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Just taken delivery..! Also posted in product review area - sorry for the duplication

...of my new K4MS Kreg Jig Master System - but I think I should have waited :-(

I've never used a pocket hole system before, but was sold on the idea after I built an odd-shaped door for my under-stair cupboard, so decided to buy this for my next project(s).

 
I bought the K4 because it was in stock and available, but I see the K5 is already out - and with quite a few 'enhancements' over the K4.

My first impression of the kit is a positive one, but I'm not sure the case is particularly useful, because - if it's setup as shown in one or two of Kreg's videos, it should be set up and fixed to a board, leaving only a few items to fit in the case.  Screws and inserts would have their own containers, so it's just the drill bits/drivers needing storage.  Also, I was a bit disappointed that the clamp seems a bit flimsy made in China!) when everything else is quite sturdy and made in America.  There are much better quality clamps out there, so maybe paying for the Master System is a false economy when the standard K4 is almost £35 cheaper.

I'm allowed to send an unwanted product back - if bought online - within 7 days of receipt, so I would appreciate any comments about the K5 so I can make an informed decision.

Basically, should I keep the K4MS, or wait two weeks for the K5  (and pay £5 more), and does the K5 come with the same (or equivalent) items as the K4?

Thanks :-)

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OK, I am being a numpty!

Just spoke with Kreg in the US and discovered it isn't a printing error and I have to '...trust the settings...'.

So here we go...

Peter N said:

Hi there,

Any thoughts on the picture above, please?

Pete

OK, so there we have it!  I've got both the K4 Master System and the K5!

I've even bought a few 'add-ons', including:

  • Pocket-Hole Screw Kit (SK03)
  • Multi-Mark Tool (KMA2900)
  • Micro Pocket Drill Guide (KJMICRODGB)
  • Right Angle Clamp (KHCRAC)
  • Material Support Stop (KJSS)
  • Quick Change Pocket Hole Kit (QUIK-KIT)

...so I think I'd better get on with my projects now!

Pete

Jeff Metcalf said:

Hi Peter;

Glad to hear from you, I was wondering what you decided and was hoping Rita and myself did not scare you off.

We just had different opinions about K4 and K5 ,both of us think Kreg is great and both of us agree on clamps. I have both and think people should buy the K5 then the accessories. And now you have both so please let the members know after you have played with them what one you think is the one people should buy if they are thinking of upgrading. 

Looking forward to seeing your projects and pics

Jeff

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