Kreg Jig® R3

Average Review (20):

The Home Improver’s Solution for Building with Wood

  • Easily join materials from 1/2"  to 11/2" thick (12-38mm) in 1/8" (3mm) increments
  • Positioning sliders allow you to easily adjust within 9 depth settings
  • Dual wood-chip holes keep your drill bit clear of excess wood chips
  • Two hardened-steel Kreg drill bit guides feature a lifetime warranty
  • Comes with Kreg accessories organized in a durable carrying case
  • Depth-collar gauge is molded into the case for handy reference
  • Easily attaches to any Kreg Face Clamp, bar clamp, or C-clamp
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The Home Improver’s Solution for Building with Wood
With the Kreg Jig® R3, you can build bookcases, shelves, and storage projects for your home. It's also great for creating custom built-ins, and countless other home improvement projects. Plus, the Kreg Jig® R3 can be used portably to make lasting repairs around your home.

Clamp Pad Adapter
The Kreg Jig® R3 includes a Clamp Pad Adapter, which allows the R3 to be easily secured to your workpiece using any standard bar clamp, C-clamp, or Kreg Face Clamp. For faster and more repeatable pocket holes, choose a Kreg Face Clamp.

Material Thickness Setting
From thin drawer boxes and craft projects to stout 2x4s, this Kreg Jig® R3 can handle just about anything. Independent positioning sliders feature nine depth settings, allowing you to easily join materials from 1/2" to 11/2" thick in 1/8" increments.

Organized Carrying Case
A compact yet durable carrying case is included so that you'll always have a safe place to store your Kreg Jig® R3 and organize all of the accessories it comes with. As a bonus, a depth collar gauge has been molded into the case for handy reference.

Dual Positioning Sliders
Dual positioning sliders help you properly set your jig based on the thickness of the material you are working with. Simply depress the button on the side of the jig and move the sliders so your material thickness is aligned with the arrow on the jig body. It’s that easy!

Glass-Reinforced Nylon Body
The blue body of every Kreg Jig® is made from a heavy-duty, glass-reinforced nylon. This composite material offers the resiliency and flexibility you need without sacrificing the strength and durability Kreg customers have come to expect.

Superior Angle
Unlike competing jigs with a shallower angle of approach, the Kreg Jig® R3 features an optimized drilling angle specifically designed to increase driving efficiency and minimize the overall size of the pocket hole. The result is a compact pocket hole, less than 11/2" in size.

Wood-Chip Relief
Sometimes the simplest things are the easiest to overlook. The Kreg Jig® R3 includes one wood-chip relief hole for every drill guide hole, designed to keep the drill bit clear of excess wood chips, minimizing drill-torque, increasing the longevity of your drill bits, and allowing you to complete a perfect pocket hole in just one plunge.

Hardened-Steel Core
Kreg drill guides are subject to direct contact with the drill bit every time a pocket hole is created. The core of every Kreg Jig® R3 features hardened-steel, which carries a lifetime guarantee. The Kreg Jig® R3’s core shrouds the bit and supports the workpiece through 100% of the drill-stroke. The end result is minimal bit deflection, reduced tear-out, and a clean, pluggable pocket hole fit for finish work.


Body Material

Glass-filled nylon

Number of Drill Guides

(2) 3/8" (9mm) diameter standard Kreg pocket holes

For Use with

Materials from 1/2" to 11/2" thick (12-38mm)

Drill Guide Spacings

7/8" (22m)

Clamping Method

Works with any Kreg Face Clamp

Screw-Centering Ability

1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 7/8", 1", 11/8", 11/4", 13/8", 11/2"
12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 22mm, 25mm, 28mm, 31mm, 35mm, 38mm


Lifetime Kreg Drill Guide warranty


Kreg Jig® R3, clamp pad adapter, stepped drill bit, 6" (152mm) driver bit, depth collar, Allen wrench, starter Kreg Screw set, pocket-hole plug set, and owner’s manual, all inside of a durable, compact carrying case.

Manual North American Manual
Global Manual

Reviews for "Kreg Jig® R3"

Average Review:

Great tool but drill bit not very reliable

I have had my Kreg R3 for about 6 months and have gone through 2 bits. 1st one warped, I assume it was my fault and bought another. 2nd the depth gauge is stuck on it and will not move even without the key in it. Without the bit working properly this tool is useless. I would either budget for a new bit every 3 months or find another system to use.


By Charles Cunningham

February 25, 2018

My first Kreg tool.. definitely not my last

Awesome little kit packed with an awesome tool. Easy to use and very practical. Even some screws and plugs are in the kit.


By Torbjørn Aga Gjøen

January 27, 2018

Excellent Tool

I saw the advertisement for years, and decided to try this little tool. When I purchased it at Lowes there was a promotion that included the small Kreg vise grip that fits this jig. Once I learned to use it, I began joining wood components better than ever before. They seem to be stronger that what I was used to making as a general do-it-yourself homeowner. I complete the simple set up, drill the pocket whole, apply a quality wood glue to both pieces to be joined, and sink the Kreg screw with the driver bit. Outstanding results. Thank you for bringing this product to market.


By Brian Crowder

December 14, 2017




By ESTEBAN Arriaza

December 8, 2017

Great Product

Use it daily, have built a few tables, cabinets, furniture and other projects with it and still going as now making christmas presents with it ( coffee table & end tables for son, 3 lvl plant holder for mom and dad and a corner cabinet w/ glass doors in the living room for myself)


By Chris Rogers

December 6, 2017

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