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Old 08-21-2009, 09:58 AM
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Default Leo Graywacz

I would guess it is you. That is. if by stripping you mean the screw bottoms out and then keeps spinning. Depending on what material you are driving the screws into you need to adjust the torque of the driver. You can't just go full bore and expect the screw to overpower the driver and stall it out. I have a Makita driver and set the clutch according to the material I am drilling into. For Poplar it is about 10 for plywood it is about 8 for Oak and Maple and other harder woods it can be between 10-14. I can be driving screws and having good luck and then all of a sudden I will get one that strips. Just a softer spot in the wood.