I was in the shop doing some testing to get the right drill bit for pilot holes. I was drilling into the length of one piece of and testing. I noticed that the wood still split unless the pilot was so big that the screw barely gripped. So I tested with the brad nailer. Even after turning the pressure way way down, I still saw small wood splits. So I tried next with a trim nail and hammer. That caused small splits as well. Is there anything really that doesn't split at all. For the screws I was using 1 5/8 course drywall. Keep in mind that I'm not talking about going into the face of the wood. I was going into the side where a cut is. I'll bet many of you that put screws in your box have tiny splits in your wood that you don't know about.