George Vondriska

Understanding Different Types of Screws

George Vondriska
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Fasteners are like any other tool; you need to pick the right one for the job you’re doing. There are many different types of screws, and it definitely pays to match the fastener you’re using to the project you’re building. This video provides a great overview of different fasteners in the market place, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to ensure you’re choosing the right fastener for the job.

Characteristics of fasteners

First off, you need to understand the head types available to you. Flat head, pan head….they have different applications. What about the nibs that are found below the head? How do they factor in? What advantages do they have? We’ll fill you in on that info in this video.

Some screws are fully threaded, tip to head, others aren’t. What’s the deal with that? What’s the best screw for installing cabinets? How about screws that are specifically for melamine? Did you even know there is such a thing? There is, and there are lots of benefits to using melamine-specific screws. This video will teach you about these fasteners, and many of the other different types of screws.

More on woodworking

This video concentrates on fasteners, but Woodworkers Guild of America has a ton of other information for you. Be sure to have a look at our library full of woodshop tips. There’s sure to be info there that’ll help you with your next project.

More info on fasteners and Quickscrews

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