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  • Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Screw

    Breaking Down the Anatomy of a Screw0

    Screws are one of the world’s most common types of fasteners. Not to be confused with bolts, they are used to secure two or more surfaces together. As the screw drives through the surfaces, it “digs” out material via its external threading. Even if you’ve used screws, though, you may be unfamiliar with their various

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  • An Introduction to Eye Screws and How They Work

    An Introduction to Eye Screws and How They Work0

    Screws are one of the world’s most popular and commonly used types of fasteners. Not to be confused with bolts, they feature a pointed tip with external threading. Screws are designed to fasten two or more surfaces through the removal of material. The external threading will essentially dig out material, thereby joining the two surfaces

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  • What Is a Countersunk Screw?

    What Is a Countersunk Screw?0

    Featuring exterior helical ridges, screws are among the world’s most commonly used fasteners. The exterior ridges, or threading, allow screws to remove material from the object or surface in which they are inserted. As you drive a screw into a wall, for example, some of the excess material will ride up along the ridges to

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  • Why Some Screws Have a Partially Threaded Shank

    Why Some Screws Have a Partially Threaded Shank0

    Consisting of a head, shank and tip, screws are one of the world’s most commonly used fasteners. Like bolts, they are designed to connect multiple objects or surfaces together. When comparing the different types of screws, though, you may notice that some of them all have a partially threaded shank. What Is the Shank? The

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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 Cotter Pin?

    What Is a Cotter 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 cotter pin? The

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