shortest wood screw

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Old 04-26-13, 11:05 PM
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shortest wood screw

I need really short wood screws for a small projects what's the shortest wood screws on the market?
 
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Old 04-26-13, 11:19 PM
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Why a wood screw? What type of head do you want, wide, countersunk, pan? And what thickness and materials are you using? A sheet metal type of screw comes to mind as the smallest I've used, 1/4".

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I concur with Bud. If you want a short screw into wood a sheet-metal screw is your best choice. Truth is, unless I am fastening two pieces of wood together a sheet-metal screw is my first choice into wood.
 
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Application is everything. You can get a #4 screw in 3/8" of length.

What exactly are you doing? A screw may not be the best option here.
 
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As stated above - it would help to know what you are working on.
Often when dealing with thin pieces of wood, glue is the best option.
 
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I have often used the 5 minute two part epoxy on small pieces of wood and it holds extremely well. But that is wood to wood. Metal is a different story.

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Allright here it is It's to fasten those stupid dividers in one of those aluminum tool case Aluminum Tool Case with Strap | Canadian Tire I bought some L brackets but all the screws I can find at Home Depot are too long and go through the case I even put washer but same thing I can find really short machine screws but no wood screws that short
 
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really short machine screws
Not machine screws sheet metal screws. Two very different things. Wood screws would not be good for that so why do you keep asking about them? In fact I doubt the sides are thick enough to hold any fastener.

The real problem is the dividers in the case. I had one and gave up trying to use it very quickly.. The dividers just flex too much to stay in place. You might try 1/4" Masonite as dividers but you almost have to add 1/2" inch plywood to the sides to hold them.
 
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