What is the exact name of this screw type?
It looks like the posts/screws we used to use in hanging an old-fashioned wall mount telephone - the kind with cords and all that stuff.– dbwMar 21 at 20:08
Another name is keyhole hanger:
Photograph from Walmart.
1This comes closest to a generic industry term. +1 Mar 16 at 15:52
1And here I was, thinking that the keyholes were designed to be used with a not-fully-screwed-in screw.– bracco23Mar 17 at 17:18
@bracco23 I definitely identify with loose screws. When hanging wide objects on wavy walls you can tweak the screws to get things as tight as desired. OTOH, on a flat wall the extra flange on the keyhole hangers should reduce items scuffing the wall.– HABOMar 17 at 17:37
It is named
bear claw hanger screw most often on the internet.
other names found are
double headed screw and
binding post screw
Your photo shows one of two similar types of screws.
The type not shown in your photo is consumer-oriented, and searches for "bear claw screw" give lots of examples, as does "double headed screw".
Your photo shows the type used in cabinetry constructed from sheet goods. The threaded section is short and fat, optimal for gripping in to the face of, say, 3/4" particle board.
Off-label it can be used how ever one wants. But its small head and short gap (between the head and the flange) make it a poor choice for using it as a hanger bolt for a keyhole slot routed into wood. Instead, it is designed and dimensioned to mate with a special plate. The plate is typically mounted into a recess that is routed into the edge of the sheet stock.
If from the US, the one in your photo is likely made by Hafele, who calls it a Modular Screw. They can also be found on KnappConnectors, who call it a Shoulder Screw for use in there MODULAR product line, or Mod-eez line. If your username 'cern' regards where you work, Knapp is Europe based. If you are looking for more of the same, make sure you get them from the same supplier as of your plates, otherwise the dimensions might not work out.
Nail, sinker, spike, brad, tack, pin ...? When is a machine threaded fastener a screw? when is it a bolt? Names often differ depending on application, also depending on region/country, and also depending on industry, and also depending on audience, and also depending on field, and also depending on whatever your father called it.
On duckduckgo, the best results come from "modular screw", quoted, in my experience.
We used them extensively in a millwork shop building commercial case work in the early 80's. We didn't call them anything.
Bear claw hanger screw
Modular Screw, with Wood Screw Thread
"Modular screw" is a broad category implying two stages of threading, etc. Many composite deck screws could be called "modular", having threads for the decking and framing in distinct sections. It's not specific enough to describe this particular screw. Mar 16 at 15:58
- Looks like aircrete anchor:
- Or a plasterboard anchor:
2that screw is all one piece– jsotolaMar 16 at 7:59
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1Links are not answers (two year from now, those links might no longer work). Each posting should instead be a complete, self-contained answer. Links should be provided only so that people can fact-check and do further research. Mar 16 at 14:01
3Please don't take the downvotes personally - that's just users disagreeing with the answer. Don't be discouraged !– CriggieMar 17 at 1:08
NP. I understand why disagreing. Do not know why there are pictures when i put only links for clarification and to easy future search.– k_zMar 22 at 11:17