Kreg R3 Pocket-Hole Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Kreg Tool
Model:
R3
Price:
$45

Description

The Kreg Jig® Jr. is an amazing repair jig and an exceptionally handy addition to any tool collection. Whether you’re crawling under a table to make a quick repair or taking Kreg Joinery™ on the road, the Jr.’s small design lets you work where you need to most.

Clamp Pad Adapter
The Kreg Jig® Jr. can be secured to the workpiece with any standard bar clamp or c-clamp. In addition, the Jr.’s Clamp Pad Adapter allows the jig to be attached directly to any Kreg Face Clamp™ for faster and more repeatable Pocket-Holes.

Material Thickness Setting
From thin drawer boxes and craft projects to stout 2x4’s, this jig can handle them all. Independent Easy-Press™ Positioning Sliders feature 9 separate depth settings, allowing you to easily join materials from 1/2” to 1-1/2” thick in 1/8” increments.

Organized Carrying Case
Comes with a durable plastic carrying case to keep things organized and to make sure that you always have the tool, drill bit, and screws on hand to complete your next project. As a bonus, we’ve molded a Depth Collar Gauge into the case for a handy reference.

Easy-Press™ Positioning Sliders
To set the jig properly, simply depress the button on the side of the jig and move the sliders so your material thickness is aligned with the arrow on the jig body. It’s that easy.

Glass-Reinforced Nylon Body
The blue body of the Kreg Jig® is actually made from a heavy-duty glass-reinforced nylon. This unique composite material offers the resiliency and flexibility you need without sacrificing the strength and durability Kreg customers have come to expect.

Superior Angle
Unlike competing jigs with a shallower angle of approach, the Kreg Jig® Jr. features an optimized drilling angle specifically designed to increase driving efficiency and minimize the overall size of the Pocket-Hole. The result is a compact Pocket-Hole, less than 1-1/2” in size.

Wood-Chip Relief
Sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to overlook. The Kreg Jig® Jr. includes 1 wood-chip relief hole for every Drill Guide hole, designed to keep the drill bit clear of excess wood chips, minimizing drill torque, increasing the longevity of your drill bits, and allowing you to complete a perfect Pocket-Hole in one plunge instead of three!

Hardened Steel Core
Drill Guides are subject to direct contact with the drill bit every time a Pocket-Hole is created. The core of every Kreg Jig® Jr. features hardened steel which carries an exclusive 100% Lifetime Guarantee. The Kreg Jig® Jr.’s core shrouds the bit and supports the workpiece through 100% of the drill-stroke. The end result is minimal bit deflection, reduced tear-out, and a clean, pluggable Pocket-Hole fit for finish work.

Kit Includes
Includes Kreg Jig® Jr., Clamp Pad Adapter, Stepped Drill Bit, 6” Driver Bit, Depth Collar, Allen Wrench, Starter Screw Set, all inside of a compact and durable carrying case.

WOOD magazine review

Best portable jig you'll find

Review Summary

For many people, this simple, portable jig is all you need. You get a two-hole jig with guide holes spaced 7/8" apart with centerlines marked on top for easy alignment, and it adjusts for workpiece thicknesses from 1/2" to 1-1/2" by simply sliding the adjustable sleeve/cleat, using the etched scale for quick reference. The drill bit is Kreg's exceptional bit that stayed sharpest in our testing, cutting the cleanest holes the longest.
You don't get a clamp with the R3, but most one-hand ratcheting bar clamps, such as Irwin's Quick-Grip, fit into the slotted clamp pad and work well at holding the jig in place. holes are spaced 3/4” part on center

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Nice package for pocket holes

Review Summary

Comes with everything you need (except for a jig clamp) for accurate and quick pocket hole assembly. I bought a deep reach locking pliers with gift card and had a complete system. The built in material sizing on the jig itself is a great idea as well as the stop collar setting for the bit. All-in-all a well engineered tool.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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