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1goldsniper

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07-30-2018 10:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: button head wood plugs

I have 1/2” holes . And need to plug with button head plugs.
The store has 1/2” plugs ( home depot) but they are for 3/8” holes For 1/2” do I have to order 5/8”
Some websites say 5/8 ” plugs are for 5/8” hole.
I figured some one here has this already figured out. ‘


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#1 posted 07-30-2018 10:22 PM

I believe the 1/2” plug button is the shank size of the plug – not the head.
drill some holes in a piece of wood, mark what size they are,
go to HD and compare the size plug to the hole you are using.
then you will know first hand what size buttons you need.

from the Rockler FAQ:
When they say 1/2” buttons, is the shaft diameter 1/2”?
BEST ANSWER: I used a 1/2 inch Forstner drill bit and the buttons fit perfectly.
They actually had to be tapped lightly to be seated.
so yes, the 1/2” button fits the 1/2” hole. the button head is a bit larger.

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