Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter

Average Review (8):

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 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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Manual North American Manual

Reviews for "Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter"

Average Review:

Over-performed my already high expectations

as my title says "over-performed my already high expectations". Not only can you make your own plugs, you can choose the same grain and color of wood species on your current project for that invisible look. This saves you a lot of time and money as you are fabricating your own plugs. Thus saving more money from not wasting gas to run to a hardware store for more plugs that most likely not the same color as your project. Would i buy another? Yes! For those complaining about this product: 1) Price: the price is properly placed as the wood plugs you buy in your favorite hardware store will charge about $6 (US) for a box and you most likely will not get the grain, color or species as your current project. Please know that for that price you are producing your own product. 2) Results: for those complaining about the quality of the plugs, please note the following; a) did you read the user manual? b) did you choose quality wood and not some junk, scrap (or reject) woods? c) are you forcing the drill bit and/or properly fixing the wood to the tool?


By Francisco De Jesus

March 8, 2019

Fun and easy to use!

A week or so ago, I found out Kreg no longer offers ready-to-use walnut or cherry pocket hole plugs. What!?!? Then I found they were offering this "custom" pocket hole plug cutter. I thought "great, I'm trapped without it.. must be nice to charge $70 for a ridiculous add-on product to my Kreg." I bought it yesterday very reluctantly, and used it today for the first time. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars!! It worked perfectly, was fun and easy to use right out of the box (used a corded drill and went s-l-o-w)! Today I made roughly 18 walnut plugs and didn't have one reject, tho it did have consistent tear out near the tip of the plug, so I need to finesse my skill a little. Now I'm glad I kept all those small and seemingly useless cutoffs from a number of projects.


By Marta Davies

May 28, 2018

Quality not as good as purchased plugs

Bought the custom plug cutter along with the HD unit. The custom cutter gave me trouble until Kreg tech support suggested the following: Insert cutter into jig, touch work piece, the pull back before turning drill on. Use corded drill if possible. Don’t force bit into work piece and let cutter do the work. Be sure to use vac attachment. I followed these instructions ... still with some tear out in pine plugs. Will keep practicing — right now yielding about 50-60% fairly good, usable plugs. Cut plugs are nowhere near the quality of purchased Kreg plugs.


By Greg Campbell

December 15, 2017

bill in carolina

Just bought plug cutter and tried it out. Seemed to work great. Set the drill on highest speed and used slow feed rate letting the drill do the work. Only messed up two plugs while the others were good. Even tried plywood and turned out good. I imagine that too much plywood will not be good on the cutter but had to know.


By william clutter

July 14, 2017

Pocket hole plug cutter

I make custom furniture out of a variety of woods. I sure was glad to see you come up with a hole plug cutter that actually works. You have always been A leader in your field. Your customer service is extremely helpful when I have a problem or question. Please keep up the good work. Donot lower your standards. Yes, it does take time to learn how to cut the plugs and at what speed your drill needs to be. A very valuable tool to help the woodworker produce a higher quality product. (Custom furniture)


By Eddie Stipe

May 24, 2017

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