MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: We all know that when working on projects, there are certain fasteners that simply fit the task. But what are some of your favorites — be it bolts, nuts, screws, washers, etc. that are particular favorites of yours?

For woodworking jobs I can’t get enough of Torx head screws. They’re a bite on the pricey side, but there’s something satisfying about slotting one into the screwgun and knowing that it won’t cam out like a Phillips head. They’re super reliable and make the job quicker and less frustrating.

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