Kreg Tool release a whole lineup of new products in March 2022, including new joinery and cutting solutions. This post explains each of the new products and gives a quick overview on how each is used!
On March 14, 2022, Kreg Tool released a whole suite of new products in their joining, cutting and cabinet solutions lines.
As long time partners of theirs, we were fortunate enough to be sent a package filled with each of the new tools early. We’ve had a little time to check them out and wanted to share with you each of the new features.
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Here’s a quick initial breakdown of each of the new Kreg products and how they are used. Hope you are drawn to some of these new products and can’t wait to get them in your shops!
Review of new 2022 Kreg Tool products
We can’t wait to dive into using these tools on a regular basis, but we wanted to make sure to give you our initial review and explanation of each of the new Kreg Tool products so you can see them in action.
New Kreg Tool joinery products
Here are the new joinery products that Kreg introduced in March 2022 and how you can use them:
Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL Review
The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL is used for drilling pocket holes in 2×4 and 4×4 boards. That means it can be adjusted to work with 1 1/2″ thick material and 3 1/2″ thick material.
Previously, the biggest pocket holes you could drill were in 2×4 material, and that was maxing out the capabilities of the Kreg 720 and 520 jigs. The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL is specifically made for building big, heavy-duty projects.
The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL works the same way as the Kreg 320 jig, in that it is clamped onto a board using a separate clamp. It is not a standalone system with a built-in clamp.
To use the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL, you set the thickness of your material (either 1 1/2″ or 3 1/2″) on both the jig itself and the drill bit stop collar.
Then, you place the jig on the end of the board and clamp it on. With the jig in place, you drill your pocket holes in the same way as with any other jig.
Also like the Kreg 320 Jig, you can twist the two drill guides apart if you want to only drill one pocket hole or don’t have space to clamp on the entire jig.
The Kreg Pocket Hole Jig XL also requires new 4″ long pocket hole screws for 4×4 boards, which are just massive.
Do you ever worry about drilling holes straight with just a drill? If you don’t have a drill press, it’s difficult to drill perfectly straight holes.
The Kreg Drilling Guide helps you to drill straight, accurate holes without that drill press.
The Kreg Drilling Guide has their anti-slip pad on the bottom, and you place it on your board where you want to drill your hole. It also has pre-notched indents for 1/2″ and 3/4″ thick material.
With the Kreg Drilling Guide in place, you gain about an inch of guide to help ensure your drill bit is driving into the wood straight.
The Kreg Drilling Guide has holes for 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ and 1/2″. This keeps those drill bit sizes perfectly in line when drilling into wood.
The Kreg 90 degree Pocket Hole Driver is a god-send for driving pocket hole screws in hard to reach places.
At a small size, the Kreg 90 degree Pocket Hole Driver also has a good amount of a hand hold to help guide the driver when driving the pocket hole screws into place.
We’ve gotten to use this quite a bit already and it works so well. When assembling dresser cubbies and drawer boxes, the Kreg 90 degree Pocket Hole Driver was crucial in tight places where a drill couldn’t fit.
Kreg Quick Flip Review
The Kreg Quick Flip is a super cool little tool for quickly and easily alternating between pre-drilling regular holes and driving in screws.
The Kreg Quick Flip is not for drilling pocket holes, rather for use to drill regular, straight holes.
Basically, the main use of the Kreg Quick Flip is to not have to be switching out a drill bit and driver on a single drill, or using two drills. The Kreg Quick Flip has a ring that is pulled back to loosen the double-sided bit to switch back and forth.
The Kreg Quick Flip is a great tool to have in your tool box when you’re working on a project that requires a lot of switching back and forth from drill bits to drivers.
New Kreg Tool cutting solutions
Here are the new cutting products that Kreg introduced in March 2022 and how you can use them:
Kreg Panel Carrier Review
If you have ever carried a full sheet of plywood by yourself, you know that it is extremely difficult to do. Plywood is hard to transport and the Kreg Panel Carrier makes it a lot easier.
The Kreg Panel Carrier allows you to confidently carry full-size sheets of plywood with a solid, strong grip.
The Kreg Panel Carrier works by placing the two sides of the clamp on the edge of a plywood board. Then, it automatically adjusts to the thickness of the wood when you lift up on the handle.
The pressure created by this force squeezes the two clamp sides together where their GripMaxx pads hold onto the board.
Now, anyone can carry a large piece of plywood alone with a lot more easy and you don’t have to reach around to both sides.
Kreg’s Multi-Purpose Project Blocks are nifty little hexagon-shaped blocks that twist to reveal small points to set a workpiece on, no matter what you’re doing.
Whether you’re staining or painting a board, or you’re sanding, routing, drilling or cutting a board, the Kreg Multi-Purpose Blocks keep the board elevated and steady while you work.
These are great if you’re staining two sides of a board and want to minimize the amount of the board that is in contact with what it’s resting on.
Also, considering the Kreg Multi-Purpose Blocks are really small, they can hold up to 200 pounds with no issues.
New Kreg Tool cabinet solutions
Here are the new cabinet making products that Kreg introduced in March 2022 and how you can use them:
The Kreg Cabinet Door Mounting Jig attaches directly to the base of the cabinet body and then uses micro adjustments to help hold your cabinet door in place with no issues.
With the jig holding the door in place, that gives you a sturdy hand to drill the hinges of the cabinet door into place.
Kreg Shelf Pin Jig 5MM Review
The Kreg Shelf Pin Jig 5mm is an upgrade from their old shelf pin jig with new upgrades. Thanks to the Kreg Shelf Pin Jig, it is simple to create shelf pin holes with precision in your next project!
The Kreg Shelf Pin Jig allows you to make perfectly spaced holes in a bookshelf or cabinet to allow for adjustable shelves.
Included is the jig, drill bit, depth collar and 5MM shelf pins, which you can also buy more of additionally.
Interested in the Kreg Jig? Click here to read our full Kreg Jig review and to see all of our Kreg Jig projects.
New to the Kreg Jig? Here is a step by step guide on how to use a Kreg Jig!