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Self Drilling Screws - Important Factors to Remember

Self-drilling screws, like the name suggests, are screws that drill their own holes, the installer doesn’t need to drill a pilot hole. Self-drilling screws are sometimes confused with self-tapping screws. A self-tapping screw is a sheet metal screw. The difference is self-tapping screws are installed into pre-punched or pre-drilled holes. 

 

Self-drilling screws should be installed using a variable speed screw gun, (not an impact driver) like the DeWALT DCF622M2 RPMs are critical when driving

How to Use Self-Tapping Screws

Self-tapping screws are a common type of fastener used on the job site that can make your life easier. When used correctly, they can save you time and a potential headache when fastening materials.

Strength Design Power-Stud® Expansion Anchors by Powers Fasteners®

At Tanner, we offer nothing but the best products to our customers. From simple screws to security hardware, everything we sell is top-notch quality. 

 

That includes our wide range of expansion anchors.

 

We’re not just talking about any expansion anchors here, though. These are Power-Stud®+ Wedge Expansion Anchors from Dewalt engineered by Powers Fasteners®. These anchors are fully-threaded, torque-controlled, and designed for consistent performance in both cracked and uncracked concrete. 

 

Tanner’s HangerMate® & Suspender® Products Promotion

At Tanner, we’re all about providing value to our loyal customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. 

Tanner’s Holemaker Technology Promotion

At Tanner, we love to reward our loyal and valued customers. After all, where would we be without them?

What is Galvanic Corrosion & How Can It Be Prevented?

Any time you’re working with metals, there’s always a risk of corrosion. This corrosion is typically caused by exposure to certain environmental elements, such as excessive moisture or oxygen. 

Concrete Anchor Bolts: Which Type Should You Use?

Whether we’re talking about screws, nails, or any other type of fastener, there are several different types at your disposal. Each one has a specific use case and works best for a certain application.

Self-Drilling Screws Vs. Self-Tapping Screws - What’s the Difference?

Self-tapping screws and self-drilling screws are two of the most common types of fasteners. Both types of screws are heavily used in general construction, especially when it comes to metal fastening.

 

However, the differences between self-drilling screws and self-tapping screws can sometimes fly under the radar. 

 

Let’s dive into self-drilling screws and self-tapping screws, how they work, and their individual use cases. 

Fall Protection Harnesses & Body Belts: What Are They Used For?

On the job site, you can never be too prepared for any safety hazard.

What is Fall Protection Training?

It would be ideal if job sites could eliminate fall hazards. 

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. There are instances where working at height is necessary to get the job done on nearly every job site. 

 

In these cases, we turn to fall protection to help workers stay safe.

 

But what does proper fall protection actually entail? Do your workers know how to use fall protection equipment? Do they know how to identify potential fall hazards that might not seem apparent?

If not, fall protection