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Guide to Screw Points


Type A: Found on Sheet Metal (Tapping) Screws

Type A tapping screws have coarse threads and gimlet points. They are used in thin metal, resinous plywood, and various composite boards.

Type AB: Found on Sheet Metal (Tapping) Screws

Type AB tapping screws have spaced threads and gimlet points. Like the Type A, they are used in thin metal, resinous plywood, and various composite boards. Type AB screws offer a wider range of applications over Type A screws.

Type B: Found on Sheet Metal (Tapping) Screws

Type B tapping screws have spaced threads and a blunt point with incomplete entering threads. They are used in thin metal, nonferrous castings, resinous plywood, plastics, and various composite boards.

Type 25: Found on Thread Cutting Screws

Also known as Type BT, Type 25 screws have spaced, incomplete tapered threads with a blunt point and tapered entering edges, with one or more cutting edges and chip removal indentations. They are used in plastic, asbestos compositions, and other composites.

Type F: Found on Thread Cutting Screws

Type F screws have machine screw threads with a blunt point and tapered entering edges, with one or more cutting edges and chip removal indentations. They are used in nonferrous castings, steel sheets, plastics, brass, cast iron, etc.

Type 23: Found on Thread Cutting Screws

Also known as Type T, Type 23 screws have machine screw threads with a blunt point and tapered entering edges, with one or more cutting edges and chip removal indentations. In this sense they are similar to Type F screws. The cutting edge on the point, however, is broader and deeper than that of the Type F. Type 23 screws are also used in nonferrous castings, steel sheets, plastics, brass, cast iron, etc.

Type 17: Found on Thread Cutting Screws

A thread cutting screw especially for wood, with a coarse tapping screw thread and a special long sharp point fluted to capture chips.

Teks screw (Self-Drilling Screw)
Type 2
Type 3

Teks screws, also known as self drilling screws, drill their own hole in thin sheet metal, heavier gauge metals and other materials, then form close mating threads in the hole. The Teks screw is ideal for automated assembly and reduces or eliminates the need for drill bits or taps. Once the hole is drilled, Teks screws (self drilling screws) tap the hole in the same way as thread forming or thread cutting screws do in a pre-drilled hole. They are also designed to eliminate paint build-up, weld flash, or foreign material that may occur in pre-drilled or pre-punched holes.

Type U-drive:

U-Drive screws are round head metallic drive screws having multiple start threads of large helix angle, with a pivot. Featuring case-hardened threads, designed to be harder than the mating part. The Type U-Drive Screw is used when an attachment is not meant to be removed. It is driven into an undersized hole for great adherence, usually in metals or plastics. U-Drive Screws also have a round, unslotted head, again intended for a permanent fixture.

 
 

 

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