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Solid wood plugs too short?
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I just got 2 boxes of 50ct pine wood plugs. Working on 2x6's (with 2 1/2" screws on 1 1/2" settings), it seems my plug go into the pocket holes deeper than they should, by almost 1/4".To prevent…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Feb 9.

 

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Glen S replied to Doc JL's discussion 'Solid wood plugs too short?'
"Use your regular wood glue on all but a little bit of the plug. Use CA glue with accelerator on the last little bit. The CA will set almost instantly as you know helping to keep the plug from going in too deep."
Feb 9
KregCS replied to Doc JL's discussion 'Solid wood plugs too short?'
"Doc,  The pocket hole plugs are designed to be use in material that ranges from 3/4"-11/4" thick.  This is the reason that with 1 1/2" material your plugs are sitting below the surface.  As Ken described below, you can…"
Jan 15
Ken Darga replied to Doc JL's discussion 'Solid wood plugs too short?'
"I wouldn't push them in until it "bottoms out"---it's not necessary. It's intended as a "plug", as the name implies, to close the hole.   Just push the plug in---leave enough material extending above the…"
Jan 15
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Solid wood plugs too short?

I just got 2 boxes of 50ct pine wood plugs. Working on 2x6's (with 2 1/2" screws on 1 1/2" settings), it seems my plug go into the pocket holes deeper than they should, by almost 1/4".To prevent that, I need to insert a "starter" plug so the actual plug don't end up recessed.I've searched Google for this issue to no avail. only getting references of the opposite issue (plug not going all the way in), which would not be such an issue for me.See More
Jan 15
Doc JL replied to Marcus Blacklow's discussion 'Problem with Automaxx'
"I have the 90 degree automax, and recently built a furniture, Using solid 2x6 pine, I am unable to clamp. Actually, I managed to clamp it only once using EXTREME force, only to destroy the pocket hole. My lumber is 1 5/8" thick as opposed to…"
Jan 15

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