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Driving Screws in MDF

Clamping to avoid splits When installing woodscrews in the edge of manufactured materials like MDF, it's all too easy to split the sides of a workpiece — even if you drill a pilot hole first. To prevent this, I support the sides by clamping an ordinary handscrew across the workpiece.

Walter Peachey
Port Moody, B.C.