How To Drive A Scr*W And Not Split The Wood
How to drive a scr*w and not split the wood is post about Basics bookmarked by gregory with ID 11526134300 was uploaded on 11-03-2019 and has been viewed 145,360 times.
You can drive a scr*w with or without drilling a pilot hole first.It depends a lot on the type of scr*w you use and the project you are building.There is nothing wrong with drilling a pilot hole every single time though if you aren't sure.
For shop projects and larger construction projects made from 2x4s, I don't bother drilling pilot holes.You can just drive the screws right into the lumber.It's fast and efficient.You'll have even better results with self-tapping screws.
For rough construction, you can usually just power screws into place without drilling a hole.However, for finer woodworking projects, you risk splitting the wood without first drilling holes, especially near the end of a board.
When driving screws, drill a pilot hole to prevent the wood from splitting.Drilling a pilot hole allows the threads of the screws to cut into the walls of the hole rather than forcing the wood fibers apart.
This creates a stronger connection.Plus, a pilot hole will help the scr*w to drive in straight.To drill a pilot hole, select a drill bit that's the same diameter or slightly less than the shank of the scr*w you are going to use.
Use your drill...