Well to be fair, you have to use the same technique to align the pieces when
attaching the pocket screws. You still need to align the pieces.
The Pocket screws would have a great advantage over the Domino when it comes
to clamping and glue up. When the screws go in the piece is finished.
Personally I se it as equal to anything else and I do make a lot of face
frames with pocket hole screws. The advantage with the screws is the saved
time during and glue up and not having to leave the pieces in clamps. The
down side to screws is that they do not provide as strong of a joint as
loose tennons and they leave an exposed hole that sometimes has to be delt
Comparing the little biscuits the Porter Cable biscuit joiner cuts to
the Domino tenons is not correct.
And I don't see how it would
Its very, very easy to line up the pencil marks and have the mortises
exactly where you want them. And the Domino has built in pins to use
for alignment purposes so no pencil marks necessary. The fence is
adjustable on the Domino so you can use it to position the cutter.
You can also cut slightly oversize mortises to make alignment very
easy. Once a loose tenon is glued in, the fact its hole is slightly
too big isn't going to compromise the strength enough to make a
and hold the Domino just right (or build
Many pieces of furniture such as tables, desks, chairs, chests use
mortise and tenon to assemble the parts.
But in the types of projects I do, I see the
Pocket screws and biscuits on a chair? Pocket screws or biscuits to
attach the drawer dust covers into a bedroom chest of drawers?
Face frames would be where it excels. I do not have a Kreg because I
just don't like the idea of exposed screws on my furniture pieces.
Even if they are on the back side. Carpentry and construction, I use
screws all the time. Nice furniture? Not for me. I have a biscuit
joiner but just have never liked it for nice furniture joints. Making
panels, yes for alignment and gluing.
On Mar 9, 8:07 pm, " email@example.com"
No, I wouldn't use pocket screws on a chair. :) I might use screws
inside a chest of drawers when they won't be seen. It doesn't bother
me to have pocket holes on the back of a face frame, but if it bothers
you, I can understand. Thanks for all the additional info on the
domino (and for the other responders). Now I have a clearer idea of
the value of it. I wasn't trying to bash it or anything, just get a
bigger understanding of why people are excited about it.
I just use biscuits for gluing up panels, I don't like it for joints
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