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richardchaos

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10-26-2017 10:41 AM

I know this guys uses POCKET screws on his stuff BUT what kind of pocket screws are theses. NOT KREG!

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Bumpy

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#1 posted 10-26-2017 11:17 AM

Porter Cable made 2 different pocked cutters in the 90’s. I have both. The first was a table top mounted system that cut the pocket then you drilled the pilot hole through the back. It was basically a trim router mounted on a pivoting base.
The other was their “Production Pocket Cutter”. It utilizes a PC 690 for the pocked and a trim router for the pilot hole.

Both units used the same cutters, from the look of the pockets, my guess is they were made with PC equipment.

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#2 posted 10-26-2017 02:14 PM

+1 on the PC Production Pocket cutter. I think I saw it on Norm Abrams show years ago. It uses a router bit that makes the pocket and a separate drill bit and motor to drill the pilot hole all with one pull of a lever. I don’t think they still make it as the Kreg Foreman probably does about the same thing with a simpler and cheaper machine.

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#3 posted 10-26-2017 04:36 PM

Looks like the castle pocket hole machine. Similar.

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#4 posted 10-26-2017 05:50 PM

Looks like cnc cut slots to me. The long slot
allows the screws to go in at a much shallower
angle which prevents problems with the joint
shifting when the screws are tightened.

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#5 posted 10-26-2017 06:00 PM

+2 to Bumpy and Lazyman. But my question is why? I mean, he had to use glue or some other method to fasten the top (visible) part of the cabinet… so what’s all that pockethole work doing for him anyway?

-- Pete

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richardchaos

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#6 posted 10-26-2017 06:10 PM

I think you are correct, as he uses CNC to cut everything. I was thinking he could even use a bendable screwdriver shaft so he could screw straight into the wood this way…


Looks like cnc cut slots to me. The long slot
allows the screws to go in at a much shallower
angle which prevents problems with the joint
shifting when the screws are tightened.

- Loren

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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cabmaker

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#7 posted 10-27-2017 12:09 PM

I have porter cables production model

It does cut a long slot similar to the picture…..thus permitting a 6 degree angle of attack for screws

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richardchaos

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#8 posted 10-27-2017 01:22 PM

I don’t think the porter cable Pocket Hole Cutter is available any longer is it?

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#9 posted 10-27-2017 11:54 PM

No it is not….however you can get the identical machine in green….badged CASTLE…... Aprox. 1400.oo now…..worth every penny unless you have space for a used drill tub which can be had in that price range.

I do not know the history on the relationship between castle and porter cable…..buuuut i think porter cable bought the rights on this machine at some point. And then gave it up after some duration. Don’t really know

What i do know …..is how to use it….and that it is a very productive machine

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