Getting ready to do my first playfield swap. All prayers are welcome and if you live in Denver your welcome to the show. On the CPR website they give these directions for drilling or screwing into the playfield. "It is highly recommended to use a small BRAD-TIPPED drill bit to “start” the dimples. This prevents screw-splitting the new wood. Always use a bit size that is 20 to 40% smaller than the screw diameter itself. The screw needs something left to bite into."
Vid"s guide says to pre drill all the post holes. He does not mention the Brad-Tipped bit. I was thinking of just matching the post hole size on the old playfield. Have you guys found a certain size or type of bit that works best? I bought some collars to keep the bit from going to far. How deep do you drill? Vid also says to use a bit slightly larger than the screw which seems to be the opposite of CPR. I've built two rotisseries and have the playfields ready to go. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.