Recently Kreg introduced this quick-change bit set for use with its pocket screw jigs. Personally I’ve never understood why these quick-change kits are so popular, especially with key-less chucks becoming so commonplace, but if you’re a fan, now you can quickly switch between drilling pocket holes to screwing boards together.
Kreg gives both the drill bit and the driver 3/8″ hex shanks that snap into their quick-change chuck. One supposed advantage of the hex-shanked drill bit is that it won’t slip like a round-shanked bit can — but is slippage really a problem in this size bit with modern chucks?
The kit includes their pocket hole bit, a 6″ #2 square driver, the quick-change chuck, depth collar, and Allen wrench. If you already own a Kreg bit and driver and they work well for you, there’s probably no reason to spend the $30 for this kit until you need a replacement — unless the five seconds it takes to un-chuck the drill bit and chuck the driver is too long for you.