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  • Irmo, SC
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wood splits
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I have used the Kreg jig for a few years but lately when attaching a face frame to a cabinet, I am having the side of the cabinet crack when screwing the two pieces together.  This is usually when I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Apr 19.

 

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Jay Boutwell replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"It normally will and a screw will split more often than a nail.  The reason being is the shank of the nail get is holding power from friction and it is friction that resists the driving in of a nail.  A screw is a helical type of…"
Apr 19
Jay Boutwell replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"Hi Doug, You are saying that you are having the sides of the cabinet split when you are driving in the screws,  If I understand this correctly are you saying that the cabinet sides are splitting or do you mean the face frame is…"
Apr 19
Ken Darga replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"Doug, I've had cracking happen to me, near the ends, in hard and soft wood, when the screw is 1/2-1" from the end of the workpiece. When the screw enters the wood, the screw can sometimes cause the wood to split/separate, right at the…"
Apr 19
KregCS replied to douglas E. Cooper's discussion 'wood splits'
"Douglas,  I was curious if you are using fine threaded screws when you are joining your materials.  If not this could cause your material to split.  If this is not the case it could be in the dryness of the wood itself.  If it…"
Apr 19
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wood splits

I have used the Kreg jig for a few years but lately when attaching a face frame to a cabinet, I am having the side of the cabinet crack when screwing the two pieces together.  This is usually when I am using hardwood (red oak).  I am dealing with 3/4 thick material and using the Kreg screws for hardwoods.  any ideas on what I might be doing differently?  I cannot seem to figure this one out.thanks See More
Apr 19

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Kreg Jig® Master System
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Moderate Woodworker

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