Socket Screws feature a head that has an internal hexagonal drive built into it, making them easily tightened and loosened with a hex key or Allen wrench. They are typically used in industrial equipment, fixings and electronics applications. They are available in a variety of lengths and sizes and are designed to be fastened and secured against other objects, causing compressional or clamping forces to be exerted through the bottom tip that projects through the threaded hole in the outer object.
Flat Head Socket Screws offer many advantages over other types of screw. Their slim head allows them to be driven into thin sections of the material being worked, and they also sit flush with the surface upon insertion. This minimizes snag hazards and potential damage to surfaces, and it helps improve the appearance of finished projects. Their hex-socket wrenching design, use of heat-treated alloy steel, and precision Class 3 fit threads enable them to transmit powerful torque without slippage that could cause damage to the screw and to the tool.
These socket screws are available in a range of materials, including corrosion-resistant stainless steel. This ensures they can be used in demanding environments where they may be exposed to moisture and other harsh elements. Their strength and ability to be tightened to higher torque specifications make them ideal for high-stress applications in the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, and energy industries. They are commonly used in machine parts, die fixturing and clamping, and they have a broader application than other types of hex-drive screws. Flat Head Socket Screws