I recently had to repair a neighbor's fence after running into it on an ice
covered downhill. It's a rustic 2 rail lodgepole fence and she had plenty
of material, so I didn't have to buy material, which was nice. Anyway, I
couldn't get 6" spikes, which were originally used, so I used 8" deck
My question is, how does one use an 8" deck screw? I had to drill a hole in
the rail so the 8" deck screw would run all the way into the fence post.
If I didn't, the screw would stall with about 2-3 inches remaining. My
DeWalt screw gun lacked no power or torque, it's just that the phillips head
screw would start stripping out. If I can't drive an 8" screw with a good
gun, how do I use 8" deck screws?