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I've been trying to set up some butt joints using 23/32 plywood and am very frustrated.

I THINK I am following the directions precisely but somehow the screws keep making it through and peeking out the other side.

When the 1 1/4" screws started poking through I went with the 1" screws but they made it through the two pieces of 3/4" wood, too. As you can imagine, I'm quite frustrated with this and am trying to figure out what to do to solve the problem.

Is it possible that I am mashing down on the drill too hard thus making the holes too deep? Is it possible that I am over tightening the screws so that they are sinking deeper than they should? The stop bit setting tool uses the same level for both the 1" and the 1 1/2 inch so I don't think that is the problem.

Does this make sense? Any suggestions?

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Be sure to set the collar correctly as well as the correct setting on the jig itself for the thickness of the material that you are working with. I originally had the same trouble and learned that you should set the collar on the bit to the "shoulder", not to the tip of the bit.

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