Last time I purchased Kreg Pocket hole screws, I noticed that instead of the old clamshell packaging, the screws came in a nice reusable box. It seems like Kreg had something up their sleeve (or in their pocket), because a few days ago I saw a Kreg post on instagram that announced their new Screw Organizer.
The Kreg Screw Organizer holds up to 14 of their new 30, 50, 100, 125, and shallow 250 count screw boxes. It’ll also hold their new large and small hardware containers. All of the boxes have tabs on the bottom which fit into recesses in the screw organizer, helping to keep them in place.
The organizer measures 18″ wide by 15.25″ wide by 2.5″ deep. The transparent top lets you see the contents of the individual boxes and closes securely with two heavy duty clasps. The Screw Organizer also stacks on their new Kreg System Organizer, a deeper organizer meant for holding pocket hole drilling jigs and accessories.
The large and small hardware containers are sold separately. The large container measures 4.25″ wide by 6.25″ by 1.875″ deep, and the small container measures 3″ wide by 4.25″ tall by 1.875″ deep. Both containers have locking lids and will stack on top of one another. The lids have dry erase surfaces for easy and changeable labeling.
Kreg is listing their Screw Organizer for $25 without any hardware containers. The large containers are sold in packs of (4) for $9 and the small containers are also sold in packs of (4) for $7. Right now the Kreg store is the only place I can find these storage solutions and it’ll cost you $8 just to ship the organizer alone.
- Screw Organizer: KTC25
- Hardware Containers: KKS-S, KKS-L
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I like the new boxes that Kreg sells their screws in. To start, they are much more secure than the old clam shell packaging. You don’t have to worry about dumping screws over the floor if you knock the package off your bench.
They are also reusable. Once you’ve emptied the package, you can take off the label and use it to store other hardware. As a bonus, it doesn’t seem as if Kreg has increased the price of their hardware for the new packaging.
At first I couldn’t understand why they would spend the extra money on packaging, but now that they released their Screw Organizer, it makes complete sense. You don’t have to buy special boxes and transfer your hardware, you can just drop the box you bought at the store right into the organizer and it’s secure.
What I’m a little put off by is the initial pricing, for $25 they should at least throw in a pack of the small and large containers. It seems out of line with a similar types containers like the Stanley or even the Milwaukee organizers, which come with their own bins.