Kreg Tool Company KMA3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig

Kreg Tool Company KMA3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig

  • Hardened Steel Drill Guides ensure straight drilling
  • Dual Position 37mm (1-1/2-Inch), 66mm (2-1/2-Inch) Adjustable Fence requires no tools
  • Locating Pin lets you quickly reference the last hole drilled
  • Jig Extender allows you to connect multiple jigs together for high speed work
  • Standard 32mm Hole Spacing with 5 mm hole size
If you are looking to add shelf pin holes to an existing piece of furniture or building shelves from scratch, the Kreg Shelf Pin Jig is the perfect tool for the job. Unlike other shelf pin guides, the Shelf Pin Jig features hardened steel drill guides which ensure precise, straight drilling and a dual position adjustable fence for custom hole placement. There is drill bit storage built in to back of the jig.

List Price: $ 34.99 Price: $ 34.00

3 Responses to Kreg Tool Company KMA3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig

  1. GetOffMyInternet! says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good value, May 5, 2017
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    For the price it’s a pretty good value. The drill bit doesn’t exactly produce chip free holes in melamine but they are acceptable. Some are perfect, many are not, though when all said and done it won’t be that noticeable.

    They have a 1/4″ version and say that you can use a 1/4″ bit in this one however be advised that the spacing for the two jigs is not the same – this one is 33mm or 66mm and the other is 1″ or 2″. I got this one because not only is it cheaper but if I decided I wanted to use 1/4″ shelf pins I could always use a standard 1/4″ bit because that is the size of the drill guides, whereas if I got the 1/4″ jig, I’d have to buy the special reducing bit to make 5mm system holes.

    One thing I noticed when about to use it was that it didn’t sit quite flat and that was because the injection molding points on the back weren’t flush, so I had to trim them with a razor blade but not a big deal.

    It is a bit more time consuming because you can only drill five holes at a time. Although you can hook multiple jigs together that makes it less cost effective. I didn’t mind this as I’m only building a few cabinets for myself as a hobby.

  2. Kindle Customer says:
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Kreg is a good brand, March 18, 2016
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    I use this at the job site. I drill my pin holes before assembly. Sometimes I may need to add more pinholes. Sometimes I may need to put a shelf where the plans didn’t call for a shelf. This is a very convenient product. It’s small enough to fit in most places. It’s has a very sturdy build. The bit storage in the back is very convenient. You can keep everything associated with this product in one place. In many cases you will need a clamp to hold it in place. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this as your go to device to drill your shelf pin holes prior to assembly in your shop. There are better options that would save you time and money. But, if you are looking for that tool that doesn’t take up much space (it’s fits in a tool organizer ), has a good design and is very convenient to use at the job site, then this is a good option.
  3. Anonymous says:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very satisfied, but with a couple suggestions., March 9, 2018
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    This was money well spent in terms of being easy to use, saving time, and achieving accurate placement of the shelf pin holes. Today was my first day using this jig and based on this limited use, I have a couple suggestions. I was drilling holes the length of 6′ side pieces. When using the locating pin, make certain that the pin is firmly pushed down and securely seated into the reference hole. The first couple times I used the locating pin I didn’t insert it all the way, so that allowed a little play or movement of the jig, which resulted in very small errors in the placement of the next holes, errors that eventually added up to an unacceptable misalignment of the holes in the two columns. But, making certain that the locating pin is well seated, eliminated this problem. Nevertheless, it’s a good ideal to periodically use a square to check that the columns are in alignment. As the instructions point out, proper placement of the top hole in each column is essential. I have only one criticism of the product and that is regarding the design of the locating pin. Because the locating pin fits very tightly when inserted to full depth, which it should be, I found it was necessary to use pliers to grip the locating pin to apply the force necessary to fully insert the pin, and to extract it from the hole. I would suggest a modification to the locating pin. For example, to have a hole drilled perpendicular to and through the top of the locating pin shaft, such that a small rod could be inserted through the hole to provide a simple handle that would make it easier to twist the pin into the hole and to pull it out also, eliminating the need for using pliers. Maybe other people have stronger hands and seating and extracting the locating pin is not a problem. But it is for me. That’s why I gave this item only 4 stars. The other observation I would make is that roughly half the time is spent moving the jig to the next position and the other half doing the drilling of the holes. Since I will be doing a lot of this, I have ordered a second jig, which can be locked together with the first to enable me to drill twice the number of holes after each placement. If you’re doing a lot of these, I think the second jig would be a good investment, and you get a second drill bit to have on hand. All in all, yes, I definitely would recommend the well thought out, solidly constructed, jig.

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