

    Rating

    Pocket Hole Super Star

    Works exactly as advertised… If a pocket hole is your need this is your desire.

  27. Justin G. Cramer
    April 19th, 2007 at 02:58 | #27

    Rating

    Invaluable kit for home use

    Though I would not use this product if I worked in a cabinet shop (I would expect to be using a bench top machine) I would recommend this to any woodworker from novice to expert. The stationary clamping jig mounts nicely to a scrap of plywood and can then be camped to a work surface when needed.

    Novices should note, as stated in other reviews, that pocket joinery is not the answer to all joining situations.

    The fixed clamp will only support boards of a few feet. Any longer and the mobile clamp should be used else the board will slip and misalign the holes.

    With these few thoughts in mind the Kreg Jig K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole System is an awesome addition to my home workshop.

  28. Duane Hood “santa clause”
    May 7th, 2007 at 07:06 | #28

    Rating

    using the kreg jig

    once i learned how to use this jig it was great, doesnt hold the work as tight as the original. dont practice on good wood.

  29. E. G. Wolf Jr.
    May 12th, 2007 at 00:13 | #29

    Rating

    Works as advertized

    This product has performed well for me. I needed a relatively easy to join some boards to make a strong shelf and this product helped me accomplish that. I would recommend it and it has become a frequently used tool in my shop.

  30. James R. Pisca
    May 12th, 2007 at 05:20 | #30

    Rating

    Quality first to none

    The Kreg Jigs makes things faster and more stronger,
    our cabinet doors stay more firm and should last
    much longer..

    still playing around with different ideas to use it on, like
    little kids with a new toy..

  31. Russell P. Pomeroy
    May 14th, 2007 at 11:27 | #31

    Rating

    New Pocket Hole Jig

    This is the first pocket hole jig I have owned. This is very fast and accurate method of joining. I could have used one years ago.

  32. retired teacher “Bob”
    May 17th, 2007 at 04:34 | #32

    Rating

    Kreg master pocket hole system

    Everything came through as expected. The pocket hole system works well

  33. David G. Burnett “Trimmer”
    May 20th, 2007 at 09:41 | #33

    Rating

    Kreg K3 Pocket Hole System

    I found this to be one of the neatest tools I have purchased in a long time. Making framework sections are much stronger and easier to hide. I also purchased the hardwood plugs which virtually remove any signs of the connection. This is a great product, and I highly recommend it to anyone else.

  34. Shamus O’Reilly
    July 19th, 2007 at 02:49 | #34

    Rating

    A Great Tool & Investment

    I bought my system from toolman54 via Amazon. I needed something to repair an old kitchen/dining room table my wife bought and had been after me to repair. The boards on the top of the table were coming apart and were loose. Well not any more! The table is just as solid now as the day it was made. The pocket hole system is so easy a beginner could use it. Thank you Amazon! Thank you Kreg! Thank you Toolman54 for selling new items at used prices!

  35. R. HENES
    August 2nd, 2007 at 00:03 | #35

    Rating

    Well engineered

    Amazing tool! Seems foolproof. Well made and versatile. Not just for cabinet work. Made a very difficult rough framing project simple and fast (2 1/2″ screws!). Then used it on the trim. Somebody give these guys a hug.

  36. Steven L. Johnson
    August 2nd, 2007 at 07:56 | #36

    Rating

    Pockethole star!

    For basic cabinets and drawers this is an incredibly simple and effective tool. You can put a carcase together in minutes! I attached the dust collection system and it is almost chip free- You don’t have to even withdraw the bit to let chips fall out of the hole.

    It is well made and simple to use. Once you get the hand of set up, the time from start to finish is minimal. Tests on the joints is also very good. I still use other joints for fine furniture but am really happy at the quality of results this produces.

    I also use a biscuit plate joiner but this produces a stronger joint and they are both very fast. I have continued to use biscuits to edge join table tops and shelves.

  37. Norman Akers
    August 8th, 2007 at 06:10 | #37

    Rating

    pleased with it

    Used to dowel my cabinet face frames. Got a kreg pocket hole jig original. If it was a woman i would of married it after doweling for so long it made things so easy, no clamps etc. The new version is alot eaisier to use.

  38. Gary L. Garrett
    September 2nd, 2007 at 11:17 | #38

    Rating

    Throw away your doweling jig and mortising machine

    Using the Kreg pocket hole system is much easier and I believe stronger than traditional mortise and tenon or dowel joints. This is comperable to using a dovetail joint. I just love mine.

  39. Nicholas L. Taylor II
    September 9th, 2007 at 04:25 | #39

    Rating

    Great product with a lot of thoughtful features

    Previously I was using the smallest Kreg pocket screw jig but recently upgraded to the K3 Master Kit. What a difference! If you’re going to do more than a few pocket screws, skip all the other lower sets and just get this one. Easy to set up and I just did a bunch of holes in a few minutes. The clamping jig is perfect. I had to do a bunch of pieces for a coffee table project and once I did the first one, the rest were easy. An added bonus of a vaccum hookup sucked up most of the sawdust to make it a clean project.

  40. J. Amato
    September 16th, 2007 at 09:32 | #40

    Rating

    5 STARS ALL THE WAY!!!

    What else can be said? This sytem flat out make joining wood a dream. I built 14 base cabinet carcasses in 2 days. Wow what a pleasure. The best $140 I have spent… Great Job Kreg!

  41. Richard H. Baker
    September 20th, 2007 at 02:39 | #41

    Rating

    Kreg Pocket Hole Jig System K3M3

    This is a fantastic tool. It is easy to use and does a magnificent job. I used it to make an oak face frame, fasten oak trim to the edge of 3/4″ plywood, and a few other similar tasks. Again, it is great.

  42. WoodComic “WoodComic”
    November 8th, 2007 at 08:46 | #42

    Rating

    Simple but accurate

    The pocket hole system provides all the tools you need to create accurate joints. This is especially helpful for the most common of woodworking do-it-yourself projects those involving face frames. Face frames are integral parts of all cabinets, bookshelves as well as the trimming of various openings around a home such as windows, built-ins or even door frames. The process could not be simpler. I have been an amateur woodworker for over 20 years and always resisted opting for the traditional method of mortise and tenon joints. Let’s face it spending a great deal of time on a detail that cannot be seen and is just as strong is silly in today’s busy world. I recommend the product highly.

  43. Brandon S. Neal
    November 18th, 2007 at 01:53 | #43

    Rating

    Changed my finishing technique and provided more options

    Great kit. I bought it never having used a pocket hole kit. I did 2 practice joints and rolled right into cabinet facing finish work with great results. Kit includes all you need to be quite effective and the case provides room for all the components and extra bits and screws. Only advise is use a good drill with a settable clutch to prevent stripping screws in joints. This makes makes face joints strong and great looking with out glue squeezeout

  44. T. Fosnight
    November 26th, 2007 at 06:00 | #44

    Rating

    Great Product

    Don’t know why I waited so long to buy the master kit. I love it!

  45. Ernest Lipps “Ernest S. "Pete" Lipps”
    December 16th, 2007 at 11:08 | #45

    Rating

    Kreg Master Pocket Hole Jig System

    Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System I looked at all models of the Kreg system, like anyone else I wanted what would best suit my needs. The decision had to be the Master system to do all the things I needed it for, the lesser models would have been great, but would limit job performance in the long run, and just added more expense by purchasing add-on tools later. Amazon has been a five star company, always answering my questions and emails.

  46. tveling (Ann Arbor, MI USA) “tveling”
    December 21st, 2007 at 04:15 | #46

    Rating

    Great Set!

    First time I have ever used pocket joinery…Wow.. this straight forward jig works great. Read all the instructions and try several test pieces before hitting your project. I found making sure your dill was up to speed in the jig before starting into the wood is the trick to avoid any misalignment. Great tool… big time saver.

  47. S. Brandt
    December 27th, 2007 at 10:22 | #47

    Rating

    A perfect USA made tool – just get it

    This is an absolutely brilliant, well made, well designed, USA made tool. Just bite the bullet and buy this full kit. I had a cheap pocket hole set, but upon starting a cabinet project for my house, I just sucked it up and bought the K3 Master system; and it was unlike me to not try and find a cheaper solution. All I can say now is I don’t regret one penny. It really is a fantastic woodworking kit with exceptional ease of use and results. For the cabinet making use, it goes from super fast pocket holes in the face frame wood to rapid holes along the sides of the cabinet to attached the frame. Plus, I will say again, this is USA made and the quality and design shows. If you’ve never used pocket holes, you will be amazed at how secure and strong they are.

    Just one thing, even if you’ve used some sort of pocket hole guide in the past, the first thing you need to do is read the manual. Its a quick read and you will find out all the nice little design aspects of it.

  48. Robert E. Leonard Jr. “ROB”
    January 7th, 2008 at 03:29 | #48

    Rating

    THE ABSOLUTE BEST CABINET MAKING TOOL CREATED

    THIS TOOL IS SO EASY TO USE AND GIVES THE USER THE HIGH END RESULTS THAT NORMALLY COMES FROM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN TOOLS ALL FOR $150 DOLLARS. NO CLAMPING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT SAY ENOUGH GOOD ABOUT THIS SET I JUST WISH I KNEW ABOUT KREG YEARS AGO!!!!!!!

  49. M. Salmon
    January 14th, 2008 at 08:36 | #49

    Rating

    Biscuits – who needs ‘em?

    You can justify the purchase of the K3 with one project. You will save so much time on assembly and even more not needing any clamps and glue or drying time. My first project was a large frame for a HT screen, the second was some shelves. I am now going to build an entertainment center.
    Buy the Right Angle Clamp (RAC) as you will need it and the kit should really include one. Okay I am sure there are a few things where biscuits would be a better solution but it is a very short list if you have the K3.

  50. Daniel C. Medeiros “Daniel M”
    January 20th, 2008 at 01:44 | #50

    Rating

    It is a great product

    I own a older Kreg for 6 years and just like the older Kreg but newer this a great product
    easy to use ,

  51. Smaug “Jeremy”
    February 12th, 2008 at 06:51 | #51

    Rating

    Yes, it IS worth the money!

    Like you, I came here to Amazon and read all the reviews before buying my K3MS. I was torn; which Kreg jig to get? I had already bought a cheapo General brand pocket hole jig at Home Depot, and it just sat in the bottom of a box, gathering dust. It is all metal, but who cares? It is sloppily cast, and is very cheap. To do this properly, one needs a good step drill bit and self tapping pan head, flat bottom screws.

    All the right stuff is included in this it. The difference between the K3 Master System and the K3 Standard is the big clamping base with the shop vac adapter. I was on the fence about whether to buy this kit or the standard kit. I finally decided to bite the bullet and get this one. If you think you will use it a lot, spend the extra and get this one. It just makes everything faster and neater.

    If you don’t think you will use it a lot, get the K3 standard. The lower models don’t have the metal plate where the drill bit exits the jig, which is going to mean it won’t hold up as well over the years.

    I too laughed when I saw the shop vac attachment, but it is no joke. Drilling more than a couple pocket holes creates a lot of chips in a big hurry, and with this adapter, they just disappear!

  52. G. Rushton “Rusty”
    February 15th, 2008 at 00:58 | #52

    Rating

    A Must Have for the Workshop

    It is well worth the time to begin by reading the manual from front to back. Then take about 30 minutes with some scrap wood and practice putting several pieces together. This is a wonderful tool for joining all types of woodwork. The setup is quick and accurate; a lot of thought has been put into it. Just be sure to wear your hearing protectors when you turn on your shop vac with the 1 1/2″ reduction tube because it really howls before it is hooked up…

  53. H. Nakayama
    February 20th, 2008 at 05:05 | #53

    Rating

    Works Well for Constructing Wooden Skateboard Ramp

    I am teaching my boy how to do woodworking by building a quarter-pipe ramp out of two-by-fours, two-by-sixes, and plywood. By chance I decided to check out this pocket hole system after being suggested by Amazon. After reviewing the promotional video clip, I decided to try it out on this project. I found that using this pocket hole system has made it easier to fasten the frame pieces together than screwing deck screws through the board faces. The only problem I encountered so far has been drilling pocket hole consistently into a couple of 1/2 thick pine boards. On the other hand, I would not have had any other way to fasten together very well such thin boards using screws. But, the system works great to fasten two-by-fours and the two-by sixes.

  54. Larry L. Bennett “Larry L. Bennett”
    February 26th, 2008 at 10:12 | #54

    Rating

    Great Kit, Works excellent, A+++

    I’m no carpenter at all. So I learned a lot and this tool is simple to use. Thanks, Larry

  55. Rus Healy
    February 27th, 2008 at 03:20 | #55

    Rating

    Better than the K2000, which is also great

    I have been a happy Kreg K2000 owner for several years. As such, I find the beauty of the Kreg jigs to be their tight, nearly invisible joints for things like face frames and edge banding, and the strength of the joints they form from a structural standpoint. Screws in a ton of sizes and types are widely available as well, which makes these jigs even more useful.

    For the price, I can’t envision a better way to supplement your wood joinery capabilities than the K3MS, especially if you don’t already own a Kreg jig. I’ve used mine for everything from furniture work with oak plugs to construction that doesn’t have to look nice, just be strong. It works well for both. The most significant upgrade in the K3 over the K2 is the chip-collection capability. It’s remarkable how quickly you can fill a work area with chips using a pocket-hole jig. I have also found the pivoting clamp pocket on the back of the three-hole jig body very useful when clamping it directly to a piece of plywood or other large work surface. It makes jig alignment fast and easy, and that translates to faster, better-quality work.

    Other than these feature upgrades, if you’re already a K2 user you probably won’t find much value in the K3. But if you don’t own a Kreg jig already, the K3MS is an outstanding way to spend less than $150 upgrading your woodshop!

  56. Sean W. Gilligan
    March 10th, 2008 at 08:27 | #56

    Rating

    Great Product

    For the serious woodworker this is a must have! For the hobbiest definitely add this to your collection.

    This is a very well thought out and manufactured product. It is easy to learn and use.

    Even though it doesn’t say it in the manual, do no make the same mistake I did and assume the drill bit must pass all the way through the wood. If it does you will end up with a hole in the jig.

    Defintely purchase the Kreg self tapping screws. They’re not expensive, and will remove any doubt that the joint will hold.

  57. Robert H. Haberkorn “Rob Haberkorn”
    April 21st, 2008 at 02:34 | #57

    Rating

    This is some system

    Even after several years I haven’t used all the gadgets. I cant say enough for the basic system. Nothing, absolutely nothing even comes close to the ease, accuracy and longevity of a pocket joint. If you are thinking about making face frames or just joining two pieces of wood together, this is the tool you need to buy next!

  58. Average Woodworker
    April 24th, 2008 at 07:41 | #58

    Rating

    Disappointing results in dense cabinet hardwood

    I was excited to start using my new Kreg jig when I got it and was immediately disappointed when the mating 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch hickory face frame split when I drove in the screws. I thought it was just a bad coincidence, but then the other end split too. So I think I’m doing something wrong and open the manual where it assures you that no pre-drilling is needed and specifically names hickory and maple as examples. Obviously this isn’t true, so I set out to pre-drill the holes in the next joints. I put the screw in just so it marks the matting piece and then back the screw out. Pilot the hole then drive the screw back in. Now I’m thinking this is not a time saving device as advertised. This time on the second screw, it snaps off in the middle. I think well maybe it was a weak screw and maybe I over worked it until three screws later another one snaps off. I’ve got to tell you, save your money and your time on this thing unless you are planning on using less dense wood or wider face frames. With all the fiddling around to pilot drill the matting pieces it is much quicker to use a biscuit joiner with FF biscuits.

  59. Adrian Mendez “Agewon”
    May 21st, 2008 at 00:48 | #59

    Rating

    Great tool to have

    Face frames, cabinet joinery, and many other uses make this a diverse tool for your shop. The first time I ever used any kind of pocket hole equipment, and it worked flawlessly.
    My first project was creating a custom transition from one room to another with a 2″ difference in height. Instead of breaking out the biscuit joiner, marking and cutting BOTH pieces, gluing, then clamping, just cut all your pieces, use the extremely easy jig and drill some holes and you’re nearly there. All that’s left is to add a little glue, and screw it together!
    The kit includes everything you need to set up your shop for production type drilling, as well as a jig and clamp to use in the field or on awkward pieces.

  60. Norm Abrams
    May 25th, 2008 at 05:55 | #60

    Rating

    Great system

    I owned the older version of the Kreg pocket hole jig. Although it works fine, the new version made some helpful improvements. The holding mechanism is greatly improved. The locking clamp now has two large pads instead of the older system that has one large pad and one small one (although there is a place for both, if your two pieces of wood are slightly different thickness, you can better control the pressure and alignment with the old one). The vacuum port is nice, but I needed an adapter to connect it to my Festool vacuum.

  61. Dan Fontanesi
    May 27th, 2008 at 10:03 | #61

    Rating

    Great, but with a few problems

    Kreg did a great job with this jig, but there are a few important things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about doing pocket hole joinery; Things that I learned the hard way so I thought I’d share my experience.

    First of all, forget about using pocket holes in MDF, Particle board, Melamine coated particle board, fiber board, etc. The screws enter too close to the edge for these materials and they just disintegrate.

    Also, if you’re going to be joining plywood, remember that plywood is rarely sold by actual thickness. For instance, 1/2″ plywood is really 7/16″ thick these days. And that 1/16″ does make a difference with pocket hole joinery. The 1″ screws that you’re supposed to use with 1/2″ material might poke out the other side if you’re not careful. You can compensate for this somewhat by setting the drill depth, but you have to remember to do this and not just go with the 1/2″ settings. I didn’t have this problem with 3/4″ material, even though it too is not really 3/4″ thick.

    You might want to consider buying some of the clamps they sell for doing pocket hole joinery Kreg RAC Right Angle Clamp, Kreg Standard Face Clamp. It’s almost impossible to get a good joint without them. When possible, I’ll tack the pieces together with brads and then drive the pocket screws, but you have to have something holding the pieces firmly together before driving the screws or it just won’t work right.

    If you’re thinking about hooking up your shop vac to the jig, you’ll probably need some sort of adapter. I wish these things were more standardized. This jig requires something like a 1 1/2″ hose, my shop vac is 2 1/2″.

    Don’t let this review scare you away from pocket hole joinery. It’s quick, it’s easy and it works if you know what its limitations are. And Kreg did do a great job with this jig. Well worth the price of admission.

  62. Philip L. Couchman
    May 29th, 2008 at 03:10 | #62

    Rating

    Great addition to shop

    This is somthing I have wanted for awhile and now I can do more and better things in my shop. Grat product and easy to set up.

  63. Randy Bartholomew
    August 13th, 2008 at 09:17 | #63

    Rating

    Kreg Jig

    The Kreg system is the best jointing tool on the market. I have many uses for the tool that I didn’t know it could do.

  64. H. R. Pat Kelly
    September 1st, 2008 at 02:24 | #64

    Rating

    pocket hole jig

    I’ve been using this jig for tables and it has worked great. It’s easy to use if you attach it to some heavy plywood or hard wood to keep it lined up. I use it a lot and rate it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10

  65. Glenn M. Champagne “glenn”
    September 15th, 2008 at 07:31 | #65

    Rating

    Kreg K# Master Review – Excellent!

    This product is EXCELLENT! Easy to use and setup. Slight learning curve, but easily mastered in about a few hours. I couldn’t see building cabinets, storage boxes, and the like without it.

    A limited number of screws come with the product. Their up sell is to buy screws from them. Similar sized wood screws can work as well and cheaper.

  66. A. Decker
    October 9th, 2008 at 00:39 | #66

    Rating

    Greatest single tool I’ve EVER owned.

    This tool paid for itself in saving me hundreds of dollars by building my own custom cabinets in my basement remodel! Incredibly simple to use and PROFESSIONAL looking finish!!

    Your friends and family will be impressed with what you can make. No more biscuits, glue, and the messes that coincide (except for the saw dust….and this even has the vacuum hook up to care for that!!).

  67. Richard N
    November 6th, 2008 at 05:46 | #67

    Rating

    This jig is a “must have” tool in my shop

    In the past I have almost exclusively used either mortise and tenon, dovetail, block or biscuit joinery in all my projects.

    I am currently involved in a project that requires the building of a bunch of base and wall cabinets. During the paper design phase of this project I saw that I was going to need a ton of stretchers. The stretchers are vital structural cabinet components but are not really visible in the end product. Since there were so many stretchers, it became clear that I needed an alternate method of joinery specifically for these components.

    I had never used the pocket screw approach before mainly because I have always had an aversion to butt joints. I decided that using pocket screws for joining the stretchers might be worth a try so I purchased the Kreg K3MS Master Pocket Hole Jig System.

    Being a real novice in this area I spent a lot of time researching the type of screws I would need. Since I was working with 3/4 inch oak laminate sheets and pine stretchers, I decided to order the Kreg SML-C125W #8, 1 1/4 inch coarse screws. What the heck, as long as I spent this much money I also ordered two Kreg right angle clamps as well. The literature I read suggested that these clamps made the joint alignment much simpler.

    Well I got the pocket screw jig, read the directions, practiced a bit on some scrap wood and then proceeded to use it on my cabinet stretchers. After attaching my first stretcher I was sold on this type of joinery. The joints were simple and they were tight. The right angle clamps were a life saver as well. It turns out that the screws bite into the wood so hard that the torque will end up rotating the joint by a quarter inch or so if the piece is not firmly clamped in place.

    I also built the solid oak cabinet face frames using pocket screw joinery. Since the face frame is constructed with hard wood I used the Kreg SML-F125 1 1/4 inch fine pocket screw. I had no problems with splitting. The joints were tight and strong.

    The Kreg pocket hole jig, and supporting components kind of expanded my cabinet making horizon a bit. The joints were quick, easy and most importantly very strong. Although I will continue to use mortise and tenon, dovetail and/or biscuit joinery in most of my projects, I can see that there are applications where the pocket screw method is definitely warranted.

    Would I spend the money to purchase these items again? The answer is a definite yes. This Kreg jig is well designed, it is well built, it is a quality tool, and it is now a “must have” tool in my shop.

    If your interested, I have attached some “user supplied” photos of the pocket hole joined stretchers and face frame of my base cabinets.

  68. D. Morris “DRM Toolman”
    November 16th, 2008 at 11:53 | #68

    Rating

    Great Tool

    I have owned the original Kreg jig since the early 90′s and have loved using this tool. I was very hesitant to upgrade because I did not feel the newer version offered enough to justify the additional cost. After reading some of the reviews and seeing this tool being used (at Kreg’s website), I decided to make the purchase. This new version is easier to use and is much more versatile than Kreg’s original jig.
    After completing several projects with this jig, I would suggest adding a clamping table. I made my table using an old Formica top that was lying around my shop. I purchased clamps and tracks directly from Kreg. This addition has made this tool ever more easy and fool proof to use.

  69. G. Baker “Old Coach”
    November 22nd, 2008 at 04:00 | #69

    Rating

    Kreg pocket system

    Great product, as good as I have heard it was! So much easier and quicker than traditional methods. When practicality out weighs appearance, the Kreg system is the way to go. With careful planning, appearance does not suffer, the Kreg system cannot enhance the beauty of a wood project, but it does not detract, know what I mean? G.B.

  70. Mitch and Gayle
    November 24th, 2008 at 09:07 | #70

    Rating

    Pocket-holes are strong and EASY

    I have used this set several times, now. It is amazingly easy to use and makes for strong joints.

    2 Suggestions:
    1. This set really shines if you are going to be making alot of repetitive pocket-holes. If this is the case for you, I would get this set. Otherwise, I would probably get the Kreg K3SP K3 Pocket Hole Jig Standard Pack and save about $50.

    2. I would also get the Kreg mini jig. It is a small block for drilling just one pocket hole. It is less than $10 and speaking from experience, there are just some places where the multi-hole jig will not fit.

  71. Stephen L. Mcgarvey “Steve Shopper”
    November 25th, 2008 at 02:14 | #71

    Rating

    Shelfing made easy

    easiest way to make shelfing, all you need is square corners and your good to go

  72. A. PFENNINGER
    December 16th, 2008 at 01:29 | #72

    Rating

    An outstanding product from Kreg

    Finally got a chance to use the K3 system and was completely impressed with the final product. Far easier to use than my biscuit joiner ever was and, while it would have been nice to have instructions on a CD, the written instructions were clear and concise. Extra and specialty clamps from Kreg and others will prove useful and I immediately purchased those after using the jig for the first time. I’m actually looking forward to a couple of other pending projects now that I see how easy they will be!

  73. Kenneth D. Watts “Ken Watts”
    December 16th, 2008 at 07:22 | #73

    Rating

    Tools That Work

    I am very pleased with the performance of the Kreg Jig. It works perfectly, saves lots of time doing cabinet face frames, and avoids messy glue. It’s great to have tools that work so well.

  74. Tim Ryan
    January 15th, 2009 at 06:36 | #74

    Rating

    LOOK WHAT I MADE & YOU CAN TOO

    Length:: 2:17 Mins

    June 27, 2010 Update:

    I did end up purchasing the micro drill guide system and the SPS-F075-500 0.75-Inch screws solved my screw too long issue when drilling into 7/16″s (1/2″) birch for drawer box assembly.

    What I purchased to create drawers:
    Kreg KJMICRODGB Jig Micro Drill Guide System
    Kreg SPS-F075-500 0.75-Inch No.6 Fine Thread Pan Head Pocket Screws, 500-Count

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    June 20, 2010

    I made drawers for the first time out of 7/16″ (1/2″) birch plywood, which turned out beautiful. However, I discovered the 1″ screws (Kreg SPS-C1) are about 1/16″ too long to join 7/16″ (1/2″) birch plywood drawer frames. Even after setting the flat portion of the drill bit tip to the 1/2″ tic mark using the plastic K3MS depth guide. A fix that barely corrects this is to move the lock collar on the drill bit forward 1/16″ so the hole isn’t as deep. I used a drill torque setting of 7 while driving as to not over drive the screw screw. The screw tip did not come out the other side. However, a tiny part of the pan head screw will expose 1/32″ above surface. Kreg could easily fix this by offering another version of the Kreg SPS-C1 screw by taking of 1/16″ from the screw neck. Since Kreg is a money making machine, the only 100% fix is to purchase the following items, which fit in the K3MS system. The bad part is they do not offer a coarse thread in the 0.75-inch screw so you will need to be mindful of your drill torque setting in woods like birch.

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    I received my K3MS and was extremely pleased.

    1. Great carrying case, lockable (lock not included), even provides place for allen wrench.
    2. The benchtop base and other components are made of VERY durable plastic. They don’t feel brittle or cheap.
    3. Drill bit and clamp are very nice.
    4. Good instruction manual with illustrations. Took 5 min to read and apply what I read.
    5. Minor out-of-case assembly\configuration was a breeze.
    6. Drilling pocket holes was insanely easy and accurate.
    7. The dust collection attachment was immaculate, not one bit of dust left behind using the Shop-Vac.
    8. A rail and stile joinery test took me all but 2 min and was super solid using Maxi-Loc fine screws on oak.

    I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like about this product. It was what I expected and delivers the exact results promised. I look forward to using in on projects such as cabinet carcass and bed frame construction. Nice job Kreg!

    Tim

  75. Rob “rv36116″
    January 26th, 2009 at 11:43 | #75

    Rating

    If all Kreg products are similar to this, I’ll be purchasing some stock!

    The project I am using this on is a frame overlapping some veneer on the back of a desk that was built to face the wall. My wife loved the desks and asked if I could make some attractive backs for the tables. I agreed, but told her I would probably have to purchase a couple tools (wink, wink). I did some research and found that pocket hole screws would be the way to attach my framing which will overlay the back of the desk.

    I looked on Amazon, read reviews of different systems and found the Kreg K3 master system to be the highest, well rated product. I went down to my local Woodcraft store, and told him my situation and he directed me to the system w/o having suggested it.

    I got it last night, was up and putting scrap wood together in straight plane fashion as well as 90 degrees. Worked like a champ, very quality tool!

    I have no complaints about this, but I highly suggest getting at least 30 minutes of practice on scrap boards to get comfortable with the tool prior to using it on your final project. The screws are high quality as well and I will be purchasing a ton more from Ebay for cheaper than the cost of the screws in-store or online from Kreg.

    I would highly suggest this tool for anyone who makes furniture or re-works/re-faces old furniture. A genius product, and the quality lets me know I will have this for at least the next 10+ years w/o problems.

  76. J. Richardson
    January 30th, 2009 at 04:50 | #76

    Rating

    Why aren’t other products designed this well?

    Got this jig kit from my wishlist for Christmas 2008, thinking it might make the joining process “a little easier”. I was wrong–it makes the joining process incredibly easy.
    You can be up and running, making *perfect* joints in less than 30 minutes (and that includes time for reading the manual). The joints are stronger than just about any other you’d come across, and look professionally done.
    If Amazon allowed for a sixth star in their rating scale, this bad boy would get one. This is a must for any DIY’er who wants to make cabinet-quality joints that he/she can be proud of.

  77. DK “54 Renegade”
    February 2nd, 2009 at 03:05 | #77

    Rating

    Very easy to use

    As an amatuer woodworking, building projects around the house, I found the Kreg Jig very easy to use. The finished product is very professional looking. If you’re looking to make face frames, look no further than the Kreg Jig

  78. Michael Heil “Custom Home Builder”
    February 2nd, 2009 at 09:58 | #78

    Rating

    The K3 is a great Tool, The K4 is much better

    I have used the Kreg K3 for at least two years and it is a good tool, however it does use a resin/plastic/metal clamping mechanism that seems to be loosening up with time. Plus the all-thread locking screw has stripped inside the plastic. The K3 still works, but the K4 with its all metal clamping assembly is doing production now. The cost is negligible, go for the K4!

    Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System

  79. Quynh Nguyen “Q”
    February 4th, 2009 at 08:12 | #79

    Rating

    Working as intented

    I bought this tools to build the shelves in the garage and so far it’s working great.

  80. G. Hunt
    February 5th, 2009 at 01:19 | #80

    Rating

    Kreg Pocket Hole Jig Set

    Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System
    Received product in a timely manner and it was exactly what my husband needed for building frames and cabinetry. Recommend it highly.

  81. Henry C. Wolford
    February 8th, 2009 at 06:26 | #81

    Rating

    Glad I upgraded

    I am glad I upgraded to this “Professional” model. It is far more accurate and durable than the lesser models my friends bought off the television ads.

  82. Patrick Brinkman “True American Patriot”
    February 17th, 2009 at 11:34 | #82

    Rating

    Using the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig System

    I built the finish framework for two sets of double windows. Using the Kreg jig tool really made the work much easier. It was so easy to put together the frame for the windows. Its already paid for itself. I still have 10 windows to frame out so it will come in handy.

  83. Francis A. Degrosse “Fran”
    March 4th, 2009 at 05:41 | #83

    Rating

    Cacinet making with the Kreg Pocket hole Jig

    A Must Have tool for the hobby woodworker or professional. Great for making picture frames, cabinets anything that requires joinery. Eliminates the need for doweling dovetailing, brackets etc. I’m currently using it to build a kitchen full of cabinets.

    Check it out!

    Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

  84. Corbin Dunn
    March 16th, 2009 at 10:48 | #84

    Rating

    Works great for the home builder

    I used the K3 Kreg Jig to build some custom built-in dressers. Making the case frames were really easy to do. I used all the parts, and I especially liked the dust collection system.

    The only thing I did wrong was to forget to initially set the height, and I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the jib. Be careful when you follow the quick start.

  85. T. Schroeder
    March 19th, 2009 at 03:55 | #85

    Rating

    Great product, easy to use!

    I ordered this product after seeing it on TV and reading reviews online. It seemed easy enough to use. It arrived ontime from Amazon and I completeed my first project within the first few days of owning it. I started with some simple drawer pullouts for our kitchen cabinets, the pocket joints were so easy. I am really excited about building more. Easy to use, with a little sanding after you plug the holes it is easy to finish. I highly recommend this product.

  86. Matt D. “Matt”
    March 20th, 2009 at 08:02 | #86

    Rating

    Easy To Use

    I wanted to get into woodworking to make some simple and functional items for my home (bookcases,etc..), but was overwhelmed at the thought of learning fancy joinery. This system has allowed me to make some really nice things. Pocket hole joints are easy to make with this jig, and the joints are extremely strong. The instructions that came with the system are very clear.

  87. Mark’s Reviews “Mark”
    March 23rd, 2009 at 01:09 | #87

    Rating

    Dove Tail or Pocket Hole?

    I’m partial to dove tail joints, but this Kreg K3 Kit makes the job faster, with far less work.

    Depending on how much time you have to finish a project and what look you want to show for “craftmenship” should dictate your choice to go “dove tail” or “pocket hole.”

    Great time saving alternative that I highly recommend.

  88. Irvin A. Gomez “Irvin 00″
    April 14th, 2009 at 07:17 | #88

    Rating

    Very good.

    This is one of those rare products that truly work as advertised while being EXTREMELY easy to use. Othere reviewers have detailed everything that is possible about Kreg’s Pocket Hole System.

    I want to add that dust collection works flawlessly (over 95%) with the included dust port attachment.

    Highly recommended!

  89. Larry Manshaem
    April 21st, 2009 at 00:24 | #89

    Rating

    happy Kreg customer

    very happy with the Kreg master pocket hole jig system and very happy with the speed in which I received it.

  90. Warren J. Disbrow “diz224″
    May 22nd, 2009 at 05:31 | #90

    Rating

    Kreg’s Tool. “Build with ease”

    I recently bought the Kreg’s Master Pocket Hole Jig System from the advise of a friend. It was easier then what he descrbe it would be. I have done woodworking for many years and at no time have Had a product work better than expected. After opening the case for the Kreg tool and reading the instruction I wanted to try the new tool out. With in five minutes I had already made my firat pocket hole joint. That was all it took. With this tool I have already rebuilt 75% of my new workshop cabinets. I have also purchase additional tools from the Kreg line to give me additional resorces to expand my skill level.

    I recommend the Kreg Pocket Jig System Tool to anyone!

  91. Leonard J. Epstein
    June 10th, 2009 at 03:45 | #91

    Rating

    Kreg rocks!

    The good: Very well thought out tool system. Although it is mostly plastic, the parts that count are high quality metal. Works right out of the box. Watch the DVD it is well presented. Will save you time, creates a really strong joint, easy to use, and looks good.

    The Bad: The case you get is not the one in the picture with all the compartments. You get a case with NO compartments and all the little parts in a cardboard box. Yuck.You may need another clamp or two. You are also going to need more screws.

  92. Walter C. Mickens Jr.
    June 10th, 2009 at 10:38 | #92

    Rating

    Good as advertised

    the product performed as the company said it would. help me finish my project in a record time.

  93. Charles Thompson
    June 23rd, 2009 at 08:53 | #93

    Rating

    Everything and Then Some

    I’ve seen the Kreg Jig System on television, but I was just not sure if I wanted to try something that I knew little about. Well, let me tell you, the Kreg Jig is Everything and Then Some. I’ve done some minor repairs around the house, and now I’m looking for any and everything to repair. My son and I are currently working on a book shelf, and with the Kreg system, we feel like professionals. I love this tool, and I highly recommend it to everyone. You will love this tool.

  94. Baltimore Bill “Bill”
    July 10th, 2009 at 02:00 | #94

    Rating

    Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

    one of the best tools Ive ever purchased. Even my brother, a contractor, was impressed and is now getting himself one. Top Quality Product, though a tad expensive I think which is why I only gave four stars instead of five.

  95. Geek Man
    July 12th, 2009 at 07:07 | #95

    Rating

    Awesome

    Kreg’s Pocket Hold Jig system is super simple in design, super simple to use and always yields great results. I got mine to use for a project I was working on in lieu of biscuits. I dropped my biscuit joiner and bent the fence – won’t get it back from Porter Cable until mid-August – my bad…

    Anyway, the joints I’ve made in cherry using the #7 fine thread screws hold very well. The cherry plugs were a bit light in color, but several people have commented on the plugs and though that they looked cool. Maybe next time I’ll use a contrasting wood.

    The dust collection on this thing works pretty good, but it’s a bit of a chore to hook up to any type of standard dust collection system because of the small dust port. Even some kind of an adapter to 2 1/2 inch would have been okay so I could hook it to my shop vac easier.

    Anyway, you can’t beat the versatility, speed and strength of the joints. With dozens of different fasteners to choose from, I plan on utilizing this tool in many more projects!

  96. J. Green
    August 2nd, 2009 at 00:14 | #96

    Rating

    Easiest joints possible.

    If you’re looking for a fast, easy way to make a joint this is it. It doesn’t have the strength or aesthetics of the more complicated joints but in the right situations it is extremely easy to do. A complete box frame or face frame can be made in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

  97. Jose Paez
    August 21st, 2009 at 05:21 | #97

    Rating

    Fantastic first time woodworking tool!!!! A Must!!!

    Hi Everybody..

    I just can’t describe how easy it’s to use this tool… Everything you’ll ever need to do joinery is included.

    Just put the piece of wood you’re about to join, use the thickness graduation without the need to measure anything, drill the holes and that’s it. The result it’s a joint that’s veeeeeery solid even without glue, veeeeeeeery easy to do and veeeeeeeeeery fast.

    I’ve tried to work with wood long time ago but i had to face come major problems i think everybody has to face: Joining and cutting. With the Kreg you can do the pocket hole thing which is fantastic and without any knowledge at all… very easy. Believe me… if you see the videos at kreg site or everywhere else about this jig, you’ll see it’s very easy and i can tell you even for a non skilled user like me it’s that easy too.

    One more thing… if you prefer to use the jig temporarily on your work bench, i think the K4 it’s a better choice for that because it has a clamp notch for very easy clamping.

    If you’re like me and you want to start making your woodworking projects the easy way, don’t hesitate to buy this thing… it’s amazing!!!

    I’m using the kreg screws but i think you can use other kind of screw as long as the head has a flat bottom. anyway, kreg screws are relatively cheap so you can’t go wrong.

    Another recommendation is to buy the Kreg Quick-Change Pocket-Hole Kit if you want to use just one drill… you’ll love it. BTW, the quick change chuck that’s included it’s compatible with everything you can use on your drill with the hex shaft for quick change regardless of the brand or type.

    PP

  98. A. VICENCIO “Just a weekend warrior”
    August 30th, 2009 at 10:28 | #98

    Rating

    Tools that makes jobs easier

    I’ve seen this tool in television while watching DIY network. I thought I’d give it a try myself. I built a shelf for my daugther’s school and process itself wasn’t very hard. I’m not a contractor, carpenter, but just a regular do it yourself person. I’d have to say this tool really helps out when it comes to joining things together. I would definitely recommend it to my buddies. Although I wish the K3 system would have come with more screws.

  99. J. Hutchinson
    September 8th, 2009 at 04:36 | #99

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    Must have

    Simple. Few moving parts. Essential in most workshops. A quick, reliable, precise fastening system almost anywhere you can hide a screw. All my cabinet carcasses are pocket screwed. Creep is the enemy here, but simply be meticulous about clamping. Once the screw is home the joint is complete. Added benefit: readily disassembled.

  100. D. Cooper
    September 27th, 2009 at 09:43 | #100

    Rating

    Best way to make some wood joints

    This tool is the best way I’ve seen to join two pieces of wood together, accurately and securely. It’s fast and easy. Even a non-woodworker like me can make great joints.

  101. A. B. Clem “oldtimer”
    October 12th, 2009 at 02:50 | #101

    Rating

    Splendid system — simple and strong

    I am a hobbyist and make mostly small wooden objects for friends. The Kreg system was exactly what was needed in order to build bird feeders, for example. The system is easy to learn, easy to use, and I can see multiple uses in future. I was impressed how well-made all the tools were — materials, fit, and finish.

  102. K. Hicks
    October 24th, 2009 at 07:57 | #102

    Rating

    My New Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

    I’ve been using a cheap Chinese rip-off pocket hole jig for a few years now because it was tough for me to justify spending what the Kreg costs.
    I’m glad I finally took the plunge. The Kreg pocket hole jig makes woodworking easy and intuitive and speeds up the entire process. You get a really tight, strong joint.
    If you buy a Kreg jig, it really doesn’t matter which kit you get, because you’re probably going to become addicted to Kreg products and expand your collection of Kreg tools. I was a little frustrated by the silly little gray plastic box this kit comes in. It’s just an open box. It’s not molded on the inside with places to put individual tools.
    You get just enough screws to show you what’s available out there. The new clamp style with the cushioned grips is great. I’ve already built several things with my set.
    I look forward to adding more Kreg products to my small shop.

  103. W. Capaul “Bill”
    November 17th, 2009 at 00:04 | #103

    Rating

    Kreg K3

    This is a great tool for quick assembly of face frames and many other frame types of construction. Will greatly speed up face frame construction in our cabinet construction.

  104. Gary D. Rodichok
    November 19th, 2009 at 06:12 | #104

    Rating

    Kreg Jig System

    Excellent tool. Pulled it out of the box and made window frames thr first try. Easy to use ,great results. I wish I would have bought this a long time ago.

  105. William D. Willis
    November 29th, 2009 at 11:19 | #105

    Rating

    K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

    I am currently in the process of installing Oak Wainscot in my home. The Kregs Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System is the perfect tool for this installation. It has cut the installation time to over half that required utilizing other types of jointing systems. With the help of the DVD from the Kreg, it has made this project installation look extremely professional at a fraction of the expense. In addition, Amazon has available a great many inexpensive DVD’s for numerous projects.

  106. Joshua A. Wertz “joshw”
    December 5th, 2009 at 04:26 | #106

    Rating

    kreg jig -awsome

    this jig is very versatile its great the way you can clamp it to a board any width to join with hidden pocket jointery. i will be using this for all my joints for now on.

  107. Leo Therrien
    December 25th, 2009 at 09:33 | #107

    Rating

    kreg k3

    As a cabinet maker I have a lot of tools and the Kreg K3 simplify my life a lot by the precision and the strong of the joints a made with hard wood and it is on my top tool list.

  108. Maurice Hayes
    January 7th, 2010 at 02:40 | #108

    Rating

    very happy

    was very happy with this kreg clamping system , very well made and good delivery from Amazon, will come back,

  109. Daniel J. Mullen “Jamie Mullen”
    January 14th, 2010 at 08:47 | #109

    Rating

    How did I ever survive with out this tool

    This is a wonderfully easy form of wood joinery. Simple to set up and use, Many different applications.Not nearly as beautiful as many other complicated forms of joinery, but a lot quicker to do with very little learning curve.

  110. Steve_in_TN
    January 18th, 2010 at 01:55 | #110

    Rating

    Kreg Master Pocket Hole Jig System

    Expensive for what you get, but it’s very simple to use and works great. As stated, the workpiece does want to shift while drilling so keep an eye on that. The vacuum attachment works great and should be considered mandatory; this makes a lot of chips and without the vacuum it makes a big mess. I’ve had a few slips with the driver when working in difficult areas and have already noticed some wear on the tip- it’s a good idea to pick up a few spares.

  111. Valery
    January 30th, 2010 at 06:02 | #111

    Rating

    Exceeded expectations!

    Oh my gosh! I can’t believe how easy to use this Jig System. I have no prior experience in carpentry and it took me only an hour to build four door frames for my closet.

  112. Mike Zervos
    February 1st, 2010 at 11:09 | #112

    Rating

    Kreg K3MS Master Posket Hole Jig System

    This jig exceeds my expectations. It is as easy to use as presented and makes tight secure joints.

  113. GasChick
    February 5th, 2010 at 04:16 | #113

    Rating

    Awesome product!

    This was just what we hoped it would be – great! It is easy to use yet yields professional looking results.

  114. B. Raymond
    February 5th, 2010 at 10:23 | #114

    Rating

    Your just screwing around until you buy this

    Buy it. Unless you goal is to spend more time on joints than you need to. Also get the smaller system that costs around $30 to compliment it.

  115. D. Nottage
    February 9th, 2010 at 03:31 | #115

    Rating

    KREG TOOL K3MS

    VERY SATISFIED WITH PRODUCT.EXCELLENT FOR DO-IT-YOURSELFERS. CASE COULD HAVE BEEN BIGGER TO HOLD ACCESSORIES BUT STILL A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT.

  116. Michael B.
    February 14th, 2010 at 08:38 | #116

    Rating

    bought as gift

    I bought this jig for my father after talking to several wood working friends who recommended it. The item arrived in good condition, and on time. My dad hasn’t had a chance to use the jig yet though.

  117. Liam “Liam”
    February 15th, 2010 at 01:45 | #117

    Rating

    Fine engineering

    I love it when a tool is engineeered to make me look far more skilled than I acctually am.

  118. Stormrider “Doug”
    February 16th, 2010 at 06:52 | #118

    Rating

    Almost got it right

    Kreg almost got it right. This is an excellent tool for almost any kind of joinery. In my experience it is far superior to biscuits or dowels. It really is one of those tools that performs as advertised.

    The problem comes in when you want customer support. In our area the dealers who are listed as carrying parts such a plugs for the pocket holes, drill bits, drivers, etc. Have little or nothing from Kreg, (i.e. Lowe’s).

    Kreg customer support is non-existent. When we called Kreg’s order department they refused to help us. Instead they insisted we buy from a local supplier or buy on-line from Amazon; they insisted Amazon’s prices were cheaper than buying direct from Kreg, and that Amazon gave free shipping.

    Amazon’s prices were almost twice what Kreg advertised, and the shipping was free only if you order in bulk. When we explained to customer service that Kreg’s advertised process and shipping were less than Amazon’s, Kreg continued to argue with us and insisted we buy from Amazon.

    I have to wonder why Kreg even has a contact point to order from Kreg, when Kreg won’t sell anything direct. I am absolutely mind-boggled that they refuse to do business with a customer who shows up, money in hand, who wants to do business with them. The only thing I can figure is that they have some sort of arrangement with Amazon and their dealers that they won’t sell by mail to anyone who lives in the same area as a dealer, or anyplace where Amazon will ship to. This only works if the dealer actually stocks a good selection of Kreg products, or you have no problem paying the premium prices Amazon charges (almost twice what Kreg advertised)and don’t mind the waiting time involved with the mail.

    If you live close to a dealer with a good supply of Kreg parts and accessories, I cannot recommend this product too highly. It really does work.

    If you do not have a good dealer close by, I recommend you order a good resupply of everything and accept the fact you will be paying a premium to use the tool, and that there may be times when you may not be able to use it while you wait for supplies to reach you via mail.

    Fortunately the tool appears to be well made, because based on my experience with customer service, I have serious doubts about Kreg’s willingness to honor their warranty.

  119. Rupert
    February 26th, 2010 at 11:59 | #119

    Rating

    Fantastic tool

    I am doing an office cabinet project and was planning on using biscuits, glue and screws to assemble the cases of the cabinets. Several people that I talked to about the project said you have to use the Kreg Jig for pocket screw joints. I hesitated at first and finally decided to give it a try. WOW, am I glad I did. I have never used a tool that has performed as well as this jig does. It makes a strong square joint and has cut my assembly time down to minutes rather than hours. No more waiting for glue joints to dry. No more clamping and gluing and waiting for things to dry overnight. I am thrilled with this tool. It is making a very large project go very smoothly and I am truly enjoying it more with this jig. I would highly recommend this jig to everyone that does woodworking

  120. E. Shaffer “oldguyiniowa”
    March 20th, 2010 at 05:07 | #120

    Rating

    EASY

    This is the best way for lazy people such as myself to join wood. The joints are really simple to put together. I would recommend buying a spare drill bit just in case you are in the middle of a project and break the one that comes with the kit.Great price and very fast shipping from Amazon.

  121. Melvyn T. Donegan “Mel. D”
    March 22nd, 2010 at 10:14 | #121

    Rating

    Great Woodworking Tool

    Easy to use simple accurate joints with great strength. Use of jig is enhanced with available clamps.Very enjoyable to use.

  122. B. Jackman
    March 30th, 2010 at 03:21 | #122

    Rating

    I’m a believer…

    This thing is fun. Fun fun fun. It really makes woodworking enjoyable. I’m not an advanced woodworker, but even my wife is noticing an increased quality in my projects.

    Pros:
    Everything seems well made. The face clamp, the step drill bit, the square bits, the jig. Everything works just as advertised.

    Drilling the pocket holes is easy. I use a corded drill to drill the pocketholes, and then I use a 12V battery powered drill to drive the screws. Having two different drills keeps me from always having to switch out bits.

    The joints are strong. The first thing I did when I got my jig was to join two scrap peices of 2×4 with a couple of pocket holes. No wobble. No flex. I couldn’t pull them apart. It was fantastic. I ran into the house to show my wife. She just rolled her eyes.

    Things I would improve on:
    There is no place to store the allen wrench. Since this is used every time you change the height of collar on the step bit, it is pretty important. I wish there were a place to stick the wrench so I didn’t run the risk of losing it.

    The kit only comes with a few screws to get you started. This makes sense because every person is going to need different sized screws depending on the project they are doing, but just a word of warning that you are going to need to purchase additional screws almost immediately.

    This thing generates lots of chips and dust. I’m not using the dust collector attachement with a shop vac, so after dilling any more than a few holes, I have a nice little mess to clean up. Also, don’t think you can get them all with a chip brush, as it is hard to get down into some of the grooves on the jig. If you have a shop vac nearby this shouldn’t be a problem, just be prepared to use it.

    Not included in the kit is the Kreg KHC-RAC Right Angle Clamp. You are probably going to need it. You might as well buy it from the beginning, rather than getting stuck mid way through a project and then having to wait for it to be delivered.

    Final word of warning: Even at the lowest torque setting on my 12V drill, the Kreg screws have the ability to strip out of soft wood when joining the smaller thicknesses of wood (3/4″ or less). Just be careful when driving the screws. You don’t need a ton of torque on the screws in order to achieve maximum strength for the joint.

    Bottom Line: Non of the “cons” I have listed are enough to detract from the quality and fun that I get from this Kreg system. It is one of those items, that once you have it, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

  123. DJA
    April 2nd, 2010 at 08:28 | #123

    Rating

    Good tool to have, but it will often split wood without predrilling.

    Let me first say that I find this tool very handy and I’m glad I have it. I just built a TV stand and this was very helpful with most of the butt joints. But…

    When I first saw this jig I immediately thought about wood splitting when making a joint near the end of a piece. But the very positive reviews almost never mentioned this issue and I thought the Kreg screws must have some magical powers. As it tuned out for me, they do not.

    I saw about a 50% split rate when joining Red Oak pieces for a face frame. I was getting about a 1 in 3 split occurrence in poplar. I am truly surprised that this issue isn’t more frequently mentioned. I followed the instructions for drilling the proper pocket hole and used the Kreg clamps and screws. The wood simply splits (as I expected) when driving screws near the end grain. I started drilling pilot holes in the receiving piece and that, not surprisingly, stopped the splitting. But, you must be careful to stay close to the path of the pocket hole or you may not get a smooth joint – there may be a slight step on the face.

    Looking at the Kreg screws I see a common design for self-tapping wood screws. They simply slash cut the tip. This type of wood screw is actually nothing new or special. Personally, I’ve had better experience with Spax brand self-tapping wood screws. They have a unique tip that seems to work more effectively at drilling into the solid wood versus simply piercing. I’m going to try those screws in the future to see if they are less prone to splitting. The Spax screws worked very well in a few test pieces but I had to add a small washer to the flat head to get a positive seating in the pocket hole. I don’t know if they make a round head (flat bottom) wood screw.

    Overall this is a handy and useful tool for many types of joints and it’s good to have. I think the full kit is still a little pricey for what you get, but it’s all very well made in the USA. No regrets. However, in my experience, there are shortcomings that keep this from being a faultless alternative to other joining methods.

  124. Earl Lesch “pcsheepman”
    April 5th, 2010 at 01:35 | #124

    Rating

    Really neat high quality tool. TV informercial sold me on it.

    Makes joints that you can stand on without breaking just like they say on the commercial

  125. Michael G. Redmond “harley mike”
    April 22nd, 2010 at 07:42 | #125

    Rating

    Great Product

    I have used a lot of timesaving products in wood working over the last 30 years and this one is great.. Simple to use and versatile. I would reccomend this system to anyone that does any wood working. It arrived in a timely manner and the packaging was good.

  126. Bruce Bousfield
    June 1st, 2010 at 00:50 | #126

    Rating

    Amazing tool

    This is a realy well thought out tool. The quality is great too. I bought it for one specific project but now find I use it for all sorts of things. It’s amazing how quick you can put stuff together with it. However, I would say that I don’t use the vice grips much. For accurate butt joints I use a parallel clamp to get everything aligned, then run the screws in. With the vice grips the two pieces tend to slide a little as the crew goes in. Pre-drilling hardwood tends to help too. Highly recommend.

  127. M. Herron
    June 9th, 2010 at 05:57 | #127

    Rating

    Drill, Drive & Done

    I bought this for my husband in January of 2007 and most recently I’ve been using it nearly every day. We were skeptical that it could be as easy as “Drill, Drive & Done” like they said in the video – but it REALLY is. Adjusting it is easy with simple instructions and the face clamp that comes with it is awesome. I’ve bragged about it so much that I have family members who decided to buy one too. It’s money well spent!

  128. MAC MCWILLIAMS
    July 6th, 2010 at 10:04 | #128

    Rating

    A GREAT TOOL

    THIS IS ONE GREAT TOOL SHOULD YOU NEED TO MAKE POCKET HOLES. AS A CONTRACTOR I FIND MYSELF USING THIS WONDERFUL TOOL EVERY WEEK. THE RESULTS ARE ALWAYS EXCELLENT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TOOL TO EVERYONE WANTING QUALITY POCKET HOLES. MAC MCWILLIAMS.

  129. Herm
    August 7th, 2010 at 03:11 | #129

    Rating

    Kreg K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System Rocks!

    I had been planning a project to hide my safe in my den next to a Teak wall unit. I had extra large
    pieces of teak from another wall unit not being used in my new home. I’m somewhat handy and have
    other power tools. But, like everyone else in today’s world, I had little time to devote to such a
    project and make it look clean and functional. My wife is a clean freak, which is not bad. But,
    it does put a damper on my weekend projects if I can’t rapped up quickly, if you know what I mean?

    The Kreg Jig System fit the bill perfectly by being able to create fast and strong joints with a clean
    looking compartment with no nails or screws visable from the outside. On top of the new constructed
    section built, I have a rather large and heavy older model Oki color laser printer. No sweat! I can most
    likely stand on that compartment and not worry about collapse. The safe is hidden now and not an eye sore
    in an otherwise sharp looking den/office. My next upgrade will be French Doors to that room.

    Of course, now that I have this new “man toy” I have found other uses like re-inforcing existing
    high quality wooden chairs we had. As far as I’m concerned, the Kreg Jig System has paid for itself
    by not having to hire someone to construct the box or replace what we had. You would be surprised what
    you can find around the house to create new stronger joints.

    Plus, it makes a darn goodwill tool with the neighbors because they don’t have their own. For me, back
    for borrowing their compound miter saw or wet tile saw, etc. Plus, that another way to get them to come
    over and help you out, so they can learn first hand what to do themselves.

    That’s it! Good quality product which should last a long time. Do yourself and get an extra bit and
    a box of extra screws so you are not hassled later down the road. As usual, Amazon purchase and free
    delivery was hassle free and smooth sailing.

    Herm

  130. J. H. Hannen
    September 8th, 2010 at 09:18 | #130

    Rating

    Former biscuit guy

    I used to be a biscuit guy. Now I’m hooked on Kreg pocket screw joinery. I just built a queen size bed as my first project. It was so much easier than using biscuits for the ninety degree offset joints…just set up, clamp, drill and screw. I’ll probably still use biscuits for joining flat boards for wide table tops, etc., but the Kreg system made making the bed a breeze. Buy an assortmwnt of screws and a few clamps…it is a perfect system.

  131. Larry Carson Jr.
    September 15th, 2010 at 02:26 | #131

    Rating

    Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

    The upgrade from K2000 is quite noticeable. I use this more than most everything else in my garage. I did notice that the hold is slightly less strong than the K2000. It isn’t unmanageable but it’s definitely there. Overall this is a great product that’s worth the money

  132. CNY
    September 23rd, 2010 at 07:33 | #132

    Rating

    Excellent product

    A very easy product to learn. After watching the included video I was off and running. If you want to make quality and strong wooden products/projects this jig system is the ideal tool to use.

  133. L. Barry
    September 25th, 2010 at 00:40 | #133

    Rating

    Amazing kit

    I’ve had this kit for some time now (or the smaller predecessor). I would definitely say it was money well spent. As a novice, I’ve successfully used it for cabinetry repair in our kitchen, edge joinery in a craft table for my wife, av cabinet for my mother’s new family room, patio benches for our deck. If this is the level of quality that Kreg puts into all of their products, I’m a brand fan.

  134. drut
    October 6th, 2010 at 05:47 | #134

    Rating

    GREAT TOOL

    I should have thought of this , then you would be giving me a review , this thing is the cats behind , works just like it’s supposed to , and leaves you with your mouth agape , WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT ?????

  135. teejk
    October 10th, 2010 at 11:54 | #135

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    Great product

    For years I have put face frames together with mortise/tenon…NEVER again after purchasing this product. It is well- designed, well-manufactured, easy to use and produces a very tight/square joint. The kit I purchased includes everything you need other than the screws which they only supply a small sample…don’t forget those. A trip to the Kreg site should tell you what you need but in short 1 1/4″ for 3/4″ material, fine thread for harder woods like oak and maple, coarse thread for soft material like poplar and pine.

  136. Mecoz
    October 24th, 2010 at 04:01 | #136

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    Amazingly simple jig.

    I have used a previous version of the Kreg pocket hole jig which was awesome as being easy to use and very effective for the task. This one has some changes which make it even better. Easy adjustment for depth and convenient drill collar measurement gauge are two improvements that made my friend who has the earlier version want to get this latest version as well.

  137. Chip Noe
    October 25th, 2010 at 09:09 | #137

    Rating

    Kreg Master System

    We took on the job of remodeling our kitchen and wanted to modify our cabinetry. This involved taking down certain modules and replacing them with the new layout. The Kreg jig did a fantastic job for us. I would say that I am a fairly experienced carpenter, but even if I wasn’t, the system is easy enough to use to produce professional results. It did take a little practice at first but that was time well spent. I would probably say to go ahead and order the large screw assortment so they are ready at hand. Good product at a fair price.

  138. James
    November 5th, 2010 at 02:16 | #138

    Rating

    Kreg K3 Master Set

    I purchased this jig system to build several radiator covers for my home ,and it is simple to setup and makes the project so much more efficent. Great tool.

  139. R. Brogan
    November 26th, 2010 at 07:23 | #139

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    Just Jumping in With The Positive Reviews

    I won’t repeat a lot of words that have already been used in the previous 5-star reviews. I have been woodworking and building “stuff” for 30+ years. My wife got me a Kreg kit about four years ago and frankly it got minimal use until we moved rural and started finishing our own house about 2 years ago. Since then I can confirm that all of Kreg’s claims are true and their approach to easy pocket-hole joining is very good. During the past couple of years we have used it to:

    - Build a set of three full craftsman-style stair posts (70 wood components each) plus a half-post
    - Build our spa tub surround and access doors
    - Build a full front and side fireplace mantle and surround
    - Build a traditional-styled end-hall linen
    - Build numerous other details including large mirror frames, medicine cabinets, etc.

    I seldom use a glue-clamp for any of these because it is generally unneeded.

    HOWEVER, three comments to the new user:

    - Pay attention to the user manual in the area of screw threads for specific woods. The coarse thread screws do NOT work well in hardwood. Fine threads work great.
    - Order their bench-top clamp and large plate. It is a great enhancement when doing things like face-frames, and does a good job of keeping things flat, and providing an extra hand.
    - Once you start to figure out the size of screw you will use most, buy their large packages. Cheaper that way and less chance of running out in the middle of a job.

    There. I did what I said I wouldn’t do. Too many words.

  140. Conspicuous Consumer “$$”
    November 28th, 2010 at 01:30 | #140

    Rating

    Excellent Product – Impossible to Find at a Lower Price

    I had this system in my cart for over three months waiting for a price decrease. I also searched elsewhere on the web for a lower price but found none. Because my husband needed it to build bookshelves, I bit the bullet and paid almost full price. But he loves the system and I will shortly have new bookshelves.

  141. Doug Lawton
    January 2nd, 2011 at 06:37 | #141

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    Wonderful tool ___ Grab it while you can cause according to Kreg it’s been discontinued !!!

    The K-3 is an excellent tool !!! Especially great for drilling large panels, which is why I’m confused as to why Kreg would discontinue an obviously superior product. The clamp mechanism’s handle is on the front on the K-3 as opposed to the rear on the K4 (the supposed new replacement model)

    If you’re doing large panels, with the new K-4, you’ll have to walk around your table to the back in order to clamp the handle and then again to unclamp it.

    So buy a K-3 while they’re still available here. You won’t be sorry…

    And Kreg: Reconsider what you’ve done !!!! The K-3 is a much better tool !!!!

  142. Samara Fine Craft
    January 8th, 2011 at 11:45 | #142

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    placement of hold down lever

    One situation to consider; if one is planning to use this for cabinet sides- to secure the clamp you may not be able to reach around the piece to activate the clamp but instead walk around the side
    to reach the clamp. With the k3 the clamp activation is on the same side as the drill guides.
    Rich

  143. Kulsi Design Co
    February 5th, 2011 at 04:52 | #143

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    It is what it says it is

    I rarely write a review but in this case had to.
    This thing actually exceeds what it claims to be.
    it allows very subtle “tweaks” of depth. I was able to adjust it, such as the extreme of the tip of the screw was just beginning to bend the opposite side of a the lower two pieces of 3/4″ x 7′L x 12″H piece of Melemine which I was pocketing into. The scew is 1.25″L and its’ head is flat on the top as well as the bottom. The self-tapping screw design eliminates the wedgeing effect caused by traditional screws. The bell shape of traditional screws causes softer materials such a Melimine to morph or explode on the edge when they are significantly tightened. This jig system allows one to apply much more torque.

    William T.Kulish
    President
    Kulish Design Co., LLC

  144. Jay A. Dobbs
    February 20th, 2011 at 09:59 | #144

    Rating

    POCKET HOLE JIG

    THIS IS THE BEST JIG MADE BY KREG AND IT IS HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND THE K4 JIG IS THEIR MAIN SELLER NOW, IT IS STILL A GOOD JIG BUT IF YOUR LOOKING TO GET THIS ONE BUY IT NOW BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE. MANY KREG JIG OWNERS LIKE MYSELF FEEL THIS WAS A BAD IDEA SIMPLY FOR THE REASON THAT THE CLAMP HANDLE IS IN THE FRONT MAKING IT EASIER NOT HAVING TO REACH AROUND LONGER STOCK.
    BUT KREG HAS A RIGHT TO DO WHAT THEY WANT, IT’S JUST THAT THIS WAS A VERY GOOD DESIGN.

  145. whim
    February 27th, 2011 at 02:06 | #145

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    Awesome system!

    I have quite an extensive workshop and love it when a new tool comes along that really changes the way I do things. This system of joinery has really been a great addition to my workshop. It was easy to set up and start using. The joints made were nice and tight. This tool will get lots of use in my future projects.

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