Kreg Foreman Professional-Grade Pocket-Hole Machine Preview

Professional Pocket-Holes at Affordable Price

I’ve been using Kreg jigs for years because they work so well and allow me to build very strong furniture / joinery in a fraction of the time more traditional joints take. The announcement recently that Kreg Tool is introducing a professional grade pocket-hole machine at an affordable price is exciting for anyone that spends time in the wood shop. Learn more below from their recent press release.

The all new Foreman from Kreg Tool Company makes high-speed pocket-hole production available to everyone by offering the features of a professional-grade pocket-hole machine at a consumer-friendly price.

Kreg Tool Company, a leading manufacturer of tools and accessories for woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers, is proud to announce the launch of the Foreman Professional-Grade Pocket-Hole Machine (Item# DB210). This innovative new machine offers the features of Kreg professional-quality machines at a consumer-friendly price, which allows users to create perfect pocket holes twice as fast as using a standard pocket-hole jig—with half the effort.

Kreg Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine

The all-new Foreman offers features previously available only on Kreg industrial pocket-hole machines, such as a built-in 110-volt electric motor, single-handle control, and an adjustable fence system. At a price of only $399.99 (U.S.), though, the Foreman sells for less than half the price of its predecessor, making it easy to afford for a wide range of users including woodworkers, cabinet shops, contractors, and dedicated do-it-yourselfers.

This dramatic increase in speed and reduction in effort is possible thanks to the Foreman’s simple three-step operation:

3-step process
The Foreman also offers unprecedented versatility. It works with materials from 1/2″- to 11/2″-thick, and it’s the first Kreg pocket-hole machine that can create all three types of Kreg pocket holes: Standard, Micro-Pocket™, and HD (Heavy Duty). The Foreman comes with the Standard bit. The Micro and HD are available separately. Thanks to a quick-change chuck on the drill motor, swapping bits is easy.

Working with large boards and panels is easy with the Foreman, too, thanks to its large 14″ x 231/2″ cast-aluminum table. The table, along with a sturdy molded base, also keeps the weight of the Foreman down to about 20 pounds. That makes it perfect for use in the shop, around the house, and on the job site. Built-in storage keeps bits and accessories close at hand.
Combine all of these great features, and you have the all-new Kreg Foreman—the versatile, affordable solution for high-speed pocket-hole construction.

The Kreg Foreman will be available starting August 1, 2014 for $399.99 (U.S.).

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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