Arke Stairs
More from EHT:

How do Structural Screws compare to Lag Screws?

Q: How do Structural Screws compare to Lag Screws?

A: Structural screws are just as strong or even stronger than lag screws and they’re easier to use. Whereas lag screws require a pilot hole to be drilled before they can be driven, you can just zip in a structural screw to make a strong framing connection with any 18V driver (no pilot hole is necessary), which saves a lot of time and labor. The thinner shaft of the structural screw makes it easier to drive, and although they don’t look as beefy as the traditional lags, structural screws are made of stronger steel and are heat-treated for maximum durability. Structural screws also feature Torx drive heads in addition to traditional hex-head styles. The additional contact points of a Torx drive prevents the kind of “cam-out” you get with Phillips screws.

Related Posts

EHT Newsletter

Sign up for the monthly EHT Newsletter including DIY tips, industry updates, trends, and more

Hot Product

WiseBond™ 2″ DEEP POUR™ River Table Epoxy

WiseBond™ Epoxy systems are premium commercial grade resins for woodworkers, artisans, and DIY furniture enthusiasts. This epoxy isn’t your average everyday epoxy purchased at the local hardware store. WiseBond™ has been purposely developed for the wood table and furniture builders world. Our flagship epoxy, WiseBond™ Deep Pour™ Epoxy, sets us out from the crowd as […]

Read More >>