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Can fully threaded wood screws be used to control the shrinking and swelling behavior of wood?

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The structural integrity of deep timber elements can be affected by the swelling and shrinking of the elements associated with changes in moisture ...

Can ASSY self-tapping screws be used for end grain withdrawal applications?

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Certain T-joint connections may be required to resist tensile loads.

How do I promote even load sharing when using inclined fully threaded screws with steel side plates?

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As inclined shear-tension screws are loaded primarily in tension along the axis, even load-sharing is promoted through even pre-tensioning.

Is Pre-Drilling Required For Inclined Screw Applications?

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When fully threaded screws are inclined to the wood surface, additional measures may be required in order for the screw tips to bite into the wood ...