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hondarider
09-01-2006, 05:01 PM
I am about half way done with my box and ive been using 1 1/4 inch screws with a phillips head. I can not countersink the screws because the bit slips so much. I even tried predilling with a bigger drill bit and the the screws just spin freely once there all the way in. What kind and size of screws does everyone else use? And once i carpet the box will the non countersunk screws be very noticeable?

Cam
09-01-2006, 05:16 PM
Robertson

DaGh0st
09-01-2006, 05:18 PM
1 1/2 #8 woodscrews...

photocrazy8
09-01-2006, 05:31 PM
these:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/P7285131.jpg

they're nasty little screws with some serious attitude... they're made for wonderboard, which is like drywall, except it's made of concrete. Once you put them buggers in, they are going nowhere.

i have the same ones :) i love em

hondarider
09-01-2006, 05:39 PM
i have the same ones :) i love em

Where do u get them and what kind of a bit do you use?

supraman1379
09-01-2006, 05:43 PM
these:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/goatboy_521/P7285131.jpg

they're nasty little screws with some serious attitude... they're made for wonderboard, which is like drywall, except it's made of concrete. Once you put them buggers in, they are going nowhere.

Thats what I use.

baseballer1100
09-01-2006, 05:46 PM
I dont use screws...

Cam
09-01-2006, 05:57 PM
3/8"x4" lag screw ftw

NightHawkFG
09-01-2006, 06:08 PM
t-nut and appropriate bolt
http://i8.tinypic.com/27xj780.jpg

khail19
09-01-2006, 06:14 PM
t-nut and appropriate bolt
http://i8.tinypic.com/27xj780.jpg

I think he means to put together the box, not to mount the speaker.

You could buy a countersink tool, so when you predrill the holes they will already be countersunk for the screws. I use regular 1.25" coarse drywall screws and it works fine.

khail19
09-01-2006, 06:16 PM
3/8"x4" lag screw ftw

:eek: To hold MDF together? Are you insane?

NightHawkFG
09-01-2006, 06:48 PM
duh im off today

bjfish11
09-01-2006, 06:51 PM
1 5/8" Drywall screw with phillips head.

If your screws are spinning freely once they are screwed in, try drilling a slightly smaller pilot hole for them. For the screws I use, it recommends a 1/8" pilot hole, but I go with like a 3/32, and never have any strip out.

Cam
09-01-2006, 07:31 PM
:eek: To hold MDF together? Are you insane?

Joking :p

personally I use drywall screws and glue when screwing mdf to mdf... most of the **** I build is fiberglass these days tho.

* drywall screws with a robertson head... but those might not be readily available in the states.

PatFitz9
09-01-2006, 07:37 PM
an easy (but time consuming) way to countersink is to take a much larger drill bit and turn the top of the holes by hand, after you predrill the screw hole obviously. as long as your bits are sharp that should be easy. just don't cut your fingers.

edit: i didn't realize how funny the words "screw hole" are

90accordman
09-01-2006, 07:43 PM
lol suckers.

I used glue and just use my air brad nailer to hold it while the glue cures. never had a problem and never will, and the boxes always come out CLEAN