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E M Hampton
  • Edmond, OK
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Driver Bit Issue
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Hello All. First of all, I am very pleased with all my Kreg equipment...except for one tiny annoyance. Does anyone else have problems with the square heads of the driver bits rounding off and (then…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luis Torcida Oct 7, 2018.

 

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Luis Torcida replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"I would LOVE to have Star heads screws instead. Not a big fan of square bit..."
Oct 7, 2018
Tim Grace replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Sorry for the delay in response.  The ones I picked up at Rockler were in the store and aren't shown on-line."
Jun 29, 2018
Jamil Samimi replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"EM, aloha~ I too am a newcomer to the system and I'm finding the same problem. I am using a drill (not impact) with the clutch set low and, despite really pressing to get the tip into the screw (and feeling it lock in), I still get some…"
Jun 18, 2018
Glen S replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"The screw wax made driving the screws a whole lot easier!"
Jun 20, 2017
Glen S replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"You're Welcome. I hope that trick works for you. I also bought some screw wax that I'm going to try on a Tiger Maple face frame."
Jun 14, 2017
E M Hampton replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Thanks, Glen. Will pick some up and try them. Thanks for the drill position tip. Will try it next time I am using the jig. "
Jun 14, 2017
E M Hampton replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Thanks, KregCS. I do try to let the screw do the work. Since you can't see the screw head and you driving at an angle, it is a bit more of a challenge to align properly. Will try harder, but will also get hardened tips. I am sure I'll…"
Jun 14, 2017
Glen S replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Mine stripped quickly too. I bought Hitachi bits from Menards & never looked back. Also rather than holding the drill like you normally would with the handle to the left or right. Turn the drill upside down,, cord or battery straight up. Just…"
Jun 7, 2017
KregCS replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Mr. Hampton,  When driving in your screws you will want to make sure that the driver is fully engaged with the screw head.  Due to the angle the screw is being driven in at, if this is not fully engaged it will greatly increase your…"
Jun 6, 2017
E M Hampton replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Thanks, Tim. The only ones I see at Rockler, however, are labelled: Kreg Jig® HD Driver Item #: 47983. Are they the ones you ordered?"
Jun 4, 2017
Tim Grace replied to E M Hampton's discussion 'Driver Bit Issue'
"Mine rounded off quite quickly, as well.  I attributed it to using an impact driver to drive the screws, some of which had space restrictions and required awkward angles.  I did pick up a couple at Rockler that had hardened tips and lasted…"
Jun 3, 2017
E M Hampton posted a discussion

Driver Bit Issue

Hello All. First of all, I am very pleased with all my Kreg equipment...except for one tiny annoyance. Does anyone else have problems with the square heads of the driver bits rounding off and (then of course) stripping out? I suspect technique may be contributing, but I also wish they were perhaps a bit deeper and harder. Anyone else have this problem or abe to offer any suggestions? Thanks in advance. See More
Jun 2, 2017
E M Hampton replied to KregRep's discussion 'New Members: Please introduce yourself.'
"Hello. Monty here from Oklahoma. Long time (self-proclaimed) DIYer, but previously more concerned with function over form (admittedly, it showed). Recently retired at 60 and am looking forward to upgrading all my older, contractor grade equipment…"
Apr 25, 2016
E M Hampton replied to Patrick Willyard's discussion 'Universal Bench Top'
"Hello - new to the community. Purchased Universal Bench Kit (64 x 28). Intended use - general purpose mobile workstation. Contemplating using 36 inch solid core door with a white faced hardboard as the work surface. A few questions for…"
Apr 25, 2016

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® K4, Shelf Pin Jig, Universal Bench, Kreg® Routing Systems
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Intermediate DIYer
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KregTool.com
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Equipping shop from scratch.

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