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My thoughts on the Kreg K5

November 24, 20135 Comments

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I’ve had an opportunity over the years to tryout a few versions of the Kreg pocket hole jig and I’ve always been impressed with their ease of use, repeatability and accuracy.

It’s not that Kreg radically redesigns the jigs each time, but instead they make small improvements to their look and feel that make them more user friendly while still working exactly the same way.

A little while ago Kreg sent us a new K5 Pocket-Hole Jig to use in the basement workshop. Considering I’ve always been happy with the K4 I was a little skeptical that I would see any significant difference between them.

As I suspected, the results were the same when it came to accuracy and repeatability but the big difference, as far as I’m concerned, is in its easier to use clamping system and its support wings. Both a very nice touch!

Considering purchasing a Kreg pocket hole joinery system? The K5 is a very nice model to add to your shop.

To expand the range of materials you can use it on, you can eventually add both the Micro Drill Guide System and the new HD Jig for 2x lumber.

Purchase yours through Amazon.com:
Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig
Kreg Tool Company KJHD Jig HD
Kreg KJMICRODGB Jig Micro Drill Guide System

Also available at Highland Woodworking

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  1. Rick French says:

    Great review! Very comprehensive and thorough! The K5 is now at the top of my Christmas list!

    • Matt says:

      Thanks Rick! If you receive it for Christmas, don’t let your family get mad if you head out to the shop immediately to start building with it LOL!

  2. Eric Rusch Sr says:

    Some pretty nice improvements.
    When my K4 eventually wears out, I may have to pick one up.

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