Your Thoughts on Pocket Screw Joinery

Poll - June 3, 2012

Personally, I think pocket screws are great for specific tasks. I never use them as a primary joinery system but there have been numerous times when they solved a specific problem for me. But I know many folks who have used pocket screws on an entire project and with great success. To each his/her own, of course.

A funny observation about pocket screws is that many folks see it as an all or none situation. Either you love pocket screws or you abhor them. Is there no room for a middle ground? They are just screws, right? And even folks who prefer wooden joinery can still find a need for a mechanical fastener now and then. So I am of the opinion that a full shop setup isn’t complete without at least some version of a pocket screw jig. Someday it just may save your butt!

This poll was created by Tom Iovino of