Sawing against the Wind
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: God's beautiful hills of Middle Tennessee
Sorry guys, only a few answered correctly......PROPER SCREW for the PROPER JOB....and one final could be the bit. Somewhere I musta missed the pics somebody mentioned.
From what I've gathered from OP is he's trying to make a drywall screw do a pocketscrew's designs job. Drywall screws are bugle head designed to spread out the paper/countersink and hold a grip without splitting the paper face (the main strength of drywall).....so when he's installing in the soft wood it just spreads and buries deeper punching out the other side....where the pocketscrew (I prefer the full head kregs) has a good square shoulder to pull the joint together.
I haven't decided if this may be an error of lack of knowledge ...or of trying to save too many pennies ???? I don't know...BUT a pocketscrew has it's WONDERFUL places in my workspace and I've never had any problems provided I used as recommended and as Cabinetman stated maybe another form of joinery is needed, but if ya cut corners there too you'll still be in the same boat....sinking.
Have a Blessed and Prosperous day in Jesus's Awesome Love,