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Types of Screws

Screw designs vary widely to suit particular tasks or materials. Some of the more specialized screws are available only in a limited range of sizes.

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Traditional Wood Screw has Tapered Shank
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Traditional Wood Screw

A wood screw has a tapered shank. With the correct pilot hole, it fits very tightly.

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