All About Tek Screws

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Website about tek screws, it's types and sizes. We will help you to choose screws for your needs.

Tek Screws
screws which don't need holes prepared before. Such screw's tip has a shape of drill and makes holes by itself.

Tek screws can be used for connecting wooden surfaces with steel ones and also steel surfaces with steel ones. There are colored plastic heads for a screw. The main advantage of such screws is that it is much quicker to use tek screws than drill a hole and only then turn a screw tight. To speed up a process of screwing we recommend to use a screw gun.

Screw Types

Wood tek screws are used for pinning wooden surfaces . As a rule, such screws have a longer part with a wider thread.

Stitching tek screws for steel are used for joining wooden items to metal surfaces. Such screws have a trimmed form.

The benefit of using screws with hex head is that they are not damaged even with excessive effort. Also they are more resistant to corrosion due to a big massive head.

Pan head screw is used where smooth surface is necessary. A head of such screws has a small diameter and is not as high as a hex screws head.

For outdoor work it is recommended to use stainless steel tek screws. These screws don't rust and are not visually intrusive.

All types of screws may be used with a rubber washer. It is good to use a rubber washer in the high moisture conditions. It will allow to prevent water entering between a screw head and attached surface.

Screw Sizes

There is a big amount of screw dimensions and forms. Lower are enumerated the most popular tek screw sizes:

  • 3.5 x 9.5
  • 3.5 x 13
  • 3.5 x 19
  • 4.2x13 7mm
  • 4.2x16 7mm
  • 4.2x19 7mm
  • 4.2x25 7mm
  • 4.8x13
  • 4.8x16 5/16
  • 4.8x19 5/16
  • 4.8x25 5/16
  • 5.5x19 5/16
  • 5.5 x 22
  • 5.5 x 25
  • 5.5x32 5/16
  • 5.5x38 5/16
  • 5.5x40mm
  • 5.5 x 40
  • 5.5 x 50
  • 5.5 x 60
  • 5.5 x 80
  • 6.3 x 25
  • 6.3 x 25

It is recommended to use tek screws in roofing, sheathing walls and other surfaces. Using of such screws reduces working time as you don't have to drill holes beforehand.

We hope that our review will help you to choose screws correctly.