A Kreg Jig is a helpful tool to have around the house. But if you’re like me and don’t want to spend $100 on a piece of plastic with holes, try this method. Yes, you can make pocket holes without a Kreg Jig. All you need is a drill.
I used a 1/4 in. drill bit. You can buy a drill bit set with 10 pieces for around $5 at Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Drill two pilot holes holding the drill straight. This is an important step. The pilot holes will keep your drill bit from breaking off.
Go back to your pilot hole and as you drill start moving the drill downward. The drill will lay low and almost touch the wood.
All in all, this looks like a really handy method to save $100 on a kreg jig and just DIY. We would suggest grabbing two 2×4’s and practicing a few times with this method. Get the process learned and then apply it to your next project!