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Kreg 2.5" coarse thread screws into cherry?

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Forum topic by Marcus posted 582 days ago 703 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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582 days ago

I have some 1.5” cherry I would like to join with pocket screws. It looks like there are a couple options:

Use coarse thread 2.5” screws so that the screw is centered but not ideal because of the threads.

Use 1.5” fine thread screws which will not be as strong of a joint.

Has anyone done either of the above or have any thoughts?


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#1 posted 582 days ago

All I know is I tried coarse thread on Cherry and it split the wood easily.
A fine thread screw should be fine to use on anything that is appropriate for pocket screwing.
For more strength, you should pre-dill/countersink and use deck screws or something.

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