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Posted on Pilot hole + countersink bit for #8 screws--am I crazy?

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 09:23 PM

Well 11/64 is the through hole size and not the size hole to use if you want the threads to catch any wood. It sounds like they are now designed for a through hole instead of a pilot hole.

Here is a chart that does a little explanation of the 11/64”, I suppose they assume you will use a screw that is long enough for the threads to engage?

https://www.boltdepot.com/fastener-information/Wood-Screws/Wood-Screw-Pilot-Hole-Size.aspx


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