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Forum topic by GMman posted 07-26-2010 01:32 PM 1083 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2010 01:32 PM

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#1 posted 07-26-2010 04:28 PM

Interesting. Except for some soft wood, I usually put a pilot hole in for most screws. I will try this technique on some quick and dirty stuff.

51 deg F, at 0630 hrs, more rain today I suspect.



-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 07-26-2010 05:34 PM

This works well for DW screws or deck screws, too. Most of the screws I use for hardwood have a 1/2-3/4 smooth shank below the head and I pre drill down to about 1/8 from the bottom side.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 07-26-2010 07:21 PM

I do that all the tiime, never thought about making it a tip :-)) Guess I’d better start paying attention to how I do what I do!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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