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Hey everyone, I thought I'd let you know that all General Tools pocket hole screws and accessories are on clearance at Home Depot. I got everything in the pic below for $11! The 100 count boxes of 1¼" are down to $1.60 and the #2 square drive extensions are only $1.40. I wiped out all the screws and bought an extra extension set. YMMV (Your mileage might vary).

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Nick, 

Don't expect to get the project quality that one gets using the Kreg tools.

Sometimes, a deal is not a deal.

Thanks for the heads up. I just went and cleaned out the store near me.

Are you sure you don't work for Kreg? Actually, I have found the General Tools screws to be excellent. I just wiped out my second Home Depot today after work.

Good point Ken - but now that Kreg went with shiny screws, can't find any difference between theirs and General.

The General Tools screws are Nickel plated.

Those nickel plated screws will ''RUST"!

They'll ''shine'' while in the package, as long as they stay dry.

Nick B said:

The General Tools screws are Nickel plated.

John,

So what's the benefit of Kregs ''shiny'' screws?

Perhaps the newer finish is less costly to produce, or

they went to a different vendor.

If it's an alternate vendor, perhaps they don't have the finishing facilities that the former had.

  Looking at the screws, with a naked eye, the average person won't see the difference.

Most people prefer things that ''shine''.

I want the older screws---the ''dull'' coated finish---they are more resistant to oxidation over nickel. 

John Schaben said:

Good point Ken - but now that Kreg went with shiny screws, can't find any difference between theirs and General.

Nick,

Nope---I don't work for Kreg.

I hope they continue to offer quality products.

  I visited my local HD today, I saw they were ''wiped out'' of the screws you mentioned---

BUT---

there were only 2 packages on a peg.

What a ''wipe-out''  ;-)


Nick B said:

Are you sure you don't work for Kreg? Actually, I have found the General Tools screws to be excellent. I just wiped out my second Home Depot today after work.

Also---

the General (R) square #2 tip drive, noted in the photo above---

the corners will ''round off'' PDQ, and render it useless.

I use ''hardened'' square tip bits, designed for ''impact-duty''.

Just hit two more HD's and got another 10 boxes.

I got 6 more today also. Tomorrow I'm heading to a couple more HD store across town. I'm not worried about rust everything I build stays inside. Thanks again for the tip.

Are you covering all the HD stores in your state?


Ole Man said:

I got 6 more today also. Tomorrow I'm heading to a couple more HD store across town. I'm not worried about rust everything I build stays inside. Thanks again for the tip.

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