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Kreg R3 Pocket Hole System

Put pocket holes together quicker than ever before.
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The newest offering from Kreg is the perfect pocket hole jig for the Do-It-Yourselfer! Allows you to put pocket holes together more quickly than ever before. Simply drill pocket holes and drive self-tapping screws.


  • Nine position settings let you create strong wood joints in materials from 1/2" to 1-1/2" thick in 1/8" increments
  • Hardened steel drill guides with lifetime warranty
  • With wood chip relief holes and clamp adapter
  • Kit includes the R3 Jig with a clamp pad adapter, step drill bit, depth collar and Allen wrench, 6" driver bit, and sample screws and plugs
  • Comes in organized carrying case
(1) Kreg R3 Pocket Hole System
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Brand Kreg
Manufacturer Part Number R3
Weight 1.2000
Type Concealed
4.8 / 5.0
164 Reviews
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Kreg + Rockler = success.
Such a lovely jig, it works like a charm. Rocker also gave me a discount! I was able to build a custom closet with this jig.
Solidly put together pine closet boxes, insanely sturdy with the pocket holes at the top.
Solidly put together pine closet boxes, insanely sturdy with the pocket holes at the top.
May 27, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Kreg Pocket Hole Jig
Durable tools that are easy to set up and use for various wood types and thicknesses. Perfect for cabinets.
May 17, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Response from Rockler
Thanks for your review. It will help our customers chose the right product for cabinets.
May 17, 2020
Dave G
Excellent tool
The tool works great.
April 14, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works Well
Good for using on pieces too large to put in a full jig.
April 7, 2020
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works well and good valve, recommended
Works well, good value, not something I use everyday but was perfect for the children’s activity table project. I used pocket screws to attach the table skirt
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March 27, 2020
3 months ago
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Worked as expected, have never used the fancy new tools, I was impressed that it worked exactly as it was so post to. made a great job perfect.
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March 26, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Kreg Pocket hole system
great product. works great ,even for a beginner .
March 25, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Kreg pocket screw
I made some custom shelves for an SUV. The vehicle is being set up for camping off grid. I used the kreg jig on the shelves. It worked great. It was easy to use. It did a quality job. Very happy with it and I will be using it often.
March 8, 2020
4 months ago
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I am using the pocket hole jig to build a mantle and cabinet for the master bedroom fireplace
February 25, 2020
4 months ago
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As described
February 9, 2020
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Always just used dado or dovetail joints.
joe s on May 29, 2020
I have one and love it so I am giving one as a gift
Joe on May 26, 2020
Always just used dado or dovetail joints.
joe s on May 29, 2020
it's time to update my small jig to a bigger one.... one day I'll get the really big one
leo y on May 28, 2020
I have one and love it so I am giving one as a gift
Joe on May 26, 2020
Jack on May 24, 2020
Want to be able to join some things without having to make a mortise and tenon or other more technical joints
samuel c on May 21, 2020
Wanted to try the kreg pocket hole jig
steven g on May 19, 2020
can't make the right joints without this device
Joseph A on May 18, 2020
Kirk K on May 14, 2020
I choose this tool because it is made of good quality and a great price.
Harold D on May 14, 2020
Just built a casket, made an amazing difference putting the wood together
Ray H on May 12, 2020
all I really wanted was the blue jig but had to buy the whole package to get what I needed
david d on May 6, 2020
Gave all my Kreg tools to my son-in-law for his use. Now I need my own for a special project.
John L on May 5, 2020
To complete build for Murphy bed
JAN M on Apr 27, 2020
I was looking at the single hole system, but came upon this better deal, thanks.
bryan s on Apr 25, 2020
Borrowed neighbors tools. Want my own
Vince K on Apr 12, 2020
I need a replacement drill and the kit was only 12.00 more than the drill bt itself.
MICHAEL C on Apr 10, 2020
Needed a backup for my K5 system.
Jerry B on Apr 9, 2020
video demo
Michael M on Mar 29, 2020
Have heard a lot of good things about Kreg.
Thomas C on Mar 27, 2020
To build indoor shelf
Carmen A on Mar 18, 2020
Best for applying new drawer fronts to existing drawers
P U on Mar 13, 2020
require for project
Nicholas L on Feb 20, 2020
good reviews
James T on Jan 11, 2020
Seen it on TV commercial
Sherry M on Dec 12, 2019
mark d on Dec 5, 2019
Son asked for it
MARY M on Dec 2, 2019
Have project that needs this
Roderick A on Nov 21, 2019
We have a new grandchild due soon and this looks like a great project to make for him.
Kathy E on Oct 30, 2019
It was recommended by other customers
Darryll V on Oct 4, 2019
need something more portable than regular Kreg jig
William B on Sep 16, 2019
perfect match for my projects.
Gene F Bland L on Sep 7, 2019
May need to assemble
Brenda L on Aug 31, 2019
Gift for son who has a large projet
Peter B on Jul 27, 2019
Great price. I usually do reproduction colonial furniture but I needed something to make myself some kitchen cabinets. These are great for face frames.
Stephen B on Jun 3, 2019
Building a Murphy bed Kit
Jerald B on May 11, 2019
This will help greatly with several of my retirement projects.
Harvey L on May 9, 2019
Try the system before buying the larger set
Devon C on Apr 26, 2019
Useful , effective tool
Joachim W on Apr 21, 2019
Cabinet construction.
Keith L on Apr 16, 2019
I believe it will make the assembly of wooden components shorten build time.
Allen F on Mar 19, 2019
Always wanted this and current project will be much easier with this tool.
Shari McKelvy R on Feb 23, 2019
Appears to be the best tool for joining things together
Bob K on Jan 21, 2019
Competitive pricing..
Jimmy S on Jan 14, 2019
I have used a friends in the past. Time to get my own.
James F on Jan 2, 2019
Husband asked for this
Karen P on Dec 10, 2018
I need the portability for some difficult areas of a project.
Robert W on Dec 8, 2018
Its functional to anybody working carpentry.
Luis C on Nov 29, 2018
Recommendation from son-in-law
Guadalupe V on Sep 29, 2018
right fit for the job onhand
Eric Santiago E on Sep 23, 2018
My husband saw it on Ask This Old House and wanted one for his birthday.
T. S on Jul 30, 2018
it's time to update my small jig to a bigger one.... one day I'll get the really big one
leo y on May 28, 2020
Jack on May 24, 2020
I am making a replacement pole for an aluminum Christmas tree. Will this work on a wooden pole? I will need to drill 90+ holes.
Kenna H on Nov 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Depending the diameter of the pole. If it too small, you may experience difficulty mounting the jig
is the tip of the drill bit supposed to come out the end?
charlie n on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the depth is set correctly on the drill bit there should never be an instance of the drill bit going all the way through the wood to be secured.
Does pocket hole construction need to be glued?
George Z on Jan 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Kreg company says it's not needed. But I would glue to make a stronger project.
What is the width of this jig?
William H on Feb 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The widest part is the clamp pad, which is 2-1/16" wide. If you remove the pad, the jig is 1-15/16" wide.
Is the carrying case that is mentioned that comes with the Kreg R3 Pocket Hole System Item #22708 grey hard plastic or some other material?
Paula M on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The case provided is hard plastic with calibration/setting guides molded in for the depth-stop on the drill bit. It has a nice positive snap-lock latch that seems like it will hold up well.
what size screws for 3/4" plywood ?
Myrddin on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: According to the Screw Length Selection Chart, 3/4" material thickness should use 1 1/4" screw length.
what is the difference between r3 and r4?
gerry s on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: r3 costs $45 uses a Kreg clamp (not supplied) to clamp jig to material. Has 2 3/8" pocket holes with 7/8" spacing.
r4 costs $100 uses a toggle clamp to clamp jig to material and a another clamp to attach jig to bench top. Has 3 3/8" pocket holes with 9/16, 7/8" and 1 7/16 spacing.
Either use material from 1/2" to 1 1/2" thick and can center on 9 different thickness material.
Either can do the same job.
When joining a wide mitre with one screw at each corner should the screws be on the same board or one on each side of the mitre?
Ozzie on Dec 12, 2017

Either way will work just fine.

I am building a dining room table, and I am using pocket holes to attach the legs and aprons to the actual top. Something got tweaked when I glued the apron to the legs so I have a slight gap in between the apron and top. My question is I'm concerned to screw the top to the apron with pocket holes in fear of cracking the wood. Any suggestions?
Shnewmyer on Sep 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In an application like this we recommend using pocket hole screws like you are referring to. However, once your screws are tight we recommend taking just a square drive screw driver and loosening them about a 1/4 turn. This will allow for movement from the expansion and contraction of the wood over time minimizing the chance of warping.
Do you make a KREG tool for 4x4s?
Billy Joe L on Jun 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While making a drill press stand, I used the Kreg tool to drill holes for screws to attach 4x4 Legs to the top. The top was a rectangle frame made of 4x4s.. it worked great.The kreg tool is put on the side of a piece of wood so the size of the wood does not matter, provided the wood is thick, enough to accomodate the angle needed for the drill hole crated by the Kreg tool. MY legs became strongly attached to the top thanks to the kreg too.
Can I do picture frames with the kreg jig R3?
Antonio M on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can, instead of the normal 45 degree corners just end put them then fasten with Kreg Jig. Use it either on the back or front for decoration, using contrasting wood plugs
Is the older pocket drilling jig differently sized from the K3-5? I just purchased a bit to drill out plugs and the bit is much larger in diameter than the drill bit that fits into my older drilling jig.
Roger S on Jan 24, 2019
When using the Plug Cutting Bits, You will need to have the Block(KPCS) that will fit into a K4 or K5. The Bit is larger than the holes on the R3 as it needs to create plugs that are 3/8 in diameter which is the diameter of the R3 Drill Guides.
Thank You,
Billy H
Kreg Tech Support