1. Wolf Lahti
    January 23, 2018 @ 12:53 pm

    Nomenclature in screw manufacturing doesn’t necessarily reflect reality. “Machine screws” are in fact bolts, and “lag bolts” are in fact screws, to give just two examples. Yes, people argue about screws. 🙂

    Regarding frugality, the Frugal Gourmet frequently liked to point out that “frugal” did not equate to cheap but rather meant taking full advantage of what you do pay for. Lexicographers might not agree with that definition, but it’s one I have taken to heart.


  2. don
    January 25, 2018 @ 5:40 am

    the proper name of your star head screws are “Torx”

    i’m from Canada


  3. Sivan
    January 25, 2018 @ 6:08 pm

    Do you know where SPAX #8 1-1/4 Torx flat head can be bought online?


  4. Scott W. Vincent
    January 26, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    Great overview, thanks Steve! I’m wondering what is the reason for primarily stocking the 1-1/4″ screw length?


  5. Mike
    January 26, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

    I hope this is the rebirth of the Friday night videos.


  6. Ileana
    January 27, 2018 @ 5:50 am

    Thank you for this helpful blog, I’ve been training this type of job since I was a kid when I was going to take all the woodworking tools outside the graden and create a lot of interesting things like a wooden cart etc. After all those years my dad was old I did not have any friends to help me with this as I’m not very expert at this one day I surf the internet all I found was wood carved in Industries and I did not find helpful articles but there was one website offering me 16k woodworking plans which I found very helpful until now it actually teaches me a lot of woodworking skills and that website is https://tinyurl.com/y8qvf52x it is the most authentic woodworking plan.


  7. Rhiannon MacLaren
    January 27, 2018 @ 8:31 am

    Phillips screws were made for the automobile industry to do exactly that. Was a rudimentary way of making sure they were not stripped out putting cars together.


  8. Gary Harrison
    January 28, 2018 @ 2:04 pm


    Where do you get the 6 in long bits for your Spax screws?
    I know a bit comes with each box but they are short bits


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