Be very careful with larger screws, I have seen these post split due to a larger screw installed after the hole was stripped out. the first thing to remember when putting the screws back in is to try to catch the same original thread. if you start the screws every time without catching the same original thread you keep cutting new threads into the plastic and you weaken it a lot. Machine screws will probably not grip and hold into the plastic but you could switch to a sheet metal screw that has a bit finer thread than the standard screw. if you try a larger screw make sure you only go up one size (8 to a 10 or 10 to a 12) and be careful with the length too.
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