Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Kreg Tool
Model:
K5
Price:
$140

Description

Front-mounted clamp handle makes clamping easy
Ratcheting clamp mechanism adjusts without tools
Quick-release pin holds drill block in place, and can’t get lost
Storage Wings provide built-in storage for bits, screws, accessories
Stop-Collar Setting Block makes drill bit setup easy
Swiveling Dust-Collection Port accepts standard -1⁄4" vacuum hose
Adjustable Workpiece Stop mounts on either side for easy repeat drilling
Comes fully assembled—ready to set up and use

The Kreg Jig® K5 incorporates the best features of every Kreg Jig® that came before with upgrades you’ve never seen. That starts with an all-new clamping mechanism that you can adjust without tools or adjusting nuts to match your workpiece thickness. Just slide the clamp into place, “click” the large front-mounted clamp handle, and your jig is set to hold your workpiece tight every time. Plus, you’ll find large support wings to hold your workpiece steady—and they have storage compartments inside. Add in a batch of other great features like a standard swiveling dust-collection port, spring-loaded stop for the Drill Guide Block, and, of course, the ability to remove the Guide Block for portable use, and you have, quite simply, the most advanced Kreg Jig® yet.

Fast, Simple, Setup
When you’re ready to create Kreg Joints, the K5 makes it simple. Just select your screw based on thickness of your wood, set the Stop Collar using the Drill Bit Setup Block, pull the spring loaded pin to adjust the Drill Guide Block, and then set the workpiece clamp—Just slide the clamp block, pull the handle up until it clicks twice, and then push it back down. Just that easy, you’re ready to go.

Easy Thickness Adjustment
The Kreg Jig® K5 offers our simplest workpiece clamping system ever. The ratcheting clamp simply slides into place against your workpiece. Then, you lift the handle until you hear and feel two “clicks,” and that’s it. Now your clamp is set until you change to a different thickness. Fast. Sure. Simple.

Support Plus Onboard Storage
Two large support wings can be attached quickly and easily to the sides of the base. This way, long workpieces get solid footing and won’t tip. Plus, there’s a large storage compartment under the lid in each wing where you can keep your Kreg Bits, screws, and accessories close at hand but out of the way.

Swiveling Dust Collection Port
The Kreg Jig® K5 comes with a detachable dust port that swivels from side to side so that you can position it exactly where you want it, and then attach it to a standard 1-1/4" vacuum hose. This keeps your work area free of chips and debris, makes drilling easier, and prolongs drill bit life by reducing heat.
Kit Includes
Kreg Jig® K5 Base with Ratcheting Front-Side Clamp, Extension Wings, Swiveling Dust Collection Port, Drill Guide Block, Spacer Block, Workpiece Stop, Drill Bit Setup Block, Hex-Shank Stepped Drill Bit, 6" Driver Bit, Stop Collar, Allen Wrench, User Guide, Starter Screw and Plug Pack, Online SkillBuilder Videos, and Downloadable Project Plans.

WOOD magazine review

K5 adds speedy settings and onboard storage

Review Summary

Kreg’s newest-generation pocket-hole jig, the K5, has features that enable you to drill pocket holes easier than ever. Three easy steps set up the jig for workpiece thickness: First, you set the drill-guide depth to match the workpiece thickness. (A simple spring-loaded pin and easily readable markings make this a breeze.) Next, you insert the drill bit into the guide, set its depth using the included gauge block, and secure the stop collar.
Finally, with the workpiece in position on the jig, use the coarse-adjustment button to set the clamp close to the workpiece, and toggle the front-mounted handle to secure the workpiece. I tested the K5 with boards ranging from 1/2" to 1-1/2" thick, and each time I adjusted the jig settings it was simple and spot-on. In addition, this jig comes with side extensions that both support the workpiece and store accessories, such as the drill and driver bits and setup tools. The K5 comes with a three-hole drill guide for standard pocket holes, and also accepts Kreg’s Micro ($50) and HD ($60) drill guides that work on 1/2"- and 1-1/2"-thick stock, respectively. —Tested by Steve Feeney

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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