Cost comparison between different fastening technologies must consider the entire picture to have any relevance. A fastener-to-fastener cost comparison leaves out important information that affects the total cost of the connections, including:
Time savings generally add up to large cost reductions, while for small projects this will have less of an impact. A fully threaded screw may cost more than a similarly sized lag screw, but inclined screw applications allow for higher capacities with fewer screws in smaller timber sections. The figure below shows a short example:
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