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Tip for making sure your joints / screws are tight and inserting screws in tight places

When I first started using the Kreg jig I didn't know what torque setting to set my drill on to get the screw the tightest without tightening it too much. After I put the screws in at a low setting I took a ratchet with the square Kreg driver and tightened up the screws until I was satisfied that they were as tight as they should be, then I put my drill up another setting and repeated it until I found a setting that tightened the screws the right amount.  My first joints were a bit loose to until I found the best setting for my drill.  I also found out that I can insert a screw with a ratchet in places where there isn't enough room to get my drill in, and I also use the ratchet to check to make sure all my screws are good and tight. 

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Steve,

Great approach!

Thanks for sharing.

 

 

Good tip, i just assembled my first project with pocket screws and had the situation in which I couldn"t get my drill lined up in the proper angle. I hand tightened with a hand screwdriver the best I could.
I have also used the ratchet trick & a bit in a nut driver as well.

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