MAKE Asks: Favorite Fasteners

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.

Post your responses in the comments section.


In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens' educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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