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April 25th, 2011

Kreg MKJKIT Mini Kreg Jig Kit

Kreg MKJKIT Mini Kreg Jig Kit Rating:
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  • Makes pocket hole joinery work easier
  • No-fence design makes for easy positioning
  • One-hole jig is great for furniture repairs or flooring work
  • Includes 3/8-inch step drill bit, depth collar, and Allen wrench
  • Handy for repair applications and space constricted areas

Kreg MKJKIT Mini Kreg Jig Kit 4.8 out of 5 based on 139 ratings. 371 user reviews
Kreg Jig Products Kreg MKJKIT Mini Kreg Jig Kit The Kreg Mini Jig is designed without an alignment fence which allows it to be clamped to virtually any angle or orientation to the edge of a workpiece. Simply clamp the guide in place and use the included step drill bit and stop collar to produce perfect pocket holes. Kit includes Mini Jig, HSS 3/8" diameter step drill, stop collar, and hex key. It is the pocket-hole solution for cabinetmaking. $21.99 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E7C63NTJL._SL160_.jpg
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  1. D. R. Genau “Rookie Woodworker”
    February 16th, 2005 at 06:02 | #1

    Rating

    A Little Cumbersome, But Worth Every Penny

    I bought this kit to build frames for a raised panel heirloom chest. I considered buying the Rocket jig, but since this one was so much cheaper and would get the job done, I opted for the less expensive variety.

    A couple of test pieces went well, so I went ahead and plunged into my assembling my frames. When you’re only cutting a few holes, you don’t miss the extras that come with the Rocket, but after a while I began thinking how much easier my life would be had I bought the more expensive kit. That being said, my pocket holes look great and work really well. These things are solid! I love the fact that you don’t have to wait for glue to dry. I haven’t tested the joints to failure, but I’ve put significant force on them, with no ill results.

    Insofar as choosing the less expensive option, I was reminded of what my Dad always says…buy the cheaper one, and you’ll regret it every time you use it. Buy the more expensive one, and you only regret it when you have to pay for it. But I’ve already thrown so much money at this heirloom chest project that I needed to start paring back somewhere!

    A little advice for those who do purchase this kit: I found that I could use my Quick-Grip clamps for clamping down the jig to the workpiece and drilling the holes. When it comes to screwing in the pocket screws, however, I got much better results from clamping the whole thing together pretty firmly with a C-clamp and then screwing in the screws with a cordless drill. Good luck!

  2. Robert L. Yantis
    August 5th, 2005 at 11:09 | #2

    Rating

    Good value and excellent results

    This item is excellent for making face frames for cabinets. It is easy to use and makes an excellent tight strong joint.

  3. S. Verden “Virginia woodworking enthusiast”
    December 14th, 2005 at 04:16 | #3

    Rating

    Excellent hole system on a budget

    This tool is for you if:

    1) You need to drill holes in low volume
    If you do a piece of furniture or a couple cabinets per year and need to be budget conscious this is for you. If time is more important get the Kreg Jig 2000 Kit. Both are excellent though.

    2) You need portability
    This will fit most anywhere, and it’s use is limited only by where you can use a drill. I used this to tighten subfloor onto some liquid and reduce floor squeaking without going through the floor surface.

    3) You prefer quality.
    This tool is very well made, and the drill bit stays sharp

    4) You need an extra drill bit
    Costs only about $5.00 more than just the bit and you get extra parts too.

  4. Ronnie S. Smith “wood guy”
    March 17th, 2006 at 10:23 | #4

    Rating

    A life saver!

    Much easier than trying to line up biscuts, this little tool saved me hours on my built-ins. I highly reccommend this item and using it with a corded drill for anything 3/4″ and over. I used my cordless and had no problems but I think the power of a general consumer cordless drill may not be enough to make a clean hole. I definitly reccommend this liitle jig and bit or move up to the bigger one.

  5. Joseph C. Mooney
    May 15th, 2006 at 03:31 | #5

    Rating

    High Quality Product

    I used to make my own pocket hole jigs. Drill a hole into a square hardwood block, cut an appropriate angle off the block, and you’ve got your jig. This approach gives you maximum flexibility with the angle, hole diameter and stock size. Sometimes, it’s the best way to go. However, the downsides to this approach are numerous: you have to think alot (it takes some time to figure out the angle and offset), the wood jig gets sloppy after extended use and must be replaced, you need to drill twice for each hole (one countersink, and one for the screw).

    Enter the Kreg jig.

    Pros:
    o no thinking required (well, not about how to build the jig anyway).
    o easy to use.
    o high quality product. This is a very well made jig, built to tight tolerances. I expect it to last for a very long time.
    o the drill bit is also top quality – if you’ve only used cheap disount bits you will be very pleasantly surprised to see how this fine Kreg bit performs.
    o instructions are clear, short, easy to follow.
    o works as well as advertised. Better than I expected, actually.
    o great support and product information at the kreg website.

    Cons:
    o you are limited to a single angle (about 15 degrees, I seem to recall).
    o you are limited to a single hole width (3/8″)

    Overall I am very pleased with this jig. It works well and is surprisingly pleasant to use.

    I’ve been using the Kreg screws with this jig and am very pleased with them – they are the same high quality as the jig. You can use other screws but make sure they are self-drilling.

    I use any one of a number of my shop clamps to hold things in place – they work well. I suspect the kreg clamps would work better but have not tried them, and am not inclined to do so at this time.

    You will need long reach robertson (square drive) screwdriver (or bit for your power driver). A 3″ square drive bit with an extension will do, but a 6″ bit is best. (These are available here on amazon.com, and possibly at your local hardware store.)

    One last thing. Used appropriately pocket holes can be quite strong and durable, whether done with a home-made jig or the kreg.

  6. Keith Mealy
    June 28th, 2006 at 08:38 | #6

    Rating

    Good bang for the buck

    I agree with everything Joseph C. Mooney writes, and he did an excellent job covering it.

    All I can add is that I have found it invaluable for repair where I am forced to make a butt joint or to reinforce a failed joint that can’t easily be disassembled. My most frequent application is to repair the insides of uphostered frames without having to “de-upholster” The small size and flexibility of this jig work well.

    In general, I dislike pocket screws for most applications and would not use it for many applications as suggested by Kreg at [...] , but for attaching aprons to tables or in-place repairs, this tool does a good job at a fair price.

  7. Jason T. Amsden
    September 3rd, 2006 at 01:45 | #7

    Rating

    Replacement Bit With Extras

    I already own the kreg system. I use it exclusively for making things in the shop; plywod cabinets and the like. I noticed my bit dulling after hundreds of (if not a thousand) pocket holes. It almost seems like a no-brainer to buy this kit and get the extra collet for the couple bucks more it costs. It is like getting the single pocket “free”.

  8. K. Leiter
    April 3rd, 2007 at 06:52 | #8

    Rating

    Cant go wrong

    BUY THIS, if you have never experienced pocket hole joinery, then start here. I do a lot of traditional joinery, but there is those times when its just not necessary, and this fits the bill nicely. I also use it to hang shelves and anything else I can possibly use it for. I might upgrade to the fancier Master Kit someday, but for now, this just works.

  9. Carl Irving “scroogie boy”
    June 7th, 2007 at 11:59 | #9

    Rating

    Very handy — not just for cabinet making

    Although this is originally intended as a cabinet making tool, the Kreg Mini Jig Kit is an incredibly useful to have around when joining wood. I don’t make cabinets but use it quite frequently for remodeling and repairs where other fastening methods are impractical (which happens surprisingly often).

    The jig is a bargain and having it around (with a box of the common size Kreg screws — 1 1/4″ and 2 1/2″) is one of those purchases that you kick yourself for not making sooner. Highly recommended.

    Obviously, if you are into serious woodworking Kreg makes bigger, better kits but you really can’t beat the utility of the Mini Jig Kit.

  10. Robin K “Robin K”
    June 18th, 2007 at 05:07 | #10

    Rating

    Works Great!

    Works like a charm. Easily registered and the drill stop makes perfect depth holes.

  11. Judy Wise
    August 23rd, 2007 at 10:14 | #11

    Rating

    Just as expected

    Everything went without a hitch. Product was as described and I’m very happy with it.

  12. George A. Yaklitch
    December 6th, 2007 at 03:21 | #12

    Rating

    Kreg Mini Jig

    This little tool saved me a ton of cash. I oaked my staircase which had the spindles in stalled into cheap warped pine treads. The treads were removed and replace after which I applied oak treads. I had to cut the bottom of the spindles off to get them out. This left me with a flat bottom. Using this tool allow me to screw the bottom of the spindle into the new tread which made for a solid connection. I was able to professionaly re-install over 50 oak spindles versus by new. It may have took me a little longer in set up time, but my time was free and I was not in a hurry. Great addition to any wood working tool set.

  13. Earl Robinson
    April 14th, 2008 at 08:28 | #13

    Rating

    great tool

    I WAS NOT SURE IF THIS TOOL WOULD DO WHAT I WANTED IT TO OR NOT SO I BUILD SOME FRAMES FOR A CABINET I’M BUILDING FOR MY WIFE, TO MY SURPRISE THIS WORKED ALOT BETTER THEN I HAD HOPED FOR. THIS IS ONE HANDY TOOL I ONLY WISH I HAD GOTTEN THE BIGGER ONE, THANKS FOR A GREAT TOOL!!!!

  14. Ronald Blount “Ol Woody”
    April 21st, 2008 at 01:35 | #14

    Rating

    Just so simple!!

    Ever thought their has to be a easier way to make this joint?? Well now you have it…just order and start the joints that dreams are made of…simple,strong and clean!

  15. R. Stamey “consumer”
    May 29th, 2008 at 07:42 | #15

    Rating

    Overall very satisfied

    I don’t use mine that much but when I do it does a nice job. If you’ve ever used a professional Kreg setup you’ll find using this jig takes a while longer, not a big deal if you’re a hobbyist. Also sometimes it throws little bits of blue plastic out with the wood shavings, which I take to be an indication that it’s wearing out.

  16. Wayhomer
    June 19th, 2008 at 00:50 | #16

    Rating

    Nice, Simple Kit

    I have heard of these and they looked pretty cool, but I had always used a biscuit cutter and that had always been fine. I decided to buy the small kit to try out and it worked great! I will use it mostly on narrow stock (cabinet frames) where a biscuit is too wide. I probably won’t upgrade to the larger kit because this one will do everything I need. This is a nice addition to any shop.

  17. M. A. Hamilton “wood man”
    July 5th, 2008 at 05:57 | #17

    Rating

    5 star product

    Great product !!! I used it like the quick and easy to read instructions said and my joints turned out true and tight. I recomend one for every wood worker.

  18. B. Valovic
    September 6th, 2008 at 10:04 | #18

    Rating

    Easy to use

    I did some basic woodworking and used this jig to make the joints … it was easy to use and it took very little time to finish the project.

  19. Patrick Clough
    October 8th, 2008 at 03:11 | #19

    Rating

    Wow!!

    Great product, makes my job easier and more professional. Wow!, the bit is sharp. Be careful touching it, you might just cut yourself. Have been using it for a week now and i am very pleased. I strongly recommend!!

  20. New England Yankee
    October 23rd, 2008 at 09:18 | #20

    Rating

    I use the mini more than the full-size jig

    The mini will cover 80-90% of your casual-use pocket hole needs. Mine came as part of one of Kreg’s master kits, and the Mini gets the most use by far. Small and easy to grab, with no setup other than to clamp it in place. It yields exactly the same result as any of the other Kreg jigs, right up to their hydraulic system. It’s just slower.

    In addition to purely being handy, it does a couple of things the larger jigs can’t do or is inconvenient, including taking the jig to the work, and drilling pocket holes on large items like full sheets.

    Good jig. Excellent drill.

  21. B. D HILL “brize_books”
    December 5th, 2008 at 02:26 | #21

    Rating

    Best thing since sliced bread

    I should have bought one of these things years ago – all the time I would have saved cutting lap or mortise joints or messing around with biscuits or dowels, etc. This thing is so fast and versatile – plus it saves a little wood because everything is just a butt joint. I was fixing up some cabinets yesterday and I was not even using a clamp – just held in place with my fingers and slowly drilled in. Results were wonderful – strong, tight and seems as strong as any of the other joints.

    Don’t hesitate – just get one. Or maybe a couple, just to have a spare.

  22. koboilila
    December 20th, 2008 at 07:33 | #22

    Rating

    Quick and simple

    I bought this kit because I wanted a spare drill bit in my kit. You can adjust the collar for differnt thickness materials and instead of having one bit whose collar I need to move back and forth I can have one bit always set up for 3/4 inch material.

    But I have used this type of jig before as well and it is great.

    If you are the Harry The Happy Home Hobbiest type or a seasoned wood worker this is a nice thing to have within reach in your tool box. It works as well on the edge as it does the flat of your stock.

    After you have found the best setting for the collar on the drill bit for your project and location for the jig just clamp it down on your piece and drill; thats all there is to it.

    One word of advice: to keep the drill bits edges from getting beaten up too soon; place the bit into the hole before you turn on your drill and leave it in till the drill stops. A little respect for your tools goes a long way; I have used one of these for years and the bit is still nice and sharp.

    Now go out and make some sawdust.

  23. Robert F. Monement
    January 21st, 2009 at 00:40 | #23

    Rating

    The Best of a Good Thing

    If you want an excellent, quick joint, this is it! It won’t replace a dovetail or a mortise & tenon but it requires far, far less work. Kreg gives you all the best options for pocket joinery and prices their products so reasonably there’s no reason to buy anything less.

  24. L. rampersad
    February 9th, 2009 at 05:47 | #24

    Rating

    does exactly what the manufacture claims

    this jig, makes joining a breeze. no need for clamps etc.
    after some initial “blue plastic” was removed, the jig works perfectly with a cordless drill.
    i will need to buy another as a gift.

  25. Chris Jaronsky
    February 21st, 2009 at 11:54 | #25

    Rating

    Could not be simpler, or more inexpensive…

    I pulled out my Kreg jig for the first time today. I was building some face frames out of 3/4 by one and a half inch poplar. Since I had not used the jig previously, I read the instructions, which took about 60 seconds. I then set the collar on the drill bit to three and a half inches, then clamped the jig down on a piece of scrap wood.

    Practice once or twice on some scrap because I learned the clamp needs to be tight and you need to use a relatively fast drill speed while using slow but steady pressure or the jig will slide. Once I tightened up my clamp (I used my welding vise grip with the swivel pads) and used the slow, steady pressure the jig worked great!

    I put together three sets of face frames with 18 joints. Each joint had two screws, which required a separate jig set-up for each hole. The clamping, drilling, and screwing all 36 holes took me about 15 minutes total. The joints are perfect and did not even require sanding to even out tiny imperfections that I sometimes got when I used the biscuit joiner.

    Overall I am very satisfied with this product.

  26. Harry Malone
    April 13th, 2009 at 04:01 | #26

    Rating

    Kreg Pocket Screw Jig

    The jig does an excellent job aprx. 40 pocket holes on the first use and everyone was perfect

  27. Matthew S. Lichter
    October 27th, 2009 at 09:09 | #27

    Rating

    Good beginner’s tool for a small investment.

    As a rank newcomer to woodworking, I found this tool to be simple and intuitive to use and it produced the desired results, a firm, hidden joint. Very happy with the purchase and feeling inspired to tackle more complex tasks.

  28. John N. Vani
    November 26th, 2009 at 02:16 | #28

    Rating

    Believe the Infomercial

    I’m a sucker for most infomercials, and I’ve been disappointed after purchasing infomercial crap before. I saw the Kreg stuff on an infomercial initially so I was leary despite being intrigued.

    I had already repaired my wooden dining room chairs with wooden dowels in the spindles, some wood lag screws, and Gorilla Glue, all to no avail. My three monkeys, er sons, broke my initial round of repairs and several chair arms and legs got all wobbly or had completely broken off. The company that made the chairs went out of business, so no matching chairs were available for our set of 10 chairs.

    I broke down and bought this Kreg Mini Jig Kit, along with a box of assorted screws, the set of two drivers, and the oblong oak plugs. I bought some face clamps at Lowe’s, and you will definitely need some good clamps to make the system work. I’m an addict now to this Kreg Jig idea. The Mini Kreg Jig worked great. It’s designed for flat stock, but with some finagling I was able to clamp onto the unusual shapes of the chair spindles, etc. and the repairs seem rock solid. They have held up longer than my initial glue/dowel/screw repair, despite having to drill through my previous glue and dowel work. My three testers haven’t been able to break anything loose yet.

    Since then, the kids trundle bed frame came apart, and the repair of 3/4″ to 3/4″ stock at a 90 degree angle was very simple, fast and satisfying. The repair is more solid than the initial bedframe construction. I’m a Kreg addict now, looking around the house for other wood repairs. The repairs are amazingly fast and strong. I glue some of them, but it’s optional. Believe the infomercial–this is a great system, and it works like they show in the video.

    You must be very careful with your measurements, and set the drill stop at exactly 4-1/4″ or whatever the directions tell you for the thickness of stock you’re using. I bought this Mini Kreg Jig, and it works fine but if I ever need to replace it, I will get the “Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System” which has some jigs to help set the measurements quickly and correctly. I would probably get the Kreg clamps too–mine from Lowe’s are plastic and sometimes the jig slips a bit. The R3 also has two parallel pocket holes which would be stronger than the singles I’ve done. I’m buying the Kreg stuff as a gift for my parents who do household repairs/woodworking and I will get them the R3 Jr. Kit, a box of assorted screws, the oblong wood plugs, and a face clamp. The R3 kit has the driver or I would get that too. This is a great product. If you’re wavering, just do it. You won’t be disappointed.

  29. Morgan Witthoft
    November 28th, 2009 at 07:23 | #29

    Rating

    Amateur POV : often useful, easy to use

    I bought this on spec, not sure whether or where I’d use it.
    The more time goes by, the more opportunities I find to use it.

    It’s easy to use and make nice strong joints with little effort.

  30. Hammer Hands
    January 1st, 2010 at 01:30 | #30

    Rating

    Perfect starter kit for pocket holes

    I own the larger Kreg pocket hole jig kit, but I bought this one for it’s portability and to have a spare drill bit. This kit is small enough to stick in your tool box and use on the jobsite. I have found these jigs to be great for all sorts of joints and make a very strong connection.

  31. Wes
    January 26th, 2010 at 06:37 | #31

    Rating

    Works great

    I bought this mini jig because I wasn’t going to spend over $100 for the full Kreg jig kit. In my opinion this is as good as the full kit as long as you don’t mind clamping this down for every hole, where the full jig has clamps built in. I figured that for as few holes as I will be drilling overall, it’s no big deal. Otherwise the hole is no different, and creates an even tight grip.

    I recommend you get the Kreg screws and driver bit set here or at Lowes, because you need an extended length driver bit because of the angle of the cut. They are only a few dollars, and work very well.

  32. C. Parker “The First Rule”
    March 25th, 2010 at 11:45 | #32

    Rating

    Works just as it should, with a little practice.

    Doesn’t come with a lot of instructions, so be prepared to do some guess and check. In other words, don’t use this, for the first time, on that fine mahogany table your making for your wife’s birthday. Practice on some scrap pieces first, and you will need at least one clamp. The Kreg website does have a short video showing how to use this, so check that out too.

  33. D. Mowry
    April 2nd, 2010 at 04:52 | #33

    Rating

    Useful product, good service

    This was the same product I’d seen before at Home Depot, so no surprises there. But at Home Depot, it was part of a much more expensive kit. Shipment was quick & well packaged. Well done!

  34. Joe Blow “Joe”
    April 8th, 2010 at 09:59 | #34

    Rating

    Back up

    I have the K4 i just bought this as back up and to have an exta bit for the money you spend on just the bit it seemed worth 3 more bucks and have another small jig

  35. R. McClure “Couch Potato”
    March 21st, 2011 at 02:06 | #35

    Rating

    Great for joining Deck Rails

    I used the mini jig to attach the bottom and top 2×4 deck rails to the 4×4 deck posts. A little time consuming to use but was amazed at the strength of the joints. Only needed 1 screw at each end of 2×4 for a tight firm hold with no wobble. If you used two at each end I would imagine they would be super strong, but one worked fine. Much better hold than trying to use a standard deck screw, plus you can put in a kreg plug to hide the hole. Just make sure you sand it smooth. I made all my holes for joints on the outside of the deck rails so when sitting on deck no one can see where the rails are attached. A great jig that I would highly recommend, especially for building decks….

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