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The pocket holes goes into a cabinet frame from behind so that the joinery is not seen from the front of the cabinet. Pocket holes can also be used for shelving.
Use a drill bit with a pointed tip to make the pocket hole. Set a stop collar on the bit so the drill doesn't go all the way through the board.
Take a piece of wood and lock it into place using the plunger. Position the wood to cut either one hole or two.
Drill the pocket hole. The bit slides through the pocket hole jig at an angle.
If necessary, drill a second hole.
Use locking pliers (Image 1) to hold the two pieces of wood together during this process.
Use specialty screws with square-drive heads and a long screwdriver tip to drill the screws into the pocket holes.
Drill the screw into the pocket hole (Image 2).
Note: Pocket holes can be used on panels as well.
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