What are screws made of and how to use them

Last Updated on January 13, 2022 by Marsh Fasteners

Screws are probably the most common stainless steel fasteners that are used in every industry. They are vital to all projects and equipment. We have a basic guide on screws and the types of screws.

What are screws made of?

Screws are made from different types of material. The most common type of material for screws is stainless steel due to its inexpensive material. Other materials include copper, aluminum, and titanium. Screws are coated for protection and strength. The coating can include copper, zinc, and ceramic coating.

How to use screws?

First, you need to choose the right screw for your application. Certain factors come into place when choosing a screw, such as its durability, weight, cost, and type of project you are working on.

Stainless steel screws are inexpensive and work best for all applications. If you need extra durability against corrosion, copper screws are your best bet. For lightweight, aluminum is a good choice. Titanium is both lightweight and durable, but it is costly.

Next, you need to consider the materials you are working with. Wood screws are for joining pieces of wood such as furniture, for example. You need a screw that will withstand the material of your project. If you are working with outdoor materials, you need screws with a coating that can withstand harsh elements. 

Grab a screwdriver or drill and put on gloves and safety gear if needed. Make a plot hole and begin screwing until the screw is tight if you are using a screwdriver. Don’t use excessive force or you might damage the material being used. If you are using a drill be careful to use the right speed to avoid overheating or burn marks. A clamp can be used to avoid slips. 

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