What are Self Tapping Screws?
Two popular screw types are Self Tapping Screws and Self Drilling Screws. Self Tapping Screws are one such variety of screw. Self Tapping Screws are a type of fastener that that can secure almost anything to metal by using a drill to secure the screw in place. Before the Self Tapping Screws are secured into a metal surface, they can even be driven through wood and plastic first. Self Tapping Metal Screws are particularly useful where items have to be disassembled and then reassembled, which is why Self Tapping Metal Screws are a good choice of screw when putting furniture together, as the Self Tapping Screws will go back into the same threads from which they have been removed. It is very easy to confuse Self Tapping Screws and Self Drilling Screws for the same thing, but there are some distinct differences, so the two terms should not be used interchangeably, as using the wrong screw will result in structural issues.
What are Self Drilling Screws?
Self Drilling Screws are also referred to as Tek Screws, and the term Self Drilling Screws is used to encompass a number of different ordinary screws, like machine screws, wood or drywall screws. Self Drilling Screws, or Tek Screws, mean that the screw should be capable of drilling itself into a material, but a pilot hole will most likely be necessary to get the Self Drilling Screws started. Shop our Self Tapping Screws now.