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Screws for kitchen cabinets

What type and size of screws do I use to secure cabinets to eachother, wood is only 3/4 thick and should I hide the screw at the hinge.
Also what size and type should I use to secure to wall
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I attach cabinet boxes together at the face where you have the pretty wood on the front to provide more depth for screws. Make sure you properly pilot drill to prevent splitting. Do NOT use a bugle or flat head screw as the taper underneath the head pushes the wood apart and can cause splitting.
 
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Face frame cabinets or euro style?
 
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I beleive they r euro..........................
 
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I would predrill with a countersink then use a 1 1/4" bugle head screw. Be sure the screw is driven flush but no farther. No need to hide them... get some fast cap screw covers in the appropriate color.
 
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And what size for the actual wall
 
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Most cabinets have a ~3/4" thick nailing rail at the back. The drywall is usually 1/2".

I use #10 by 2-1/2" Truss Head cabinet mounting screws. Drill a pilot hole and bar soap or beeswax on the threads makes them easier to drive.

Here's an example:

Everbilt #10 x 2-1/2 in. Zinc-Plated Truss-Head Phillips Drive Cabinet Screw with White Painted Head (25-Piece)-802972 - The Home Depot
 
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For me, #10's offer too large a shank. I prefer #8 GRK's in 2 1/2" for cabinet installation. GRK Fasteners #8 x 2-1/2 in. Low Profile Washer-Head Cabinet Screw (100 per Pack)-113079 - The Home Depot
 
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Do i have to counter sink with grk ?
 
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No countersinking, these are truss head screws designed to "clamp" the cabinets to the wall.

The screws Larry linked to are very nice and better than the one's I linked to.
 
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The 1 1/4. I found are #6 is that ok ?
Also what size bit do I use for pilot holes for #8 and #6
 
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