If you often break Pocket Hole Screws, solve your problems once and for all with these #8 Self-Drilling Pan head screws we specially designed for pocket hole construction. For years we’ve offered coarse-thread pocket hole screws for use in softwoods, and fine-thread pocket hole screws for use in hardwoods. Now you can use the same screw for both hardwoods and softwoods - the Super Eight pocket hole screw! Significantly stronger than #6 fine thread screws with deep threads for super holding power. Made in China/Taiwan. #2 Square Recess. Unthreaded Length 1/2"
Pocket Hole Joinery: What You Need to
Pocket hole joinery is popular because it is a fast, strong, easily adaptable, precise method of assembly. Joints are as strong as mortise & tenon joints and can be made in a fraction of the time. Award-Winning Kreg Jigs use a 3/8” counterbore bit with an 11/64” pilot to drill a 15° angle into the first piece. With the joint tightly clamped, a special self-drilling pocket hole screw is placed in the pocket and driven tight to complete the joint.
Pocket Hole screws feature an auger point to prevent raising a chip between the two parts during assembly, ensuring a tight joint. A large pan head with a #2 Square Recess and extended unthreaded shank enable a pocket hole screw to draw the two members of the joint tight.
|Material Thickness ||Use Screw Length |
|1/2”, 5/8” ||1” |
|3/4” ||1-1/4” |
|7/8” to 1-1/8” ||1-1/2” |
|1-1/4” to 1-3/8” ||2” |
|1-1/2” up ||2-5/8” |
|Thread ||Type Material |
|Fine ||“Hard” woods: Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut |
|Coarse ||“Soft” woods: Pine,Fir, Poplar, Cedar; Manmades: MDF, OSB, Particle Board |