|Review by steliart||posted 07-02-2013 02:55 PM||30398 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
Kreg Pocket Hole Screws Alternatives
I think the Kreg Jig system is one of the best products that Kreg came out with.
By saying that personally I have a problem, the Kreg does not exist in my country so I always have to import from overseas (via air freight) my stock in screws.
Ok, I do have a small stock in the shop but since they cost me almost double the price to stock them (especially for low budget projects) I needed to find an alternative.
They way I come up with was to use the nearest to length I needed screw (maybe one or two millimeters off) that I could find in the market i.e. for coarse thread 1”1/4 I use galvanized chipboard or drywall screws 3.5X30mm together with an M4 or M5 washer.
With these alternative screws is how I build my Paint Booth project HERE.
I have no way of testing the strength between this alternative and the Kreg screws, but it looks to me that the alternative joint is also very strong, so I will rate it with 4 stars.
If any of you has a way to test this, please do so and let us know the results.
Thank you for reading and commenting
-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions