Sharp Point Screws for Wood to Wood Applications
Wood screws are partially threaded with large cutting threads and a smooth shank. They are designed to slide through the top pieces of wood so it can pull tight together both boards. These screws come with a sharp point. Normal diameter sizes #4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14. Diameter sizes up to #18 are available, and all diameters come in various lengths.
Wood Screws in this selection feature a Phillips, Square or Slotted drive. Drive types are available in a corrosion and rust resistant 18-8 Stainless Steel, Brass and Silicon Bronze finishes making these fasteners suitable for application in harsh environments.
Stainless Steel Wood Screws
Stainless steel wood screws are used primarily for long lasting applications, due to its corrosion-resistant nature and durability. Scratching or burring the metal will not create surface rust as the corrosion resistance exists within the metal itself. Stainless steel is a soft metal due to the low carbon content, therefore most stainless steel bolts are cold-formed and not heat treated or thru-hardened. Cold forming and threading causes stainless steel bolts to become slightly magnetic, some fasteners will be more magnetic than others depending on size and how quick the cold forming process is. Stainless steel fasteners are typically a clean silver color, which also makes them common in finishing and decorative applications. Stainless Steel should never be used with aluminum, corrosion may occur.
Silicon Bronze Wood Screws
Silicon bronze wood screws are made of copper, silicon, and various other alloys such as zinc, tin, iron and manganese. Silicon bronze is used in marine environments, corrosive environments, and high heat environments. Often used in plumbing and electrical applications, silicon bronze fasteners are also found on tattoo machines and in power plants. Silicon bronze is similar in color to copper and is sometimes used in finish applications for the color.
Solid Brass Wood Screws
Brass wood screws are an alloy made of copper and zinc. The color of brass can vary from dark to light based on the zinc content; more zinc content produces lighter brass. Brass is prized for its corrosion resistance, however it is quite soft so it is not suitable for all applications. Brass conducts electricity and is also a good conductor of heat. It is often used in pipes, weather stripping, trim, radiators, musical instruments, and firearms.