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Lag Bolts vs Lag Screws vs Structural Screws

Choosing the right fastener for the job can be overwhelming, given the myriad options available. But most consumers ask what’s the difference, between structural screws vs lag bolts when working with structural applications?

Types of Wood Screws

If you’ve ever taken a trip to your local hardware store to buy the best fastener for your project, you already know how overwhelming that experience can be, given the plethora of options of types of wood screws that are available.

What is Cam Out and How to Avoid It

Cam out can be frustrating, and in worse cases can cause damage to the screw heads or even your screwdriver or driver bits. But the big question is what is cam out and how to avoid it?

How to Join Two Pieces of Wood With or Without Fasteners

Wood joinery — as you may have guessed is when two pieces of wood are joined together to create other structures. Creating wood joints is in essence an art that has its roots in 1570-1069 B.C., when Egyptians used animal glue to join timber.

Slotted vs Philips vs Hex

When you first think of a screw, you probably conjure images of an inch-long piece of metal with spiral heads, and a Phillips or slotted head. But there’s a lot more to it than that! In fact, there are hundreds of different types of screws, all of which offers myriad different features.

When To Use Nails vs Screws

Screws and nails are regarded as the unsung heroes in the fastener segment, and rightfully so, owing to their use in an array of applications, ranging from wooden house frames and flooring to outdoor decking and kitchen cabinetry.

How to Use a Screwdriver

A screwdriver is a must-have tool to have in your toolbox, and as the name suggests is used for screwing (installing) and unscrewing (removing) screws. Screwdrivers were conceived in the late 15th century in either France or Germany, and were originally named tournevis (turnscrew), and Schraubendreher (screwturner) respectively.

Stripping Screws? How To Avoid It

Even if you’re a conscientious DIYer, you’re bound to have stripped a screw or two at some point in time. And if you aren’t familiar with stripped screws, to briefly explain — they’re basically screws that have been damaged to a point where a screwdriver can’t catch it.

How to Remove Stripped Screws

Stripping screws – easy to do either by using the wrong tool or a poor quality one, but can be a nightmare for any repair enthusiast. And when frustration kicks in, it’s easy to turn the head of the screw from a “+” shape to an “O”, but here are 12 sure-shot ways of removing …

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