Driving Deck Mate screws


Old 06-02-08, 06:55 AM
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Square Head Screws

My first experiance with these screws is not working well, my bit keeps jumping and rreaming out the head of the screw, any suggestions ???
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Old 06-02-08, 02:03 PM
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Welcome to the forums. The post you were replying to was 6 years old, so let's start again. Deck mate screws come with a bit in the package. Use it rather than a phillips head. You can also use a #2 square drive with them, and may get better results. Your bit won't jump if you keep solid pressure on it and keep your drill at a straight plane to the screw. If the screw changes plane, you change plane, too, or restart with another screw. My suggestion is to use screws with a Torx head. Your life will be so much simpler.
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I moved your question into its own thread so that more people will see it. Let me know if you have any questions. Welcome to the forums.
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Thanks Mitch.


I put in about a million of the square drive screws every year. There are 2 tricks to them. Lots of constant down force, and use a new driver. Deck Mate is #2 square drive -- don't use any thing other than that for the driver.

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