Bad hillman wood screws
I'm curious to know if I got a bad box of screws or if Hillman is selling Chinese junk. I bought a box of 1-1/4" Hillman wood screws for an oak project. I had pre-drilled the holes. Out of 5 screws driven, 3 broke off about 3/8" from the head. The phillips heads stripped out easily, so I returned the box of a refund. I finally found American/German-made screws at Home Depot under the brand name Spax. Now those are real steel! No problems at all.
Another USA manufacturer is Fastenal, and they also make great steel screws.
Carl F. Worden