I’m in the middle of putting together a multi purpose table (outfeed/assembly/planer table) and I ran across an unexpected issue I was hoping someone could help me out with.
I am using inch and half thick maple stock ( two – 3/4” pieces glued up) as stretchers between the table legs. I’m using the Kreg pocket hole system to join the stretchers together and according to Kreg, I need to be using 2 1/2” fine thread screws when joining 1 1/2” thick stock together. Well, that’s the dilemma right there. No one makes a 2 1/2” fine thread screw (at least that I can find) as I can only find coarse thread screws. Should I just use the biggest fine thread screw I can find which is 1 1/2” and use that setting on the Kreg jig or do you think I could get away with using the 2 1/2” coarse thread screws but applying some wax to the screw first?
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