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maxyedor

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#1 posted 12-10-2018 05:33 PM

I had lots of pocket screw issues before I switched from an impact driver to a drill with the torque limit set correctly. I just picked up a Milwaukee m12 screw-gun for $50something at HD and it’s sweet for applications like this.

Hard to tell just how bad the damage is without seeing it, but you can do a couple of things to fix it. First, if the panels are glued in place, remove the screws and replace with either slightly shorter ones or grind the tips off so that they no longer poke through. If you can, plane off the edge banding, use a screw small enough to not protrude into the edge banding and then re-band the dresser. I don’t like using a pocket screw going toward edge banding for this reason, the banding is such a tiny sliver of wood that things get super dicey.

As for the 32nd of an inch offset, sand or plane that down to flush and nobody will ever know.


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