Kreg 256272 Drill Jig UK Review
In this article we do a review, of the very popular Kreg 256272 Jig. This is a very high quality jig used mainly for "pocket hole joinery." The Kreg brand are very well know for putting together highly effective woodworking systems. This 256272 model is one of their best selling models.
Buyers rate this model very highly at 4.9 out of 5 stars, and it doesn't really get much better than that. With an average price of just under £70, we also think this represents, very good value for money. One thing is certain, this jig makes woodworking joints, a great deal easier, and a lot more secure.
How Buyers Rate the Kreg 256272 Jig
It is always good to see how buyers rate their tools. We have broken down the ratings, based on a 5 star rating system, with 5 being the highest score and 1 being the lowest score. Underneath we have shown this in a percentage breakdown. That makes things easier to see.
As you can now see from this all buyers rate this jig very highly indeed. Almost 9 out of every 10 buyers give this the full 5 star treatment. 100% rate it 4 stars or higher, and there are no bad reviews at all. This information is based on the opinions of over 75 real life buyers.
You will not see that kind of rating with many tools.
What Buyers Said About the Kreg 256272 Jig
We know that buyers rate this highly, and we know the average price is around £70. Now let's have a look at what they actually say. We have found the easiest way to do this, is to summarise the Pros and Cons in a table. With such high ratings there will not be any cons as such, but we have included any slight issues, as identified by the buyers.
- Once you figure it out, very easy to use
- Will save you hours of time
- Makes the neatest joints
- Great if you like pocket holing
- The square design on the driver head ensures there is no slipping
- Does take a while to get used to the settings
- Kicks out a lot of sawdust
- Expensive but really well made
Kreg 256272 Jig Specification
I like my technical information, so I have included the actual specification just below:
- The drill guide can be quickly removed for bench use or to take with you on a job
- The guide is made from hardened steel
- 1/8" (3.2 mm) settings for materials from 12.7-38.1 mm (1/2 inch-1-1/2 inch) thick
- Can be attached to a work bench
- Measures 24 x 30 x 10 cm
- Weighs 2 Kg
- Comes with a spacer block
- Has a stepped drill bit
- 6" square driver
- Starter plug and screw set ( 10 of each size)
- Quick start guide
- Carrying case
- DVD guide
How To Use a Kreg Jig
My Verdict on the Kreg Jig Model 256272
I have no hesitation in recommending this jig. All buyers really like this jig, and it is an excellent product that does exactly what it is supposed to do. My only objection is the price. At around £70, this is certainly not a cheap tool.
That said for doing pocket holes, this will save you lots of time. This is especially true if you are drilling similar thicknesses of wood all the time.
It is however excellent quality and will save you hours of time. You can use this with any screws, but clearly the manufacturer are going to recommend their own. Those are also not that cheap, but they work wonderfully well with this jig.
The screws I have shown above are from Kreg and they cost around £28-30 for about 675 pieces. These are high quality screws and suitable to use with their jigs.