Looking for information about the Kreg Jig 720 Pro? This review will give you everything you need to know about the pocket hole drilling feature tool from Kreg Tool.
If you’ve ever seen a project from us, you know we probably used a Kreg jig to build it. We are huge fans of Kreg Tool products for cutting and joining.
We’re excited to tell you all about their feature pocket hole jig, the Kreg 720 Pro pocket hole jig!
This Kreg Jig 720 Pro review will give you all the information you need to know about the new tool, its uses, the best parts about it, and where you can get it.
Make sure you check out all the aspects of this post to see what is great about it and how you can use it in your woodworking journey.
Whether you are a beginner to woodworking or a seasoned vet, the Kreg 720 Pro pocket hole jig is a great tool to have in your workshop!
Kreg Pocket Hole Jig 720 Pro
The Kreg 720 Pro is Kreg Tool’s newest innovation in pocket hole joinery. It’s their new top-of-the-line pocket hole jig.
The Kreg 720 Pro and 720 are now the feature pocket hole jigs from Kreg after they discontinued the Kreg K4, Kreg K5 and Kreg K5 Master System.
Let’s get into the details about the Kreg Tool 720 Pro.
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What is the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro is the newest pocket hole joinery system that is for woodworkers and DIYers alike, both new and advanced.
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro replaced the Kreg K5 pocket hole jig in the Kreg catalog.
The 720 Pro is unlike the previous iterations of the Kreg K4 and Kreg K5 and uses completely different technology.
Previously, you manually adjusted a screw to account for the thickness of your material when clamping your Kreg K4 and K5. Now, the Kreg 720 Pro uses their Automaxx clamping technology to auto-adjust for whatever thickness material you’re using.
The Automaxx technology is a spring-loaded system that adjusts when it comes into contact with your workpiece, so you don’t have to manually dial.
Now, the pocket hole drill guides move into place on your workpiece as you’re clamping it into place. This makes it much easier to get a precise clamp and drill on your wood.
What do I use the Kreg Jig 720 Pro for?
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro is used for all woodworking projects, just as their joinery systems have always been used. You can build furniture, decor, cabinets or anything your mind comes up with!
The Kreg 720 Pro is great for hardcore woodworkers and DIY enthusiasts alike.
You can build any number of the woodworking projects we’ve done using the Kreg 720!
Projects using pocket hole joinery range anywhere from platform beds to coffee tables to plant stands to side tables.
How do I use the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
Using the Kreg 720 Pro is simple. It no longer requires twisting different knobs and screws to adjust for material thickness.
To use the Kreg 720 Pro, you adjust the stop collar on the drill bit to the thickness of the material you are using, by using the included hex wrench.
If you don’t know the thickness of your material, you can use the included thickness gauge that is part of the drill collar wrench.
The drill collar wrench allows for you to adjust the stop collar on the drill attachment to set your workpiece thickness.
When the thickness is set, you place your wood piece against the anti-slip backing and press down on the clamp. The drill guide block will slide down into place until it comes in contact with the wood.
Once it does, the Automaxx clamp does the rest and locks into place. One handed clamping to the maxx.
Once your wood is in place, use the drill bit to drill through the drill guides and make your accurate holes.
After your holes are drilled, switch out the drill bit on your drill for the square head driver and use the appropriate size screws to connect your wood pieces together.
What is the difference between the Kreg Jig 720 and the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
The Kreg Jig 720 and Kreg Jig 720 Pro are the same base tool with two minor differences.
The Kreg 720 Pro comes with a docking station and a jig clamp that the 720 does not include.
The docking station that comes with the Pro model is for clipping to the sides of the jig to give you more accurate leveling on your wood if using a long piece.
The clamp serves to clamp the 720 Pro into place on your workbench from the back.
The functionality of the Kreg 720 and Kreg 720 Pro are the same.
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What are the pros of the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
The pros of the Kreg Jig 720 Pro are everywhere. The main pro compared to the old K4 and K5 models is the Automaxx clamping.
Thanks to the automatic clamping pressure adjustment of the 720, it makes it simple to alternate your workpieces, even if different thickness.
No more having to twist the dial with your fingers!
Another great feature is on-board storage for the drill bit, driver and thickness gauge. All of these items snap into the base of the 720 Pro for easy storage.
It’s also great that the 720 Pro accepts Kreg’s Plug Cutter attachment and Micro Drill Guide Block.
The drill guide slides on and off if you need to swap in the Plug Cutter or the Micro Drill Guide, making it super easy.
The 720 Pro also is very sturdy. It’s a taller piece of equipment, but is very sturdy, especially when clamped down.
The grip on the Automaxx clamp is really strong and holds your wood piece in better than before and is great for making accurate holes no matter how big your board is.
Additionally, the Kreg 720 and Kreg 720 Pro can be used standing up on on its side. Using it on its side can be helpful for drilling pocket holes in large sheets of plywood that you can’t stand upright in the jig.
If you’re drilling a lot of pocket holes in large pieces of plywood or lumber, check out the Kreg 520 because it is better for that!
What are the cons of the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
There aren’t many cons to the Kreg 720 Pro. The docking station is great for working with longer pieces of wood, but otherwise isn’t very necessary and it can be easier to have them unclipped.
The storage of the 720 Pro is a little cumbersome because the box it comes in is fairly large and there are multiple pieces if you include the docking stations. However, the docking stations actually are storage bins that can be opened to store screws, the base clamp or whatever you need. We recommend just storing the Kreg 720 Pro with the docking stations clipped up to make one unit.
The other “con” of the Kreg 720 Pro jig is the price. It has a higher price point than the Kreg 720 and the other jigs, so it can be a barrier to entry if your budget is smaller.
However, if you think you are going to be building several projects or more using pocket hole joinery, it is absolutely worth it to step up to the Kreg 720 Pro.
How to I assemble the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro doesn’t need any assembly. It comes ready to go.
The only thing you have to do to assemble the Kreg 720 Pro is to attach the docking stations when you need them. The jig itself comes fully set up and functional.
Where do I buy the Kreg Jig 720 Pro?
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro is available online and in-stores at any retailer you’ve been able to find Kreg products before.
The Kreg Jig 720 Pro retails at $149.99 and is the replacement for the Kreg K5.
The Kreg 720 Pro and all the other tools in their new line of tools can be found together. They are available on Amazon and at KregTool.com, and in-store and online at Home Depot, Lowe’s Hardware, and anywhere else you can think.
Does Kreg jig go on sale?
Yes, Kreg jigs go on sale several times a year. Kreg usually always does a holiday sale that will last for several months at the end of the year. There are also other sales and promotions throughout the year.
Video review of the Kreg Jig 720 Pro
Check out our video Kreg Jig 720 Pro review to see all the features up close. This video will give you a better look at how the features we discussed in this review actually work.
Projects made using a Kreg Jig pocket hole jig
Wondering what you can do with a pocket hole jig? Here are some projects that we have made!
Kreg Jig Projects
A Kreg Jig can be used to create the joinery in a ton of different projects. The sky is really the limit - but here are some of our favorites!
This coffee table has sleek lines and is quick to assemble using pocket hole joinery!
This two tiered wooden tray is perfect for holiday displays or holding your every day produce!
This chair-shaped plant stand is the perfect welcoming addition to your front porch or patio!
Build custom closet storage space with hanging rods, drawers, and cubbies. Super dreamy!
This outdoor dining table has a patterned slatted top - and a LOT of pocket holes!
This plant stand has 3 shelves for plants and a hanging bar for hanging pots!
This small sectional couch is designed to maximize seating on a small screened porch.
This 4 poster canopy bed is dramatic and grande - and not too difficult to build!
We're showing you how to build a platform bed for only $50 in materials. If you've ever wanted to switch to a platform bed and ditch the box spring and huge headboard/foot board, this is what you need. You can build this platform bed in just a day. Please note, these instructions are for a double/full size bed. If you want to build a platform bed for a twin, queen or king mattress, you can use the same instructions, but you'll need to scale them appropriately.
This angled leg bench works for a dining table or in an entryway. It can work with any style of home from modern to farmhouse!
This potting bench is perfect for garden-lovers and has secret hidden storage under the tabletop for soil or tools!
This front facing bookshelf or magazine rack allows the cover of a book to be seen instead of the spine. Perfect for small kids and toddlers!
Move your plants in, out, and all around with this rolling tiered plant stand.
This planter centerpiece can be filled seasonally and is a great way to add height and interest to your dining table.
How fun is this rainbow shelf?! The colors are great, and the shelves have a slight angle, giving it just a bit of visual interest!
This buffet table is perfect for the wall of a dining room!
This rolling cart can store boards, small wood scraps, and plywood! And it's on wheels for moving around your shop.
Kids will love using this learning tower to reach the kitchen counter! Bonus- it's two kiddos wide!
This dowel rod bookshelf is simple and sleek, perfect for books or toys.
This wooden shoe tower is perfect for organizing a small entryway.
This rolling workbench is the perfect place to use your Kreg jig - after you make it with your KReg jig of course!
This coffee table has beautiful clean lines and is a cinch to build thanks to the Kreg Jig.
This slim desk has a drawer and two shelves, perfect for work from home!
This dining table is light bright and beachy with an interesting angled base. All made with our Kreg Jig, of course!
This shower stool is a super simple build and the perfect place to sit or shave in the shower!
This slim rolling cart fits right in between your washer and dryer!
This nightstand is the perfect bedside table - and it has a drawer for hidden storage! Scared to build a drawer? Don't be with our easy hack!
If you have a scroll saw, consider building this rolling stand for it!
Have a lot of yard tools in your shed or garage? This simple wooden organizer will get the off the floor and organized, easily!
Love being outside? You'll love this simple to build rolling grill cart!
This modern step stool has clean lines. It's perfect for helping kids wash their hands or giving anyone an extra two steps up!
This cheeseboard is perfect for serving snacks at parties - and is easily customizable to fit exactly over your kitchen table or island.
Add drama to your bedroom with these gorgeous bedside tables with a drawer and a simple arched shape.
Our guest room had a very slim space for side tables. These floating arched side tables are the perfect fit and easy to put together!
This art table for kids has a built in spot for a roll of paper and craft supply storage!
Make these simple wooden risers to get your spice drawer organized!
Love playing darts? This wooden cabinet gives a dartboard a more high end look, plus has built in dart storage!
Get in the winter spirit with these DIY wooden snowflakes!
need a place to set your drink? This over the arm cupholder is a super quick and super useful build.
Merry Christmas! It's easy to hang stockings with care thanks to this wooden stocking holder.
Baby on the way? Flex your woodworking skills with this DIY modern wooden baby crib.
Love plants? You'll love how easy it is to build this wooden plant stand. The house shape gives it some whimsy, too!
This wooden stool is a really easy build, and perfect for a vanity or to rest your feet on.
This entryway closet system was a major upgrade from the single wire shelf here before it - and it was all assembled using our Kreg Jig!
This watch stand is super easy to build and is perfect for keeping accessories organized.
Have kids? They'll love this DIY balance beam!
Gotta put your feet up? This ottoman is the perfect place!
This baby crib was inspired by a Pottery Barn version that sells for $1,000! Make it for $250!
Bathing babies can be a pain in the back! This DIY wooden tub bench helps with that.
Turn any dresser into a changing table with this easy topper.
This modern, slim lined desk was super simple to assemble thanks to the Kreg Jig.
We use this rolling under bed storage for wrapping paper all year round.
A DIY mid century modern side table will add a beautiful aesthetic to your room and provide great functionality.
This DIY coastal console table is perfect for any bedroom, entryway or even behind a couch. Sturdy construction holds up well to heavy items like luggage, but also has an airy open feel when there's nothing on it. Customizable for color and height and the perfect project for you.
Make a safe space for your baby or toddler with this DIY baby playpen. Using sturdy construction, you'll create a customizable playpen to fit your needs. This playpen can be created bigger or can add two more sides if you aren't connecting it to a wall.
These shelf brackets are very sturdy and a great option if you want DIY brackets! We used 3 to hold up 1 10 foot shelf
This wooden Christmas tree stand is perfect for your holiday porch or to display collectables.
Give your Christmas tree a little height with this DIY wooden box stand.
Want to create a wooden tabletop from a variety of boards? Here is an easy way to use a Kreg Jig to make a a tabletop!
Have a toddler? They will love this climbing arch - that can be flipped to double as a rocker! The whole thing is strong thanks to Kreg pocket holes and wood glue.
This storage bench has a built in planter and trellis, for a perfect multipurpose outdoor furniture piece.
Need to store and display some small plants? This is a great scrap wood project that is perfect for any tabletop or even a windowsill!
This kid's workbench is a huge hit for toddlers and kiddos who love to bang toys! The cabinet underneath is our son's favorite part!
This vanity is removable and slides in to sit around an existing pedestal sink. It has pull out steps for a toddler or anyone who needs a boost!
This wooden shelf adds a massive amount of storage to any playroom or kid's play space.
Check out this fun tutorial for how to build a DIY whimsical tree shaped bookshelf using a Kreg Jig to connect the branches.
This shelf is perfect for getting cans of paint and stain organized and up off the garage floor.
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