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We are proud to stock a large variety of screws here at Essentra, featuring many different types of screws covering a multitude of applications. Our diverse offering includes machine screws, socket head cap screws, binding screws and more. Our range features screws made of different materials such as plastic, metal and steel. We understand the importance of head type and so have packed our range with head types such as socket, countersunk, hex head and many more types of screw.

Due to the sheer amount of screw types, drives and thread choices, we have put together a collection of guides to help you make the right choice over on our Knowledge Centre, including:

What are Screw Heads, Drives & Threads?
Socket Screws Explained
A Guide to Thumb Screws
What is a Set Screw?
A Guide to Machine Screws

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Machine Screws - Oval

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Machine Screws - Round

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These round Machine Screws offer extra grip with tightening and loosening, for a range of applications.

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Machine Screws - Flat

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Screws with a flat top that are designed to screw completely into a countersunk hole. Ideal for a range of applications.

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Self Tapping Screws - Pan Head

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Pan Head Self Threading Screws can be installed using a Phillips head screw driver and are ideal for joining thin sheet panels. Made using 45% Glass Filled Polyphtalamide, with a Black finish.

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Machine Screws - Low Head

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These Machine Screws are designed with a low head height for aesthetic and space saving purposes. The low profile head makes them an ideal choice for low-clearance applications. Our offering includes Low Head and Special Low Head options.

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Book Binding Screws - Metal

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Our range of Metal Binding Screws, also known as Book Screws, come as male or female parts that are sold separately. Made from steel, with brass, nickel or black finishes and a range of lengths to choose from.

The male and female binder screw parts thread together securely, to create a binding that is just right for panel fastening assemblies, such as for swatch cards, colour charts, catalogues, sample books and many others.

  • 9mm head diameter
  • Suitable for a 5mm hole.

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Binder Screw Set

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Screw the threaded part and the receptacle together in seconds for a quick, easy and secure binding component. Supplied in sets that include the screw and receptacle. Made from HDPE.

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Book Binding Posts - Plastic

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Screw the threaded part and the receptacle together in seconds for a quick, easy and secure binding component. This is the female or receptacle side. The male threaded parts are sold separately.

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Hex Head Cap Screws - Metal

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Cap screws with a hexagonal shaped head, available in numerous materials and sizes

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Knurled Thumb Screws - Slotted/Plastic

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Knurled Thumb Screws, often simply referred to as Thumb Screws or a Knurled Screw, are among the most commonly used screw types and are highly important. This is due to their versatility, as they can be used across a plethora of industrial applications.

These Nylon Thumb Screws can be fastened manually; they are made for applications that need regular modification, because they are easy to install and remove. They can also be installed using a flat head screwdriver. Made from Natural Nylon 6/6, they have a knurled head that features a slotted drive.

As well as M4 Thumb Screw options, our Nylon Thumb Screw range also has M3, M5 and M6 thread size availability.

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Lock Screws - Transparent Plastic

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Fast and easy to push on panel fasteners that screw to tighten further

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Machine Screws - Pan

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Slotted, Torx and Crossed (Phillips) style Pan Head Machine Screws that come in standard metric and imperial sizes.

A Pan Head Screw is a great replacement to metal screws. They are lightweight, and offer resistance to vibration, chemical and electrical resistance, and corrosion.

A wide choice of materials are available in our Screw Pan Hd range, including Nylon 6/6, Polycarbonate (PC), Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS), plus metal options in Mild Steel and Stainless Steel.

  • DIN 85 and DIN 7985
  • Colours: Beige, Brown, Clear and Natural.

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Self -Drilling & Self-Piercing Screws - Pan Head

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With a pointed head style to enable the screw to self-tap into a panel. This cuts down the speed and manual labour required for fastening.

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Set Screws - Metal Hex Socket Head with Cup Point

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Steel screws are made from heat treated alloy. Stainless screws are not heat treated.

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Set Screws - Plastic Hex Socket

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Hexagonal head socket set screw can be tightened or loosened using a hex head tool.

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Hex Head Cap Screws - Plastic

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A Cap Screw, sometimes referred to as a Cap Head Bolt, are a type of threaded fastener that is commonly used when making mechanical connections between mating components. The Cap Head Screws ensure the objects are held together securely.

Cap Screws have a large head and a cylindrical shaft with an external thread. The head of the plastic cap screw is hexagonal in shape; these Hex Head Screws are available as either a flat head bolt or with a slotted drive.

Our Hexagon Head Cap Screw range is lightweight and also resistant to corrosion, oil, abraision, and most chemicals.

Our Hex Screw range is available in a choice of plastic materials, including;

  • Synthetic Nylon 6/6 with its has high mechanical strength and rigidity, wear resistance and damping ability
  • Polyamide 6.6 that has good heat resistance, durability and strength
  • Polycarbonate (PC) which is a strong, transparent plastic with great impact resistance
  • Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) with UL rated flame resistance; a material that has a continuous use temperature of 180C, and good chemical resistance
  • Polypropylene (PP), a semi-rigid thermoplastic material with good heat and fatigue resistance
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) with good thermal stability, UV resistance, as well as good resistance from abrasion, high energy radiation, creep, fatigue, chemicals and solvants, and has high dielectric strength.

Our Hex Head Screw colour options include; Black, Light Brown, Clear (Transparent), Maroon, Natural and White.

  • UL94 V0 and UL94 V2 flame rated options
  • DIN and ISO rated options

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Machine Screws - Binder

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A disc style head with chamfered outer edge

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Machine Screws - Cheese

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Cheese head screws are suitable in applications where the head is not seen. These head styles have a cylindrical outer edge. Our customers often browse and buy from our Knurled Thumb Nut range when selecting our Cheese Head Screws.

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Knurled Thumb Screws - Metal

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Machine Screws - Countersunk

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Countersunk screws are ideal for applications where there can be no protruding head on show

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Machine Screws - Fillister

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Similar to pan head or cheese head screws, but with a convex top and greater height.

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Machine Screws - Mushroom

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A Mushroom Head Machine Screw has a curved head for an aesthetic finish

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Machine Screws - Square

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Square head screws can be used where round head screws are not suitable due to shape or space restrictions

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Confirmat Screws

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Confirmat Screws are designed specially for edge-to-face fastening of chipboard products, such as kitchen worktops and cabinets, flooring including insulation and underlay, flatpack furnitured, and building insulation.

A Confirmat Screw has a shapr-angled thread that is highly coarse; this allows the screw to easily cut into MDF and chipboard material. The deep cutting thread ensures accurate and close-fitting joints. These hard-wearing screws are an ideal solution for right-angle butt joints, and are an effective choice for easy assembly and dismantling of panels. The screws are tightened and loosened using an Allen Key.

  • Material: Zinc Plated Steel
  • Drive Type: Hex
  • Thread Size Options: M5 and M7

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Joint Connector Bolts

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Joint Connector Bolts are used with Joint Connector Nuts & Barrel Nuts. They are ideal for use with self-assembly and flat pack furniture and are applied with an M4 Allen key. Our customers regularly purchase our Cross Dowel Barrel Nuts too.

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