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Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

The most important part of choosing the right screw for your application is selecting the correct screw length. We suggest using the screw lengths shown above when joining alike material thicknesses, such as 3/4" to 3/4".


Kreg pocket-hole screws are available in coarse-thread and fine-thread. Which you should choose depends on the type of wood you are using. Pictured above is a quick guide.


Kreg Tool Tip: Working with Different Board Thicknesses | When joining boards of two different thicknesses edge-to-edge or end-to-edge, set your Kreg Jig® according to the thickness of the thinner board. The picture shows a ½"-thick board and ¾"-thick board that were joined with pocket holes. As you can see, the Kreg Jig® was set for ½"-thick material, the thinner board. We've also included a helpful chart that shows which Kreg Jig® setting and screw length to use based on material…