Understanding Type 17 Screws The Essential Guide
Understanding Type 17 Screws The Essential Guide

Understanding Type 17 Screws: The Essential Guide


In the realm of construction and woodworking, each screw has its unique properties and applications. Among these, type 17 screws have distinguished themselves through their specific design features and versatile uses.

What are Type 17 Screws?

Type 17 screws are a type of self-tapping screw with a sharp, pointed tip and a fluted screw shank. This makes them ideal for use in hard materials, such as hardwoods and metal. Type 17 screws are also known for their ability to prevent wood splitting, making them a good choice for applications where close-to-edge fastening is required.

The sharp point of these screws facilitates fast insertion and self-centering starts, making type 17 screws ideally suited for use with power drivers, streamlining a typically time-consuming installation process.

Applications of Type 17 Screws

What sets type 17 screws apart is their versatility. Despite their wood-centric design, their sharp points can pierce thin steel sheeting without pre-drilling. Their varied applications include:

  • Woodworking tasks, particularly those involving close-to-edge work.
  • Fixing roofing and cladding sheets, a frequent use for type 17 points.
  • Attaching thin steel sheeting without the need for pre-drilling.


Advantages of Using Type 17 Screws

Advantages of Using Type 17 Screws

There are several compelling reasons for the popularity of type 17 screws in professional and DIY toolkits. The benefits they offer include:

  • Reduced likelihood of wood splitting, courtesy of their unique design.
  • Rapid, self-centering insertion, making them time-efficient.
  • Versatility across different materials, from wood to thin steel sheeting.

If you would like to find out more about the type 17 screws that we can manufacture for you then please visit our Type 17 screws page for more information.


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