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  • How JIS Screws Differ From Phillips Head Screws

    How JIS Screws Differ From Phillips Head Screws0

    Not all screws use a traditional Phillips head. While Phillips screws are the most common, there are other types of screws used in the manufacturing of products, including JIS. An initialism for Japanese Industrial Standard, JIS screws are commonly used in electronics, as well as other products, that are manufactured in Japan. Unless you’re familiar

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  • What Is a Clotter Pin?

    What Is a Clotter Pin?0

    It’s not uncommon for bolts to loosen over time. If a bolt is attached to a machine, for instance, the vibrations produced by the machine may cause it to come out. There are ways to secure bolts in place, however, including the use of a clutter pin. But what exactly is a clotter pin? The

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  • Why Nails Are the Preferred Fastener in Construction

    Why Nails Are the Preferred Fastener in Construction0

    Nails and screws are the two most common types of fasteners. As you may know, the main difference between them is that the nails have a smooth shaft, whereas screws have a threaded shaft. The presence of exterior threading allows screws to create a stronger and more secure hold when joining two or more objects.

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  • Galvanized vs Zinc-Plated Screws: Which Is Best?

    Galvanized vs Zinc-Plated Screws: Which Is Best?0

    Screws are often plated with zinc or galvanized to protect against corrosion. Technically speaking, galvanized screws feature a protective zinc shell as well. Because of the similarities between them, many people assume that galvanized screws and zinc-plated screws are the same. While they both feature a protective zinc shell, though, they each involve a different

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  • Thread Forming vs Thread Rolling: What’s the Difference?

    Thread Forming vs Thread Rolling: What’s the Difference?0

    Screws are often manufactured using either thread forming or thread rolling. Both of these manufacturing processes involve the creation of threading, which is a defining characteristic of all screws. Screws have external helical ridges, known as threading, that allow them to dig into most materials. To create this threading, manufacturing companies typically rely on either

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  • 6 Facts About Screwdrivers

    6 Facts About Screwdrivers0

    A screwdriver is an essential tool used to install and remove — as well as tighten or loosen — screws. It typically features a long and wide shaft that’s affixed to a screw head. The screw head is inserted into the screw, at which point turning the screwdriver will tighten or loosen the screw. While

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