Originally Posted by TerryH
Originally Posted by aart
Ahh, I suspected it might be possible......never had one in my hands so wasn't sure.
I'm still not on the bandwagon that a bugle head deck screw is the equivalent of a washer head pocket hole screw. It works but half the time I've tried it I end up splitting the board. Maybe I'm an overtightener. I think I invented another word.
Overtightener is an old word....haha!...you got to have the touch, man!
Overbuilt is another old one ;-)
I don't think equivalency was ever part of this discussion.
Using a bugle head in a kreg pilot hole might indeed be inadvisable and easily overtightened....
.....I don't know, haven't ever touched one and have my doubts. I would like to borrow a set to play with.
Pocket joinery is no doubt elegant, and can be essential or at least advantageous depending on what's being fastened for what use. I had my brooder panels(meant to be broken down and stored flat) built by a buddy who has a kreg, why I had him build it, and he did a great job.
But then he added some rabbets on the end panels, unnecessary and possible easily damaged in storage but OK, then proceeded to attach wholly inapplicable monster latches that split one of the rabbet tongues due to poor pilot hole drilling.....SHM.... I removed the latches and drilled Csink pilots and put the thing together with drywall screws like originally planned, works great!
It's best to use the tools, and fasteners, that fit the application.....there's a range, some overbuild, some barely build.
As long as it functions well in it's use, is all that matters to me most of the time.
The same guy who built my brooder panels quoted William Morris:
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful"
That, IMO, says it all.
Now I need to go cobble piece of cardboard onto the nest cover to keep the chicks out of there tonite...gonna use 1" drywall screws ;-)
Edited by aart - 5/3/16 at 2:41pm