Stainless steel screws are one of the most important types of screws in use today. These screws are distinguished on the basis of their physical features – heads, drives and threads. In the previous blogs we have discussed the prominent head and drive types. This post introduces you to all major screw thread types that are in use today.
Important Thread Varieties of Stainless Steel Screws You Need to Know About
Screw threads are a combination of recesses and ridges on the screw body. These threads help fix a screw in place through a compatible thread inside a nut or pre-drilled hole. The interior threads of the nut or another location where the screw is being fixed is known as female and exterior thread of the screw is known as male. Many times screws are referred to by their thread types.
Following are some of the major thread varieties known to us:
i. Cut Thread Woodscrews: These wood screws have defined and sharp threads between a tapered shank and gimlet point.
ii. Long Thread Woodscrews: These threads have the same type A spaced threads and gimlets as discussed above. However, these threads are extendable to the full length underneath the head. These threads are used for timber materials such as particle board, craft board, etc. These screws provide high pull out strength as well as longer thread engagement.
iii. Rolled Woodscrews: These threads employ a type A spaced thread and are distinguished by rolled taper points. These threads are used for joining, furniture, and cabinet making.
The above mentioned screw thread types and their uses will give you an idea about the best thread for your project. However, you can always approach a thread expert like Norwood Screw Machine Parts to find a suitable thread for your project.
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