Hi There fellow pocket holers,
I am working with 1 3/8" (35mm) hardwood (oak) stock.
The Kreg Owners Manual says (or rather implies) that I should be using fine thread screws at 2" (51mm) length.
Problem is I cannot find these to buy anywhere.
So I am wondering -
Does Kreg make them in the first instance?
What might be a suitable alternative?
Response from Kreg directly would be appreciated also.
I came across this on-line response from Kreg:
"Why is there not a fine-thread screw longer than 1-1/2"?
We do not offer a fine-thread screw longer than 11/2" due to the fact that fine-thread screws have a smaller diameter and have the tendency to break off in harder woods. If you are working with hardwoods thicker than 11/2", you can set your jig up for 3/4" and use the 11/2" fine-thread screw. This will give you almost 1" into the mating piece, creating a strong joint."