Tuesday Tool Tip: How do I know which type of Kreg screw to use when joining 1/2"-thick material? // Yesterday we had a customer express confusion regarding our screw chart. He didn't know whether to use 3/4" or 1" Kreg screws when working with 1/2"-thick material. So, we've created a Tool Tip that explains the difference: If you're joining 1/2"-thick material to 1/2"-thick material, use a 3/4" screw. If you're joining 1/2"-thick material to material that is thicker than 1/2", use a 1"…
The chart below shows which screw and setting you should choose based on your material thickness. By choosing the correct Kreg screw and Kreg Jig setting, you will drill perfect pocket holes every time, ensuring project success.
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".
At first glance, a Kreg Screw might not look much different from other wood screws. But don’t be fooled: There’s a lot of serious engineering built into them. Compare a Kreg® Screw to an ordinary wood screw or a drywall screw (which many use as a general-purpose screw for building), and you can see that the Kreg Screw has unique features that those other screws don’t. Every one of those features is there to ensure that you get the best results possible.