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is there a chart or table that explains what to do when attaching different size wood?
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Hello, I wonder if anyone can help? I am repairing afile cabinet and adding casters. i am securing two 3/4 inch mdf sides to a 1 inch mdf back how should i set my Kreg jig, the drill stop on the bit,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pierre Vallee Oct 15, 2012.

can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?
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Has any one used Kregg for securing MDF particle board?  If so, which type of screw holds best and do you have any  tips about using the kreg products with MDF and/or any problems with the durability…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by charles rivers Sep 27, 2012.

 

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Pierre Vallee replied to charles rivers's discussion 'is there a chart or table that explains what to do when attaching different size wood?'
"Charles, that was a very good suggestion and the video was spot on. thanks"
Oct 15, 2012
Ken Darga replied to charles rivers's discussion 'is there a chart or table that explains what to do when attaching different size wood?'
Sep 28, 2012
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is there a chart or table that explains what to do when attaching different size wood?

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help? I am repairing afile cabinet and adding casters. i am securing two 3/4 inch mdf sides to a 1 inch mdf back how should i set my Kreg jig, the drill stop on the bit, what size screw to use and whether to drill the back 1" thick and screw the back to the sides 3/4" or "Versa visa"?another question coud be, Is there a chart or a guide for joining unlike-sized workpieces?See More
Sep 27, 2012
charles rivers replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"thanks to all! sorry it took so long, just trying to make ends meet.  Boy 9if I could only use Kreg Tools and fastners in my work, I know i could make "ends meet" ....   just a little screwy humor, ha HA"
Sep 27, 2012
chris schnepf replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"I am well along on my current project of building a Murphy bed and matching side cabinets out of melamine  and some poplar.  THE CLIENT WANTED TO USE melamine.  I had very little experience with it as I like native lumber..I did do…"
Aug 14, 2012
chris schnepf replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"Use TiteBond's Melamine glue for sure.  Do not glue the white finish to another piece with white finish. Raw cut to whiite finish will work.  I have used the course Kreg screws with success. "
Aug 9, 2012
Greg Finch replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"O.K., all you fine woodworkers out there. I'll give you my $.02 worth concerning this seemly conundrum: Mdf/particle b'rd &.screws (fine vs.course threads). I was a sales/service tech. in the fastener industry for over 40 years. Some I…"
Aug 6, 2012
Robert Brennan replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"You can use Kreg screws in both MDF and particleboard, from my experience I would only use washer backed screws and as the other members have already replied glue also. Both construction mediums are recycled timber products (rubbish) compressed…"
Jul 10, 2012
Ken Darga replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"I've experimented with using fine thread screws in soft wood---they stripped-out under very little torque---much less vs the course thread.   The fine thread screws will not provide the holding power, and will more easily strip-out, in…"
Jun 19, 2012
PAMELA NEWELL replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"Ken.Thank you for taking the time to reply. The reason I have not used coarse thread screws is because a friend passed away and left me a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig and an a allot of fine thread screws,no coarse thread. I am disabled and on a very limited…"
Jun 19, 2012
Michael Moldenhauer replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"I have built 2 tool storage units using melamine coated MDF shelving. I used my Kreg Jig and no glue. Had no problems with splitting. "
Jun 19, 2012
Ken Darga replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"Pam, Why don't you use the ''coarse'' thread screws, as recommended by KREG tools? "
Jun 18, 2012
Beverly New replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"Use coarse thread screws for any type of soft wood including MDF.  Good luck!"
Jun 18, 2012
Indiran Pather replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"Heads of screws tend to pull through MDF - use lower torque settings on drill.  Not as strong as wood joints"
Jun 18, 2012
Joe Sherrill replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"I had an old printer stand that I no longer used. I replaced the sides of the stand with 4 foot long 3/4" MDF. I then added shelves and I used coarse screws plus glue to put together. I always clamp before screwing in the screws and I have not…"
Jun 18, 2012
PAMELA NEWELL replied to charles rivers's discussion 'can you use kreg screws in MDF particle board?'
"I might be the only person on earth that does this, but maybe it will help someone. I save scraps of everything and when I am in doubt about nails, screws etc. I do a test piece. I glue everything even if I am using screws. I take pride in my…"
Jun 18, 2012

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