Definition of self-tapping in English:
(Of a screw) able to cut a thread in the material into which it is inserted.
- 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.
Definition of self-tapping in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Pakistan