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  • Fulton, IL
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Plugs For 2x4's
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I just built this desk this past week, wanted to fill the pocket holes, but the 3/8" dowel plugs were not big enough or long enough for the holes in the 2x4's,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Apr 9, 2018.

 

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Glen S replied to Dan Smith's discussion 'Plugs For 2x4's'
"Dan-- I've found not all dowels are the same diameter in the bin. I drill a scrap & take it with me to make test fits. Not an every time answer to your problem but it works more often than not. Also I've never mic'ed a step drill…"
Apr 9, 2018
Dan Smith replied to Dan Smith's discussion 'Plugs For 2x4's'
"Thanks for the reply.....3/8" dowel rod is too small of diameter for my holes.....that's what I bought to find out they don't work....."
Apr 7, 2018
Ken Kortch replied to Dan Smith's discussion 'Plugs For 2x4's'
"OR ... the Kreg Custom Pocket-Hole Plug Cutter with the "to-be-purchased separately" Custom Plug Cutting Bit - HD bit can make plugs for the HD pocket holes."
Apr 2, 2018
KregCS replied to Dan Smith's discussion 'Plugs For 2x4's'
"Dan,  Unfortunately the plugs are designed to be used with material that is 3/4" - 1 1/4".  If working with 1 1/2" material you can purchase some 3/8" dowel and create your own plugs.  This would allow you to set…"
Apr 2, 2018
Dan Smith posted a discussion

Plugs For 2x4's

I just built this desk this past week, wanted to fill the pocket holes, but the 3/8" dowel plugs were not big enough or long enough for the holes in the 2x4's, so I finished the project w/o plugging the holes, it's a farmhouse design so not that big of a deal. But what can I do for future projects? I am confused. Thank YouSee More
Mar 31, 2018

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Which Kreg products do you own?
Kreg Jig K4/K4MS, Older Kreg Jig, Kreg Screws, Pocket-Hole Plugs
How would you describe yourself?
Intermediate Woodworker
How did you learn about the Kreg Owners' Community?
kregtool.com
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
I am the originator of the "Smitty Sled"

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