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How many woodworkers here use pocket hole joinery?

  • Quite often

    Votes: 39 48.1%
  • Once in a while

    Votes: 25 30.9%
  • Seldom

    Votes: 10 12.3%
  • I wouldn't dare

    Votes: 7 8.6%
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I think the pocket screws are more useful.:laughing:

I use them for everything. Mostly face frames. Joining wooden countertops together instead of pull bolts. Attaching toe kicks to cabinets, making jigs and anytime I need a 90º joint that has only one side exposed. In combination with glue and biscuits it makes for a quick strong joint. I like'em. I'd like the get the Kreg Foreman pocket holer to speed things up. But $800 is a lot of ching.
 

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I use em all the time. I made my mother in law a couple of small bookshelves and used it throughout. Looking at them sitting on the floor they look fine but turn them upside down and they look like swiss cheese. Everything was joined together with carefully placed pocket screws.
 

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I use both the kreg and the trend jigs. Most recently i have started too use them on the concealled handrailing on my deckings.
Are you using Stainless Steel screws for the exterior work, where are you getting them?
 

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I use a brand of screws in SS called 'Turbo Ultra'. get them from Screwfix.com. They do virtually any fixing in SS.

The tops are a bit softer than ordinary steel and can burr over when driving. all are 'pozidrive' system.
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I hate pocket holes, I hate the look of them, I hate the setup, I hate that the parts are hard to line up. I think a biscuit joiner is the better tool--no exposed joinery method. Looking like Swiss cheese doesn't--for me--make fora professional look.

Just my humble opinion.

Nancy
 
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