Popular DIY Screws

It is important for every DIY-er to be well versed in different screw types. This guide will list and explain some of the more common and popular screws worth knowing about.

Wood Screws

Wood screws feature have threads to grip the wood securely until the top of the screw shank. Their design allows for tighter connections when attaching wood to wood. The top part of the shank is usually smooth. This allows the wood screw to spin freely when drilled to its full depth. The threaded tip of wood screws will bite onto the bottom piece of wood, holding the two boards together.

When choosing these screw types, choose a length that will let the tip of the board by 2/3 the thickness of the board. Consider the type of job you need your screws to perform. You will use a “finish screw” to attach trim or decorative moulding to your finished piece. Wood screws are also available in interior and exterior styles. Be sure to take this into consideration when selecting your screws.

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Wood Screw

Drywall Screws

As their name suggests, drywall screws are only intended for installing drywall panels. Drywall screws are typically around 1 – 3 inches in length. They have a “bugle” head which aids in countersinking in the surface of the drywall without tearing it. When using drywall screws, you will need to use a specific bit which is rarely included in a standard bit set. Drywall screws are self-tapping, so it isn’t necessary to pre-drill the panels. If you intend to fasten drywall to wood framing, drywall screws will do the trick. If you need to install drywall to metal, you’ll need to use screws specifically used with metal studs.

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Masonry Screws Decking Screws

Masonry Screws

Masonry screws are sometimes called “anchors”. These screws are now pointed at the tip. The heads of masonry screws can range from Philips head to hex-heads. To this end, it is important to check what type of bit you’re looking for. Because of this, masonry screws will not bore their own hole. So, you’ll need to pre-drill using a hammer drill for these projects. After you have predrilled, you can use a regular drill to insert masonry screws. Masonry screws also work best for attaching wood or metal to concrete. For example, you can use them when attaching wooden floors to concrete floors.

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Decking Screws

Decking screws fasten deck flooring to a deck’s joist system. Their design allows them to countersink. This way, the tops of the decking screws sit flush or just below the wood’s surface. The design of decking screws function similarly to wood screws. I.e., they have coarse threads and a smooth upper shank. Due to their outdoor purpose, decking screws can resist rust and corrosion. Many decking screws are self-tapping, being available in both Philips and star-drive heads.

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