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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
149 Reviews
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Well thought out design.
Well thought out and designed. The indexing lines make it easy to align with the workpiece. I was skeptical about how strong a joint it could make so I ran a test on some scrap 2x4's and was sold.
October 12, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
For putting pocket holes anywhere
I have one of the fixed Kregs attached to my workbench, but needed a portable version to put together a cabinet frame. This kit, along with Kreg's C clamp, worked great and is a must have if you're away from your workbench. The photo doesn't do the screw samples included justice. They include 10 screws from 4 different lengths in BOTH course and fine thread.
September 23, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
Works good made a headboard for our bed with the kreg jig
Made this headboard with the kreg jig
Made this headboard with the kreg jig
August 27, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great. I usually do traditional woodworking but to build cabinets for general use this is great. Makes excellent face frames with little effort. If you screw up just unscrew it.
June 25, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Extremely Useful
I have a single pocket hole jig and it is great. I got this two holer to join narrow stiles. But I find myself using it A LOT more than I expected. It takes only 4 seconds to make a 2nd pocket hole and there are times when the 2nd hole is a huge time saver, when the 1st screw strips a bit (rare but it happens). Or, if tightening the 1st screw causes a misalignment, back out the 1st screw, realign, put in the 2nd screw.
April 23, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A unique tool
Prior to obtaining this Kreg tool I had to use my milling machine to make pockets. Creating the right angle and hole depth was always a challenge. This tool provides the requirements with the correct dimensions. I would recommend this tool for any one working with wood, with little or no glue required.
April 10, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A great solution for cabinet faceframes
Not sure I can add much that hasn't been reported by others, but the jig, bit and Kreg brand screws work perfectly for simple joinery situations where speed is more important than aesthetics. I purchased the kit specifically for constructing face frames for cabinets- a task that previously I had accomplished with dowels. The results with the jig take a fraction of the time and the frames are rock-solid.
February 5, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
pocket hole jig.
This one really works great, especially if you have to drill a pocket hole somewhere where you can't remove the piece.
January 7, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This pocket screw stuff is new to me, and just marvelously sped up my project. I learned to make sure everything is straight and tight, and to place the screws into the holes by hand instead of trusting my driver to land in the hole properly. And its surprisingly strong.
December 18, 2018
1 year ago
easy to use
So easy to use and great idea. Better than glue.
November 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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mark d on Dec 5, 2019
Have project that needs this
Roderick A on Nov 21, 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
Project called for pocket holes.
Doug K on Jun 7, 2018
For projects
Ronald R on Jun 3, 2018
Kreg has a system for joining boards that will work well for building a bookcase.
Ronald M on Jun 3, 2018
Mobility and for longer pieces.
Todd on Apr 14, 2018
I've had one of these for awhile and it has served me we well. I will be making quite a few pocket holes soon so I am ordering a new one to help with that effort.
Michael N on Apr 2, 2018
this is what my son wanted to help him complete somw workworking jobs around the home
Robert P on Mar 30, 2018
I have wanted on for a long time,now I have some work that it should help speed things up.
F A on Mar 6, 2018
economical version of proven system
Leon L on Mar 6, 2018
trying the kreg system out for the 1st time
Rob on Feb 20, 2018
Heard a lot about how strong the joints were.
Dan E on Feb 15, 2018
never had one
Robert B on Feb 15, 2018
Popular jig. I don't often build cabinets. This might come in handy for other types of joinery. Inexpensive, a tool I won't use often.
Charles T B on Jan 16, 2018
Perfect starter tool.
Paul Z on Jan 13, 2018
to build new screen door before spring
Tony A on Jan 8, 2018
saw a demo
Thomas P on Dec 8, 2017
The other Kreg R3 Pocket System has a lot more quantity, but this Kreg R3 Pocket System will work just as well for a much better price. Even if you purchase things separately as your working on your projects it's not nearly as expensive on your pocketbook and it fits the budget better. Besides this is a Christmas present for my husband.
Debra H on Dec 3, 2017
My son wants it for Christmas
Brian W A on Nov 27, 2017
tv add - will help son in his business
JoAnn M on Nov 27, 2017
Husband wanted for Xmas.
Gail R on Nov 24, 2017
hide holes in a bed frame
eric w on Nov 10, 2017
It looks like a cool method of joining that I can use now and in the future.
Mike G on Oct 25, 2017
Required for tight hidden connections
JOHN S on Oct 24, 2017
Repair of an oak framed etagere for indoor plants
George W on Oct 21, 2017
appropriate for my project
Walter P on Oct 17, 2017
Son asked for it
MARY M on Dec 2, 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
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