Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Picture of thumbscrewA screw often used with screwless entry computer cases that only requires the users thumb and index finger to loosen or remove the screw. The picture is an example picture of a thumbscrew. As can be seen in the picture, this thumbscrew also has a hex screw. If the screw is too tight to loosen with your fingers, a tool can be used.

Note: There are also Phillips and slotted thumbscrews.

Hardware terms, Screw