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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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Modern Wood Screw Less Likely to Split Wood
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Modern Wood Screw

Because they are untapered, modern wood screws are less likely to split wood than traditional wood screws. A pilot hole is not always needed.

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