Woodnet Forums
What type of screw is this? - Printable Version

+- Woodnet Forums (https://forums.woodnet.net)
+-- Thread: What type of screw is this? (/showthread.php?tid=7357707)



What type of screw is this? - sroxberg - 09-11-2020

It has a very flat head, like a pan head but the top is flat, and very thin. Probably metric because the parts lists calls it a m27-1.5 inches long. The point if flat.

The screw is to hold a slider metal bar on a porch swing into an upright made out of Trex.

Any name so I can source some?

4 or 5 mm hex drive, not that it matters.


RE: What type of screw is this? - Bob10 - 09-11-2020

Not sure about the name but I would look up deck screws


RE: What type of screw is this? - woytek - 09-11-2020

The head type could be listed as truss or wafer. Socket drive.


RE: What type of screw is this? - iclark - 09-12-2020

Cap-Tor   (maybe)


RE: What type of screw is this? - cputnam - 09-12-2020

Looks like a pocket hole screw to my non-expert eye. Check McFeeley's


RE: What type of screw is this? - museumguy - 09-12-2020

Not sure about your screw but how about this? https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/tapping-wood-and-drywall-screws/tapping-screws-for-plastic/stainless-steel-torx-rounded-head-thread-forming-screws-for-plastic/


RE: What type of screw is this? - Mark A Smith - 09-12-2020

(09-11-2020, 09:39 PM)sroxberg Wrote: It has a very flat head, like a pan head but the top is flat, and very thin. Probably metric because the parts lists calls it a m27-1.5 inches long. The point if flat.

The screw is to hold a slider metal bar on a porch swing into an upright made out of Trex.
https://shopee.com.my/M5-M6-Button-Head-Socket-Cap-Self-Tapping-Screws-Hex-Drive-A2-304-stainless-stee-i.99653432.1695973761

4 or 5 mm hex drive, not that it matters.

Might be a button head screw. Closest I've come is here: https://shopee.com.my/M5-M6-Button-Head-Socket-Cap-Self-Tapping-Screws-Hex-Drive-A2-304-stainless-stee-i.99653432.1695973761


RE: What type of screw is this? - AHill - 09-13-2020

The threads look very similar to those used for particle board or MDF. Closest I can come up with a a truss head deck screw.


RE: What type of screw is this? - TDKPE - 09-13-2020

(09-13-2020, 07:09 PM)AHill Wrote: The threads look very similar to those used for particle board or MDF.  Closest I can come up with a a truss head deck screw.

That’s my impression.  A thick wafer head screw, for particle board.


RE: What type of screw is this? - FS7 - 09-15-2020

(09-11-2020, 09:39 PM)sroxberg Wrote: It has a very flat head, like a pan head but the top is flat, and very thin. Probably metric because the parts lists calls it a m27-1.5 inches long. The point if flat.

The screw is to hold a slider metal bar on a porch swing into an upright made out of Trex.

Any name so I can source some?

4 or 5 mm hex drive, not that it matters.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-7-mm-x-50-mm-Brass-Plated-Hex-Drive-Connecting-Screw-4-Piece-802144/204273733

Wafer head socket cap screws, usually called connecting screws. Common in flat pack furniture and outdoor DIY playgrounds.