Screw pockets or pocket holes are perfect for piecing together the rails and stiles of a face frame. By using a step drill and a specialized screw pocket jig, you can easily create screw pockets on your next woodworking project.

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Tags: Joinery with Pocket Screws, Screw pockets, and Using Screw Pockets and a Screw Pocket Jig.

  • Bill Joseph Griffin

    What brand and make was the jig you were using? I always wonder this question when I see videos . You should post the tools and materials used in your videos. Momma always said to say please, so lol please :) (I used the magic word so you have to now! lol :P)

    • Steve Gronsky

      that is a KREG pocket hole jig.

      • Bill Joseph Griffin

        Thank you Steve. I think I want one lol :)

        • Steve Gronsky

          I own the exact model that George used in the video. It is an excellent tool to have in your arsenal. I highly recommend it.

          • Bill Joseph Griffin

            Thank you again. :) You’ve been very helpful.

    • George Vondriska

      The model used here is a Kreg K2. I see that Kreg now has a K4 https://www.kregtool.com/store/c13/kreg-jigsreg/p34/kreg-jigreg-k4/ which I haven’t used yet. Kreg is good at thinking about the little things, so I’m sure it has upgrades.

      • Bill Joseph Griffin

        Thank you George! I thoroughly enjoy learning from all your videos! :)

  • Dave Morgan

    Only way to go! Just built a pergola over my back porch and used pocket holes to screw the top 2″x6″s to the frame 2″x6″s. Put in plugs, sanded and finished …. no screw holes to be seen!!
    Can someone tell me where to get a pocket hole plug cutter? Thanks!

    • George Vondriska

      The holes left behind by the step drill are typically 3/8″ diameter, so a 3/8″ dowel works great as a plug.

      • Dave Morgan

        Thanks! Have done that a lot, looking for an easier wasy!!