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117 of 119 people found the following review helpful.
Nice Assortment of Pocket Screws for the Kreg System
I highly recommend Kreg joinery. If you do not know what that is, then watch some of the Kreg videos on a popular video website. This kit provides a nice assortment of screws for use with the Kreg pocket screw system. With this kit, you get an assortment of five Kreg screws (in a handy plastic carrying case), including: 150 1 inch fine; 150 1-1/4 inch fine; 150 1 inch coarse; 150 1-1/4 inch course; and 75 2-1/2 inch coarse.
The "Fine" Kreg screws are for hardwoods as they reduce the chance of splitting. Use "Fine" screws in woods such as ash, oak, maple, birch, ash, walnut, cherry, hickory, or mahogany. The "Coarse" Kreg screws are for softwoods and composite materials such as MDF and plywood. Use "Coarse" screws in woods such as pine, cedar, poplar, plywood, basswood, melamine, or particle board.
Material Thickness; Screw Length; Kreg Jig Setting
1/2" (12 mm); 1" (25 mm); 1/2" Marking
5/8" (16 mm); 1" (25 mm); 5/8" Marking
3/4" (19 mm); 1-1/4" (32 mm); 3/4" Marking
1-1/2" (38 mm); 2-1/2" (64 mm); 1-1/2" Marking
The Kreg pocket screw jig entirely changed the way I join wood. I no longer use a dado set or a router, I simply set up the jig, drill the pocket holes, and join the wood with the proper Kreg pocket screw. I own the old Kreg K3MS K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System. The new model is the: Kreg K4MS Jig Master System. If you don't want to spend that much money, try either the Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System or the Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole Jig System. The Jig Master is best if you wish to make a large number of consistent pocket screw holes (for example, if you are building book shelves or kitchen cabinets).
To drive these screws, you will need a power drill equipped with a "square drive" bit. A bit may come with your kit. If not (or if you want a spare) you can order the bit here: Kreg DDS 3-Inch No.2 Square Driver Bit and 6-Inch No.2 Square Driver Bit for Kreg Pocket Hole Systems. To drill out the pocket-screw holes, you will need the Kreg pocket-screw drill bit. A drill bit should come with the Kreg kit. If not (or if you want a spare), you can order one here: Kreg KJD Replacement Twist Step Drill Bit for Kreg Manual-Pocket Hole Systems.
I recommend using Kreg-brand pocket screws. Considering the expense of wood and value of your free time, it does not make much sense to save just a few pennies by purchasing cheaper, generic screws.
Please note: For outdoor projects, you need Kreg "Blue Kote" screws.
Update (02/26/14): This was a great little kit when I first started using the Kreg system. Since I typically work only with three-quarter inch hard woods, I now buy (500 count) boxes of 1-1/4 inch fine screws Kreg SML-F125-500 1-1/4-Inch #7 Fine Pocket Hole Screws with Washer-Head, 500-Pack. However, it is good to have a collection of course screws, as well as shorter and longer screws (for that occasional odd job).
132 of 137 people found the following review helpful.
Kreg Pocket Screws
By R. Forrest
Nice case for a variety of screws, but most people work with 3/4 inch wood and I don't think the other variety of screws would be necessary. I myself usually worked with 1/2-3/4 inch plywood or hardwood so I only needed two sized screws. Would reccommend you only buy the coarse screws...better bite and holding. The finer threaded screws recommended for hardwoods more likely to strip the work your screwing into from personal experience.
103 of 106 people found the following review helpful. See all 762 customer reviews...
Great palce to start and a great storage tool
By Henry Wolford
Once you start using the Pocket-Hole systems, you will settle into the sizes you use most. This kit is a great assortment to get you started and then a good storage place for the screws later. Once you settle on the size or sizes you use most, you can buy them in bulk and store enough "project sized quantities" in this case while you're working. Besides, you never know when you might need that one or two different sizes in a project.