Kreg Jig® K5

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Advanced Features for Building with Wood

  • Front-mounted handle makes clamping easy
  • Ratcheting clamp mechanism adjusts without tools
  • Storage wings provide built-in storage for bits and accessories
  • Swiveling dust collection port accepts any standard vacuum hose
  • Adjustable workpiece stop mounts on either side for easy repeat drilling
  • Stop-collar setting block makes drill bit setup easy
  • Quick-release pin holds drill block securely in place
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Advanced Features for Building with Wood
The Kreg Jig® K5 incorporates the best features of every Kreg Jig® that came before, with innovative upgrades you’ve never seen. That starts with a clamping mechanism that you can quickly adjust, without tools or adjusting nuts, to match your workpiece thickness. Just slide the clamp into place, “click” the large front-mounted clamp handle, and your jig is set to hold your workpiece tight every time.

You’ll find large support wings to hold your workpiece steady—plus, they open up to provide handy storage for bits and accessories. Add in a batch of other great features, like a swiveling dust collection port, spring-loaded stop for the drill guide block, and, of course, the ability to remove the guide block for portable use, and you have—quite simply—the most advanced Kreg Jig® yet. 

Fast, Simple Setup
When you’re ready to get started building, the Kreg Jig® K5 makes it simple. Just select your screw based on the thickness of your wood, set the stop collar using the drill bit setup block, pull the spring-loaded pin to adjust the drill guide block, and then set the workpiece clamp.

Easy Thickness Adjustment
The Kreg Jig® offers our simplest workpiece clamping system ever. The ratcheting clamp simply slides into place against your workpiece. Then, you lift the handle until you hear and feel two “clicks,” and that’s it. Now your clamp is set until you change to a different material thickness.

Support with Built-In Storage
Two large support wings can be attached quickly and easily to both sides of the K5 base. This way, long workpieces get solid support and won’t tip. Plus, there’s a large storage compartment under the lid in each wing where you can keep your Kreg drill bits, screws, and accessories close at hand, but out of the way.

Swiveling Dust Collection Port
The Kreg Jig® K5 comes with a removable dust port that swivels from side to side so that you can position it exactly where you want it, and then attach it to a standard vacuum house. This keeps your work area free of chips and debris, makes drilling easier, and prolongs drill bit life by reducing heat.

3 Project Plans Included
Get started building with these step-by-step, downloadable project plans. You get three great plans, each with two design variations.

  • Classic Coffee Table
  • Coffee Table with Storage
  • Modular Media Center
  • Glass-Door Media Center
  • Garage Organizer
  • Entryway Organizer 



Body Material

Glass-filled nylon

Number of Drill Guides

(3) standard Kreg® pocket holes

For Use with

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

Drill-Guide Spacings

9/16", 7/8", 17/16"
14mm, 22mm, 36mm

Clamping Method

Toggle clamp on benchtop base

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® K5 base with ratcheting front-side clamp, extension wings, swiveling dust-collection port, drill guide block, spacer block, workpiece stop, drill bit setup block, stepped drill bit, 6" (152mm) driver bit, stop collar, Allen wrench, Hex wrench, starter Kreg Screw set, starter pocket-hole plug pack, and 3 downloadable project plans.


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Reviews for "Kreg Jig® K5"

Average Review:

The Kreg tool

I always wanted to learn woodworking but throught it would be hard. The kreg is amazing tool and gets the highest score from me. Thank you for inventing the Kreg tool.


By Gena Hotton

September 5, 2019

Best tool in the shop

I have had a few versions of this jig, but keep upgrading as my kids move out and take my tools with them. I do own a festool domino but keep reaching for this jig most of the time. This is a very versatile tool that you will use over and over again.


By Matt Fletcher

July 14, 2019

Wow - Really like the K5 Jig

For years I resisted the pocket hole system and stuck with traditional joinery for cabinets I was designing and building. I saw so much feedback I decided to try the K4 system. I was impressed and used it frequently. I liked the system so much I bought the Kreg Miter guage as well. When I saw the K5 released I wondered if it was worth it, since I had the K4 and it had zero issues. I decided to go ahead and buy the K5, and am I happy I did! The clamp system is simple to use and set up. Having clamp access in front of me it is very handy - no reaching around to set the clamp. The supporting wings with the dovetail attachment to secure them, plus storage, are very nice. I am really happy with this jig.



December 19, 2018

Great Tool but Drill Bit Broke

I've upgraded each time a new Kreg Pocket Hole Jig has come out and have had zero problems with them until I purchased the K5. The tip of the drill broke-off on LITERALLY the first hole I drilled with the brand new K5. Fortunately, I have several other bits from the other jigs, so I was able to continue working.


By Michael Friederick Jr.

September 28, 2016

Incredible tool

I can't believe I ignored Kreg jigs for so many years. I thought they were gimmicky. I finally realized how many of the guys I follow on YouTube were using them to great success, and one video in particular convinced me of the speed of making cabinets with these things so I ordered the K5. The first project I needed to do was a rigid bed slat type thing for our new IKEA bed because I couldn't believe IKEA wanted $80 for one. I made it with this tool and less than $20 in 1x4 lumber. It was done in barely over an hour including cutting everything to length, chamfering the edges with a finger plane, drilling the pocket holes, and assembling with a face clamp. I am remodeling my garage into a proper workshop with custom cabinets instead of the repurposed ones I've been using. This thing already paid for half of its cost on the first project, and the rest will be paid for in the first cabinet I build. After that it will just continue to buy me extra time and productivity. I just wish I had bought it sooner. It sickens me to think about the amount of time I could have saved on countless projects over the last few years if I'd already owned one of these, or any previous generation. My only two nit-picks are that the quick release button to adjust the thickness of the material is stiff and awkward (and it would be great if there were a few indexed marks to quickly set for different material thicknesses without doing the trial-and-error method, but this is still FAR faster than the previous method with a screw and jamb nut), and I really don't care for the little stepped drill depth stop template thing. Very poor design. The template that was molded into the K4 is CLEARLY a superior system because there are no pieces to lose and no need to fumble with multiple pieces to use it. Even if this extra 2 cents worth of injection molded plastic were deemed worthwhile to some designer or marketer, there is no excuse for actually removing the old design from the new clamp. It could have been molded into this just as well as it was on the K4. For that stupid decision I am docking a full star. I'm tempted to dock more because it really is that stupid, but the rest of the functionality of the thing is easily worth 5 stars. Even with that flaw it's still worth it because of the drill-side clamp lever. That makes it immensely easier and faster to use than the old reach-around. While we're at it, I wish it didn't cost so damn much for the micro and HD templates. This is a substantial investment considering what actually shipped (not to be confused with the actual value of having it), and the additional pennies worth of plastic and dimes worth of steel could have been included at $10 more to make this a complete system. Oh well. That's capitalism and I ordered them anyway for an extra $100 to be able to use all sizes. I'm irritated at the price for those accessories, but delighted with the overall functionality.


By Jon Miller

February 17, 2015

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