Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter

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Take your Kreg Joinery projects to the next level by creating custom plugs from any wood species. 

  • Fits into any Kreg Jig® (K3, K4, or K5)
  • Hardened-steel drill guides provide reliable drilling and feature a lifetime warranty
  • Works with standard Plug Cutting Bit (included)
  • Works with HD and Micro Bits (sold separately) 
  • Bit tip shears wood fibers cleanly to create a smooth, consistent plug
  • Special fluting reduces heat and friction for better plugs and longer bit life
  • Open design ensures easy plug release 



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With the Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter, you can use pocket-hole joinery virtually anywhere — even in places that show prominently on your project — by hiding the pocket holes with perfectly matched plugs that you create from your from any wood you desire.

Plus, the Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter allows you to create face grain plugs that that blend in amazingly well, whether the plugs are in line with the grain, or they run across the grain. These face grain plugs are easier to hide than conventional plugs that have visible end-grain.

In addition, the Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter also accepts accessory bits (sold separately) that can cut plugs that fit Kreg Micro-Pocket™ pocket holes, as well as plugs to work with the Kreg Jig® HD — a plug size that’s only possible using the Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter.

The Plug Cutter simply slips into a Kreg Jig® in place of the normal drill guide block, and works with a Kreg® Jig K5, K4, or the older K3 model. That allows you to clamp your plug material in place and drill in the same way that is used for creating pocket holes. To create the plugs, just chuck the plug cutting bit into any drill.

This high-performance bit features a specially designed cutting tip that shears cleanly for a smooth, consistent plug. Fluting reduces heat and friction for better plugs and longer bit life, while a positive stop collar ensures perfect depth every time to produce accurately sized plugs. Once the plugs are drilled, they can easily be cut free using a band saw or hand saw.


For Use with

Any Kreg Jig® (K5, K4, or K3)


Made from durable, impact-resistant, glass-reinforced nylon

Bit Compatibility

Works with Standard Plug Cutting Bit (included)
Also works with HD and Micro Bits (sold separately) 


Hardened-steel drill guides feature a lifetime warranty

In the Box

Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter, Custom Plug Cutting Bit for standard pocket-hole sizes, bit stop collar, hex wrench, and owner's manual 

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Reviews for "Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter"

Average Review:

Works. with a learning curve

I use this with a K4 system with a vacuum connected. My first attempt was drilling 12 plugs in a piece of scrap poplar, varying drill speeds, pressure, with and without the vacuum. First four plugs were garbage, next four were usable, last four were pretty good. Lesson learned: high drill speed, light pressure when starting, and vacuum is a must. I'll keep experimenting.


By Ken Schumacher

January 26, 2017

Plugs come out poor - with cordless drill

I wish I could post a photo here. I've done about 20 plugs in cherry, using blanks between 3/4 and 7/8" thick. I've gone as slowly as I can, but 90% of them come out broken or the edges are very rough and uneven. I've tried cross-grain and with-grain; same result. -Spoke to tech support. Rep said to switch from my 18V Makita to a corded drill. Solved the problem. System works well with the corded drill. -Another update. I was using my B&D 4A drill; worked much better than the battery operated drill, but I still wasn't getting great results. Since the tech told me the issue was the need for high RPMs, easy feed rate and steady power, I upgraded to an 8A DeWalt corded drill running 0-2,500 RPM. Results are still better, but I really don't think they're good enough for furniture. I've placed photos here: In each photo, the best plug is on the top. I tossed all the cross-grain attempts - which were unusable - so everything you see is cut with the grain. Kreg, I'm pretty dissatisfied with these results? Do you think I might have a bad bit? Other ideas?


By Eliot Sennett

January 22, 2017

Out of the Box

It worked great. Little concerned with the first ones. Put to much down pressure and they came out rough. I am making low priced side tables using doug fir. Very soft. When I read the instruction after the first session I learned that light pressure is better. Started matching grain before cutting. While it looks great its going to add time to the units. After using it for a week I am a little discouraged with the quality of the plugs using doug fir. The are galled and chipped. I am using the drill on high and going slow. Going to put a vacuum on it to keep the chips under control.have to do 5 to get 2 usable ones.


By Ron Sargent

December 9, 2016

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