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Old 05-12-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
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Right Bit Size for Screw


How do I determine the right screwdriver bit size for my screw head?

I bought these nails but all my 'Phillips' head bits keep turning within the screw head and messes up the screw head and the bit! - So...

How do I determine the correct bit/head size for a screw?'

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I would expect those to be #2 Phillips. But being #10 screws they could be #3 Phillips.
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What ever size fits tight in the hole.
If your using a #2 try a # 3.
What are you trying to drive them with?
Easiest way by far is with an impact driver.
If your trying to use those do install decking there way to long.
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Pre drilling a 7/64 hole the length of the screw and grinding the bit tip blunt will solve your problem.
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Dont buy Phillips head.Square and Torxs head screws are alot easier to drive and keep the swearing to a minimum.
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