Sandor Nagyszalanczy visited several woodworkers to see what types of screws they use in their everyday work. They generally use drywall screws, standard tapered wood screws, or hardened steel production screws. Nagyszalanczy discusses what each type is best for and offers tips for effective use. Drawings show their differences, how they’re measured, and what kind of clearances they need. He talks about when you need to drill pilot holes and which drivers are best suited to each screw.

From Fine Woodworking #115