Machine Screws, also referred to as Machine Bolts, are often used with nuts or driven into tapped holes. They come in a variety of head types and drive styles, but are generally available in smaller sizes.
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Generally used in electrical or radio work, these fasteners are slightly undercut under the head. That provides the ability to bind stranded wire tightly and prevent fraying. Combination Phillips-Slotted drive styles allow for greater flexibility in choosing a drive tool (either Phillips or standard slotted).
A threaded fastener's size name includes information about the major external diameter, followed by the threads per inch, which indicates if it is coarse or fine.