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Phillips Wafer Head Screws

Self-Drilling Screws

Phillips Wafer Head Screws


Wafer head screws are a useful piece of equipment for many types of work, like those using roofing, sheet metal and wood materials. They are a head style of self-drilling screw, which means they’re specifically designed with drill bit points that bite into the metal. This eliminates the time and effort involved with drilling an additional pilot hole. Self-drilling screws have become an increasingly popular choice for a wide range of applications.

At All Points Fasteners, we carry wafer head screws with domestic quality at an import price.

What Are Wafer Head Screws?

Phillips wafer head screws feature a flat top surface and countersunk head, as well as a conical-shaped bearing surface. The conical under-head does not extend to the outer edge of the screw head. This provides the appropriate flush fit and bearing surface for wood and other softer materials, including fiberglass and some metals. Wafer screws are often used to fasten materials together to aluminum or sheet metal.

Wafer screws can also fix drywall profiles and mount accessories on steel structures with a thickness of up to 2.5 millimeters. They feature a larger bearing surface than that of other screws, like pan or hex drillers, with a lower profile and less head exposure.

Overall, wafer head screws provide a large bearing surface but can still countersink into materials with softer densities. They’re also easy to install with a standard screw gun.

Most of our wafer head screws come with zinc-plated steel at an economical price and many models feature a self-drilling point that allows for installation without a pilot hole. This feature, also sometimes mistakenly called self-tapping, makes driving easier and can reduce cam-outs.

How Do You Use Wafer Head Screws?

Wafer head screws are helpful for many projects because of their low-profile head. Sometimes these screws also feature self-drilling capabilities. The self-drilling process helps skip time-consuming steps when putting together two pieces of material like metal.

How? The tip of the wafer head self-drilling screw has a chisel that is comparable to a drill bit, so it’s often unnecessary to predrill a hole. Although these savings may seem slim during a small project, moving past this step can save a great deal of time on a complex job.

When using a wafer head wood screw, the first step is to check the material’s thickness to ensure you have the right screw for the job. The depth of a material like metal must be thinner than the drilling point of the screw. The thickness can become a concern if the threads of the screw contact the surface of the metal before boring the hole. This mistake may cause the screw to snap, and the broken piece will often stay stuck when this happens.

Now, it’s time to start the process of drilling in the screw. Rest the drilling tip of the screw against the metal. Once you begin drilling, don’t forget to depress the drill’s trigger slowly until the screw finds its center. Always stop when the screw’s head begins to tighten against the metal’s surface. Applying too much pressure may strip the threads or break the screw.

All Points Fasteners Can Meet All Your Wafer Head Screw Needs

As one of the leading wafer head screw suppliers, All Points Fasteners can provide a high-quality product at an affordable price. We offer an assortment of #2 Phillips/#3 self-drilling wafer screws in #8 and #10 sizes, and in case quantities ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 (depending on the product).

Wafer head screws are made from high-quality, zinc-plated steel, which ensures reliable and long-lasting performance. If you can’t find the exact product you’re looking for in our in-stock inventory, just let us know and we’ll be happy to find it for you!

Our Level of Customer Support Is Second to None

At All Points Fasteners, we focus on building long-term relationships with our customers. We accomplish this by offering a level of support that our competitors cannot match. We’re the only company in our industry with a live chat feature that enables you to communicate directly with our knowledgeable support staff. You can always count on us to help you make an informed purchasing decision and to answer all your questions in a timely manner.

We’re also different in that we will steer our customers toward the product that’s best for them, even if we don’t happen to carry it ourselves.  We understand that not every project will need the same kinds of tools, so we will make sure you get what’s best for the job.

FREE Samples Allow You to Move Forward With Complete Confidence

If you’re like many of our customers, you prefer to see a product in action before making a final decision. We offer free samples of many of our products, which offers a great way to “try before you buy.” A free sample removes all the guesswork that comes with purchasing wafer head screws over the internet, and allows you to complete your transaction with supreme confidence.

Contact Us to Learn More About Phillips Wafer Head Screws

Feel free to contact us if you need more information regarding wafer head screws specifications or you have questions about any of our products. We can also provide a no-obligation quote.

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410DZ #8-18 x 1-1/4″ #3 1/2″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 7.8 5,000
412DZ #10-16 x 3/4″ #3 1/4″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 5.0 10,000
414DZ #10-24 x 3/4″ #3 1/4″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 5.0 10,000
415DZ #10-16 x 1″ #3 1/4″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 6.6 5,000
416DZ #10-24 x 1″ #3 3/8″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 6.6 5,000
418DZ #10-24 x 1-1/4″ #3 1/2″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 8.3 4,000
421DZ #10-16 x 1-1/2″ #3 1/2″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 8.7 3,000
422DZ #10-24 x 1-1/2″ #3 1/2″ PLYWOOD TO .175 METAL 8.7 3,000

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