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The last couple of times I used my k-4 jig, the pocket hole screws did not grip the wood enough to get a tight fit. It has happened more than once. any help in solving this problem. I am using select pine.

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Just a few questions and comments: What thickness is the pine? Using coarse or fine thread screws? Are you relying on the torque setting on your drill to stop the fastening? Using glue? Here are some things to keep in mind for soft woods: use coarse screws, make sure the cut is square, and when driving the screw do not rely on the clutch setting. Put the drill on slow speed and "listen for the squeak" of the pine as the screw tightens the joint. Try it on some scrap wood. Hope this helps.

I am using  1 by boards with no glue and I have tried both coarse and  fine threads with no clutch. I tried to stop the process before it tightens so I can inch it in but at times it will strip out . Thanks for your quick response.

Russ Bransford said:

Just a few questions and comments: What thickness is the pine? Using coarse or fine thread screws? Are you relying on the torque setting on your drill to stop the fastening? Using glue? Here are some things to keep in mind for soft woods: use coarse screws, make sure the cut is square, and when driving the screw do not rely on the clutch setting. Put the drill on slow speed and "listen for the squeak" of the pine as the screw tightens the joint. Try it on some scrap wood. Hope this helps.

I'm assuming your using the correct length screws.

Grab a #2 square head screwdriver & finish by hand tightening.

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