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Jim K
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Default How deep into the wood should a screw go?

On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 02:10:29 -0500, "bent" wrote:

simialry sizes use like screwdrivers
they come in silver, gold and black
Gold ones snap, esp. the small ones. Don't use these.
Black ones rust. Don't use these either.

Color really nothing to do with material a scew is made of. You can
get black and gold steel or black and gold aluminum and the black
steel and black aluminum will behave quite differently. You have to
check for the material they are made from. Stainless steel is less
likely to rust than galvanized steel and both are less likely to snap
than an aluminum or brass screw.