Kreg Owners' Community

Kreg Jig® K5--The most advanced Kreg Jig® yet!


The Kreg Jig® K5 makes it easier than ever before to build it yourself and build it better.



The all-new Kreg Jig® K5 incorporates the best features of every Kreg Jig® that came before with it with a batch of new upgrades that you’ve never seen before.

Those features start with an all-new clamping mechanism that has a front-mounted handle and adjusts to different workpiece thicknesses without tools or adjusting nuts. Adjusting for different thicknesses is accomplished, instead, by simply sliding the clamping mechanism into position, lifting the front-mounted handle, and then pushing it back down. This quickly and easily sets the spring-loaded clamp to hold tight without working loose over time. Resetting for a different thickness only requires repeating the same simple steps. Rubber padding on the clamp face prevents workpiece marring.

Adjusting the K5 is simplified further thanks to a quick-release Drill Guide Block, as well as a new setting block for the drill bit stop collar. In addition to the included standard 3-hole Drill Guide Block, the Kreg Jig® K5 is also fully compatible with the Kreg Micro Pocket™ Drill Guide and Kreg Jig® HD.

The K5 supports long or wide workpieces easily thanks to a pair of removable extension wings that double as storage compartments for drill and driver bits, Kreg screws and plugs, and other K5 accessories. Add in an adjustable workpiece stop, a swiveling dust-collection port, and hex-shank drill and driver bits, and it’s easy to see that the Kreg Jig® K5 truly is the most advanced Kreg Jig® yet.

When you purchase a Kreg Jig® K5 you also get access to SkillBuilder™ videos that teach you how to get the most out of the jig, and you’ll receive exclusive free downloadable project plans so you can start building with the K5 right away.


Kreg Jig® K5 Features at a glance:

  • Ratcheting tool-free clamping mechanism
  • Front-mounted handle
  • Quick-release Drill Guide Block
  • Extension wings with built-in storage
  • Swiveling dust-collection port
  • Adjustable workpiece stop
  • Accepts workpieces from 1/2" to 1-1/2" thick
  • Screw selection chart keeps this essential information close at hand
  • Drill bit setting block makes stop-collar setup simple
  • Compatible with Kreg Micro Pocket™ Drill Guide and Kreg Jig® HD
  • Includes sample pack of screws and plugs
  • SkillBuilder™ videos show how to set up and use
  • Includes exclusive FREE downloadable project plans


Check out the Kreg Jig® K5 HERE

Available September 1, 2013


Views: 26502

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Nice job guys! I'm especially digging the spring loaded pin for adjusting the jig!

I'd have thought the clamp would incorporate Automaxx tech, but it is still better than turning the plunger or whatever you call it on the K4. 

Love the wide storage/support wings too.

Does the nickel trick still work with this jig if you loose the bit depth setup block?

Thanks for your nice comments Jason. You can still use the nickel trick!

Looks great folks - one thing I noticed right off is that the inset for clamping the jig to the workbench is now gone.  I know you added a rubber bottom to it, but I use that clamp on my K4 every time for stability.  Are you just relying on it staying fairly stable now?  Noticed in the video that the jig shifted a little during drilling, and the guy was holding it in place as best he could with his left hand.

So, what's what?

Oh man with all the added convenience from all the new features it looks like I'll be upgrading!!

What's the nickel trick?

KregRep said:

Thanks for your nice comments Jason. You can still use the nickel trick!

Sure wish there was a way to trade-up...

I'm glad to see the return of the front mounted clamping handle.  It was strange to see it disappear for a few years. I was lucky and got one before they disappeared.  

Also surprised that the new Automaxx clamping mechanism was not used in some way. This new sled design is still better then the old nut a screw clamp. 

The drill collar adjustment look a lot easier with the step block. The vacuum port is better with the swivel but maybe it should have been angled out a little to get the hose away from the work area. 

Also nice to see the screw reference as part of the tool. I'm always looking for the user manual to get the correct screw size.

Thanks for continuing to improve an already great product.

Explain tthe nickel trick, please!

Put me on the list

hey guys the nickel trick is explained with pictures in this thread:

That one has an interesting list of features.  The front mounted clamp handle and vacuum port make it even more tempting, but so far my old K2000 and even older K2 are still performing flawlessly, so I have no real reason to "upgrade" as yet.  Though I did spring for the HD and am quite happy with that one also. 

Good job Kreg!

I agree with Scott. I too use the front clamp on my K4, A LOT. I see places where it can be screwed to the work table, or a board, but I have a small workshop and don't want to drill holes in my table. Please tell us there is another way to clamp the K5.

Reply to Discussion


Need Help?

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

Popular Posts & Projects 


  • Add Videos
  • View All



No Description

Started by Joe in Beginners' Zone on Sunday.

First time I really had a need for the ACS miter guide.

I've been using my Adaptive Cutting System table for a few years now, and it's been really solid. This past week was the first time I ever needed to use the miter guide though.I was rebuilding some shelving in a tiny closet and I discovered the…Continue

Tags: ACS

Started by Adam in General Woodworking May 6.

Product Reviews

New Kreg 720Pro

I saw the video Kreg put out for this new jig and had high hopes for it.

I purchased one today and am very disappointed with it.

First the docking station is extremely cheap. The plastic is pathetic. A Lego has more…


Posted by Duke Leon on February 15, 2021 at 9:00pm

Not Pleased With Pocket Hole Construction

Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction.  I have considerable experience with conventional…


Posted by Robert Ringel on September 17, 2020 at 1:48pm — 9 Comments

© 2022   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

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