Screws are one of the most common types of hardware found in the world, yet there is a huge variety of sizes, head shapes, threading and other custom features. When choosing a fastener for a specific application, it is important to choose the correct type to avoid damage to the screw or the material that it is connecting.
Choosing the Right Screw Head
The head of a screw is its most visible feature and can have a significant impact on the appearance, strength and functionality of an item. There are many different head styles for screw, ranging from the most basic to the more complex. These include flat, pan, truss, cheese, trim and wafer heads.
Button Head Screw
The head of a button socket cap screw has a round top and a hexagonal drive hole which is used to tighten and remove the screw. The most common drive used for this type of screw is an allen wrench, but they are also available with a hex key. They are commonly used in automotive, electronics and manufacturing applications due to their versatility, raised dome head style and durability. These screws are characterized by high tensile strength and can be easily driven into hard materials with little force. They are also able to resist loosening and backing out due to their deep socket design. Button Head Screw