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  • Self-Tapping Screws vs Traditional Screws

    Self-Tapping Screws vs Traditional Screws0

    When shopping for screws, you’ll need to choose the right type. There are self-tapping screws as well as traditional screws. While they are both used for similar applications — specifically fastening — they aren’t the same. By understanding the difference between self-tapping and traditional screws, you’ll be able to choose the right type. What Are

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  • What Are Wood Screws?

    What Are Wood Screws?0

    Choosing the right screws is important. Screws, of course, are threaded fasteners that are used to join two or more workpieces together. For fastening applications involving wooden workpieces, you should typically choose wood screws. As their name suggests, they are designed specifically for wooden workpieces. What are wood screws exactly? The Basics of Wood Screws

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  • An Introduction to Counterbore Screws

    An Introduction to Counterbore Screws0

    Have you come across counterbore screws? If so, you might be wondering how they differ from other types of screws. Like all screws, counterbore screws have a threaded exterior that becomes narrower towards the tip. You can drive them into wood or other materials using a screwdriver with the appropriate bit. Counterbore screws, however, are

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  • How to Choose Machine Screws

    How to Choose Machine Screws0

    Are you looking to buy machine screws? If so, you’ll need to choose the right type. Machine screws are essentially bolts that are designed for use in machines. They feature a threaded shank with a head. You can install a machine screw by driving into a tapped hole. For optimal performance, though, you must use

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  • Plain vs Spring Washers: What’s the Difference?

    Plain vs Spring Washers: What’s the Difference?0

    Consisting of a thin donut-shaped plate of metal with a hole in the center, washers are used to distribute the load of a fastener. Fasteners will create a load when driven into an object. With a washer, this load will be distributed across a large area, thereby protecting the object from damage. While all washers

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  • What Is a Hammer Head Screw?

    What Is a Hammer Head Screw?0

    Screws are one of the world’s most commonly used fasteners. Consisting of a solid piece of material with external threading and a head, they are used to fasten objects. When driven into multiple objects, a screw will hold them together. While you’re probably familiar with the purpose of a screw, there are different types of

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