Kreg Owners' Community

Hi I'm new to this form and have a question about using the Kreg system and the type of screw to use.

The material is 1.2"

Hard Maple, Butch Block Counter Top.

The chart tells me to use a 2.5" screw

and a fine thread for the Maple

I am not able to fine that type of Kreg Screw.... So will a course thread work?

Thanks for your help....



Views: 413

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Course will work in hardwood but fine will hold better.The reverse isn't as good, i.e. fine screws in man-made wood. You can get the different types of Kreg screws at Amazon and other online sellers.


I would not recommend using coarse threaded screws in hard wood material as this greatly increases your chances of splitting.  For this application I would set both the jig and the depth collar to the 1 1/8" setting and use a 1 1/2" fine thread screw.  This will give you almost an inch of screw into your receiving piece.  If you have any additional questions please let us know.  

Reply to Discussion


Need Help?

For Technical Support, please call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST. 


  • Add Videos
  • View All


4" Dust Port for Kreg router table fence?

Finally installed a 4" dust collection system in my shop. I'd like to find a 4" collection port for my Kreg router table (PRS1045) fence. Anybody know where I can find such an animal or one that can be modified to fit?Thanks!Continue

Tags: port, collection, dust, fence, Router

Started by E M Hampton in Other Kreg® Products Dec 2, 2022.

Kreg Circular Saw Track Guide Question

Hi all....Has anyone have experience using a Kreg circular saw track guide system for ripping long boards??? The boards would be 5 to 6 inches wide by 6 feet, I have a Bosch 4100 portable table saw. But ripping boards that length with a 45% angle…Continue

Started by Ed Anderson in Other Kreg® Products Oct 6, 2022.

Product Reviews

New Kreg 720Pro

I saw the video Kreg put out for this new jig and had high hopes for it.

I purchased one today and am very disappointed with it.

First the docking station is extremely cheap. The plastic is pathetic. A Lego has more…


Posted by Duke Leon on February 15, 2021 at 9:00pm

Not Pleased With Pocket Hole Construction

Several months ago, I purchased the Kreg K4MS so that I could build the Lego Table as outlined on the companion "buildsomething" web site which exclusively uses pocket hole construction.  I have considerable experience with conventional…


Posted by Robert Ringel on September 17, 2020 at 1:48pm — 9 Comments

© 2023   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service