Kreg has come out with new Multipurpose Project Blocks to help woodworkers better support their work, model KFS-Puck.
The new Kreg project blocks are puck-shaped work supports, with a twist – literally. Each is equipped with a retractable painting point that can be extended or retracted with a twist of the block.
The blocks can lift workpieces 1-1/2″ above the work surface, for tasks and applications such as finishing, routing, and sanding.
They each feature a grippy surface on both sides to prevent slipping.
Woodworking pucks and blocks like these are often used to elevate a workpiece for tasks where you need clearance below, such as for edge routing.
The 1-1/2″ lift height also allows for clamps to be placed on the underside of your work.
The painting points extend with a twist and lock in place. The smaller surface area of the points helps to prevent sticking.
Unlike other woodworking support pucks, the Kreg Multipurpose Project Blocks provide 2-in-1 functionality without the need for additional add-ons or accessories.
The pucks have a non-rolling hexagonal shape, and set of 4 can support up to 200 lbs.
Price: 4 for $19-20
There are a lot of different woodworking support block and painting elevator solutions out there these days.
It looks like the biggest selling point here is the quick conversion between work support blocks and painting/staining/finishing supports.
These look competitive for anyone looking to buy their first set of workbench pucks.
If wood-finishing is your primary goal, “Painter’s Pyramids” and similar work supports cost much less. For work support, I like Rockler Bench Cookies, especially as they can be accessorized as needed.