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Stainless steel self-drilling screws are available in two different types of stainless. For simplicity’s sake, let’s call them ‘magnetic’ stainless and ‘non-magnetic’ stainless. 410 stainless (magnetic) and 18-8,or 300 series, stainless (non-magnetic). All Points Fasteners can also provide ‘bi-metal’ self-drilling screws. These are Tek® screws that have stainless bodies with drill bit points made of carbon steel so that they can do the job of drilling through sheets of stainless steel.
Contractors often use hex washer head screws in metal-to-metal and wood-to-metal applications due to their durability and security. You can use them for fastening sheet metal and light steel, as well as for light metal framing. Use them to tightly secure gutter systems, or utilize them to install insulation in garage doors or other areas. Specifically, they use stainless self-drilling screws in environments where the projects are close to moisture.
These screws are also useful in metal roofing projects for sheds, warehouses and other industrial buildings. They’re also a favorite in the construction industry because of how quickly you can work with them.
Beyond the screw’s self-puncturing tips and double lead threads, the head features a design that minimizes slippage — which means that you can keep the socket on the screw without having to continually reset your grip. The built-in washer underneath the head also helps to distribute surface pressure, increasing structural integrity.
Self-drilling stainless hex head screws are popular fasteners for construction projects because they have drill bit tips and self-tapping threads on the shank, allowing you to quickly and easily pierce and fasten together various types of material in one step without needing a pre-drilled pilot hole. Non-self-drilling fasteners require you to pre-drill pilot holes. If you use self-drilling screws for a compatible project, you can usually complete tasks significantly faster.
Hex heads on screws are a distinctive feature because of their hexagonal head shapes. Because these fasteners are made of solid stainless steel, they provide a firm, reliable hold that resists corrosion and yields exceptional longevity. These sturdy fasteners also have the best protection against corrosion and rust, which allows them to handle wetter outdoor environments. Many hex screws are threaded all the way up the shank right to the head, making them ideal for a variety of jobs requiring a high level of fastening power.
Stainless hex screws work well for many installations since they can provide long-lasting hold even in adverse conditions. These unique fasteners are vital in demanding industries such as:
These fasteners are popular in these fields because of the versatility they provide. The hexagonal shape allows users to adjust the screw from all angles, making them ideal for working in tight spaces. Whether you use a socket or a wrench, the hex head helps you achieve high levels of torque for excellent grip and a long-lasting installation.
Type 17 points, auger points, are manufactactured for use in wood. The auger point allows the displaced wood a way of escape so that your screw starts easier and there is less chance of splitting the wood. These stainless screws also features special coating for additional rust resistance. These screws are particularly popular for gutter and metal roof installation.
At All Points Fasteners, we have a large selection of steel hex head screws to fit the depth and width of your builds. Thanks to their stainless steel construction, these fasteners won’t rust or stain the material you decide to use. We also provide you with painted heads to complement the color of your material for a cohesive aesthetic.
Stainless steel screws are an excellent choice when completing construction in harsh environments, as they help to ensure the longevity of your end product.
All Points is a premier provider of all kinds of 1/4″, self-drilling hex washer head screws. We offer unpainted and painted versions, including popular colors like red, black and silver to match with your preferred material.
All of our indented, slotted hex washer head screws include needlepoints and twin lead thread designs, though gauges and lengths will vary. Both the painted and unpainted screws come in the following measurements:
#6 x 3/8″
#8 x 1/2″
#8 x 3/4″
#8 x 1″
#8 x 1-1/4″
#8 x 1-1/2″
#10 x 1″
#10 x 1-1/4″
#10 x 1-1/2″
#10 x 2″
#10 x 3″
Smaller sizes are excellent for thin substrates that require a tight hold without breaking their integrity. Longer sizes are often used in gutter installation due to their high withdrawal resistance, which allows them to bear the heavy loads of continued water flow and built-up debris. Sheet metal versions of these screws range into even higher sizes, with gauges going up to #14 and lengths pushing 4″.
Our screws feature a rust-resistance build, which means that they can handle both indoor and outdoor applications with little worry. You’ll have plenty of options with case quantities, depending on the selection. Some cases carry yields as low as 1,500, but they can scale up to 25,000 for large-scale projects and long-term applications.
Our staff understands the nuances of every fastener we carry, including our hex washer head screws. Browse our online inventory today, or chat with us to ask any questions you might have.
We ship fasteners throughout the United States. Some of the top states we ship products to include: California, Florida, Illinois, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
|PART #||SIZE||HEAD SIZE||DRILL POINT||LBS/M||CASE QUANTITY|
|SD-1040002||#6 x 3/8″||1/4″||#1||–||–|
|SD-1040004||#6 x 1/2″||1/4″||#2||2.6||20,000|
|SD-1040006||#6 x 5/8″||1/4″||#2||–||–|
|SD-1040008||#6 x 3/4″||1/4″||#2||3.2||16,000|
|SD-1040010||#6 x 1″||1/4″||#2||3.8||10,000|
|SD-1040012||#6 x 1-1/4″||1/4″||#2||3.8||10,000|
|SD-1040014||#6 x 1-1/2″||1/4″||#2||3.1||20,000|
|SD-1040016||#8 x 3/8″||1/4″||#1||–||–|
|SD-1040018||#8 x 1/2″||1/4″||#2||3.1||20,000|
|SD-1040020||#8 x 5/8″||1/4″||#2||3.8||16,000|
|SD-1040022||#8 x 3/4″||1/4″||#2||4.1||14,000|
|SD-1040024||#8 x 1″||1/4″||#2||5.5||10,000|
|SD-1040026||#8 x 1-1/4″||1/4″||#2||4.6||7,000|
|SD-1040028||#8 x 1-1/2″||1/4″||#2||6.8||5,000|
|SD-1040030||#8 x 1-3/4″||1/4″||#2||–||–|
|SD-1040032||#8 x 2″||1/4″||#2||8.8||4,000|
|SD-1040034||#10 x 1/2″||5/16″||#2||4.6||10,000|
|SD-1040036||#10 x 5/8″||5/16″||#3||5||10,000|
|SD-1040038||#10 x 3/4″||5/16″||#3||6.3||10,000|
|SD-1040040||#10 x 1″||5/16″||#3||6.9||8,000|
|SD-1040042||#10 x 1-1/4″||5/16″||#3||8||6,000|
|SD-1040044||#10 x 1-1/2″||5/16″||#3||9.5||4,000|
|SD-1040046||#10 x 1-3/4″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040048||#10 x 2″||5/16″||#3||12||3,000|
|SD-1040050||#10 x 2-1/2″||5/16″||#3||15||2,000|
|SD-1040052||#10 x 3″||5/16″||#3||17.3||1,500|
|SD-1040054||#10 x 3-1/2″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040056||#10 x 4″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040058||#12 x 3/4″||5/16″||#3||8||8,000|
|SD-1040060||1#2 x 1″||5/16″||#3||9.3||6,000|
|SD-1040062||#12 x 1-1/4″||5/16″||#3||10.8||4,000|
|SD-1040064||#12 x 1-1/2″||5/16″||#3||12.3||3,000|
|SD-1040066||#12 x 1-3/4″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040068||#12 x 2″||5/16″||#3||16||2,000|
|SD-1040070||#12 x 2-1/2″||5/16″||#3||19.3||1,500|
|SD-1040072||#12 x 3″||5/16″||#3||27.5||1,200|
|SD-1040074||#12 x 3-1/2″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040076||#12 x 4″||5/16″||#3||30||1,000|
|SD-1040078||#12 x 5″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040080||#12 x 6″||5/16″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040082||#14 x 3/4″||3/8″||#3||11.4||5,000|
|SD-1040084||#14 x 7/8″||5/16″||#1||12||2,500|
|SD-1040086||#14 x 1″||3/8″||#3||13.8||4,000|
|SD-1040088||#14 x 1-1/4″||3/8″||#3||16.3||3,000|
|SD-1040090||#14 x 1-1/2″||3/8″||#3||18||2,500|
|SD-1040092||#14 x 1-3/4″||3/8″||#3||–||–|
|SD-1040094||#14 x 2″||3/8″||#3||22||2,000|
|SD-1040096||#14 x 2-1/2″||3/8″||#3||27.3||1,500|
|SD-1040098||#14 x 3″||3/8″||#3||32.5||1,200|
|SD-1040100||#14 x 3-1/2″||3/8″||#3||30||1,000|
|SD-1040102||#14 x 4″||3/8″||#3||44||500|
|SD-1040104||#14 x 4-1/2″||3/8″||#3||48||500|
|SD-1040106||#14 x 5″||3/8″||#3||32||500|
|SD-1040108||#14 x 6″||3/8″||#3||62||500|
Types of Fasteners
Strength of Fastener
|Minimum Tensil Strength||1650 lbs.||2050 lbs.||2900 lbs.||4050 lbs.|
|Minimum Shear Strength||880 lbs.||1400 lbs.||2125 lbs.||2825 lbs.|
|Minimum Torsional Strength||48 inch lbs.||75 inch lbs.||120 inch lbs.||155 inch lbs.|
(*These are conservative Values)
Pull Out Tests
To determine the tension required to remove properly drilled screws out of steel member.
Average pull out Values in LBS.
|Thickness of Steel||Hardness of Steel Rockwell||#8||#10||#12||#14|
(*The test results shown are believed to be reliable. however, variances in testing and actual field conditions may alter the results. there is no expressed or implied warranty on test data.)
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