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post #1 of 12 Old 08-19-2009, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Kreg Holes

Does anyone else use non Kreg screws in the pocket holes?

For a construction project I was using 3" dry wall screws in the Kreg pocket holes.

Use the right tool for the job.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-20-2009, 10:00 AM
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Kreg advise wafer head screws. Fine thread for hard wood, coarse for soft wood.

I just bought some Robertson square drive wafer heads with very sharp points. For hard wood I would drill a pilot hole.

Had no problems.
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No, but that said, I use mine for cabinetry and furniture. I imagine if I was using it in construction, I would go your route. Usually when doing construction, I just get the screw going strait in then tilt the whole thing before it gets dug in. Toe-nailing essentially. On soft pine the screw usually counters itself.
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Rich,
The only thing I would be careful of if using drywall screws is the tapered head would have more of a tendency to split the wood when cinching it down, as opposed to the flat washered head of the kreg or similar screws.
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My local supplier sells a brand that has the same strenght and sizes, but for a much cheaper price. I can get 10#(about 3,000 screws) for $18. These are the hi-lo screws and get used for both soft and hard wood.

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Has anyone on this board kicked themselves for not coming up with that invention your self....boy I have!!

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Has anyone on this board kicked themselves for not coming up with that invention your self....boy I have!!


I was showing my K3 to a buddy of mine the other day and I said the exact same thing, wish I had thought about that.
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I was showing my K3 to a buddy of mine the other day and I said the exact same thing, wish I had thought about that.
Nate do I see a AR-15 in your avatar?

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Nate do I see a AR-15 in your avatar?


Nope that is Milwaukee tools new Tack driver............
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Nope that is Milwaukee tools new Tack driver............
Wooww...you know the picture of the old hag and princess...the trick on your eyes drawing? That is the only way I can see your avatar...all I see is a M-16 or AR-15

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I know, just an ole saying, "that rifle is a tack driver"...........
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i know, just an ole saying, "that rifle is a tack driver"...........
lol..

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