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Fasteners And Fixings: Select The Right Self-Tapping Screws

Tapping Screws

Did you know that screws and fasteners have been a vital part of our everyday lives for many centuries and were a key component of many things we use? 

TIMCO woodscrews are believed to have been invented by the Greeks in the third century BC. They are secured with some nuts or screws, whether it’s our doors, windows, cars, cabinets, or electrical fittings.

  1. What is the Head Type for the Screw?

The head is the topmost part of any fastener. Different types of heads are available for other purposes and applications. These are some of the most popular:

Flat Head: Countersunk flatheads are most common. These screws are designed to be low on the surface they are drilled into.

Pan Head: Pan Heads are slightly rounded and have short vertical sides. Once pan head wood screws are driven into a surface, they provide a low profile.

Truss Head: Truss’s head has a round top and a flat underside. This gives it a shallow profile but remains above the surface.

Oval Head: Oval head offers a mix of flat and pan types. The head is round and has a countersunk bottom.

What is the Thread Type for the Screw?

Screw threads combine recesses with ridges on the screw body to fix it in place. There are many thread types to consider, but here are some important ones:

Self-tapping Screws – The self-tapping Screw features a sharp, tapered point that allows them to be drilled directly into any surface.

Wood Screws: These threads were made for wood. These screws are tapered and have a sharp point. These screws can be directly drilled into wood surfaces using their wide threads. They do not require a pre-drilled hole.

Machine Screw Threads: These machine screw threads were specifically made to work with a pre-drilled interior thread from a tapped hole. These threads are exact when screwing into their partner thread.

Sheet Metal Thread Screws – These threads have sharp threads that allow a screw to attach metals. These screws have a tapering point that is similar to wood screws. Cutting threaded rod will enable them to be drilled into any surface.

Factors for Choosing Concrete and Drywall Screws

Depending on what work we are doing and the type of material, whether to use concrete screws, decking screws, or another type depends on which Screw you choose. 

The type of screws we need for household maintenance and repair is quite simple. However, they are required to be used in industrial or advanced construction.

Screws and exterior coach bolts can be made from various materials, including plastic, wood, and aluminum. We need to consider factors such as corrosion risk when making our selections. A trusted supplier can help you choose the right fastener tool for your job.

Wood screws are the best choice for woodworking projects. However, it is essential to consider their length, design, and size to get an excellent finish and secure door or handle. 

Decking screws are used to attach deck boards to floor beams. They must be strong enough for heavy traffic. These screws must be both sharp and narrow to ensure a quick and firm installation.

The long coach bolts are the best choice when installing drywall. Regular nails can cause holes and even break over time. You can install drywall easily and securely by choosing the right type of Screw.

You can use coarse drywall screws to attach gypsum board or wood to drywall or fine drywall screws to attach drywall and metal studs. 

You can also use 63mm TIMCO FirmaHold Collated Clipped Head Nails & Fuel Cells or pan head framing screws to attach drywall to metal studs and frames. They are less likely to cause damage to the surface.

Exterior wood screws are the best fastening option for light- to medium-duty projects. These screws can be used with concrete, bricks, and blocks. These screws are easy to install and can be used with plywood and electrical applications, insulation systems, and door bucks.

There are many types of screws on the market, including 80mm TIMCO C2 Multi-Purpose screw and precision shoulder screws. These points will assist you in choosing the correct type of Screw for your application.

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