Shank pilot hole?
I want to enlarge a hole in a piece of steel so that a #6 wood screw will go through it.
I found a chart on the internet that indicates a shank pilot hole of 9/64 for that size wood screw. And it says, "The shank pilot hole is one which will clear the thickest part of the screw body."
So, does this mean that I should use a 9/64 drill bit to drill the holes in the steel to accommodate the #6 wood screws?
And if I also wanted to bevel the holes with a countersink bit as Randy suggested, is it a two step process - enlarge the hole then go at it with a countersink drill bit? Or could I just start with a 9/64 countersink drill bit?
Here is a link that might be useful: Chart