|Review by motthunter||posted 01-13-2009 05:46 PM||3560 views||2 times favorited||23 comments|
No matter how many years I have been driving screws into wood, I still end up stripping the heads every once in a while and or slipping off with my power driver and foolishly marring the wood in a project.
I switched to square drive screws and I have not made a goof like this in ages. I first started using them in pocket hole joinery, but now I use them for everything. There are several sources for these screws but I get mine from McFeeley’s. They have a good selection and prices are good. Just remember to also order the bits to drive them. Usually, the drivers get thrown in when you get a variety pack.
The first time I ordered, I decided to call rather than place a net order so that I could gain confidence in who I was dealing with. The guys who answer their phones are fastener gurus. I was extremely impressed. Nice to see that someone has a call center in the US these days
You can get cheaper screws, but square heads save so much time and prevent screw ups that can ruin a project.
-- making sawdust....