I don't use them anymore, but I have used plenty of dry wall screws in the
past for inappropriate purposes. They occasionally break when installing,
but I never had a problem with one breaking afterwards.
That said, McFeelys is certainly better (though I used Rockler last time;
last time I twisted the head off a screw was putting hinges on my
china cabinet 2 years ago, oddly enough from Rockler. on the other side
I don't remember the last time I twisted the head off a drywall or
decking screw, but I almost never use them on anything but pine, rather
glue and staple/brad nail
Had about 10% of Rockler's best break off at the head when screwing red oak
face frames together (pilot hole drilled correctly) ... that is unacceptable
and is "enuf o' dat stuff", as they say in NOLA.
I see McFeeley's is offering a pretty complete assortment of
star-drive or what we call torx screws, actually a Canadian
manufacturer, GRK (I believe). We've been using them since discovering
them in the late 90s. I probably haven't twisted off a half dozen heads
in the nine or ten years we've been using them. They are often very
useful in tight spots where you can't get a hammer or nailer. I keep
using the same set of screws in successive sets of saw horses (which
mostly end up living outdoors) for the past four or five years.
Oddly enough, Circle Saw in Houston is the only retail outlet I have
been able to find them in here in Houston while I can find them at most
of the "Do It Best" home centers in the south Texas communities I
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