Learn More About the Most Popular Screw Point Styles
In this blog post, you will learn more about the most popular Screw Point Styles on the market today. With such a wide variety of styles and variations out there, having background knowledge of each type will help you better choose the correct screw types for all of your future fastening applications. Selecting the correct screw point for your application is more important than you may think. The screw point provides a transition between the threads and the point, as well as helping with proper alignment.
Breaking Down Screw Points
To begin, we can categorize screw points into (5) major product groups, with each group having a number of different screw points available.
- Tapping Screws
- Thread Cutting Screws
- Thread Forming Screws
- Self-Drilling & Self Piercing Screws
- Machine & Tapping Screws
Screw Point Styles Explained
|Self-Piercing Point||Produces more secure sheet metal assemblies. This fastener can be used as self-drilling screw or used to drive thru pre-punched holes or no holes in light gauge sheet metal. The twin lead drills straight thru sheet metal at peak speed. Perfectly mated threads increase strip and back out pressures. These are also know as a needle point, speed points or sprint points.|
|Self-Drilling Point||Comes with drilling points that will drill through metal, wood, and plastic applications. Eliminates all hole preparation, therefore reducing the in-place fastener cost. No punching, drilling or tapping required. There are several points styles including type 2, 3, 4 & 5 drill points depending on the application and size.|