Drill a pilot hole large enough to slip the screw into the hole. Widen the top of the hole by making a rounding action to allow the head of the screw to sit just below the surface. A countersink can be purchased from your local home store which drills the pilot hole and countersinks the head of the screw in one step.
Insert a No. 1 square insert bit into your drill or bit holder.
Drive in the screw at a moderate speed being careful not to set it too deep. When backing out trim screws, if the countersink hole is too smaller than the head of the screw, the wood will splinter. Back out the screw slowly and carve out any wood in the way with a utility knife.
Things You Will Need
- No. 1 square insert bit
- Drill bit
- Self drilling trim screws are available which make pilot holes unnecessary. Heavy gauge metal studs require trim screws with a self drilling end.