How to Drill Pilot Holes In Softwood
Click here to download a printer friendly version of Tip-
1-2 (768 KB)
Help with Downloading
A pilot hole or lead hole for a wood
screw is a straight hole having a diameter equal to that of
the root of the screw, and depth equal to half the length
of threaded portion.
hole is drilled at the angle required for the driven screw.
1 Click image for larger view.
A pilot hole is drilled so that the screw can
be driven with ease at the angle required. In addition, there
is less probability of damage to the stock and to the screw