How to Drive a Machine Screw Without Causing Cross Threading

This works every time…..

Some machine screws are difficult to get the threading started and sometimes cross threading occurs which can really mess things up and may cause the need for the hole that the machine screw is threaded into to be re-tapped.  To ensure that you are correctly threading the machine screw into the hole, 1st place the machine screws threaded end into the threaded hole and instead of turning clockwise to drive the screw in….1st turn counter clockwise, until you hear or feel a small click…this click is the machine screw dropping into its proper thread location.  Once you hear/feel the click, the screw is then able to be correctly driven into the hole without worry of cross threading.


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