What Are Pan Head Screws?

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Pan head screws are a type of fastener that binds materials together or tightens the connection of two or more materials. They feature a broad, flat head that allows them to be tightened.

Name

  • The top of a pan head screw is wider than any other screw head. This characteristic makes the screw resemble a frying pan.

Design

  • Pan head screws feature a helical ridge known as a thread that is wrapped around a cylinder. This allows the screw to easily descend into the material it is fastening.

Differences

  • Pan head screws are different from pan head bolts in that they do not have to possess a bolt thread specification to accept a non-tapered nut.

Heads

  • Other types of screw heads include button, round, truss, flat and oval. These types are all more abbreviated and require more precise screwdriver work.

Directions for Use

  • To fasten a pan head screw, rest a screwdriver's end in the groove on top of the head and turn it clockwise. This will fasten the materials that are being joined or tightened.

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