How to Use Pocket Hole Jigs

What You'll Need
Pocket hole jig kit, which will include the special drill bit
2 pieces of wood at least 12 inches long for practice
1 1/4 -inch drywall screws
Electric drill
Pocket hole plugs
Phillips head screwdriver

The only way to join lumber together, if you want to separate them later, is to use some pocket hole jigs. These form a strong bond and can hide the screws or nails that hold everything together. The pocket hole jig is excellent addition to any carpenter’s collection and an easy tool for the beginner to learn.

Step 1 – Place Wood into Jig

Set your aluminum pocket hole jig on a flat surface and insert one piece of wood. Tighten the thumb screw to secure the wood.

Step 2 – Drilling the Holes

Using the special bit included in the kit, drill out the holes. The special bit drills the holes to the exact length.

Step 3 – Insert Screws

Use 1 ¼ inch drywall screws to connect the two pieces of wood. The 1 ¼ inch-drywall screws are the right length, and they have a very sharp point that helps get the screws started.

Step 4 – Fasten the Wood Together

Set your wood end-to-end in shape of an “L.” Now, screw in the screws with the screwdriver.