Sheet Metal Screws fasten thin metal objects without cracking or breaking during installation. They have a threaded shank with a flat or rounded head. Unlike wood screws that are only partially threaded, sheet metal screws have shanks that are threaded down their entire length. The threads and tip of the screws are sharp, which allows them to easily cut through metal, wood, and other objects.
Pan-head sheet metal screws are self-tapping with a flat top and rounded sides. Used on thin materials like sheet metal or wood veneer, their coarse threads allow them to be continually fastened and unfastened for maintenance tasks. They are used in public areas such as on metal gutters, license plates, metal grills in jails, electric access panels, motor vehicles, and in food prep or processing areas.