Woodworkers probably have more tools (toys?) to choose from than any other hobby or craft. The range of jigs and tools designed for a specific need are mindboggling. They’re not cheap, either.
So, needless to say, I hummed and hawed about buying a pocket hole jig for close to a year. When I finally bought one, I wished I hadn’t waited so long.
I looked at several different pocket hole jigs, and decided on Kreg Tool’s K2000 model.
This model comes complete with everything you need to very easily and very quickly do pocket hole joinery.
This was the first time I’d ever attempted pocket hole joints, so to have the jig set up, and a cabinet face frame assembled in less than half an hour was very impressive.
Granted, pocket hole joinery is never going to replace the aesthetics of perfect dovetails or even finger / box joints, but for a solid, “behind the scenes” joint, it’s tough to beat.
And, while you don’t necessarily NEED a jig to create pocket holes, the Kreg K2000 lets you create the holes and joints extremely quickly and accurately. (And I need all the help I can get with the accuracy…)