Tips To Select The Right Self-drilling Screws

self-drilling screws

In the world of modern architecture and construction, people always look for ways to enhance the work pace of the job. Anything that can provide with satisfying results in less time with proficiency is appreciated all around the world. This is how world steps ahead with new innovations. Self-drilling screws are one of these many innovations that has not only made the art of construction and building easy but less time-consuming. These smart screws can be drilled into plastic, wood, metal, and many other ranges of materials. While drilling they can tap their own thread. There is no need for washers and pre-drilling preparations like machine screws. These screws are durable, weather resistant, and also help you reduce the mess. They are available in stainless steel and anti-corrosion which makes them heat resistant.

Keep these tips in mind to make the right choice for drilling screws.

  1. Length:

The length of the point is an important part of the screw to consider, as the strength of the material to bind matters on to this. The length should be appropriate enough or adequately long so that the fastener can be fully drilled through the process into the material that is being used before the engagement of thread. The fastener point is basically the unthreaded part from the fastener point to the initial thread. This is the length that should be a proper size. All these things must be kept in check because is the length is too short it can too soon engage the thread which can cause the screw to break. 

  1. Flute of the drill:

Thickness of the screw is measured by the length and size of the flute of the drill that is supposed to be drilled. Fastener flutes helps the material to connect with the hole. If the flute is heavily attached to the material, the chips from the drill will obstruct the flute which will make the cutting process very difficult and almost impossible. And if things run down to this point, the heated chips from the drill can make the drilling point to get burn-out and malfunction.

  1. Wings of the fastener:

Always choose screws that has wings. Many do not understand its importance and disregard it as something needless, but it serves a purposeful benefit. When drilling into a wood material it is essential to use wing screws. The thickness of the wing should be ½ inch over. Wings determine the clearance of the hole and it also helps to cease the action of engaging the threads very soon. Early thread engagement can cause the drilled material from the ground or base material to separate which is also known as “jacking”.  Wings of the screw will help the thread to engage at the right time.For more information please click here