Create a seamless look to pocket holes, or use in another color as an accent! Our 3/8" pocket hole plugs are available in three different species and paint grade, letting you achieve the look you want for your project.
I used the pocket hole plugs using the Kreg system for building some guitar cabinets. It worked really well. It was easy to use. Very strong. Although the plugs had to be fitted. It turned out to make a nice flush area. There were no signs of where the plugs were after I sanded and painted them.
Kreg has got a superb product in their pocket hole system. I usually look for flaws in any product right when I get it to determine what kind of quality and what kind of a deal I got. I was pleased with Kreg immediately. The plugs made of a variety of wood species match my projects completely and finish almost invisibly. I would recommend the system to anyone. I recently finished some mobile closet shelf systems. I used the Kreg system to drill all the pocket holes, and as I set the screws into place, I could feel the components firm perfectly. No dowels or bisquet joinery is as easy or as fool proof, easy or quick. You cannot go wrong. Buy the full system rather than component parts one by one. You'll find you'll need them soon as you think of other projects.
I've always had good results with products from Kreg. For the most part I can determine when its operator error or something is wrong with the product. However, I can't figure out what is going on with my pocket hole jig kit. I don't get clean cut holes consistently. There seems to be more play in the three hole jig vs the portable single hole jig. My bits are sharp. I purchased a new one to compare it to the one I have. The quality of the hole doesn't come into play until I do exposed with plugs. Hard to match a filler even with the same material. The premade plugs have their own issues. They very in color and diameter but that's a given with most wood. I've been thinking about purchasing the Kreg Plug Maker. Right now I can't afford the seventy dollars and I'm wondering if I'll have the same inconsistences as with the hole maker. Which brings to mind, will the plug maker be going on sale anytime in the near future? Thank you for your time.
I built a display cabnet for my wife's Quilts and used the kreg joint system. I am pleased with the out come, only one complant is I found the plugs a little long and had to sand then down to fit flush.Now I have to build one for her sister, no good deed goes unpunished. lol.
Building kitchen cabinets from knotty pine. Tried to make my own plugs but pine is just too soft and too many to make. I had to cut them flush after glue up but pine is very soft and it went quick. A little filler and the holes disappear, gone. I like the results and so does my customer. Pocket screws are the way to go, a little glue and NO CLAMPING or wait.
I purchased the Kreg pocket hole kit along with the plugs and I am very pleased. The pocket hole plugs fit perfectly inside the hole. The only suggestion I would have would be to have different sizes of plugs depending on the thickness of material. You have to cut the plug down depending on the thickness. But, very nice product. I am going to use these on many of my projects in the future.
The Kreg System is a good way to join wood. The plug fit well, however, the color of the plugs was very disappointed. I ordered Maple but over half were darker than Walnut. I do realize Country Maple has a large variety of colors from a yellowish white to a dark brown.
I received the Kreg pocket hole plug kit months ago. The pocket hole plugs that were part of the kit were of fine quality. When I ordered more plugs the quality received was not the same. They were made in China (bad idea) and of much lower quality
I had a little trouble with joining walnut due to the tightness of the grain and the pocket hole screws kept splitting the wood when I screwed them in. To avoid it I drilled the wood at the 1/2" depth that stopped the splitting but then when I tried to insert the plugs the hole was too shallow and the plug would have never stayed in the slot once I tried to trim off the excess. So I ended up never using them. These could easily be made for different depth of drilling and would require less trimming and sanding to save time.
I have the very first Pocket Hole Jig that Craig Sommerfield made many many years ago. I have used thousands of oak plugs and never had a problem until this recent order from Rockler. The plugs are 1/32 narrower than the old ones and 1/8 of an inch shorter. One may say, so what, but this means more filling and less sanding and we all know that filler does not take stain very well. They also are loose in the actual pocket hole and not that snug fit that the older ones have.
Rockler - what can you do about this? I called Cust Svc about this on 6/16 and the man I spoke to said that he noticed the same thing and just used more filler. They also suggested that I buy and $80 jig and cut my own.
Anyone else encounter this problem or is it just that I received a bad batch?
The plugs required quite a bit of cutting off for a flush finish. For that reason, I filled the holes with spackle as I am going to paint the piece. I will only use pocket screws if painting or if they can be hidden on the back side.
Pocket plugs seem to be made to conceal hole and screw heads when using certain material thickness. I have used the paintable ones on 3/4" material and found that the back side of the plug (screw head side) is to long. I improvised a small jig to cut the extra material but still they don't come out right. Fortunately I used this plugs on a plywood and MFD project that is really not that important and have not started using the cherry ones that I got for an entertainment center that I'm building. I know now that I rather stay with biscuits and glue on the visible areas and not use the plugs at all. I wish I can return the two boxes that I have or maybe someone can tell me how to cut effectively the extra portion of the back side.