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You don't just need a good screw, you need the RIGHT screw! Know your nuts and bolts about picking the right one for the job.

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I use my Kreg-Min Pocket Hole Jig  quite often but I always forget the settings for different wood thicknesses so I made this little table...

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Kreg Tool Tip: Working with Different Board Thicknesses | When joining boards of two different thicknesses edge-to-edge or end-to-edge, set your Kreg Jig® according to the thickness of the thinner board. The picture shows a ½"-thick board and ¾"-thick board that were joined with pocket holes. As you can see, the Kreg Jig® was set for ½"-thick material, the thinner board. We've also included a helpful chart that shows which Kreg Jig® setting and screw length to use based on material…

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Tuesday Tool Tip: Choose the Correct Kreg Screw & Kreg Jig® Setting | Lately, we've had quite a few people asking how to go about choosing the right Kreg screw and Kreg Jig setting. The chart below shows which screw and setting you should choose based on your material thickness. By choosing the correct Kreg screw and Kreg Jig setting, you will drill perfect pocket holes every time, ensuring project success.

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DIY Tip of the Day: Tape Dispenser Caddy. Keep your tape rolls in one place with this handy tape dispenser. You’ll need a 1 1/2-in. dowel, 3/4-in. plywood and a hacksaw blade. Notch the sides and screw everything together. Saw the dowel ends to fit in the notches and screw the hacksaw blade on with the teeth overhanging the plywood. Fasten the dispenser to the workbench. Thanks to R. B. Himes for this idea!

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❧ DIY Tip of the Day: Cabinet Assembly Station. Here’s a third hand that will ensure square, no-hassle cabinet assemblies. Cut four 7-in. long 2x6s and screw or nail them to a plywood base, leaving exactly square crisscross channels just wide enough for the cabinet parts to fit in snugly. When you assemble the cabinet, the station will keep the parts vertical and aligned while you apply glue or pound in nails.

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