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Just Wondering wrote in :
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Up to a certain
point, I just want my screws short enough that their points
don't protrude.

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YES! Especially you model railroaders out there. Please don't let that
point protude! Someone might have to maintain your work one day.

Screws are cheap and last forever if you don't use them. If you've got
space, buy 25-lb boxes of the sizes you use most and 5-lb boxes of the ones
you use less frequently. Have the right size on hand and you'll never have
to use the wrong one.

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On Sat, 08 May 2021 06:15:34 GMT, Puckdropper
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Just Wondering wrote in :
*snip*
Up to a certain
point, I just want my screws short enough that their points
don't protrude.

*snip*

YES! Especially you model railroaders out there. Please don't let that
point protude! Someone might have to maintain your work one day.

Screws are cheap and last forever if you don't use them. If you've got
space, buy 25-lb boxes of the sizes you use most and 5-lb boxes of the ones
you use less frequently. Have the right size on hand and you'll never have
to use the wrong one.

I buy 25lb boxes (if available) of any sort of construction screw I
use. A 1lb box is something like $7, a 5lb box, $15. A 10 lb box is
$25 and a 25lb box $30. If I'm using a screw the chances are high
that I'll be using that size again.

I also have a box of ever length of #6 to 5/16 machine screw (up to 2"
or 4" depending on the size), flat and pan head (with the larger sizes
in hex head also). If the stores sold metric screws by the box I'd
have those too. I hate going to the BORG just for a screw (which they
probably don't have).

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