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Old 01-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #1
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Do y'all use the screws from them ? Or can I use the deck screws I have ? I got a few 25 lbs box's of deck screws .
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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As long as they don't punch through the material, I've used drywall screws with little problem

That being said, the pocket screws make a much nicer finished product.. Sometimes that bugle head will split the material or not sit deep enough..

If I'm dumping a lot of money into lumber for something nice I'll use the recommended screws. If I'm just piecing something together I'll use whatever I have available
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:50 PM   #3
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I have used both with the same results.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:43 PM   #4
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Just make sure they are the right length, the way those kreg or any pocket hole screws sit are a little different but you should be fine.

As mentioned, if you are building something that's worth building I'd use pockethole screws. They aren't expensive when bought in bulk.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:47 PM   #5
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Do they work as good as clamps? I've got a table top mostly glued up, but I want to widen it just a little. I don't have the clamps needed for this, so was wondering if I could get by with glue and pocket hole screws on my 2 additional side boards. Please let me know
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:48 PM   #6
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And since I'm thinking about it. What if my table top has a little bow to it? Is that something that you typically just sand the heck out of and get it as flat as you can? It was my first attempt to make a table.
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #7
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I'm just piecing together a little island for the kitchen . I kissed the kreg screws till I ran out . Then went with my deck screws . They worked good . Just had to set the chuck on the drill so it would not sink them to deep past .the shoulder in the pocket .
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:55 PM   #8
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Do they work as good as clamps? I've got a table top mostly glued up, but I want to widen it just a little. I don't have the clamps needed for this, so was wondering if I could get by with glue and pocket hole screws on my 2 additional side boards. Please let me know


I don't see why that wouldn't work .
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:36 AM   #9
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The only problem that I've found with drywall screws is that you can over torque them and split the "pocketed" piece, like gumbl3 mentioned. The Kreg screw, being flat on the underside of the head seems to suck up the joint better, without splitting the wood.
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Old 01-18-2017, 10:44 AM   #10
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I had good luck with the deck screws . It helped that I was joining 2x4's. If it was 1/2 wood I would of used their screws. Heck I have 75 lbs of deck screws so I use them on everything. 50 lbs of 2 1/2 and 25 lbs of 1 5/8
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Old 01-19-2017, 08:58 AM   #11
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I think the flat top on the Kreg screws will give you a tighter fit.
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Old 01-19-2017, 01:04 PM   #12
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I think the flat top on the Kreg screws will give you a tighter fit.


You are right about that . I ended up using the deck screws on all the 2x4's . Worked good for that . Had to use the kreg screws on the 1/2 cedar .
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:37 AM   #13
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Y'all know any place to buy the screws in bulk and a good price ?
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:49 AM   #14
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How do you know when the Kreg screw is seated properly? That's the problem I was having.
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:17 PM   #15
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I have only used it for one project . What I did was set the chuck on my drill to like #4 . When I set a joint I watched it till the joint was tight . I think I ended up setting my chuck on #6 . I tried on a few scrap pieces of wood to make sure it I had it set light enough that I didn't drive the screw through the off side of the joint . But set heavy enough to tighten the joint .
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:18 PM   #16
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My first project with it .i will end up changing the table top out at some point .
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Looks good. My mom and wife like stuff like that.
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Old 01-20-2017, 12:53 PM   #18
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Looks good. My mom and wife like stuff like that.


Thanks ,My wife has been bugging me to build her some extra storage . Gave me an excuse to buy the kreg jig . Still got to adjust the hinges to get the doors so shut all the way .
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:17 AM   #19
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Which kreg jig did you get?
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Old 01-22-2017, 05:53 PM   #20
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I got the k3 . Will upgrade to the k4 later
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:47 PM   #21
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Default Kreg jig ?

I'm torn between the 4 and 5. I mean, the 5 is the "top of the line" right? So I should be good. That's at least what I'm telling myself. I may not use it enough to matter.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:09 PM   #22
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I wound up buying a 5 master kit. Looks pimp. Hopefully I'll get a chance in the next week or so to mess with it.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:13 PM   #23
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Y'all know any place to buy the screws in bulk and a good price ?
I buy them in bulk on Amazon
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:07 PM   #24
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There is a kit with 675 screws for about $25 on there
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:54 PM   #25
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I like that square shoulder on the pocket screws, ALOT!

As mentioned, if you are just putting stuff together, regular stuff should work but you have to be really careful in pine.


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Old 03-29-2017, 10:51 PM   #26
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You can use any screws that are the appropriate size!
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:56 AM   #27
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Tasty looking!
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Old 03-30-2017, 01:02 PM   #28
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Nice finished product!
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