Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling Screws

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Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling Screws for Construction and Industrial Use

Searle Fasteners specialise in supplying a comprehensive range of self tapping, drilling & wood screws construction and industrial use. In addition to fasteners, standard screws, bolts and tools for all industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, building and general engineering. Our Perth warehouse contains in excess of 20,000 different products. We stock many difficult-to-find ‘specialist’ fastener products. In addition, we are able to source stock from around Australia.

We have the knowledge to assist you in sourcing the correct product for your project, from individual items to bulk orders, you can rely on Searle Fasteners to deliver.

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Seld-Tapping Screws from Searle Fasteners

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Self-Drilling screws from Searle Fasteners

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Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling Screws, Perth

Self-Tapping and Self-Drilling Screws for Construction and Industrial Use

Self-tapping, drilling, and wood screws are important types of fasteners used in construction and industrial applications. They serve specific purposes and are designed to work with different types of materials.

Self-Tapping Screws:

  1. Definition:
    • Self-tapping screws have a unique thread design that allows them to create their own threads as they are driven into a material. This eliminates the need for pre-drilled holes.
  2. Types:
    • Sheet Metal Screws: These are designed for use in thin metal sheets and have fine threads.
    • Concrete Screws: Equipped with hardened tips, they can be used in concrete, brick, and block.
    • Decking Screws: These are specifically designed for use in outdoor decking applications.
    • Drywall Screws: They have a fine thread and are designed for attaching drywall to wood or metal studs.
    • Roofing Screws: They have a neoprene washer attached to the head for water-tight sealing in roofing applications.
  3. Applications:
    • Construction:
      • Self-tapping screws are widely used in metal framing, roofing, drywall installation, and other construction applications where metal-to-metal or metal-to-wood connections are required.
    • Automotive and Manufacturing:
      • They are used in the automotive industry for assembling various components. They’re also common in manufacturing for attaching metal parts.
    • DIY and Home Improvement:
      • Self-tapping screws are popular for various DIY projects, from hanging shelves to building furniture.
  4. Advantages:
    • Speed of Installation: They eliminate the need for pre-drilling holes, saving time and effort during installation.
    • Strong Hold: Due to their unique thread design, self-tapping screws provide a secure and tight hold.
    • Versatility: They can be used in a wide range of materials, including metal, wood, and plastic.

Self-Drilling Screws:

  1. Definition:
    • Drilling screws, also known as drill point screws, have a specially designed tip that allows them to drill their own hole as they are driven into the material.
  2. Types:
    • Tek Screws: These have a drill point and are commonly used in metal-to-metal applications, particularly in roofing and construction.
    • Concrete Screws with Drill Bit: They are used for fastening into concrete, masonry, and similar materials. They come with a specific drill bit for proper installation.
  3. Applications:
    • Construction:
      • Drilling screws are used in metal framing, roofing, and other applications where metal-to-metal connections are required.
    • Concrete and Masonry:
      • They are used for attaching fixtures to concrete walls or floors.
    • Automotive:
      • They find applications in attaching various components in the automotive industry.

When selecting screws for construction or industrial use, it’s important to consider factors like material compatibility, size, thread type, and application-specific requirements. Additionally, ensuring proper installation techniques, including using the correct driving tool, is crucial for achieving secure and reliable fastenings.


Call Searle Fasteners Perth for Screws

Speak to one of our knowledgeable sales staff today:

(08) 9457 5444

Or simply pop into our Perth warehouse to discuss your requirement.

Unit 1/26 Ernest Clark Road, CANNING VALE WA 6155

(Just off Tacoma Circuit)

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