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Cool Blue Screws
on 23 July 2014
Kreg Pocket Hole Screws work well with the Kreg Pocket hole Jig system.
This system uses a jig for drilling a pilot hole and a clearance hole in material to be joined, possibly at the same time.
Having pre drilled your pocket holes and with clamps holding pieces together while they're joined makes for strong joints with the minimum of cutting and often strong enough without being glued.
There are two types of screw head; pan head or washer head.
Both have a proprietary square driver socket.
There are two types of thread; coarse and fine, which work better in different materials,.
Fine thread for hardwoods with close grain and coarse thread for wide grain soft woods and chipboards.
There is a good starter selection here which goes well with the Kreg jig systems supplementing the sample selection of screws you get with the K4 or K5 kits.
If buying as a present the Screw kit would go well with either jig kit.
If buying screws for a planned project you might be better buying the right size[s] in bulk.
The screw length required depends upon the thickness of the materials to be joined. This set has a reasonable selection but lacks any 2 inch screws which you get as samples with a K4 or K5 system.
One other reviewer refers to this.
There are more 1 and 1/4 inch screws in the set because I suppose 18mm stock is quite common for book cases and shelves etc.
The Blue Kote screws included for external use are very distinctive and decorative considering they're not meant to be seen.