Why do we offer these specialize drill bit sizes?
When working with or building guitars, you are working in hard woods generally and normal 1/16" sized drill bits generally are not close enough to prevent damage or snapping the screw head off on smaller screws.
The drill bits we offer are slightly undersized to allow a good tight fit, but allow the screw to go into the hole with minimal chance of damage. We do recommend using a bee's wax or paraffin rub on the screws as well do help lubricate the cutting surface when it first enters the wood.
Also having a correct fitting screw driver bit can make all the difference as well.
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