Wood Screws

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Utilising wood screws is an integral element in carpentry, construction work, as well as furniture-building. From joining two pieces of wood together to attaching it with other materials such as plastic or metal - these screws are crafted for the purpose of providing stability and lastingness against various strains and loads. We supply an extensive range of wood screws in a variety of diameters, lengths, and finishes.

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What Are Wood/Timber Screws?

Timber screws are screws specially designed for use in timber or wood-based materials. They are typically longer and thicker than traditional screws, with a tapered shank and a wide, deep thread that provides enhanced holding power in wood. 

Timber screws are commonly used in construction and woodworking applications, where they are used to join together timber components or to secure timber to other materials. They are often used in place of traditional nails, as they offer greater holding power and can be easily removed or adjusted if necessary.

Timber screws are available in a range of sizes, lengths, and finishes to suit different applications and preferences. They can be used with a variety of drive types, including Phillips, square, and Torx drives, among others.

Furthermore, wood screws come in two varieties, interior and exterior. Exterior wood screws are usually galvanised or zinc plated to offer protection against rusting. Zinc, chrome, and hot dip galvanising are among the most frequently used coatings/platings.

With so many options available these handy fasteners have become an invaluable tool across woodwork tasks around homes and businesses alike.

Pozi Screws

Pozi screws, derived from the phrase "positive drive," are a type of screw that uses a unique drive system consisting of a cross-shaped recess in the screw head with four arms. 

The drive system is designed to prevent slippage and provide a stronger grip on the screw, which helps to reduce the risk of stripping or damaging the screw head during installation or removal. 

Multi-Fix Concrete Screws

Multi-fix concrete screws are a highly effective light-duty anchoring system that is perfect for any surface: concrete, brick, stone, wood - you name it! 

This single all-inclusive solution easily replaces traditional solutions such as nylon framing and hammer fixings. 

Discover our range of multi-fix concrete screws on our wood & timber screw page. For more categories and more screws, please navigate our site via the category headings or type your search keyword into the search bar. 

The Benefits of Using Wood Screws

Although there are numerous variations of wood screws, they all possess certain distinctive characteristics and features. 

Typically, these screws are equipped with a sharp pointed end, accompanied by deep twin threads, enabling fast and precise insertion, while the shank design helps to reduce the likelihood of wood splitting.

With a seemingly endless selection of sizes, lengths, materials and types to choose from, woodworking screws are outstandingly versatile. 

Let's outline a few reasons for this below. 

  • Their unique range of head type, points, drives and threads combined with platings and coatings give them the ability to be used for anything from softwood to hardwood construction projects or joinery work on MDF boards or timber pieces. 
  • Different drive types can provide advantages in terms of speed and ease of use. For example, a certain drive type may be easier to use with power tools, while others may be better suited for hand tools or specialised applications.
  • Different types of drive can also offer varying levels of torque, which is the force that causes rotation. Some drive types may provide greater torque and be better suited for heavier-duty applications, while others may be more suitable for lighter tasks where precision is important.

Frequently Asked Wood & Timber Screws Questions

How Do I Choose The Right Size Wood Screw?

When selecting a screw, the length is paramount. This measurement doesn't take into account any raised or domed heads; it solely pertains to how far down in the material they are placed with their pointed tip. 

The ideal size should enter at least halfway through whatever you're attaching them to without sticking out on either side of it. 

What Is A Pilot Hole, And Why Do I Need To Drill One Before Inserting A Wood Screw?

A pilot hole is a small hole drilled into the wood before inserting a screw. This pre drilling process helps to prevent the wood from splitting and ensures that the screw goes in straight. 

The size of the pilot hole should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw.

Can I Use A Regular Screw In Place Of A Wood Screw?

While it is possible to use a regular screw in place of a wood screw, it is not recommended. Wood screws are designed with sharper points and deeper threads than regular screws, making them better suited for use in wood.

Can I Reuse A Wood Screw?

Usually, you can reuse screws without a problem as long as they haven't passed their yield point. This is the tension level at which a screw will not return to its normal shape and length after the load has been removed from it. 

If this occurs, then, unfortunately, that particular screw must be thrown away since it has been permanently changed in some way or another.

So while it is possible to reuse a wood screw, it is not recommended. Reusing a screw can weaken the threads and reduce their holding power, making them more likely to strip or break.

What Is The Difference Between A Flat Head & A Countersunk Head Wood Screw?

A flat head wood screw has a flat top and is typically used in situations where the screw head will be visible. A countersunk head wood screw has a tapered head that sits flush with the surface of the wood and is used when the screw head needs to be concealed.

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