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#1 posted 02-05-2013 08:14 PM

A lot depends on your application. if it is a structural joint where failure is not an option, you need to use glue. Screws will then act as “clamps” until the glue has set. Glue joints can fail if moisture is allowed to penetrate the joint. Screws can be the secondary joint strength and a larger screw may be needed. Not knowing what the sizes of wood you are joining together, it is difficult to tell you what size of screw to use. There is only one screw pitch per size of screw used for either soft or hard wood; no fine or coarse pitch. The pilot hole is what will vary depending on the hardness of the wood. Go to this link, chapter 7 will tell you everything you need to know about screws or anything else for that matter.​Wood​Handbook.html

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