"you've created a disagreable situation. " thanks for the hearty
What I do now, when/where I can, I drill 1/8" pilot holes into the
cross bracing and stick in the needed screws, pointing upward, ready
for me to screw into place. That stops a lot of fumbling and it also
stops the one thing that can ruin your day..and that is to blindly
grab a longer screw.
The only time I have ever popped one through (out of literally
hundreds of tops), was when an 1-1/2 " screw had found it way into my
It happened to be inside an appliance garage and the home-owner was
very understanding and let me off the hook.
Standing upright, will all kinds of light, helps prevent stuff like
that. I now use PB screws with a washer built in.
r----> who thinks "you've created a disagreable situation. " is funny.
In the film," Bridge on the River Quai," the Brittish commando (Played
by Jack Hawkins) tells the character played by William Holden that "
there's always the unexpected." This is the case when the 1 1/2"
screw sneakily finds its way into the 1 1/4" container. Its happened
to me as well.
We have the pistol style and love it. It is the fist gun pulled out for
driving screws. My helper balked at the $129.00 price but I noticed its
always in his hands. I'll have to buy another one for myself :-)
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