|Forum topic by Craftsman on the lake||posted 752 days ago||1792 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
752 days ago
Last year I got myself my first really nice drill/driver combo. A lithium Bosch kit. I have an 18V drill and 18volt impact driver. That’s what I call it anyway because it sort of hammers as it drives screws. They go in pretty nicely that way.
I have a ton of various phillips head screws. Some standard steel screws and many deck/sheetrock screws which come in fairly handy. A lot of underlying carcass stuff I use my nail gun with glue but I do like the ease and control as well as strength that screws afford. I have screws up to 3” that I use but mostly 1 5/8 to 2 1/2” ones.
One thing I am getting sick of though is phillips head screws. I’m almost as sick of them as I used to be of spade head screws which I find almost useless in their aggravation potential. My driver also has the ability to hammer a phillips bit and screw head to pieces before a long screw is inserted, particularly if it doesn’t have a good predrilled hole for it.
Recently I have discovered GRK screws.
I find them at Home Depot.They have a multi-edged star tip that grips so well it sometimes gets stuck in the screw head. these screws are also self drilling and the self drilling part really works. Not only will the screw go in easier with this slotted tip but I have yet to have wood split as if it wasn’t pre drilled.
The screws aren’t cheap but the frustration effect of the others makes them the splurge I pay for. Each box usually comes with a star driver tip in the box.
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