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Which type of screw do I use for my project?
by Lorenz Prem on 08-05-2012 10:12 pm

Picking the correct type of screw can be hard ifyou have not done it before. It does not have to be. Let's take alook at the basics of fastener selection.

Wood screws

Wood screws have coarse threads designed to grab the fibers ofwood. As the name suggests, they are the best option for fastingmaterial to wood.

Hardwood boards must be pre-drilled when screws are used. Thefibers in hardwood do not part as easily as they do in soft woods.Without a pilot hole the screw acts like a splitter driven into

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