sheet-metal screw


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sheet-metal screw

[′shēt ¦med·əl ‚skrü]
(design engineering)

sheet-metal screw, tapping screw

sheet-metal screws
A coarse-threaded, tapered screw with a slotted head for driving with a screwdriver; used for fastening sheet metal and other materials, without a tapped hole and without a nut.
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To turn a regular pair of sneakers into Ice Sneakers, all you need to do is screw 12 to 18 short, sheet-metal screws into the sole of each sneaker.
When holding together thin metals, adhesives may fail (especially when heat or vibration is present); welding can he "messy" and time-consuming; and sheet-metal screws can fall short in the areas of reusability and holding power.
Often called sheet-metal screws, these have flattened-dome heads that are ideal for attaching pieces of thin metal.
Even some mechanical fasteners have drawbacks, such as sheet-metal screws with regards to reusability and holding power.