Pocket hole joints are one of the easiest and strongest joints available to woodworkers. Since it's introduction a few years ago, it spawned a new industry all by itself. Jigs and machines were created, automatic machines were installed and special screws were designed just to make use of this joint. From factories to the basement woodworker, almost everyone embraced it.
Used to build cabinetry, furniture and small woodworking pieces, it's also being adapted to areas in general construction.
One of the best features, besides being a strong joint, is that you can continue working without waiting for glue to dry. This a major plus in the production factory and in the small woodshop.
Cutting the joints is simple and fast. With the use of a jig, or a stationary machine, the angled slot is cut so the tip of the pocket hole screw will penetrate the joining piece approximately in the center of its thickness. Once screwed together it makes a very strong joint.
Pocket hole screws are available in different lengths for the right depth of penetration. Since the screw is being installed on a angle this length becomes very important. Too short and it doesn't hold and too long it can split the wood or go through the surface. The screws are available for hard or soft wood.
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