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What are pocket-hole screws?

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Pocket-hole screws are wood screws manufacturers use in the construction of fine furniture. They install these screws using a special jig that creates a pocket to recess the screw head. Pocket-hole joinery forms a permanent bond between two pieces of wood.

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The jig woodworkers use to install pocket-hole screws guides the special drill bit to create a pocket in the wood and a pilot hole for the wood screw. The drill bit has an attachable collar, ensuring the craftsperson drills each hole to the precise depth while the jig controls the angle. As a result, each screw is placed in an engineered position. This joint reduces the time required to complete a project by eliminating the need to wait for glued joints to dry.

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