Kreg Owners' Community

I purchase the R3 and after inspecting it, I'm wondering should I up grade to the R4.

I need to build a 2x4 rack for my storage space.

Views: 1201

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Honestly, though I don't own an R3 (I own the K4 Master system) I think you can do a LOT of great stuff with your current R3 jig. After all, the basic settings of the jig are the screw depth (which stops the drill just before it breaks through the end of the material) and the jig height (which places the drill tip  midway across the width of the material).

Of course the other consideration is the screw length which provides the greatest screw penetration without exiting through the other side of the material being attached.

Your R3 jig can certainly do all of that. The only things the K4 jig might do better - that come to mind right away - is to ensure that the material is 90 degrees to the jig - which doesn't seem very important, and to collect dust - which may or may not be so important to you.

Having not used the R3 ... How securely does the slider keep the height setting while in use?

I myself have a r3 and like it but do wish that it came with a clamp 

Hi, Donald.  I bought the R3 a couple of years ago, intending to use it on a large project with a few pocket holes.  After I looked at the R3 and the project plans for a while, I returned the R3 to the store and bought the K4 system and a clamp.  It turned out to be a good move.

Last summer I built a desk using lots of pocket holes, and I was very happy that I didn't try to do it with an R3.  The built-in material holding clamp and the vacuum attachment helped me make quick work of the pocket holes.

However, I should have spent more money and bought the K5.  The front-mounted clamp handle and the adjustable stop are worthwhile features.  But I'm still planning to add a pneumatic clamp to the K4, as suggested by a Kreg user last winter.  It's not a big job to do it, but my current project is occupying all my workshop time this summer.  Maybe when it's finished...

Here's a photo of my jig setup when I drilled all those holes.  Would have taken a long time with the R3.


Donald I beleive the Kreg HD is the tool youneed it is designed for inch and half on up.2x4s 2x6 and holes are said to be larger screws larger

Reply to Discussion


Need Help?

For Technical Support, call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (CST). 


  • Add Videos
  • View All


LED Lighting on mobile bench

Hi AllJust got myself a new Metabo mitre saw, kitted it out with a new Freud Pro blade as well as "pimped up" my bench with LED lighting so I can find stuff! I have 22 LED daylight tubes in my fittings in the garage so there is more than enough…Continue

Tags: blade, mitre, saw, lighting

Started by Steven Baynes in Miscellaneous Oct 8.

Ridgid tools 1 Reply

I originally bought Ridgid tools for the warranty, well I had to replace batteries. Very easy and got new batteries and chargers. Found out they don't make 24 volt tools any more, so I sent in a hammer drill, impact driver and light for replacement…Continue

Started by steve kidd in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Glen S Oct 9.

Cabinets and the best wood choice for the carcass. 3 Replies

I am going to try and new project.  Never made cabinets before.  Researched and You-tubed like crazy.  So many opinions.  Mine are going to be:1 each= 30"W x 14"D x 38"H2 each =29"W x 14"D x 38"H1 floor to ceiling cabinet 18"W x 24"D and the height…Continue

Started by Stephanie H in Kreg Jig® Projects. Last reply by Glen S Oct 2.

1x6 into a 4x4? 4 Replies

Perhaps this question has already been asked somewhere on this forum but I wasnt able to find it after an hour or so of searching. Is there a recommended length of Kreg screw to use when combining a 1x6 into a 4x4 post. I have seen a few conversion…Continue

Tags: size, screw

Started by Dave N in Kreg Jig® Projects. Last reply by Edward Weitsman Sep 29.

Product Reviews

Kreg Project Center Work Station

The Kreg Project Center is great by itself, but 2 KPC's are better than 1 when you want to set up a 12 ft. work station in a couple minutes.…


Posted by Glenn Revheim on April 5, 2018 at 5:57am — 4 Comments

Festool Domino 500

The first thing I will do is set price aside and focus on the tool and why I bought the Domino. 

      I have orders for a few dining tables and chairs.  I have made one prototype chair, while I have all the tools to make angled…


Posted by justin waldron on April 2, 2018 at 5:46am

Kreg Foreman

I have built many kitchens and finally decided to buy the Foreman, because my latest kitchen consisted of 28 cabinets and I was over my hand hurting from all the drilling, moving the clamp etc., it seemed like a smart choice.



Posted by justin waldron on January 8, 2018 at 4:05am — 2 Comments

Kreg K5 Jig Review

Posted by Daris R. on November 20, 2017 at 5:39pm

© 2018   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service