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Old 11-17-2014, 06:53 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Fresh2o View Post
Would pre-drilling smaller diameter holes help prevent splitting or is that over kill?

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no need to pre drill , just rub the screw treads on a bar of soap makes them go in nice and easy no splitting , 2.5 deck screws are the perfect length not to long not to short

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Predriling is actually prefered, may not split the wood immediately, ad the wood cures or dries it can shrink around screws resulting in splits. Hardwood is a must. Oil or soap def. Helps the screws go in easier though!

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