Pilot holes for lag bolts The manual recommends using a 5mm or 3/16th drill bit for the pilot holes, but the bolts themselves seem like they would need larger holes. Anyone have any recommendations for what bit I should use? Thanks!
I haven't seen the bolts but pilot holes are generally smaller than the bolt. they relieve undue stresses so the stud doesn't crack as well as guide the bolt in a straight direction leaving enough wood for the bolt threads to bite. Hope this helps.