The other day, I mentioned that I was having trouble mounting my hangboard. It hasn\’t abated. Today I was lent a drill, vice grips, and a few other tools. So I used the vice grips to remove the stripped screw, pre-drilled everything with a 3/32″ bit (that\’s what the screws say to use as a pilot), and tried again.
This time I got the screw in farther, and the head didn\’t get stripped. What did happen was that the screw sheared at the top of the threads. Thankfully, it still protrudes from the wall, but it\’s covered by the plywood. Once I get the plywood off, I should be able to remove the screw … again.
I\’m thinking that the problem I have now is that the drill bits are too short. The screw drives as deep as the pilot hole, but then stops dead and bad things happen. If I get a 3+″ drill bit, I might finally be able to drive the screws in all the way.