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No matter how tight, I clamp the wood the screws walk the joint off square.  I use three Kreg clamps, tighted as tight as I can get them.  My depth setting, cuts and lumber is all spot on perfect, until I add the Kreg screws. Please help!  Getting really mad and ready to throw it in the trash.

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I tried these on the face frames for the bed I just made, and they worked really well. They hold the two pieces together and flush. But yeah, clamp the crap out of everything and use really sharp screws. I prefer the #6 double auger quickscrews, since they are sharp and they won't split your wood as easily as #7 screws with a single auger will.

You could always send it to me. I could use another one. I don't know why customer service would tell you that you can't get a flush joint. It can easily make a flush joint. If the wood is prepared right and it clamped correctly, the joint will not move. The clamping does not need to be excessive either, just in the right place. Without seeing your project, I can't really tell you what is wrong.

Gentry said:

Oh well so I am really wasting quality lumber by sanding it to square??? A dowel joiner puts the holes and joining lumber exactly where I want them.  Gonna go back to that.  Light sanding required!!! What ever.  Stupid Kreg jig has caused a lot of frustration.  Will not use it on something that really needs to BE square.      

Unfortunately the two pieces will not be 100% flush so there will be a little bit of sanding involved but they should be close to flush."

Raspberries to you!!!  Its going in the trash!!

I would say that you need a little retraining. If the joints were less than perfect, I would not use it. If the wood is prepared and clamped correctly, the joint will not move.

KregCS said:


Due to the severe angle the screw is going in at, the receiving piece will naturally want to move while driving your screws.  This is why adequate clamping pressure is key to getting your joint as close to flush as possible.  A good tip is to apply the majority of your clamping pressure on the piece that you are screwing into since this is the piece that is moving and making your pieces not flush.  Unfortunately the two pieces will not be 100% flush so there will be a little bit of sanding involved but they should be close to flush.  Following this you should see much better results.

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