Regarding the appropriate size drills, you'd get more appropriate
answers if you told us what kind of screws you're asking about.
Self threading screws with fine threads?
"Sheet metal" screws ?
Etc, etc, and so on....
Re "No Blue Collar Skills", orthopedic surgeons have to be concerned
about the same issues when they are driving screws into peoples bones,
and I hardly think of them as "Blue Collar" types.
On Fri, 03 Apr 2009 13:45:08 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (No Blue Collar Skills)
Metal, soft wood, or hard wood? There are charts for finding the
recommended pilot hole (and possibly shank hole) for various
materials. Pine requires a smaller hole than hickory. Some
hardwoods will split or possibly break a screw if the pilot hole is
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