Since its creation, the screw has become an integral part of any building project. The concept of the screw dates back to around 200 B.C. and in today’s modern world it’s a must-have. The screw, nut and bold industry employees more than 130,000 people and turned over more than $30 billion in revenue in 2017.
Early screws had to be handmade, so no two were ever alike. In 1928, the National Screw Thread Commission established a standard for screw threads for interchangeability. Today’s builders don’t have that sort of problem to worry about as there are dozens of screw types offered by the average screw manufacturer. From micro screws to custom screws to stainless steel screws, there’s no limit to the options available.
But for all the options available from the average screw manufacturer, there are three things to consider when deciding on the right kind of screws for your next project:
- Which head?
- Which material?
- Which size?
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Aug 08 2018