- How do you choose a woodscrew?
What he said.
Always used cheapos for years when i was a cheapskate.
Nicked some turbogolds off my dad…. Jesus like night and day, torx head is great compared to phillips an all.although your link have phillips.
Pretty much threw out all my cheapys and bought a big assorted box of turbo golds. Worth the premium,Posted 5 years agoStonerMember
I only use Ulti-Mate screws. Theyre not cheap but 1.7-3.5p per screw isnt a wallet emptier either.
Can be driven directly into 3.6N/mm block without plugging. They’re holding the whole house together. Great fasteners, the anti cam tool bit is so good it can hold a screw on without magnetism.
Life’s too short to put up with rubbish screws.Posted 5 years agoburko73Subscriber
Don’t discount the gold screw range as well. Very good value for money for bigger projects, less than half the price of turbo gold and pretty good.
Favourites are spax screws for speed, general greatness.
Also massive coach bolt replacements with torx heads from thunderbolts.Posted 5 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
Turbogold. Worth the extra. Don’t break when used with an impact driver.
I find them terrible for snapping if you have to get them back out again though.
Turbo gold and also the turbo gold copy from b&q
screwfix and b&q are the same company
I just use the regular gold screws, the turbo golds I find un-convincing in terms of grip – the thread is very shallow and the screws strip their holes very easily.
All the fancy self-drilling / serated threads on fancier screws just shred your fingertips or stab you in the erse if you keep them in your pocketsPosted 5 years agoprojectMember
Turbo gold or spax are god as above, but theyre sharp and cut your fingers, but seem to engage with pozi head better, always use descent heads as youll round the screw head out and then cant get it in or out, all screws will snap if enough turning or leverage force side to side is used.
Top tip, new box of screws, squirt in some wd 40 and put top back on box and shake, makes them lubricated, beware where you place box down until dry, and wd 40 also melts cracks some types of plastics, i found that out quite quick.Posted 5 years agoandylMember
I opened up this thread to say Srewfix Turbogold – looks like a lot of people agree!
Normal Goldscrew if you want to save some money.
The Reisser screws from Toolstation are good but I think they are a bit more expensive.
The self drilling (ie Reisser and Turbogold) and self countersinking (cutting on the bottom of the head) do make life easier and generally a neater finish.Posted 5 years ago
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