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post #21 of 22 Old 05-31-2011, 03:05 PM
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Mike,
Once in a well respected woodworking magazine's survey about pocket screws, I once said, "Why would I want to build something that looked like it came from WalMart?"

OK, yesterday I attached a drawer front using pocket screw joints,

BUT

The drawer front is on the edge of a pull out router bit tray in my router table.

Also the screws themselves are rather handy. The screw is a clamping device and they have a REAL Robertson drive head. (Not a Philips / Robertson) I find myself using the screws as appropriate. The screws (1-1/4" Washer head) are great for attaching wood handles to 3/4" thick drawer fronts. And the washer head allows for easy handle alignment.

Use the right tool for the job.

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post #22 of 22 Old 05-31-2011, 05:03 PM
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Like just about everything else...pocket hole screws have their function and place...i've used them and like them....there is nothing inherently wrong with a pocket hole screw....it's a screw.......but I do agree that they should not be used to the exclusion of other forms of fine joinery......but if one is not interested in perfecting the other forms...then use pocket hole screws where it makes sense to do so....
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