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post #21 of 23 Old 06-09-2013, 09:23 PM
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If you don't have the jig, you can do two drills per hole on a drill press. Set your drill press table 15 degrees off the 90 of the bit. You want to be sure you set your depth so that you don't drill through the adjoining stock. Drill your original hole for the shank of the screw and redrill the top part of the hold with a bit that fits the head. You set that depth where you want the screw head to seat.

For those who have a Kregg jig, you may check out my degree off from the bit center line. I think it's 15 degrees, but I could be way off.

Edit: You will have to set up a fence on the drill press table to keep the target boards from sliding off.

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post #22 of 23 Old 06-09-2013, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cabinetman View Post
Good pocket screws?

WOW. I saw that one coming a mile away. You have made it perfectly clear that you don't like pocket hole joinery. We got it. We get it. Your point has been made.

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post #23 of 23 Old 06-09-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ifishwhenican View Post
I'd like to find a place to buy good pocket screws in bulk. I've used Kreg and to be honest I snap the heads off of 1 in 10 and it is annoying as anything. They also don't make anything fine threaded over 2". I'd love your advice as to where else to look and what brand you like. THANKS!
If you are breaking Kregg screws you are over torquing them them. I know you said you are putting them in 100 year old barn wood, but honestly that doesn't mean anything. Just for the heck of it, I just ran the same Kregg fine thread screw into a oak post from a 150 year old barn 50 times and it didn't break. Also, I have never broken a Kregg screw.

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