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Welcome Sonny,   I am not anywhere close to being able to offer advice but I do know that at Kreg site, they have a video for screw length and how to experiment, what you want to watch for when determining screw length.   You might find it helpful in your particular case.

Hi Rita...

Thank you so much for the quick reply!!!  You wouldn't happen to have a link to direct me to that video that you're referring to, would you??? Or a least a starting point of some sort???

Rita Baske said:

Welcome Sonny,   I am not anywhere close to being able to offer advice but I do know that at Kreg site, they have a video for screw length and how to experiment, what you want to watch for when determining screw length.   You might find it helpful in your particular case.

Sonny,   Go to Kreg Tool Company,  look under pocket screws and then the video for choosing screw length.

This link might help.

http://www.kregtool.com/PocketHole-Screws-and-Plugs-Prodlist.html

Thanks, Rita!!!  Appreciate the help...

Sonny the answer is, move the collar down the shank the same distance as the increase in screw length, meaning the pocket is now shallower, be aware this alters the complete aspect of pocket holes in your project and may lead to other problems, meaning heads closer to the entry point!

You  need to /should do a test drill using exactly the same material and to ensure its the result you want.

Then it may require a final adjust of the collar to suit your needs anyway.

Wait and buy the screws it worth it Other wise if your really despirate drop by and I can give you some!!

Thanks for the reply, Robert...  Definitely gonna do some experimenting over the weekend. Even though this is worth knowing for future reference, the moral to this story is to check my "bill of materials" BEFORE I get started on a project...  :-)

Robert Brennan said:

Sonny the answer is, move the collar down the shank the same distance as the increase in screw length, meaning the pocket is now shallower, be aware this alters the complete aspect of pocket holes in your project and may lead to other problems, meaning heads closer to the entry point!

You  need to /should do a test drill using exactly the same material and to ensure its the result you want.

Then it may require a final adjust of the collar to suit your needs anyway.

Wait and buy the screws it worth it Other wise if your really despirate drop by and I can give you some!!

Hello My name is Julian and I live in Dacula, Ga.  I am a complete novice in woodworking but consider myself very handy.  I got my Kreg Jig for Christmas and have already made the work bench and started garage cabinets and just recently noticed that this forum  existed.  Looking forward to see and hear about everyone's ideas and projects. Thanks

I hate to say it but I do love the collecting of tools, so your not the only one, chuckle


Sonny Z said:

My name is Sonny and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Been a Kreg Jig owner since the company introduced the all aluminum Kreg Jig way back when. Still have it and still use it!!! Been very happy with the concept of pocket-hole joinery ever since. The process just works!!!! Definitely consider myself a novice woodworker. Tend to think that I like collecting--or amassing--woodworking tools more than I really like the woodworking. But it sure makes the effort of woodworking a whole lot easier when you have the right tools!!!

Hi...My Name is Deirdre and I've never done any woodwork, but was motivated by Ana White's DIY website.  I've already started my first project and will be giving the Kreg Jig a try.  I bought the Kreg Jr.  I hope it doesn't limit my project size. 

Good Afternoon:

I am a very inexperienced carpenter.  I bought the Kreg jig to help me build a Fish Tank stand for my 120 Gallon Aquarium.  But first I will build the Workbench, that looks similiar to the stand I want to build.  It's hard to believe the options that come with this Kreg Jig and related tools.  Bruce

Good choice, Bruce.



Bruce Osterberg said:

>>>... I bought the Kreg jig .../p>

Hi, my name is Stan and I am  retired Firefighter who enjoys photography, bass fishing and woodworking.  I live in Sebring, Florida and photograph the wildlife in the area, especially birds in flight.

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