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#1 posted 03-07-2016 05:04 AM

I found more than one bit of contradictory, or at least incomplete, information from Kreg printed material. But I think what it comes down to, is you would use 1” screws in 1/2” material, if what you are joining is thicker than 1/2”, or is perhaps 1/2” material joined edge to edge (like a face frame).

But if you are make a corner out of 1/2”, you go with the 3/4” screws. One bit of Kreg documentation actually says this.

This may explain why the screw boxes say this. Though really, they should elaborate more. I think it’s pretty obvious, that if what you are screwing into is thick enough, you can use as long a screws as you want. So I think the default, should be the quite common corner joint of similar thickness materials.

Anyway, I’ve played around enough with what I have to see there really is no way to do what I want with 1” screws. Short of compensating for the heads sticking out in some way (filing down or creating clearance in the drawer fronts).

It’s not a big deal, I just was surprised by this because of the mis-directions printed on the screw box.

-- Clin


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