Kreg R3 Pocket Hole Jig Review

Kreg R3 Jig

KS Woodwork Rating (3 out of 4)

Pros:

  • Adjustable for various thicknesses of lumber.
  • Compact size will fit in smaller spaces than K3 jig.
  • Convenient carrying case.
  • Steel drill bit guides means superior quality product to competition.
  • Sampling of screws included.
  • Screws available at local retailers including Lowes.

Cons:

  • Face clamps not included.
  • 6” face clamps expensive at $25.00
  • Jig setup time greater than bench mounted K3 jig.

Review – Kreg R3 Pocket Hole Jig

I saw this product demonstrated at a woodworking show last fall. I recently had a problem that this product could solve. I purchased the kit at Lowes for $40.00 with assorted containers of additional screws that cost extra. I also purchased an additional driver set due to uncertainty about the quality. The clamps are rather expensive at $25.00 for a 6 inch face clamp. I used a similar clamp from harbor freight that cost $6.99 and has an 11 inch reach.

  • The product is neatly organized in a case that is easy to store.

  • Detailed instructions are attached to the inside of the case lid. There is no worry about losing an instruction manual.

  • An assortment of screws are provided to try

  • Additional screws can be purchased at many hardware retailers. They are available in coarse and fine screw threads in a variety of lengths.

  • A sample set of wood plugs are included with the kit.

  • Here is the 2 driver bit set that can be purchased for an additional cost. The screws have square drive heads

  • This is the clamp purchased from Harbor Freight. The Item number is 39535 and can be purchased for $6.99

Related Video:

Woodsmith Woodworking Seminars recently had an excellent video showing the use of many models of the Kreg pocket hole jig.

The video can be seen at: Pocket Hole Joinery

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