Reamer Teks - Screws Best Kept Secret!by MaryLouise Eckman on 03/08/12
There are several different variations of self-tapping, self-drilling screws, usually referred to as tek screws. Every serves its own purpose and deciding on the proper part for the job is critical in order for the screw to perform correctly.
One relatively not known tek screw is the reamer tek. The reamer tek screw is the ultimate wood To steel fastener The reamer tek screw has a flat head using a Philips drive. There are also 'wings' at the top of the drill bit. Reamer tek screws have been developed for the function of going through timber into steel. The screws are manufactured using exceptional wings which ream out the wood to prevent early thread engagement into the timber prior to the drill point drilling in the metal. The wings are made to snap-off when these folks contact with steel that is 16 gauge (.060") or thicker. These fasteners are not produced for use in steel thinner in contrast to 16 gauge. The fasteners are built using finer threads, typically 16 to 24 threads per inch, so that the drill bit can get a chance to drill in the thicker metals without snapping. There is additionally a slot in the shank that carries the metal shavings from the screw’s drill motion and stops them from interfering using the fastener threads as they tap into metal. There are a lot of uses for this little known fastener such as truck beds, trailer decks, beds, horse trailers, snowmobile trailers, 4wheeler trailers and more. These reamer tek screws will include the choice of whether #3, #4 or #5 tek screw points.
An additional choice will be what material will be used in manufacturing. Usually, these are made with normal carbon steel, but for applications requiring resistance to corrosion, similar to being utilized on wood docks close to water, there are stainless steel screws readily available. The real attraction of these fasteners are which these folks are additionally produced using carbon metal points. The main reason powering this is that the carbon steel point should give the screw the potential to drill into the steel while the body of the fastener will not corrode once being used using the special treated ACQ lumber employed using decking and dock wood. The downside to buying these screws, however, is which they are very costly services parts. A less high-priced option that is obtainable would be a reamer tek screw with unique ceramic coating.