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Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)
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I've been trying to set up some butt joints using 23/32 plywood and am very frustrated.I THINK I am following the directions precisely but somehow the screws keep making it through and peeking out…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pete F Feb 15, 2016.

 

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Pete F replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Be sure to set the collar correctly as well as the correct setting on the jig itself for the thickness of the material that you are working with. I originally had the same trouble and learned that you should set the collar on the bit to the…"
Feb 15, 2016
John MacAulay replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"If I could also add my experience to this discussion, I have NEVER been able to use the "standard" setting for joining 3/4" plywood using my K5 depth guide. Every screw protruded even with the driver set at a very low level. I have…"
Feb 11, 2016
Richard Sessums replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Again, thank you all for the responses, comments and suggestions.  They are all helpful to me."
Jan 28, 2016
Tim Grace replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"I can only echo what Jay mentioned. I use an impact driver to set my screws and don't have any problems with break out.  I set the stop collar about 1/32" to 1/16" short of the mark when plywood is involved.  I don't…"
Jan 26, 2016
Jay Boutwell replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Hi Richard,  Me again,  You did right when you set the bit to drill for 5/8 inch but you could have used the 1 &1/4 screw.   The added length would have made your book case stronger as well as the use of glue.  It…"
Jan 26, 2016
Tony replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"I've wondered if the guide block is off for the K5, which I've had for 2 years now as my screws also protrude.  I just simply use the guide block, then shorten the collar up a bit to compensate and I'm usually fine."
Jan 26, 2016
Neil H Boyd replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"I had some screws protrude when using pine boards. I put some washers on screws to keep them from going to deep."
Jan 26, 2016
Richard Sessums replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Thank you to all of you for your help and suggestions. As it turns out I removed any of the screws that I had already used and started again. This time I set the drill stopped guide at 5/8 of an inch instead of 3/4. I then used 1 inch screws. While…"
Jan 25, 2016
Jay Boutwell replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Hello Richard, speaking from experience and using the kreg jigs for better than 27 years now , what I know to be true is that there are only 3 things that will make a screw protrude from the back.  They are:  1.Too deep of a pocket hole in…"
Jan 23, 2016
Don Foley replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"I think your issue may be more related to the material you are using rather than the jig settings.  As you are already aware the plywood is not 3/4 inch thick and you're compensating by using shorter screws and setting the drill depth…"
Jan 23, 2016
Ken Kortch replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Richard, First, focusing on the material getting the pocket hole ... Since you're using the K5 jig its pretty easy to visually see if your Kreg jig settings are correct before you start making pocket holes. Collar Depth: Before you mount the…"
Jan 23, 2016
Richard Sessums replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"FYI I am using the K5 model - sorry I forgot to mention that in my post. Could the problem be that the stop collar setting block is not precise enough?  The "step" that I am using is the 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2 one and that covers a full…"
Jan 23, 2016
KregRep replied to Richard Sessums's discussion 'Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)'
"Richard, you are indeed using the correct screw length. When joining 3/4" to 3/4" material, it is recommended to use 1 1/4" screws, like you tried. Since your material is slightly under 3/4", 1" screws might also…"
Jan 22, 2016
Richard Sessums posted a discussion

Screws keep going through and poking out (frustrated)

I've been trying to set up some butt joints using 23/32 plywood and am very frustrated.I THINK I am following the directions precisely but somehow the screws keep making it through and peeking out the other side.When the 1 1/4" screws started poking through I went with the 1" screws but they made it through the two pieces of 3/4" wood, too. As you can imagine, I'm quite frustrated with this and am trying to figure out what to do to solve the problem.Is it possible that I am mashing down on the…See More
Jan 22, 2016
Richard Sessums replied to Sean's discussion 'Blizzard Prep - Kreg Style - Snow Fort Block'
"200 lbs?  That looks like it could hold 500 lbs!  Nice job and have fun in the snow storm!"
Jan 22, 2016
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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig® K5, Kreg® Face Clamps, Kreg® Corner Clamps, Kreg® Screws
How would you describe yourself?
Beginner Woodworker
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KregTool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
My so called shop is in about 1/4 of a one car garage - it's very tiny which can be frustrating because I don't have much table space to put projects on. If it's a nice day I can put up a portable table outside the garage door which gives me more working surface. I dream of having a larger garage on day!

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