Self-tapping screws and device integrity/sturdiness

How much of an issue are the self-tapping screws (if that is what they are?) of the shell of the Steam Deck for repairs? If you're careful by screwing the screw counter-clockwise first, to hit the existing thread - will the existing thread still be slightly worn when fastening the case?

This Reddit thread is perhaps relevant:

What's the best way to proceed? The Reddit thread suggests using a Dremel to file away the cutting part of the thread.

What have other people done?

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