Kreg Mini Pocket-Hole Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Kreg Tool
Model:
MKJKIT
Price:
$22

Description

Minimal.
The Kreg Jig® Mini is good for very specific applications where the smallest jig possible is required. The minimalistic design includes the hardened steel drill guide of the other jigs, but does not include a reference fence so material thickness adjustments must be made manually.

Unlimited Material Thickness
The Kreg Jig® Mini is the only Kreg Jig® that does not include a positioning fence. This fenceless design allows you to make precise angle and stock depth adjustments as needed, making the Mini the most ‘positionable’ jig available.

Wood Chip Relief Hole
With the Kreg Jig® Mini, you don’t have to keep removing the drill bit to clean out the hole. A wood-chip relief hole in the jig gives the removed material a place to go, so you can keep on drilling.

Plug Setting Feature
If you decide to conceal or decoratively accent your Pocket-Holes with our solid wood Pocket-Hole Plugs, the Mini’s plug setting feature is the fastest, easiest, and safest way to do so.

Hardened Steel Drill Guides
Precise Pocket-Holes are a guarantee with the Kreg Jig® Mini because the hardened steel drill guide keeps the bit from deflecting as it hits the workpiece.

WOOD magazine review

Value priced single-hole jig

Review Summary

This is Kreg's version of a basic pocket-hole jig, a single-hole jig that comes with drill bit, stop collar, and hex wrench. You do not get a driver bit. When using this jig, you drill one hole at a time and then reposition it for additional holes. With no cleat to reference against a workpiece's end or edge and no center marking on the guide hole, you have to eyeball it when positioning the jig, or use a square to line it up.
And for different workpiece thicknesses, you simply move the jig back away from the end or edge of your board, but there's no guide to help with this placement. You also have to provide your own clamp. The included drill bit performed exceptionally as it did with all Kreg jigs, cutting clean, precise holes after all other bits we tested had dulled. One advantage this jig has over almost all others is it can be placed in tight spots where you need a pocket hole, even if it can't be clamped.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Great for the beginner

Review Summary

This is a great start-up pocket hole jig to test and practice making pocket holes. It is easy to use and is inexpensive. I purchased this jig to learn how to do pocket holes on a couple of projects, it worked out great and then I upgrade to the master system because of mini pocket hole jig limited capabilities. It's something I would recommend for someone who wishes to learn pocket holes.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Nice for those remote areas or larger pieces

Review Summary

This mini jig works great when you need to drill pocket holes in pieces that are to large to put in your regular pocket hole jig. If you set the edge of the jig flush with apiece of 3/4" material you'll cut a perfect pocket hole when joining 3/4" material . If the material is thicker ,then you have to compensate by moving the jig farther away from the edge, so some trial an error may be in order to get just the right distance.
And it only stands to reason that you would also have to use longer screws as well.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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