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Discovered a whole new way of building furnitureFurniture being quite expensive, I decided to start building my own. After a lot of research, I realized that have a Kreg Jig was a mustThese screws are great. They grip and pull the wood together, even those that are slight warped. Far superior to standard wood screws. I used these jig screws for every join on the table in the include picture. Check it out!
Product description This 2-1/2″ coarse thread, #2 square drive washer head screw works well in 1-1/2″ thick material. The washer head of this screw is our most popular head style as the wide bearing surface of the head will not overdrive in the bottom of the pocket. This is especially important in softer material such as plywoods and composites. The screw also features a type 17 auger tip that self-taps its’ own hole, eliminating the need to predrill in even the hardest materials. Amazon.com Kreg 2-1/2-inch #8 Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Hole Screws work well in 1-1/2-inch thick material. The washer head of this screw is a very popular head style, as the wide bearing surface of the head will not overdrive in the bottom of the pocket. This is especially important in softer material such as plywoods and composites. The screw also features a type 17 auger tip that self-taps its own hole, eliminating the need to predrill in even the hardest materials. Kreg screws also have larger diameter steel shanks than many other screws on the market today making for an impressively strong screw that is almost impossible to break. These screws have a bronze-colored finish and a dry-lubricant coating that eases driving torque and provides greater rust resistance. See all Product description
Kreg SML-C250-250 2-1/2-Inch #8 Coarse Washer-Head Pocket Hole Screws, 250-Pack Review
Screws came in the newer resealable Kreg plastic box not the cardboard box pictured. They were genuine Kreg screws. They work well. Easy to drive. They have square heads and do not come with a free bit like some other screws so just make sure you already have a square bit. Personally I find the square heads to a massive improvement over Philips and flat head screws, they strip far less often. Still not quite as good a torx (star) head screws if you ask me. I use these screws with my pocket hole jig almost exclusively (great item from Kreg) however they could easily be used for any application. I prefer torx screws as I have still managed to scrip a few of these running them in at awkward angle into hard wood with an impact driver. Quality screws however they are a bit more expensive than comparable items. If Kreg screws are what you want, buy them. If you just want self tapping wood screws you can find equally good screws for less from other brands. -Read Reviews-
250 #8 coarse washer-head pocket hole screws
Maxi-Loc washer heads; larger threads provide maximum holding power
Great for softer materials like pine, plywood, particle board, MDF and melamine
Washer head seats flush in the bottom of the pocket, eliminating pull through
2-1/2-inch screw for joining 1-1/2-inch stock
As a cabinetmaker you seem to have to either love pocket hole joinery, or hate it! However, as a woodworker making a few cabinets I had mixed feelings. Anyway I decided to take the plunge in a small way, and bought a “Kreg Mini Jig Kit MINI JIG KIT” just to try it out!The kit has not been used yet. The screws however are another matter entirely!!!Do yourself a favor and try the Kreg screws, you will get rid of those drywall screws pronto, or at least relegate them to their proper second place role. These screws cut their own pilot hole and have a reduced shank, so if you select the correct length, they allow the top board to pull down tight without your having to drill a clearance hole. Plus having a washer head means no splitting of your wood. BTW – the pilot drill from the kit, though it has never been used to drill a pocket hole to make a joint, has had lots of use as a countersink, it has a wonderful depth guide and is of course perfectly sized for the screws. Warning, this pilot drill gives new meaning to the term “razor sharp” – even the flutes will slice the onwary, don’t ask me how I know this!!!