Fittings used to be fastened with straight slotted wood screws. It is important that older model fittings are fastened with a wood screw with a straight chisel slot and not with a modern screw with a cross slot or torx grip. Nowadays it can be difficult, sometimes impossible, to get hold of a screw with a straight slot in the hardware or building materials trade.
However, Eskilstuna Kulturbeslag can supply wood screws with a straight slot for all fittings that are to be fastened with screws.
Our wood screw follows the old Swedish standard. The thickness is given in numerical dimensions after an original English wire notch and the length is given in English inches.
Unfortunately, there is no longer any Swedish production of wood screws. The most common dimensions in the range are newly manufactured screws of German make. This screw is roller threaded and partially threaded. Other dimensions come from old stocks of primarily Aug. Stenmans/Assas production. These screws are partially threaded and turned. Dimensions and lengths do not always correspond between Swedish and German standards. If in doubt, consult your dealer or Eskilstuna Kulturbeslag.
There are additional reasons to use screws with a straight chisel groove. Most fittings are painted over sooner or later. When you have to remove these fittings for maintenance or replacement in the future, it will be very difficult to clear a paint-filled cross groove or torx grip so that you can reach it with the screwdriver. A straight screw slot is always easy to clean from paint.
Bipacked screws are delivered in exact quantities in relation to the number of fittings. Screws in packages are always packed 200 pieces per carton. Screw packs are split at extra cost.
This screw is manufactured according to the German DIN standard, which means that it does not fully correspond to the old Swedish standard. The dimension and length tables below indicate the dimensions of the screws we provide.