A self-tapping particle board screw is a fastener that is uncomplicated to use and works nicely on chipboards. Its body is made up of a helical ridge, also known as the external thread that is wrapped around a cylinder. Some screws need to be used with a pre-threaded insert, such as a nut or a hollow cylindrical object that the screw can be driven into.However, commonly it is the screw that is expected to cut the threads in a softer material like chipboards. The screw has a head section that provides the grip needed to turn the screw into the holder or the surface for which is it intended. The primary function of the screw is to hold the desired set of objects in place.
Type of Screws
Screws come in several designs to fit various demands. Some of the most typical ones are chipboard screws and self tapping deck screws. Chipboard screws are pretty comparable to standard screws except that the grooves on them are typically asymmetrical to permit for better resistance against pull-out. They also usually have thinner shafts that allow them to be screwed in easily.Deck screws are also comparable to chipboard screws except that they have threads running right up to the head of the screw. This gives you a lot of room to tighten the self tapping screws, even when they tend to come lose with wear and tear or abusive use.
Installers who work with cabinets really seem to prefer chipboard screws. One of the distinctive characteristics on chipboard screws are the nibs built in underneath the head. The nibs help to countersink the screws into the wood less difficult so that pre-drilling is unnecessary which, along with the fact they are self tapping, saves them both time and money.