New to Kreg system, bought a K3 Master, assorted screw kit, ran a couple of test joints without any problems, and was quite impressed at joint quality and ease of construct. Thought WOW this is really great.
Started putting together my 30 Cabinet Face Frames using screws in the assorted screw kit and NEVER had 1 single screw break. Went thru all the 1-1/4 Fine screws in the Kit, and needing more bought two 100 packs of Kreg brand 1-1/4" Fine scews, exact same thing I had been using without any problems.
I have put together two more face frames with the new boxes of screws and now have stopped. I have broken 7 screws of 24 in the the two face frames, cracked two ends of the wood. These new screws will not tighten joints like the old screws did, joints separate twice as much while screwing them in as the old screws, causing movement and misalignment. Already sent one of the face frames to the burn pile
With nothing changed other than screws and the passing of 24 hours between work sessions, I am really doubting the use of the Kreg System.
Has the quality of the Kreg screw changed? Is there a better screw?
Any other experiencing a drastic change in usability with a new box of screws?
Although the old screws and new screws look the same, they are not performing the same.
Looking for any suggestions on what I am doing wrong, I may have to revert back to biscuts, sigh.