Self-tapping screws are different to traditional screws as they tap their own threads when screwed into either plastic, wood or metal.We have an extensive range of self-tapping screws suitable for many situations.
Self-tapping screws are commonly used when you need to attach two pieces of material together where you can only access one side of the material. Where you can access both sides you can use either a screw or a bolt.
Self-tapping screws are useful where you have to disassemble and reassemble products such as furniture, as self-tapping screws will relocate themselves into the same threads which they have been removed from.
The various types include the following:
Slotted Self-Tapping Screws
Phillips(Cross Recessed) self-tapping
TORX Drive Self-Tapping Screws
Chip board screws
Hex coach screws as per DIN 571
Drywall screws (Gypboard screws).
These screws normally have a bugle head.
The bugle head screw features a countersunk head with a flat top and a concave bearing face. The shape of the bugle head allows distribution of the stress over a much wider area than is possible with a flat head screw.
These screws are primarily used to attach plaster board to wood to metal studs.