Available June, 2012
Bigger bit, bigger holes, bigger screws, and of course… bigger projects. Introducing the all-new Kreg Jig® HD – optimized for large heavy-duty projects - delivering the strength and confidence you need to BUILD BIG!
The Kreg Jig® HD is designed with the same tried-and-true hardened steel drill guides as the original Kreg Jig®... but the HD lets you drills holes which are 25% larger and joints that are an amazing 50% stronger than traditional Kreg Joints™!The HD gives you the same "Drill. Drive. Done!" simplicity you expect from a Kreg Jig®, plus the strength you never thought possible.
The Kreg Jig® HD is optimized for working with 2x4’s and larger stock. It utilizes #14 industrial-quality, heavy-duty, hardened-steel, screws which provide incredible shear resistance as well as 3 anti-corrosion layers for incredible long-term moisture resistance.
The Kreg Jig® HD works great as a stand-alone jig; simply connect it to your Kreg Face Clamp™, lock it into place, and take it where you need to go. Depending on the project, the Kreg Jig® HD can also connect directly to your model K3 or K4 Kreg Jig® benchtop base for upright drilling.
Whether you build projects outdoors a lot or just want your projects to be built with the strongest joints possible… this is the Kreg Jig® for you.
- HD Drill Guide
- Stop Block
- ½” Diameter HD Stepped Drill Bit
- HD Stop Collar and Allen Wrench
- 6” HD Driver Bit
- Starter Screw Set
- 50% stronger than standard pocket-holes
- Optimized for large outdoor projects
- For use with 1 ½” materials and up
- Works with the K3 & K4 Kreg Jig® and Kreg Jig® Master System
- Stop Block provides easy, repeatable registration to workpiece
- Face Clamp locks into Kreg Jig® HD for secure drilling
- Hex-Shank HD Drill Bit is Quick Change compatible
NOTE: Be sure to check with your local building code authority before using the Kreg Jig HD to construct load bearing objects such as interior walls or deck railings. Building codes differ from area to area. Please reference applications in user manual.
Available June, 2012
Probably not suitable for building framing. Some of the ability of a building to resist earthquake loads comes from the ability of nails to bend and recover. Hardened screws will break, not bend under forced movement. Testing will be required before these are approved for construction. Also, they are quite labor intensive compared to pointing a nail gun and pulling a trigger.
will definitely get one as I am building some outdoor stuff this summer. I live in Westchester County NY and will go to the Tool Nut and pick one up - great store and great pricing.
It is available without all the contents. You can buy just the toolbox.
Chris McDougall said:
This would have been handy for a shelf project that I built a year or two ago. When can we expect to see this at Lowes or on Amazon so that I can put it on my shopping list? Also, is the Kreg tool box going to include HD screws. I've been wanting one of those, but couldn't come close to justifying it, since I had already bought most of the stuff it contained. Now, maybe I will have an excuse to get it.
When your talking ''...pointing a nail gun and pulling a trigger'" ,
that means an investment in a suitable air compressor setup---$300 plus---
good framing nailer---$200 plus---
you're looking at a $500 plus investment.
vs a jig, drill bit and box of HD screws, for a homeowner/handyman type & size project---
the Kreg investment is the way to go.
I don't believe Kreg is marketing this HD jig system for building houses, barns, and the like.
To me, it wouldn't make sense---like you noted ''labor intensive''.
Michael R. Turner said:
>>>...... they are quite labor intensive compared to pointing a nail gun and pulling a trigger./p>
You're right. There is only one size (2 1/2" coarse). 30 screws for $4.49 or 125 screws for $19.99 on the Kreg order site ( http://www.kregtool.com/HD-Pocke-tHole-Screws-Prodview.html ). That makes them $0.15 each for the 30 pack or $0.16 each for the 125 pack (plus shipping?) -- (Does it make sense that a larger pack has a larger 'per each' price?). Ouch!
Hopefully we will be seeing them at Lowe's/Amazon shortly after this product is released.
I too would like to build an outdoor swing set for my grand-kids using the Kreg system. Has anyone seen any plans?
Got to wait until July. Ugh!
Hmm my birthday is in June.
I've been using Kreg for larger jobs for the last several years, in particular non load-bearing framing. Nail guns aren't always practical and I can't hand nail for taffy. A bit more planning and a little more material and the joints are strong! I will definitely get the bigger jig.
This makes the system complete. Yes, I even bought the tool box.
Jim Shelton said:
Hmm my birthday is in June.
There's always the ''palm nailer''---
Lance Nash said:
>>>.... Nail guns aren't always practical and I can't hand nail for taffy. .....