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Screw thread & Drawer Slides
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Making kitchen cabinets for the first time and having a blast.  Got the uppers done and mounted.  What a breeze with the Kreg system.  I have two questions (only one of 'em is specific to Kreg, but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by carol Dec 20, 2016.

 

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carol replied to Dave's discussion 'Screw thread & Drawer Slides'
"have to agree about using the fine screws; i would only use them in hardwoods. they're just not made for ply or soft woods. in my experience with drawer slides (having said my share of bad words while working with them), the front setback will…"
Dec 20, 2016
Trace Farthing replied to Dave's discussion 'Screw thread & Drawer Slides'
"FWIW, I agree with the Kreg CS. Also, I'd glue the joints. Oh, and most slides aren't very forgiving, especially regarding width and parallel. Good luck and enjoy!"
Dec 15, 2016
KregCS replied to Dave's discussion 'Screw thread & Drawer Slides'
"Dave,  I would not recommend using the 1" fine thread screws with your plywood material as these will strip out easily during assembly.  For this application I would use coarse threaded screws.  You will also need to make sure…"
Dec 15, 2016
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Screw thread & Drawer Slides

Making kitchen cabinets for the first time and having a blast.  Got the uppers done and mounted.  What a breeze with the Kreg system.  I have two questions (only one of 'em is specific to Kreg, but thought I'd ask the brain trust here)1.  Using high grade ply for the drawers (1/2") and only have fine thread 1" screws that came in the screw assortment pack I bought)  Can I use fine in ply?2. Drawer slides- Making drawers and I have the relief on the sides (1/2" for the slides).  Question is - Is…See More
Dec 15, 2016

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