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How to Countersink a Screw

A countersinking screw is used so that the screw will sit flush with or below a surface. A pilot hole is required to guide the screw into the correct position and prevent the wood from splitting as the screw is tightened.

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Head of Countersunk Screw Sits Below Surface
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Cover the Screw Head

The screw's head will sit just below the surface. Use wood putty or plugs to cover the screw head.

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