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wlmrs
05-13-2006, 02:14 AM
Real quick just wanna know what do you use to countersink screws? I'm thinking my answer is a countersinking bit,not for sure though.

HAVINGFUN
05-13-2006, 02:18 AM
Real quick just wanna know what do you use to countersink screws? I'm thinking my answer is a countersinking bit,not for sure though.

yes a countersink bit helps or coarse (spelling) drywall scews and and predrilling with a good power screwdriver.

azbass
05-13-2006, 02:19 AM
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=misc%2fsearchResults.jsp&BV_SessionID=@@@@1750962993.1147501426@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddhkhfgkdgcgelceffdfgidgng.0&MID=9876

you use it to drill in to the wood.

then you drill teh screw in

wlmrs
05-13-2006, 02:21 AM
yes a countersink bit helps or coarse (spelling) drywall scews and and predrilling with a good power screwdriver.
If i'm using a 1 5/8" coarse drywall screw,what size drill bit should I use?

iamamp3pimp
05-13-2006, 02:22 AM
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=misc%2fsearchResults.jsp&BV_SessionID=@@@@1750962993.1147501426@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddhkhfgkdgcgelceffdfgidgng.0&MID=9876

you use it to drill in to the wood.

then you drill teh screw in



lol, chairs and generators?

HAVINGFUN
05-13-2006, 02:23 AM
If i'm using a 1 5/8" coarse drywall screw,what size drill bit should I use?

Any bit that starts the hole, something that is 50 % smaller than the screw is good

wlmrs
05-13-2006, 02:25 AM
http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=misc%2fsearchResults.jsp&BV_SessionID=@@@@1750962993.1147501426@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdaddhkhfgkdgcgelceffdfgidgng.0&MID=9876????????

wlmrs
05-13-2006, 02:27 AM
Any bit that starts the hole, something that is 50 % smaller than the screw is good
Thanks!

azbass
05-13-2006, 02:35 AM
lol, chairs and generators?

stupid site. yeah was a link to countersink bits lol

soul05
05-13-2006, 04:27 AM
If i'm using a 1 5/8" coarse drywall screw,what size drill bit should I use?

i used a 1/8 drill bit for 1 5/8th screws

bjfish11
05-13-2006, 10:36 AM
If i'm using a 1 5/8" coarse drywall screw,what size drill bit should I use?
Use a bit that is the same size as the actuall shaft in the center of the screws. So you dont want it to tbe the same diameter of the screw with the threads.
That didnt make much sense, but i dont know how to explain it.
And, I never countersink. im able to drive mine in far enough without doing so.

PV Audio
05-13-2006, 10:39 AM
i used a 1/8 drill bit for 1 5/8th screws
As do I. I also never "countersink" as my drill has enough torque to do it for me.

djman37
05-13-2006, 10:47 AM
As do I. I also never "countersink" as my drill has enough torque to do it for me.
wood stresser.:D

azbass
05-13-2006, 11:13 AM
As do I. I also never "countersink" as my drill has enough torque to do it for me.

lol noob

iceteebone
05-13-2006, 11:16 AM
just use a brad nailer

DarkFox
05-13-2006, 12:01 PM
Be REALLY careful if you just use torque to do it. MDF is strong but a screw has alot of mechanical advantage and if you torque to hard or to fast the screw rips all the wood holding itself in and strips the wood. Get a drill with a chuck you can limit the pressure on and spend the 7 dollars on a good countersink tool ;-)

wlmrs
05-15-2006, 10:24 PM
good point!

helotaxi
05-16-2006, 01:33 AM
DeWalt makes a set that has a quick-change collet and 3 sizes of drillbits with a countersink adapter and a screwdriver bit. Predrill the hole with the countersink and then snap that bit out flip it over and drive the screws.

rippinitup7
05-16-2006, 06:53 AM
i always countersink my screws when working with mdf, the wood splits too easy to rely on "torque" to sink them in.