Slotted Round Head Sheet Metal Screws
18-8 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Screws
Sheet metal screws have sharp cutting threads that cut into sheet metal, plastic or wood. The shanks are threaded up to the head or to the undercut. These screws come in many types of heads, pan, flat, truss, oval, etc. Sheet metal screws make excellent fasteners for attaching metal hardware to wood because the fully threaded shank provides good retention in wood. Sheet Metal Screws in this selection feature a round head with a slotted drive.
Slotted round head sheet metal screws in 18-8 / 304 stainless steel are the industry standard for corrosion resistance, and rust resistance, making these screws suitable for harsh environments. Scratching or burring the metal will not create surface rust as the corrosion resistance exists within the metal itself. Stainless steel is a soft metal due to the low carbon content, therefore most stainless steel bolts are cold-formed and not heat treated or thru-hardened. Cold forming and threading causes stainless steel bolts to become slightly magnetic, some fasteners will be more magnetic than others depending on size and how quick the cold forming process is. Stainless steel fasteners are typically a clean silver color, which also makes them common in finishing and decorative applications.