When you’re working on a project and need guidance on a particular fastener situation, it can be challenging to find the solutions you’re looking for. Unfortunately, the internet is filled with incorrect or incomplete information that usually leaves you feeling more exasperated.
That’s why we are committed to offering a series of fastener videos, including how-to guides and other content that delivers the answers to any pressing questions you have about fasteners.
We’re always updating our content to ensure you’re getting the latest and greatest information as it relates to a wide range of fasteners and the projects that demand them. Right now, our collection of fastener videos includes information on:
Our TEK screw video is one of our most popular resources. As things in our industry change and new innovations emerge, you can rest assured we will continually update this collection of videos with only the most helpful, relevant guides for our clients.
Zip screws (speed points) for gutter straps and metal roofing.
Tek screws, Zip screws and more!
In this zip screw primer, developed for employees and sales reps for for All Points Fasteners, learn the screw speak of manufacturers and distributors of the fasteners you use.
All Points Fasteners Informational video about wood to metal Self Tapping Reamer Tek Screws.
At All Points Fasteners, we carry industry-leading screws for gutter installation. We have both copper zip screws and stainless zip screws for gutter installation in a variety of sizes. If you are looking to save on bulk screw orders, visit our website today to learn more about our bulk ordering specials.
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Learn more about the differences between self-tapping, self-drilling, and self-piercing screws.
Learn more about different types of fasteners. At All Points Fasteners, we have different types of fasteners to help you get the job done!
Copper Plated Screws from All Points Fasteners. These needlepoint screws, manufactured from 410 stainless steel, have a copper coating so they will beautifully match copper gutters and roofing. Common applications for copper screws include installing roofing and gutters.
Stainless steel hex washer head screws are used in metal-to-metal and wood-to-metal applications and come with many benefits. They are available in magnetic stainless (410 stainless) and non-magnetic stainless (300 series stainless).
Learn more about lag screws and how they work. If you work with heavy lumber and material that bear intense loads, then you've likely had to use lag screws before. Lag screws are used for industrial projects to fasten pieces of lumber together. They're ideal for wood fence panels, deck boards, stair repairs, and more.
You've built a wooden deck frame and posts. Here's how to fasten boards with deck screws. Start from the rim joist of the deck frames. Square the first deck board, and drill a pair of pilot holes about an inch from the board's edges into the rim joist. The pilot holes prevent splitting as you drive in your decking screws. Continue securing boards with two screws at each end to each joist. If using wet lumber, keep the boards flush- they'll contract as they dry. If using dry lumber, leave drainage gaps as you go. One more tip: If you're using pressure-treated lumber, you should use stainless steel or hot-dipped galvanized screws. When you have a specific decking screw variety in mind, such as flat heads, ceramic-coated, stainless steel or others, All Points Fasteners is your go-to provider.
Bugle head screws are primarily designed for us with drywall and woodwork. they feature a countersunk head with a flat top and concave under-head bearing surface. These screws are especially useful in applications where the screw must lie flush in the material and eliminate the need to predrill a countersinking hole. You can order bugle head screws with Phillips, slot, torx, and square drive types. These screws have a smooth transition between the shank and head that protects construction materials and creates an attractive finish.
TEK® type screws, also called self-tapping fasteners or self-drilling screws, are a popular screw type with drill-bit ends that enable them to self-drill. Their innovative tip design allows users to perform drilling applications without creating a pilot hole before fastening. You can use a drill or an electric screwdriver to driver TEK® screws. For extra assurance that the screw will go in straight, you can create a pilot hole, but it’s not necessary. Whether or not you use a pilot hole, you want to make sure that the metal thickness of the piece you are drilling into is thinner than the length of the drill point on your screw. For the best results with TEK® screws, drive the screw in slowly to ensure it goes in straight. Tighten it firmly without excess force. TEK® screws are useful for drilling a wide range of materials like metal sheets, aluminum, stainless steel, wood and timber.
ZIP screws are fasteners that feature a threaded design that tapers to a fine needlepoint. These screws offer incredible penetrating power because their threads are machined all the way down to the end of the point. What’s more, these screws include a second thread that catches just after the first penetration, sending the fastener into its space twice as quickly. Zip screws are self-piercing with an extra sharp tip point, and self-tapping with threads that don’t require a pre-threaded nut. You’ll most likely find them in the HVAC and gutter industry, although they have numerous other uses as well. Request a quote from All Points Fasteners today!
When it's time to buy fasteners start by asking yourself the following questions. First, what head style do you need? Popular choices include pan, modified truss, pancake, hex washer, hex washer head with a neoprene washer, bugle, or flat head. We stock many popular colors and have the option to custom paint these heads to match your material.
At All Points Fasteners, we believe in going the extra mile for our customers. That’s why we’re committed to helping you find the perfect fastener for the job at hand. We can provide data, research and product specifications, all to ensure you’re armed with as much information as possible before making a purchase. It’s the same reason we offer these videos — to give you the metaphorical tools to do your best work. You can find plenty of fastener providers online, but you won’t find one as committed to your unique needs as All Points Fasteners.
At All Points, the foundation of our business is offering a vast selection. We offer a wide variety of fastener types for a range of applications, and each product in our inventory has been carefully curated to represent the utmost in quality and durability. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our selection, we will still help you chase down those hard-to-secure fasteners and products.
We also have a team that is committed to serving you. We’re always here to answer questions and provide expert guidance as you search for the right fasteners for your project. Get in touch to ask questions about specific products, or for help identifying the perfect fastener for you.
Plus, All Points provides free quotes and samples before you make a purchase. Again, this is all in an effort to give you as much information as possible before you place an order. There’s nothing worse than ordering fasteners, only to realize they aren’t working or fitting the way you need them to. Take advantage of our videos on this page, as well as our selection and service. We’re here to serve you in every way we can.
Contact us today with questions about fasteners, or for expert guidance as you navigate our selection.