Screws?
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(09-19-2022, 08:09 PM)ShopStud Wrote: Holy Mother of God, you've opened a Pandora's box here !!  ...

This right here deserves a dedicated sticky page.  
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(09-23-2022, 12:13 AM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: Now they're making a torx with a small pin on the bottom.

Those are called security screws (I think), I haven't run them, but see them on the dividers in public restrooms and so on. But the proliferation os screw heads has filled my tool bax screwdriver drawer and we need to eliminate some of them (as a world community). I like Torx (a lot) but my favorite remains the square drive where 2 sizes of drivers cover bout 75% of the screws, 3 drivers cover 90%, and 5 drivers (I think) cover 100%.  Imagine...5 screwdrivers is all you need.
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(09-23-2022, 06:56 AM)fredhargis Wrote: Those are called security screws (I think), I haven't run them, but see them on the dividers in public restrooms and so on. But the proliferation os screw heads has filled my tool bax screwdriver drawer and we need to eliminate some of them (as a world community). I like Torx (a lot) but my favorite remains the square drive where 2 sizes of drivers cover bout 75% of the screws, 3 drivers cover 90%, and 5 drivers (I think) cover 100%.  Imagine...5 screwdrivers is all you need.

These are not security screws. They're around a #35 torx with a small hole in the bottom of the torx hole. The driver has a small pin on the bottom. (see link)
https://www.diyhomecenter.com/fastenmast...gLtk_D_BwE

While you're at it, look closely at these screw heads; I see an eight point star. https://www.lowes.com/pd/FastenMaster-0-...lsrc=aw.ds
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#20
I use SPAX screws almost exclusively. HD carries them, as well as Amazon.
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(09-23-2022, 09:24 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: While you're at it, look closely at these screw heads; I see an eight point star. https://www.lowes.com/pd/FastenMaster-0-...lsrc=aw.ds

OK, a little off topic but regarding that link to FastLok structural screws...

I hadn't done much deck work in years but when we recently redid the porch/deck we used FastLok screws in many instances instead of carriage nuts/bolts. What a time saver.
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(09-19-2022, 08:27 AM)David Stone Wrote: I haven't done any woodworking in a while, and I'm curious what the preferred type/brand of wood screw is nowadays for cabinets. 

Ages ago I bought screws from McFeely's.  When I needed more recently I searched around and found "Ultimate Square Drive Flat Head Screws #8" from wwhardware.com and I like them better than the McFeely's screws I had.  The nib under the head really does cut a countersink.  https://www.wwhardware.com/ultimate-squa...ws-8-scus8

From the home center I like GRK.  The trim head screws work particularly well in some applications.

Mark
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