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  • "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

    Lots of good information on this chart

    I've used their screws and liked them very much

    http://webservices.advanceware.net/Y...crewposter.pdf

    Their website seems to be under revision, but there are some good information pages there.

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    Re: "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

    That is a good source for screws but I'm not very good at planning ahead, so ordering online and waiting isn't usually an option . I love Woodcraft's Highpoint screws or GRKs (depending on the application).
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      Re: "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

      I used these screws on the last subwoofer enclosure that I built. I pre-drilled and counter-sunk every hole and they worked really well. It's hard to imagine using a non-square drive woodscrew now.

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        Re: "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

        Originally posted by mattsk8 View Post
        That is a good source for screws but I'm not very good at planning ahead, so ordering online and waiting isn't usually an option . I love Woodcraft's Highpoint screws or GRKs (depending on the application).
        Wood craft highpoints are the shizz..... I need to order more....
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          Re: "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

          I've been a McFeeley's customer for over a decade. If you call them, they'll tell you what screw to use in what material (it sometimes depends on the thickness). Sometimes, a sheetmetal screw is the best choice in man-mades (no taper, all threads for more grip). Their screws are made of better steel than most of the big box store's too. Crown Fasteners (the baggies and bulk green boxes) now are mostly Chinese and snap and strip easier. You really do get what you pay for.
          HINT: Even when you pre-drill holes in MDF, particle board or plywood, to drive the screws much easier, scrape the threads across a bar of bath soap. Your driver or arm will appreciate it and the chance of "blow-out" is greatly reduced.

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            Re: "Guide to Woodworking Screws" -- yes, Virginia, there are better screws out there

            Originally posted by CUclimber View Post
            I used these screws on the last subwoofer enclosure that I built. I pre-drilled and counter-sunk every hole and they worked really well. It's hard to imagine using a non-square drive woodscrew now.
            Love them Robertson screws!
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