How Wood-to-Metal Screws Work | Reamer Teks

Reamer Tek Wood to Metal Screws

Reamer Tek wood to metal screws are valuable fasteners for a range of applications. These screws use a special design to work through wood without splitting, and they can drill through thicker metals.  At All Points Fasteners, we can teach you everything you need to know about wood to metal screws and what you can use them for.

How Do Metal to Wood Screws Work?

Reamer Tek screws have a flat head with a Phillips drive. These fasteners have fine threads leading to a drill bit end. The drill shape punctures materials, so users don’t have to pre-drill a hole before applying the fastener. Small wings at the bottom of the screw ream out the wood to prevent early thread contact.

The metal wings are designed to break off once they connect with steel that’s 16-gauge or thicker. The threads per inch (TPI) range from 16 to 24, allowing the screw to move through various metal thicknesses without snapping. A slot in the shank collects metal shavings as the screw moves through the steel, preventing any interference with the threads as they tap the metal.

Options for Wood to Metal Screws

When you choose a Reamer Tek screw, you’ll have the option of #3, #4 or #5 shank sizes to work with varying steel gauges. There are also various material options, including:


  • Carbon steel: Zinc plated. This material is the standard metal for Reamer Tek screws.
  • Coated stainless steel: When you need rust resistance, this material adds a layer of protection.
  • Bi-metal: For ultimate protection, bi-metal screws use non-magnetic steel on the body and hardened carbon steel on the tip. The carbon steel tip offers the necessary durability, while the body remains corrosion- and rust-free.

Applications for Wood to Metal Screws

Wood to metal fastening is a common occurrence in many builds, so Reamer Tek screws have various applications. Possible uses include:


  • Truck beds
  • Trailer decks
  • Four-wheeler trailers
  • Horse trailers
  • Docks
  • Decks
  • Composite Decking

With a range of sizes and material options, there is a Reamer Tek screw for almost every application.

Find Wood to Steel Screws at All Points Fasteners

All Points Fasteners is your source for wood to metal screws of all sizes. In addition to our Reamer Tek screws, we also carry a range of other self-drilling screws that are useful for building projects. Explore our selection today, or contact our experts to learn more about these durable fasteners.

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