How Wood-to-Metal Screws Work | Reamer Teks

Wood to Metal Screws – Reamer Teks

This screw is a not a well-known screw but to our educated contractors it is a necessary screw. The head on the Reamer Tek is normally flat with a phillips drive and the threads are finer, which means the screw will not turn faster than the drill bit and will prevent it from breaking, which costs time and money to everyone. This wood-to-metal screw can be used on both hardwoods and softwoods. There are wings on the bottom of this screw which break off when reaching the metal and allows the screw to drill out the wood and then connect to the metal. The good news is most of your projects do not need to be pre-drilled when using this wood to steel screw!

You can use these screws in all types of building projects, such as truck beds, trailer decks, four-wheeler trailers, and horse trailers, and even docks. These sheet metal to wood screws can also be used when building decks and metal joists. Once our contractors find out about the reamer tek screw, they continue to use them. It has become one of our best selling products.

Many of our customers come to us to ask questions about Reamer Teks before buying. Some of the most common questions are “Will it damage the wood?” “What sizes will I need?” Reamer Teks are specially designed not to damage the wood. Reamer Teks come in a variety of sizes for use in all your DIY products involving wood to metal. If you are not sure of the sizes you need, we have the specifications available to help you choose the right screw for you. Reamer Teks can be used in 16-gauge metal to 30-gauge metal. Some sizes may even be able to through 12 gauge metal.


Here is a helpful chart to determine what size wood to metal screw you need:

Reamer Tek wood to metal screws

Most Commonly Used Terms for Self-Tapping Screw Types

Self-Tapping Screws – Sharp Point or Drill Point

Since starting this fastener blog several years ago, one of the most common requests we hear is “I want self-tapping screws”. “I want self tappers”. We hear this more often than not. We have written several articles on what is the best terminology to use when ordering your screws to make sure you get the right parts and not have to go through the time and expense of returning them to your supplier.

Summer is here and the building season is booming so this would be a great time to go over this again. Even some employees at fastener supplier houses are confused as to the correct usage of ‘self-tapping screw’ Self-tapping is referring to the threads and NOT the point of the screw. For a more detailed description of fasteners that are often referred to as ‘self-tapping’, please click here to watch our informative video.

Most of the time, when we hear someone ask for a self tapping screw, they really are looking for a self-drilling screw. One that has a point sometimes described as looking like a shovel, but in fact, is actually a small drill bit. The confusion comes with so many different screw names describing the same screw. Some are brand screw names that have just been used for so long that they have become synonymous with the part. Some screw names have just been used incorrectly for so long, that you kinda have to give in an say ok. Like “dove” which is now commonly referred to as “dived”.

Here are the most commonly used terms for the screw that looks like this:
• Tek Screws
• Self-Drilling Screws
• Self-Tapping Screws
• Self-Tappers,
• Bit Tip Screws
• Pro-Points

Here is a really helpful Self-Drilling Screw Chart that can be used for submittals.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions regarding self-drilling screws, often called tek screws. If we don’t have the information you need, we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction!