Today I put in about 4 boxes of 3.5"x10 quicksilver screws, only a few were
a problem down the angle I was driving at. Are you sure you are using the
right size/type bit? I've also used the turbo gold screws in anger (1000+)
and they seem pretty good.
I always buy the Turbogold screws. Never had any problems at all. Good for
use outside as well. I have a couple of gates I made 2 years ago that are
held together with them, still as new.
Are you using the right size driver profile? The majority of screw sizes you
need a PZ2 driver bit, but in all cases use the PZ profile.
I use the Screwfix screws you refer to frequently - haven't had much
to complain about.
Are you sure you've got the correct screwdriver?
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Buy a decent driver bit!
Screwfix Gold or Diamond Posi2 tips are recommended. Last for ages.
Generic or even branded stuff just doesn't last and will round off PDQ
especially in a power driver.
The only issue I have with screwfix screws, and I've bought a LOT, is
the occasional infilled head - perhaps 1/1000. And then only when
you're at the top of a ladder and only took just enough screws with
you so you've got to go back down to get another.
Simon Avery, Dartmoor, UK
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Someone wrote "Buy a decent bit".
Spent extra time tonight, while modifying a desk, looking for some
Finally found them but none would fit the odd looking screw heads. I hadn't
really lloked at the screw heads and was having trouble with a slightly
worn Roberston bit!
Closer examination showed the heads had an unusual eight point design to be
used with a 'regular' Robertson Number 2 (Four side Canadian; in GOOD
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