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Huskyfan68 11-19-2012 01:22 PM

best type pf screw for cabinets
 
Any thoughts on best size/type of screw to use to screw kitchen cabinets together to each other? I don't think drywall screws are best- Something long/skinny but looking for advice

oh'mike 11-19-2012 01:28 PM

Drywall screws will snap off---

Use gold screws---counter sing for the head---open pilot hole through the first frame (same size as the screw---then small pilot for the second frame to avoid splitting---

This sounds confusing---I'll let someone else explain---

woodworkbykirk 11-19-2012 04:08 PM

for banking screws use 1 1/4 " cabinet screws.. thats what their designed for.. they have a washer head similar to pocket hole screws so the two boxes drawn together without the screw sinking

some guys are fussy about hidden fasteners.. its the inside.. the only time your going to see them is when you clean out the cupboard to organize and when you move...

joecaption 11-19-2012 05:11 PM

One of my better investments was a set of these. Makes the job so much simpler.
http://www.bing.com/shopping/adjusta...ps&FORM=CMSMEE

SeniorSitizen 11-20-2012 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 1056064)
Drywall screws will snap off---

Use gold screws---counter sing for the head---open pilot hole through the first frame (same size as the screw---then small pilot for the second frame to avoid splitting---

This sounds confusing---I'll let someone else explain---

oh'mike, let me help you. :laughing:

Most any screw will work to draw two components together tight if the old method is followed.

Bore the first hole ( anchor hole ) the minor diameter of the screw or slightly smaller followed by the pilot hole the major diameter of the screw so the screw will slip through the first unit. Use a drill stop for the pilot hole so that hole diameter doesn't go into the anchor hole.

Some might say why the anchor hole first? Do a few while trying to keep two pieces in perfect alignment and you'll soon see why. The two holes must be concentric.

And remember, sometimes good things seem to take a little longer. But does it really when a screw twists off.

funfool 11-21-2012 01:04 PM

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As others have said, any screw will work if pre drilled and counter sunk properly.
Nothing worse then snapping the head off a screw when going into hard wood cabinets.
Face frames are not sucked together tight, busted screw prevents them from being pulled together tight. :furious:
Might cost you a hour in some cases fixing the 1 broken screw.

For cabinets I use spax screws, they cost more, but worth it when you are installing a few thousand dollars worth of cabinets.
I do not think I have a tool strong enough that could break one.


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