Similar to a drywall screw except that it has a thinner shank and provides better resistance to pull-out in particle board, while offset against a lower shear strength. The threads on particle board screws are asymmetrical. Chipboard screws, also named particle board screws, are self-tapping screws with thin shafts and coarse threads. They are made of carbon steel or stainless steel and then galvanized.
As the name suggests, these screws can be used when doing general DIY work with chipboard and other softer types of woods.