"The bannister itself is superb quality, however I would recommend using your own screws ! One bent, two heads were rounded and two snapped halfway in the wood and that is after following the instructions to the letter and ensuring I had the right head for the screws, manually screwing them in."
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Review 4 for Richard Burbridge Round Staircase Handrail Kit White Oak 3.6m
1) The quality of the screws provided could be better: the metal appears to be a little soft to me. The screw head does not appear to be a standard Posidriv or Phillips, so screwdrivers didn't fit well. Hence I found that it was quite easy to burr the crossheads when tightening them.
2) The instructions provided specify drilling a 3mm pilot hole for screws going into the wooden hand rail. This is too small and, after experimentation, I found 4mm is a better choice.
3) The decorative screws to secure the end-caps are particularly tricky to use because there is no way of gripping them beyond finger tight. I had to mess around opening out the pilot holes beyond 4mm to get to a size that worked for me. Maybe a design with a sunken Posidriv slot would be better.
Anyway, after overcoming these issues I was pleased with the result."