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  • What Are Set Screws?

    What Are Set Screws?0

    When most people think of screws, they envision traditional threaded fasteners with a pointed tip and a head. Screws are available in a variety of materials, sizes and specifications. While most of them feature this traditional design, though, some of them feature an alternative design. There are set screws, for instance, that are devoid of

  • How to Keep Screws From Stripping

    How to Keep Screws From Stripping0

    Have you ever tried to remove a screw, only to discover that it’s stripped? You aren’t alone. Stripped screws are a common occurrence. Stripping is characterized by damage to a screw’s head recess. When the head recess becomes worn or otherwise damaged, it may no longer support a screwdriver bit. You might be able to

  • Drywall Anchors: How They Work and When to Use Them

    Drywall Anchors: How They Work and When to Use Them0

    Screws are commonly used to fasten objects to walls. Whether you’re installing shelves, a coat rack, a mirror, framed pictures, etc., you may want to use a set of screws. Unfortunately, screws alone may not be sufficient. Depending on where exactly the objects are installed, drywall anchors may be required. What Are Drywall Anchors? Also

  • Screw Pitch vs Lead: What’s the Difference

    Screw Pitch vs Lead: What’s the Difference0

    Screws are one of the most common types of fasteners. Consisting of a threaded shank with a head on the top and a tip on the bottom, they are used to secure multiple objects together. When shopping for screws, however, you may come across the terms “pitch” and “lead.” They are specifications that reflect certain

  • The Beginner’s Guide to Double-Ended Screws

    The Beginner’s Guide to Double-Ended Screws0

    Have you heard of double-ended screws? They feature a unique design compared to traditional screws. All screws have helical external threading. The presence of this external threading allows them to dig into workpieces and surfaces. While traditional screws only have a single pointed end, though, double-ended screws live up to their namesake by featuring two

  • How to Choose Button Socket Cap Screws

    How to Choose Button Socket Cap Screws0

    Not all screws have a Phillips or flat head. Some of them have a circular-shaped head with a hexagonal drive type. Known as button socket cap screws, they can be driven into and out of objects using a hex key. You can insert a hex key into the head, after which you can turn it