One question we get asked consistently is, “What tools do I need to start building furniture”, We have always recommended three basic tools for beginners to get started, a miter saw, a drill and a Kreg Jig. 

What is a Kreg Jig? A Kreg Jig is a tool that drills pocket-hole joints. It makes joining two boards faster and gives you stronger and cleaner joints than countersinking a wood screw. Whitney and I discovered them shortly after we starting building furniture and it was a HUGE game changer for our furniture building! We were so impressed with how user-friendly they are and the strong joints it gave our builds!

Whether you are about to start your first diy project or you’ve been building for years, the Kreg pocket hole jigs are a tool that you will want to invest in! It’s very easy to use and perfect for so many wood projects. It’s also very affordable and on sale now!

Check out our How to Use a Kreg Jig Video!

What type of Kreg® Pocket-Hole Jig is right for me?

There are several models at different price points. All of the models below include a pocket hole drill bit with a depth collar, driver bit and drill guides noted on the jig.

Kreg Jig Models

320 Model

The 320 Model is a great investment if you are a beginner woodworker and on a limited budget. Think of it as a mini jig. It’s the most portable jig because of its size, it will drill pocket holes just like the larger jigs, it will just take a little bit longer to use. If you decide you love using pocket holes for your builds and want to upgrade to the 720Pro, you can still keep the 320. We use our 320’s when we forget to drill pocket holes and need to add them easily. It also comes in handy for furniture repair!

What is included with the Kreg Jig 320?

  • 2 Drill Guides with Material Thickness Stops
  • 1 Drill Guide Spacer
  • 1 Easy-Set Drill Bit and Stop Collar
  • 1 Material Thickness Gauge/Hex Wrench
  • 1 6″ Square-Drive Bit
  • 1 Carrying Case
  • 40 Sample Screws

It’s on sale now for $7 off. Find it on Amazon here!

520 Model

If you have a little more in your budget, the 520 model comes with a built-in clamp making it much more efficient and faster than the 320. You’ll still get the same pocket holes just a little quicker with the pump-action clamp!

What is included with the Kreg Jig 520?

  • Easy-Set Drill Bit
  • 3″ #2 Driver Bit
  • 6″ #2 Driver Bit
  • Easy-Set Stop Collar
  • Material Thickness Gauge
  • 1 Downloadable Plan
  • Kreg Classic 2″ Face Clamp
  • 100 Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws
  • Kreg Classic 2″ Face Clamp

It’s on sale now for $15 off. Find it on Amazon here!

720Pro Model

The Kreg Jig 720Pro is hands-down our favorite pocket hole jig! The Automaxx dual Clamp self-adjusts to your material thickness making it so fast and efficient for furniture building! It has built-in material support wings on the docking station for large panels like plywood, tons of storage features and includes a clamp to hold it in place to your workbench. Some additional accessories are a dust port with a vacuum adaptor, 160 pocket hole screws, It also folds up compact so it’s perfect for small shops.

What’s included with the 720Pro?

  • Easy-Set Drill Bit
  • 3″ #2 Driver Bit
  • 6″ #2 Driver Bit
  • Easy-Set Drill Bit Collar
  • Material Thickness Gauge
  • Dust Collection Vacuum Adapter
  • Kreg Docking Station with Material Support Wings
  • Kreg Pocket-Hole JigClamp
  • 1 Downloadable Plan
  • 160 Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws

Check out our video about the 720 pro!

It’s on sale now for $20 off now. Find it on Amazon here!

Kreg Foreman

If you’re drilling lots of pocket holes, whether to sell your pieces or you just build a lot of furniture for your home, the Foreman is an incredible investment! The Foreman works similar to a drill press allowing you to drill pocket holes even faster with very little effort. We use ours for drilling pocket holes into table top planks and other pieces that require a lot of pocket holes.

What’s included with the Foreman?

  • 1  Dust-collection attachment
  • 1 Standard Quick-Change Drill Bit and Drill Guide
  • 1 Drill Bit Setting Block
  • 1 Hex wrench

The Foreman goes on sale November 1! Check it out on Amazon here!

What projects can I build with a Kreg Jig?

The majority of our furniture plans incorporate a Kreg Jig! From small frames and centerpieces to dining tables, beds and entertainment centers, it is one of our most used tools in our workshops! Check out some of the free plans we have that you can build with a Kreg Jig!

​​​​​Small Projects

Blanker Ladder

Floating Shelf

Wine Bottle Storage

Large Projects

Dining Table

Coffee Table

King Bed

We hope this little review helped you decide what Kreg Jig model is right for you! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

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