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#1 posted 03-05-2021 06:22 AM

One of the issues I have with Kreg screws is the hardwood versus softwood options. I ll admit I fell for it at first and bought both, but is it really necessary?

- Rich

I personally only get the softwood screws, as when I am using my Kreg its on pine or poplar, etc. If I am making something out of bubinga or some other exotic I probably won’t be using pocketholes lol.


I am in similar boat. Pocket holes joinery has it uses and is a good addition to any arsenal of woodworking tools.

Personally, I stock a couple different sizes. Will test different depths and screw lengths in scrap pieces of the material if needed for the more peculiar thickness joining.

Has worked out well. Aside from the one time a 1 1/2” screw snuck in my box of 1” screws. And I didn’t catch it until I zipped it through the face of the board. Whoops. Lol.

- Wood_Scraps

Exactly. I have several sizes that are common for different tasks. Keep them stocked up. Hate having to go out.

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