If it isn't specified, it's right hand threaded. Length includes head height for bugle, flat and oval heads. There are many different head types as well.
Unlike metric fasteners, a larger number indicates a finer thread that's because threads per inch is the reciprocal of pitch. Common sizes are Pozidriv 1, 2 and 3.
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It has a slotted round head. Technically, a screw is assembled into a tapped hole and torqued at the head. For example, for placing a screw in a tapped hole, the important diameter is the major diameter the largest diameter around the shank including the threads.
Around 1954 or so, one of the screws was eliminated giving birth to the four screw revolver.
If the gauge number is not known, simply measure the diameter of the shank in inches and round to nearest listed number on chart below for screw number identification.
Back in the last century when we were not sure of a screw's gauge, a reliable rule of thumb was to measure the diameter of the countersunk head in inches. You must use left hand threaded screws with left hand threaded nuts.
Screw head types refer to the shape of the head at the top of the screw. The diameter is measured at the shank of the screw.
If you do not know exactly what length screw will work, order these and break them off where you need them. Bolts hold the material and usually compress it.