There are many different screw types and sizes, each designed for a specific type of material or application. Some are better suited for wood than others, while some are better for soft metals or plastics. It is important to know which screw type is right for your project, as it will help ensure that the screw is tightened properly and that the fastener can withstand the force of vibration or movement. One type of screw that is often overlooked is the button head screw.
A button head socket cap screw features a raised domed head and a recessed hexagonal socket that is usually used in applications where a higher load bearing surface is required or when space limitations prevent the use of a standard socket head cap screw. This type of threaded fastener is available in various diameters and lengths to suit a wide range of uses and has an internal drive recess that is typically driven with a hex wrench or bit.
The head of a button socket cap screw is shaped like a mushroom and free from pointed edges for safety and aesthetic purposes. It is also recessed to prevent the head from damaging the surface it is driven into. The button head is generally larger than a flathead or countersunk head, which allows it to distribute the load evenly and avoid embedment. The projecting collar around the bottom of the head acts as a washer, dispersing the force of the load and helping to resist loosening due to vibration.
Button head socket caps screws are also more resistant to loosening due to corrosion than standard hex heads or other drive styles. This is because they are manufactured from materials that offer superior resistance to rust or corrosion, such as stainless steel and hexavalent chrome. They are also more aesthetically pleasing to the eye than other fastener types and can add a touch of class and elegance to your application.
Choosing the right screw type for your project is critical to ensure that it is installed correctly and will last as long as possible. To help you select the right screw for your application, Fastener Mart provides a comprehensive selection of different types and sizes of screw heads, drive styles, materials and lengths.
Whether you are looking for a wood screw, Phillips head screw, cheese head screw, Torx head screw or a combination of any of these, we have what you need. We also carry a large variety of different lengths and diameters to meet all your requirements. Contact us today if you have any questions about which screw type is right for your next project. We can advise you on the best product to meet your requirements and ensure that your project is a success from start to finish.