Brass Machine Screws have machine threads for use with a nut or in a tapped hole. Also referred to as a stove bolt. A straight shank fastener designed to bind metal to metal by going through a hole or opening that is pre-tapped to form the same thread configuration as the threads of the machine screw. Machine screws have threads along the entire length of the shaft, much like their bigger brother, the tap bolt. They find great use in electrical industry.