drilled holes too large for screw


Postby coleby » Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:05 pm

By mistake I have drilled holes which are slightly too large for the screws.

What is the best way to deal with this ? Put small slithers of wood in the holes or put some kind of filler in them ?

Has anybody got experience of this ?
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:23 pm

use larger screws.
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Postby kitchen buff » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:08 pm

Put a washer behind the screw head
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:16 am

kitchen buff - struggling to see how that would work.
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Postby Ressy » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:15 pm

[quote="coleby"]By mistake I have drilled holes which are slightly too large for the screws.

What is the best way to deal with this ? Put small slithers of wood in the holes or put some kind of filler in them ?

Has anybody got experience of this ?[/quote]

I would surgest that you drill an even larger hole about half way in the hole then put in a "plug" drill the size hole you wanted to in the "plug" and you have your problem solved. I am assuming you have some "plug cutters". Very easy if you have and keep the grain in line and it is invisible.

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Postby CHIPPY2158 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:14 pm

when hagging doors or what ever you may be doing, if i have to pilot anything into hard timbers such as oak or close grained hardwood is to pre drill with a drill bit 2 sizes smaller than the screw. i .e if im using 1" 8s i will use a 6 mm drill!

but if you have drilled the wholes to big you shave some triangular shavings off a square sectoin of timber, n knock them into the holes! beging triangular they shud bit into the round hole! also you may wanna use dome P.V.A glue to hold them in if you wanna make a job of it
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