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post #1 of 31 Old 11-22-2014, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Wood screws

I have been using Drywall screws for joinery for a long time. Only use where they won't be seen, (or in rare cases, counter-bore and then use plug cutter from stock I am working on to match wood grain and color,) and basically just to hold pieces together while glue dries. Down side is that countersink sets are 82 degrees, which doesn't match. Upside all these years is the coarse thread and the rarity of heads snapping off with that last turn, as opposed to a lot of the crap zinc wood screws.

Anyone have a favorite brand of standard interior use flat head wood screw, either Phillips or square head (many have combo heads, my old school process still likes the Phillips) and a place to buy them?

I typically buy a lb or 100 pieces at a time and have from 1" to 2" in #6, and 1 5/8 to 3 in #8 in stock at all times...about 10 boxes.
Browsing at Rockler, they didn't even carry bulk #6.

#6 and #8 take care of probably 90% of my needs. Occasionally #10....if it needs larger than than that I am probably looking at a lag screw, carriage bolt, !/4 20 hardware, etc.

Brand and where to get them, folks...????

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post #2 of 31 Old 11-22-2014, 08:05 AM
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I buy mine off the net.
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I don't have a problem with grip rite drywall screws. I use them for most everything including installing cabinets.
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post #4 of 31 Old 11-22-2014, 02:33 PM
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I like using Kreg screws. They have a large variety. Coarse thread, fine thread, various heads, indoor, outdoor. Not only for pocket holes, but everything.

I buy mine at Menards (no Menards in CA) but Lowes and HD have them. Also available online.
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I use about any type of screws but they have to have the following:

nibs on the head to self counter sink,

I also prefer, robertson drive screws to.
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This is the screw I favour:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/turbogold-...k-of-100/15276

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I have used a bunch of these building our cabinets. 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 inch mostly.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/SPAX-8-x-...5yc1vZc2blZ1bj

I really like to use the Kreg pocket screws when hidden. They really hold well.
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I like to use what I can afford. There are options out there.
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I use whatever I have lol... drywall, decking, its all fair game if its within reach.
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post #10 of 31 Old 11-24-2014, 02:30 AM
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I really like Spax screws. I do not use drywall screws for anything but drywall. They are a brittle screw that will snap with sear stress.

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Use a lot of Deckmate Deck screws as a general construction screw. They can be had at HD.

Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short.
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I have also used Spax and liked the star head. Never slipped.
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I have also used Spax and liked the star head. Never slipped. johnep
The Deckmate screws from HD are also torxhead

Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short.
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OK you have convinced me, it will be torx instead of pozidrive from now on.
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Use Robertson screws and you'll never use anything else. Phillips screws are worse than standard head screws.
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Only a limited range of Robertson screws in UK.
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Only a limited range of Robertson screws in UK.
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That's unfortunate. USA seems to be the same, judging by America's fascination with Phillips screws. Peter Robertson patented the head in 1909.
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I converted to Pozidrive after too many incidents with scoring a surface with a slipped driver. However, after burring the heads, sometimes had to hacksaw a slot in the screw head to remove.
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On most coated square drive deck screws the inside of the socket due to the coating is slightly smaller so there is now a special bit to use with them that is undersized.

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I have used it and its very useful and nice

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I use square drive and buy them at McFeelys. Great quality and very rarely ever snap a screw!

http://www.mcfeelys.com/

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