You can continuously find huge, broad outlines of screw sizes, however do you truly require that numerous decisions? My rundown for carpentry is presently down to four, and I seldom have a task that needs anything over that.
Universally handy Wood screw – #8 x 1 – 1/4″
This is the genuine workhorse in my shop. The vast majority of my undertakings utilize 3/4 inch compressed wood mounted to a piece of 3/4 inch strong wood. This #8 screw is the ideal length for holding these two pieces together – without it jabbing through the opposite side. I additionally like the size of the knife, which is sufficiently huge to oppose breaking, yet not excessively enormous that it parts the wood.
Ideal for Flimsy Wood – #6 x 3/4″
With more slender bits of wood (like 1/2 inch), I really want a more limited wood screw to keep it all intact. A #6 x 3/4 inch screw is ideally suited for the gig. The length is perfect for holding 1/2 inch stock, and since the wood is somewhat more slender than whatever I ordinarily use, I can go with a more modest knife.
Going into End Grain – #8 x 2″
Placing screws into end grain makes a couple of issues. The edge of a board simply isn’t so strong as the face, and wood strands effectively disintegrate when you attempt to drive in a woodscrew, also that this is a simple method for parting the board. The best way to keep away from these issues is to penetrate a profound pilot opening, incorporate subsetting for the knife and head, and afterward utilize a more drawn out screw.
The Challenging task Wood screw – #10 x 3″
I’m continuously discovering an event where I want to mount things to the 2×4 studs in my storm cellar. All of the screw diameter chart I’ve referenced so far will not finish the work with regards to setting up racks, cupboards, and other weighty things in my shop. I don’t utilize this enormous of a woodscrew all the time, yet when the need emerges, I’m dependably happy I have a little stock close by.