|Forum topic by CharlesNeil||posted 02-10-2015 09:19 PM||625 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-10-2015 09:19 PM
I personally think that the dictionary need to add to the word “frustration” stripped off broken screws.
here is a tip ,
First off be sure the drill bit size is correct and pre-drill, especially in hard woods, also use a lubricant, there are many commercially available ones, how ever a wax toilet ring, works super well and is pretty inexpensive and last for ever it seems.
The big tip however is to look at the the screw, especially brass screws used with hardware, you will note just under the head is an area that is not threaded, and in most cases the thread is slightly tapered, so when it gets to the unthreaded part of the shaft, its actually a bit fatter, here is the issue, the screw hole while working for the shaft, is too small for the unthreaded part of the shaft this is where they usually break, when trying to get the final little bit seated. Simply take a slightly larger drill bit and just bump the top of the hole to give the unthreaded shaft some added clearance, usually about 1/8 or 3/16 deep, Makes a huge difference.
Also when using brass screws, be sure to use a steel one first, sure will save a lot of
BTW, remember especially with brass screws snug is the word, don’t over torque it