Kreg Screws are available in several different types, each with unique qualities that optimize performance in specific applications. Once you understand these qualities, it’s easy to choose the correct Kreg Screw. In this video, Kreg take a few minutes to tell you about each type of screw, and we suggest a few simple guidelines you should consider to pick the best screw for everything you build.
Features unique to this type of screw are -
- Zinc screws are recommended for a wide variety of indoor projects where moisture is not a concern.
- Coarse-Thread screws are recommended for use with softwoods like cedar, pine etc. — as well as for sheet goods such as plywood and MDF — that are soft and not very dense. Coarse screws have deep, aggressive threads that bite into those soft fibers to ensure solid holding power.
- Pan-Head screws are perfect for dense hardwoods and for 12mm-thick stock. Their smaller shank reduces the chance of splitting, and the smaller head allows them to fit places where space is limited and/or tight pocket-hole spacing is desired.
Features common to all Kreg Screws are -
- Square-Drive prevents bit slipping while driving
- Flat Bottom Head seats firmly in pocket hole
- Smooth Shank draws the joint together
- Case-Hardened Steel won’t bend, snap or break
- Self-Tapping Tip drills its own hole without splitting