Why Use Kreg® Pocket-Hole Screws?
When it comes to the revolutionary joining method of pocket-hole joinery, drilling the pocket holes is only half the story. It’s the uniquely engineered screws that hold your pieces together to create a strong, long-lasting joint.
With all the kinds of screws you can buy in home centers, you might ask yourself if you really need to use Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws to build your projects. Why choose them vs. wood screws, drywall screws, or deck screws?
Ordinary woodworking screws and drywall screws have a head with a conical shape on the underside. The head on a Kreg Pocket-Hole Screw is perfectly flat on the underside to mates perfectly with the flat bottom in a Kreg pocket hole. When you drive a Kreg Screw into the pocket hole, this flat shape applies force straight toward the screw tip, so it holds the joint tightly together without deforming the pocket, which could split the wood.
Kreg Pocket-Hole Screws also feature a self-tapping tip that “drills” its own hole, so the screw drives in quickly and easily without splitting the wood — and without requiring a pilot hole in the mating workpiece.