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screws not tightening
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S May 22.

 

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Glen S replied to tim zuba's discussion 'screws not tightening'
"I'm assuming your using the correct length screws. Grab a #2 square head screwdriver & finish by hand tightening."
May 22
tim zuba replied to tim zuba's discussion 'screws not tightening'
"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."
May 20
Russ Bransford replied to tim zuba's discussion 'screws not tightening'
"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…"
May 20
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screws not tightening

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.See More
May 19

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