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Old 02-12-2019, 10:38 PM
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Self-tapping screw with flute and type B (blunt) tip

I've run across this type of screw now and then, a machine screw, usually short - 1/2 inch or less - and stout, that is diameter maybe 1/3 to 1/2 its length. The one pictured here is much longer than that but it's a good photo of the item and there aren't many to be had right off.

I need several - 5/16" long, maybe 1/8 to 3/16 dia. Metric would be about 8mm long by 3 to 5mm.

Anyone seen these on a retail shelf anywhere?

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Old 02-12-2019, 10:53 PM
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No...it looks like business though!
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:53 AM
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You will probably find it, and everything else at Fastenal.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:56 AM
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IIRC Ace Hardware will have them.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:51 AM
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With a self taping spade on the shaft you are describing a Tek Head. Used for metal stud construction commercially.

I pick the up in the E320's tires visiting job sites.

Your photo with the spiral groove on the shaft looks like a concrete screw? Here in S.A they are always blue.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:36 AM
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This is a good site: https://www.boltdepot.com/
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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Seems that by keeping the cutting feature all the along the shaft as opposed to just at the beginning is asking for stripping if you don't lay off at just the right time.
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