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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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6 Common Types of Screw Drives

    6 Common Types of Screw Drives0

    Screws require the use of a drive system for installation. To install a screw into a workpiece, you must force it into the workpiece using its drive system. The drive system of a screw generally consists of ridges in the screw’s head. Upon placing a compatible screwdriver into the screw’s head and turning it, the

  • What Is a Machine Screw?

    What Is a Machine Screw?0

    When you think of fasteners, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? It’s a probably a screw. Featuring helical ridges, they’ve become synonymous with fasteners. The exterior threading allows screws to dig into workpieces and objects, essentially scooping out material to create a secure hold. Not all screws are the same, however. Machine screws,

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