Definition of self-tapping in English:

self-tapping

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈtapɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • (Of a screw) able to cut a thread in the material into which it is inserted.
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    • Over wood framing you can fasten the siding using hand- or air-driven galvanized nails or wood screws, or use self-tapping screws for installation over metal studs.
    • Attach rim joists to the outside of the beveled posts with two four-inch, self-tapping screws per joint.
    • For lighter gauge sheet metal, there are also self-tapping screws available that don't require pre-drilling.

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