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Drywall Screws vs. Wood Screws vs. Deck Screws (Detailed Comparison)

If you build a deck using the wrong screws, you could end up in a heap of rubble instead of sipping wine and schmoozing the neighbors. So, let’s get this right. When you want to build something at home, the last thing you want to do is spend hours trolling through the hardware store figuring …

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30 Different Types of Drill Bits (Ultimate Drill Bit Guide)

While this guide to drill bits focuses on the various aspects and types of drill bits, you are encouraged to purchase a drill bit kit. I’m suggesting that from hard-won experience because you never know when you will need that one drill bit you never thought you would use. It happened about six years ago, …

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9 Different Types of Lug Nuts

Lug nuts are small wheel fasteners that vary in shapes depending on types but they typically have a rounded or tapered end (seat). They’re made of chrome-plated steel but titanium or anodized aluminum lug nuts also exist as lighter-weight alternatives for racing cars. As wheel fasteners, they’re important parts of your vehicle because they keep the wheels …

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29 Different Types of Construction Nails (Plus More!)

Nails are one of the most enduring and most common construction materials. Building a wooden house alone can entail 20,000 to 30,000 of nails used. Originally, nails were made of bronze. Then came copper and eventually iron. The earliest crafted nails were made by ancient Egyptians and date back 3400 B.C. It was also common …

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Parts of a Screw (Detailed Diagram)

Not only are there many types of screws and screwheads, there’s an intricate number of different parts of a screw. Check out our custom diagram above which clearly indicates each part. Who knew there was so much involved in designing and making a screw. Here are brief descriptions of each part. Drive:  This is the …

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22 Types of Screws and Screwheads (Ultimate Chart & Guide)

Quicklist: Types of Screws Flat Raised Bugle Binding Domed Flange Truss Combination Heads Hex External Hex Internal Phillips Pozidriv Quadrex  Slotted Square Recess Star Torx Torx Plus Tri-Wing Pin Screws Sentinel Screws Two-Hole Screws   Do you remember the first time you stripped a screw? I do. My dad was not happy because I stripped it …

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