Kreg’s round-washer head pocket hole screws offer slightly more bearing area beneath the head than the industry standard pan head design. This can be important when working with soft materials such as pine, cedar, or basswood. All three thread styles have self-drilling auger points which help reduce gapping due to chips at the joint. Imported. Unthreaded Length 11/16"
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 this 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 |