I want to attach two drawer slides to the edges of a 1" chipboard. The best
I can do is use 1.5" drywall screws into small predrilled holes. I can use
either coarse or fine thread screws.
Which is likely to hold the best, coarse or fine thread?
They both suck That certainly is not the "best you can do". Get the right
type of screw such as
Drywall screws are made for a specific purpose and using them in other
applications is taking a risk. They are too brittle for normal holding.
Everyone says that, but I've never actually broken one in use. (Of
course I don't use them to hang cabinets or such.)
However, coarse drywall screws (at least the ones around here) actually
work fairly well in particleboard and MDF. I have a crude AV rack that
I put together about 7 years back using MDF and drywall screws. So far
its survived 5 moves.
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