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Jack & Jill

11:44AM | 05/22/01
Member Since: 05/21/01
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I am working with MDF Board and I am having a hard time with it splitting when being screwed together. My holes have been pre drilled but it is still splitting. I don't have a lot of time so gluing is not an option. Any suggestions?

Jay J

05:06PM | 05/22/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Jack & Jill,

Go to EFMax, Co, then use your Browser's FIND/SEARCH feature (in the Tool Bar), and search for the word: drill Then, scroll up a few lines, and start reading. It will tell you how to drill Pilot Holes for MDF board.

Don't forget to go at least 1mm DEEPER/LONGER than the length of the screw. Otherwise, you may split what's underneath.

At worst, maybe your screws are too long? I haven't any idea what you're building.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator


05:37AM | 05/23/01
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
And how much time have you spent doing rework because of the splitting?

My point: you've already spent way more time than simple gluing would have taken.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited May 23, 2001).]

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