Stainless steel screws come in many different shapes and sizes, one type of screw is the self-tapping screw. These screws are designed in a way where their threading allows them to be placed into a material without the need for tapping. The tapping process is one that is necessary for many other types of screws in order to ensure that the screw fits properly into a material. Tapping requires the use of a secondary tool, such as a drill bit, to create a threaded path for the screw to fit into.
The threading on a self-tapping screw bypasses the need for this due to the material that it is made from, typically a hard metal such as stainless steel. While these screws may take a bit more force to screw into the material it is nothing compared to the time they save as you can completely avoid the tapping process when using these screws. If you are unsure if a self-tapping screw is right for your application, do not hesitate to contact us today as we would be happy to help you find the right type of screw for your unique application. Whether it be a self-tapping screw or one of our many other types of fasteners, Ford Fasteners is here to provide you with the best customer service and product available.