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Kreg Jig K5 Pocket Hole Master System

Convenient front-mounted clamping mechanism adjusts without tools to match your workpiece thickness—system also includes a 3'' Automaxx Face Klamp!
Item #
50424
Rating:
94% of 100

The Kreg Jig® K5 Master System incorporates the best features of every Kreg Jig® that has preceded it. Plus, it now includes a 3'' Automaxx Face Klamp as standard equipment. The front-mounted clamping mechanism eliminates the need to reach around the workpiece to close the clamp, and is adjusted without tools or adjusting nuts to match your workpiece thickness. Just slide the clamp into place, ''click'' the large clamp handle, and your jig is set to hold your workpiece tight every time. Plus, you get 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.


Features:

  • Front-mounted clamp handle makes clamping easy - no need to reach around the workpiece to close the clamp
  • 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 and accessories
  • Stop-collar setting block makes drill bit setup easy
  • Swiveling dust collection port accepts standard 1-1/4'' vacuum hose
  • Adjustable workpiece stop mounts on either side for easy, repeatable drilling
  • Comes fully assembled

Now Includes a Kreg® Automaxx™ 3'' Face Klamp™ as Standard Equipment:

Automaxx Face Klamps automatically adjust for any thickness of material up to 2-7/8'' thick, eliminating the need to readjust the clamp when changing stock. Whether you're clamping a 2x4 or a piece of veneer, one squeeze is all it takes to secure your work. The clamping force is easily set with a thumbscrew, and once set, stays the same for all materials.


Features:

  • Easy-to-regulate clamping pressure using a simple thumbscrew
  • Extra-large clamp faces spread clamp pressure evenly
  • Ergonomic padded grips prevent hand fatigue
  • Heavy-duty all-metal construction
(1) Kreg Jig® K5 Base with Ratcheting Front-Side Clamp
(2) Extension Wings
(1) Swiveling Dust Collection Port
(1) Drill Guide Block
(1) Spacer Block
(1) Workpiece Stop
(1) Drill Bit Setup Block
(1) Hex-Shank Stepped Drill Bit
(1) 6'' Driver Bit
(1) Stop Collar
(1) Allen Wrench
(1) User Guide
(1) Starter Screw and Plug Pack
(1) Automaxx™ 3'' Face Klamp™
More Information
Brand Kreg
Weight 7.2500
Tech Spec
  • Model #: K5MS
  • Brand: Kreg
  • Face Klamp Thickness Capacity: 2-7/8''
  • Face Klamp Throat Depth: 3''
4.7 / 5.0
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This jig kit provides you with some interesting and unexpected extras. For example, the good folks at Kreg have included an after install option for dropping in extra pocket holes...say a shelf broke or in some slight oversight we missed a spot to put holes prior to putting something together - I mean I'D NEVER be so shortsighted and absentminded; but I'm sure somebody else could be.

The function and form of this jig is simple and intuitive. A sliding pin adjusts depth of the holes, there is a vacuum port to minimize wood shavings and useful storage is included directly on the jig itself.

I believe they threw in a few bags of various sizes of screws, which, to me, is pretty useless. Just grab a big-daddy box-O-screws when you pick this thing up at Rockler; because you will find yourself using this thing constantly.

My jig is installed on a piece of plywood slightly longer than the jig itself and I place it in my Jaw-horse when drilling pocket holes. The jig will accommodate 2' X 8' pieces of 3/4" birch without issue.
April 28, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Kreg Products
Great system, easy to use. Read instructions made half a dozen practice runs. Highly recommend for fast easy strong joints. ??
April 15, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works as advertised...no problems...easy to use
April 10, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great pocket hole system
I had the small Kreg jig, but when I started doing some larger projects I needed the precision and repeatability that the Kreg Jig K5 Pocket Hole Master System provided. It was definitely worth the investment. It makes doing larger projects with multiple pocket holes much easier and faster to do.
March 29, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Kreg Jig K5
Way better and easier to use than my older K2000. Look forward to building lots of projects. Especially new cabinets for my garage.
January 27, 2020
Purchased
10 months ago
A Great addition to your arsenal
This is my first pocket hole jig and I absolutely love it. I built a small cabinet with a shelf using all pocket holes for installation. The video rockler provides is a bit skewed though, as you adjust the thickness gauge it does not click as in the video but works great all the same. I never knew using this jig could be so easy.
January 19, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
jig 5
I have it mounted and portable. I can move it to my work, it makes it very easy to use
January 18, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Kreg Jig K5 Pocket Hole Master System
I've only used for one project but it's much quicker and smoother than my old Kreg Jig. Having the clamp on same side as the drill guides definitely removes the hassle of older model! One thing that would make it better would be a screw hole clamp along with the one in the kit.

I chose Intermediate as my Woodworking Experience level, but I've a lot of experience in several different types of woodworking and don't consider myself an expert because I can always learn more!
January 13, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Makes Projects Easier & Stronger
I upgraded from the 320 to the K5 and could't be happier. My next upgrade will be the Foreman but for now....I'll keep my K5 busy...
January 6, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Confident in its application
Works great ,easy to use, worth the money
January 4, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Wanted the most updated jig. Already have the 3
Joseph G on May 24, 2020
To connect items without “toe-nailing”.
Dale H on May 23, 2020
Wanted the most updated jig. Already have the 3
Joseph G on May 24, 2020
I have a 6 year old version and would like to upgrade.
Derrick P on May 23, 2020
To connect items without “toe-nailing”.
Dale H on May 23, 2020
Gift for son.
Lindon M on May 12, 2020
I have a project coming up and this would work for me..<br />ty
Joe Maalouf O on May 11, 2020
To make building cabinets/shelving easier/quicker/cleaner.
Kevin d on May 11, 2020
I have had great results with the Kreg Jig that I bought 8 years ago and wanted to upgrade it as the one I had is starting to show signs of wear.
Greg V on May 8, 2020
It seemed like the best out of the box option as far as versatility, tools that come with it, and the ability to add on such things as the micro pocket drill guide. I thought the extensions that come with it are a good idea or I would need to make them so I hope these work well.
vickie l on May 4, 2020
I have the K5 and love it, this is a gift for my nephew.
JAMES P on Apr 29, 2020
Gift
Joseph Brashear E on Feb 24, 2020
I want to see if this makes cabinet building any easier
LARRY M on Jan 30, 2020
Upgrade from K4 to the K5 due to how much better the K5 is!!!!
Paul S on Jan 17, 2020
need for various repairs
Donald D on Jan 15, 2020
Hubby wants it!
Jane W on Jan 15, 2020
Kreg is the best!
Pinball Bob on Dec 25, 2019
have one. getting one for friend.
Robert J on Dec 16, 2019
As a Christmas gift for my husband who has recently gotten into building furniture.
Nicole S on Dec 4, 2019
I have the smaller kit but wanted to upgrade to this one. Also the online cash back and rebate helped.
MICHAEL R. on Nov 23, 2019
All of the craftsmen in the woodworking videos that I watch use this system.
J D on Nov 8, 2019
Recently used a friend's. Now have a project I can use one.
Stephen A on Oct 21, 2019
My son bought the product and we used it together and I was very impressed the speed of making cabinets with it.
Douglas O on Dec 28, 2018
This will make a great Christmas gift.
Nikky C on Dec 13, 2018
Home project
William D on Dec 5, 2018
coming project
Robert K on Aug 16, 2018
Great success with the mini-jig and wanted more features that appear to be with this jig
Bob R on Apr 2, 2018
great reputation
Jay I on Mar 24, 2018
It's what I needed and I trust Rockler.
Chris W on Feb 27, 2018
I am looking at making items that can used this device
Robert B on Feb 16, 2018
I have the basic system. It works!
Ron on Dec 14, 2017
It was a Christmas gift to my son who just bought his first home a couple of months ago. He wanted it mostly to remodel his kitchen and make his own new cabinets.
Kathleen R on Dec 10, 2017
It was a good time to upgrade. I'm doing more wood working and this jig will speed things along.
Bruce V on Dec 9, 2017
This is a great product and I could not resist the sale price. I have used the pocket jig for years and it has performed flawlessly, so now I am upgrading to the master jig.
A L on Dec 9, 2017
for a project
Mark B on Dec 4, 2017
20% off
LARS R on Dec 3, 2017
i have a k4 and love it. this was a gift for my son. I am hoping it even works better than mine which he loves also.
Dave on Dec 1, 2017
I needed it for projects I am working on at this time. Thanks!
loyd s on Nov 2, 2017
I have a small kit, but wanted to expand to a larger more capable kit.
Kenneth S on Oct 11, 2017
Worked with a friend who was using it recently
lee h on Oct 6, 2017
I HAVE ONE AND LOVE IT. SO I AM SENDING ONE TO MY DAUGHTER
SUHAIL K on Sep 21, 2017
Quick construction....
David P on Sep 13, 2017
Nice way to attach two pieces of wood!
Rick D on Jul 5, 2017
friends recommended as well made tool
Sidney D on May 28, 2017
I've read great things about it and I've seen how it works. It looks like a wonderful product.
Pablo P on May 24, 2017
Recommendations and internet site review.
Ken M on Mar 17, 2017
Features
Robert c on Mar 15, 2017
pocket holes
ken b on Mar 9, 2017
K4 wornout and wanted to upgrade
Mike M on Feb 12, 2017
It's very handy easy to use and creates structurally sound projects.
James C on Feb 8, 2017
Have a niece who has used one for years and she talked me into ordering one for myself, says I will love it, hope so, I will give it a good try.
Bob on Jan 6, 2017
Used a friends and felt that the system was user friendly and made good joints.
Raymond G on Oct 22, 2016
I have a 6 year old version and would like to upgrade.
Derrick P on May 23, 2020
Gift for son.
Lindon M on May 12, 2020
Will micro jig and HD jigs fit in this k-5?
Gary R on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

The answer to your questions is yes.

Thanks!
Does this system include the 3" portable base?
Edgar A on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hello. Yes, the Master Systems we offer will have the Kreg Jig Portable Base. Thanks!
Josh
Does this Kreg Jig kit come with a case?
michael m on Apr 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. The box can be used for storage. If you are going to use it allot you may want to fasten it to a board so yo can easily clamp it to your bench.
Will this work with 5/8" dimension trim? Have a certainteed siding trim to do.
Kevin W on Feb 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 5/8 thick by 2"wide should work . if this is your size.
What are the basal dimensions of the K5 jig with the support wings attached?
Rick B on May 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: None,because I don't buy this product
What size screws do you use for 1 1/2 wood ?
Jack C on May 3, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You will need a 2 1/2" length screw to join 2 pieces of 1 1/2" soft wood.
I've shown some examples of these screws in difference size packs.
Kreg® 2-1/2
Kreg® 2-1/2"L #8 Coarse-Thread Washer-Head Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws, 50-Pack
Kreg® 2-1/2
Kreg® 2-1/2"L #8 Coarse-Thread Washer-Head Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws, 250-Pack
Kreg® 2-1/2''L #8 Coarse-Thread Washer-Head Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws, 125-Pack
Kreg® 2-1/2''L #8 Coarse-Thread Washer-Head Blue-Kote Pocket Hole Screws, 125-Pack
I cant get the clamp to hold, followed printed directions and YouTube how to’s, hold the clamp next to the workpiece move clamp handel up 2 clicks, when I push the clamp down the ratchet slips, tried with 3/4 and 1 1/2 stock same result. Is the a fault or am I missing something?
NickJ on May 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Kreg K5. Please reach out to us at Kreg Tool Company at 1-800-447-8638, we would be more than happy to help you with this.
Can't turn the adjustment screw on new the Automaxx™ 3'' Face Klamp. Is there a trick to this or is it a poor design?
Richard I on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It sounds like that clamp must be defective. If you'll call us directly at 800-447-8638, we'll be glad to help you with it.
Ben Bolluyt
Kreg Tech Support