Washer & Wafer Head Wood Screws

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Washer & Wafer Head Wood Screws

Washer & Wafer Head Wood Screws

Washer Head

They can have either a pan or round head with a built-in washer extending beyond the circumference of the basic head diameter. The round washer head design could possibly be the most versatile head design available. It combines the advantages of the pan head but has a washer built on to the head to increase head diameter and prevent overdriving in softwoods while providing a maximum bearing surface. They are often used in the furniture industry for attaching wood drawer guides and attaching tops to side panels. In cabinetry they are popular for mounting wall and base cabinets.
An X-Tra Large or Super Round-Washer Head has become popular for attaching drawer fronts to the drawer box. The extra-large head allows an oversized hole to be drilled in the drawer box and when the drawer front is rotated for alignment, the large washer covers the hole.

Wafer Head/Washer Head with Nibs

The wafer-head screw is great for general wood-to-wood fastening where a low-profile head is needed. Wafer Head screws commonly feature a flat top surface and countersunk head, as well as a conical-shaped bearing surface. Some manufactures, depending on application have a small increase in the top of the head to add extra strength around the recess for added driving power. Wafer Head for applications requiring extra clamping force. (ex. hanging cabinets plus door and window hardware / brackets.)

Pancake Head

This profile design provides added clearance for concealed fastener panel systems. Slight countersunk underneath head creates a stronger fastener. Uses include securing clips to wood used in standing-seam-roofing.

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