The screws should be the correct length, appropriate head to fit flush, and a compatible finish to go with the hinge. Installed properly, they should work OK. Here is some info that may help you.Hi everyone,
Need to attach 66 inch piano hinge to ply and pine. I found the right size sheet metal screws at Lowe's. Can I use them? Otherwise I need to order on line.
From memory, I don't recall any leaf style hinge that the holes weren't countersunk. Good hinge action for closing should have the tops of the screws either flush with the leaf, or slightly recessed. A FH screw has a very thin tapered edge.I just opened the box and checked the hinge. Holes are bigger than expected, I might need #8 screws which means that I should be able to get them (wood screws) at Lowe's. No countersink in the hinge holes.