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Kreg Foreman Semi-Automatic Pocket Hole Machine (DB210)

A professional-grade pocket hole machine at a consumer-friendly price!

Item #
56604
Rating:
94% of 100

Built with both professionals and hobbyists in mind, the all-new DB210 Foreman Pocket Hole Machine is packed with features that will have you building with twice the speed and half the effort of a standard pocket-hole jig. It offers all of the same features and capabilities of our professional-grade machines in a machine that’s versatile, portable, and extremely affordable. Simply clamp your workpiece and pull the handle to start the powerful 110-volt motor and raise the drill bit through the table in one easy motion. This drills a precisely-placed pocket hole at the perfect depth in materials from 1/2'' to 1-1/2" thick. The Foreman DB210 features a tool-free adjustable fence that positions your workpiece for precise pocket depth, plus a pair of adjustable, spring-loaded stops for repeatable accuracy. Clear markings in the table make it easy to position the fence for your material thickness. Includes a standard 3/8'' Kreg stepped drill bit.



Features:
  • Single-step operation starts motor, clamps workpiece, and drills pocket holes
  • Creates all Kreg pocket-joint sizes: Standard, Micro, and HD
  • Lightweight, durable construction allows hassle-free transport—perfect for use in your shop or on-the-go
  • Large table with ample workspace
  • Built-in storage tray provides the perfect place to store extra bits and accessories
  • Dust collection attachment helps keep your work area clean
  • Powerful 110-V, 5.0-AMP, 2,800 RPM motor provides fast drilling
  • Quick-change chuck provides fast, tool-free bit changes
  • Also compatible with the Kreg Micro-Pocket™ Bit to create more compact pocket holes in thinner stock, and the Kreg HD (Heavy-Duty) Bit for creating strong joints in 1-1/2'' and thicker stock
(1) Kreg Foreman DB210 Semi-Automatic Pocket Hole Machine
(1) Adjustable fence with spring-loaded stops
(1) Dust-collection attachment
(1) Kreg 3/8'' stepped drill bit and drill guide
(1) Drill bit setting block
(1) Owner’s Manual
Rockler Protection Plan

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

More Information
Brand Kreg
Manufacturer Part Number DB210
Weight 30.1000
Tech Spec
  • Motor: 110-volt
  • Drill Bits: Comes with standard Kreg 3/8" stepped drill bit
  • Material: Polyurethane Base; Cast-Aluminum Tabletop
  • Clamping Capacity: Material from 1/2'' to 1-1/2'' thick
  • Weight: 20 lbs.
  • Overall Dimensions: 15''H x 19''L x 29.5''D
  • Tabletop Dimensions: 14'' x 23-1/2''
  • Warranty: 1-Year
Type Concealed
4.7 / 5.0
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Pocket Machine
I highly recommend this!!!. Makes pocket screws incredibly easy.
July 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great machine
Yes it’s expensive, but it makes very quick work of pocket holes. After using it for a couple projects, I’m so happy I bought it. No more tired hands and sore wrists from tightly gripping the drill when drilling pocket holes!
July 4, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I am very pleased with the foreman. It’s an absolute must for cabinet building.
May 30, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Buy it!
I have a small custom cabinet shop and the foreman was perfect for me. It has been running like a champ for about 2 years now with zero issues... Until yesterday. The machine would work as normal a til you started to push the handle down then it would cut off. I contacted kreg directly and they said this was a known issue with a wire at the handle that has a stress point. They offered to replace the entire machine and it received it the next day... No joke. Literally less than 24 hrs later.
I love kreg. I wish more companies operated like this!
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February 15, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Amazing Tool
Nothing beats pocket holes for quick, accurate, and strong joinery. It is by far the fastest means of joining two pieces of wood together creating a rock-solid connection.

And nothing beats putting pocket holes in panels, stiles, and rails like this incredible tool. Fast, reliable, dust-free, and super accurate for repeatable pocket holes, I only wish I had bought it years ago. Has easily paid for itself in time saved in a few short weeks.
February 11, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love it very much
January 27, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
have not used it yet ,but it looks great. a nice add to my shop.
December 11, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
If you do a lot of pocket holes, well worth it.
Really speeds up a good joinery system
October 21, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very easy to use
Never done pocket holes before, but even just watching videos of others using the more basic jigs from Kreg makes me glad I got a Foreman - it couldn't be easier. Gonna go pocket hole a boatload of stuff now.
October 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great machine
Motor fell off guide shafts and one shaft fell completely out of machine. Loose set screws when it arrived. After putting machine back together it worked like a charm. It’s a great tool now, works great and gets the job done in record time. Wish I had this tool years ago.
July 6, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I am courteous why my 15% discount, code #9J073, was not applied to this order? The order said that was. Thanks
Diane O on May 17, 2019
Hoping to reduce the amount time I spend drilling pocket holes. The tool seems to add speed.
Sean W on Dec 29, 2017
I am courteous why my 15% discount, code #9J073, was not applied to this order? The order said that was. Thanks
Diane O on May 17, 2019
ease of use, kreg quality designing
Kevin W on May 1, 2019
Hoping to reduce the amount time I spend drilling pocket holes. The tool seems to add speed.
Sean W on Dec 29, 2017
Family gift for son. He makes a lot of cabinets. It is so easy to use and fast.
LINDA S on Feb 25, 2017
starting to do more woodworking and cabinet building
gary b on Jan 19, 2017
Former student recommend this tool.
Doyle B on Jan 14, 2017
Need it
Damon W on Dec 27, 2016
I have a lot of holes to drill for some cabinets and the hand jig I have is the old style and slow.
Matthew R on Nov 30, 2016
THIS HELPS TO BUILD THING A LOT FASTER
GREG O on Oct 2, 2016
Great machine to save a lot of time!!
Marc R on Aug 28, 2016
been wanting one long time all reviews seem good have small furniture shop should help a lot
Ernie on Jul 21, 2016
I like it
Jan O on Jul 3, 2016
I used this foreman to put together a table top. It worked great but for pockets holes on the end of long pc I have not had any luck yet but I will continue to try. Bit adjustment seams to be a problem on thicker stock. Any help would be appreciated?
Arthur B on Feb 24, 2016
own 2 other kreg jigs good tools need to increase productivity
Michael K on Dec 22, 2015
This tool speeds up the pocket hole process and is really clean with the vacuum hose hooked up. I don't really make cabinets but for the things I do use pocket holes for this machine is great. I had the K5 but this foreman is just miles ahead when it comes to ease of use and speed.
Jack H on Nov 26, 2015
I had hundreds of pocket holes to drill. This has virtually no set up time and I have always loved my kreg tools
John S on Nov 13, 2015
Time saver - much faster than other Kreg pocket hole systems.
Robert K on Sep 27, 2015
Kreg reputation for good products.
Bill W on Sep 10, 2015
Work great on a large job , highly recommended
TOOLS S on Aug 23, 2015
Wanted to try out the Foreman even though I don't have a compelling need for it. Very well-designed and easy to use. Makes drilling pocket holes much easier and faster especially on large panels and other wide workpieces.
GNWS on Aug 15, 2015
Bought to expedite making pocket holes. It did not work when bought due to poor plastic construction, (the arm would not fully depress due to misalign plastic hole) but it eventually wore away the plastic to where it now works fine.
David A on Jun 7, 2015
Speed
Roseann M on Apr 13, 2015
ease of use, kreg quality designing
Kevin W on May 1, 2019
Family gift for son. He makes a lot of cabinets. It is so easy to use and fast.
LINDA S on Feb 25, 2017
Any news on Kreg Forman pocket hole machine re 240v version? Regards Rohan
Rohan S on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The forman is a huge time saver! Works great.
Biggest issue I have with it is with smaller pieces (2" and less). They tend to slide to the right, just a little. What happens when using with hard woods is the pilot point breaks off.
Does the Kreg Foreman come with a 240 volt version?
Rohan S on Sep 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I was told that you have look at a European version, it is frustrating that I cannot but the product in Australia
I am intending on making cabinets for my den out of 3/4 plywood and hardwood face frames. I will be using pocket holes to put the boxes together as well as face frames. How well will this tool work when using sheet goods, sizes may range in the area of 32" tall and various widths depending on the box size. I am concerned that the plywood panels may be too bulky to use this tool versus the K five.
gary c on Feb 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You should have no problem unless the 32" plywood is long. If that is the case make a temporary extension table to keep the panels flat. I have made cabinets with the forman using pieces as long as 8'. I am limited in my mobility because of medical problems and because of the forman I have been able to continue woodworking
Are you able to use 2x2s?
Lauren I on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Lauren,
You can use the Foreman for 2x2 material. You would use the settings for the 1 1/2 as that is the actual thickness.
Thank You,
Billy H
Kreg Tech Support