Country Lore: Use Soap for Speedier Wood Screws

August/September 2007
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/use-soap-for-wood-screws.aspx




If you are experiencing difficulties with tightening wood screws, soap is a great helper. I used to carry a bar of hotel soap in my tool kit, but now I use liquid soap, as it is quicker to apply. Just slather some on the threads or squirt a little in the hole and you will find the screwing process takes half the torque. Oil would also work, but would be likely to leave a stain on the wood.