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What is a self tapping Screw

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What is a self tapping Screw

A self tapping screw is a screw that creates threads in the material that it is being fastened, unlike its machine screw counterpart. Self tapping screws are available in many different styles Thread Forming Type A : Most common style with wide spaced threads and a sharp point Type AB : Closely spaced threads with a sharp point Type B: Spaced threads with a blunt point Thread Cutting Type F : Machine screw thread with a tapered blunt point and multiple cutting edges Type 1 : Machine screw thread with a tapered blunt point and a single cutting edge Type...

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MM to inches

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Filter: Millimeters (mm) Inches (") (decimal) Inches (") (fraction) 0.01 mm 0.0004 ″ 0 ″ 0.1 mm 0.0039 ″ 0 ″ 1 mm 0.0394 ″ 3/64 ″ 2 mm 0.0787 ″ 5/64 ″ 2.5 mm 0.0984 ″ 3/32 ″ 3 mm 0.1181 ″ 1/8 ″ 4 mm 0.1575 ″ 5/32 ″ 5 mm 0.1969 ″ 13/64 ″ 6 mm 0.2362 ″ 15/64 ″ 7 mm 0.2756 ″ 9/32 ″ 8 mm 0.3150 ″ 5/16 ″ 9 mm 0.3543 ″ 23/64 ″ 10 mm 0.3937 ″ 25/64 ″ 20 mm 0.7874 ″ 25/32 ″ 30 mm 1.1811 ″ 1 3/16 ″...

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Metric Thread Chart

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Filter: ISO Metric Thread Designation Pitch External Threads Tolerance Class Major Dia Pitch Dia Minor Dia Max Min Max Min Max Min M1.6 x 0.35 0.35 6g 1.581 1.496 1.354 1.291 1.202 1.075 M1.6 x 0.35 0.35 4g6g 1.581 1.496 1.354 1.314 1.202 1.098 M1.6 x 0.3 0.3 6g 1.582 1.507 1.387 1.342 1.257 1.157 M1.6 x 0.3 0.3 4g6g 1.582 1.507 1.387 1.359 1.257 1.174 M1.6 x 0.2 0.2 6g 1.583 1.527 1.453 1.403 1.366 1.280 M1.6 x 0.2 0.2 4g6g 1.583 1.527 1.453 1.421 1.366 1.298 M1.7 x 0.35 0.35 6g 1.681 1.596 1.454 1.391 1.302 1.175 M1.7...

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Machine Screw Sizes Diameter

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Size Thread Diameter Decimal Nearest Fractional #0 0.06" 1/16" #1 0.07" 5/64" #2 0.08" 3/32" #3 0.09" 7/64" #4 0.11" 7/64" #5 0.12" 1/8" #6 0.13" 9/64" #8 0.16" 5/32" #10 0.19" 3/16" #12 0.21" 7/32" #14 0.24" 1/4"

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How to use a rivet and rivet gun

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How to use a rivet and rivet gun

Shop stainless steel pop rivets: Shop Rivets Rivets are designed to join two pieces of metal or plastic together through a pre-drilled hole. They can be used in making metal or plastic objects or for repairs around the house, such as re-attaching a loose piece of guttering or iron. Rivets come in varied thicknesses and lengths and attached to a pin as shown. For general household use, it is best to buy a selection of sizes. For our example, we use rivet size 4-5 The first number refers to the diameter of the rivet in 32nds of an inch. The...

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