When you are interested in high quality fastening, one of the types of screws you can use for the service is the tek screw. This is a screw type that not many are familiar with, but which can come in handy in many scenarios and should not be taken for granted for this reason. In […]

When you are interested in high quality fastening, one of the types of screws you can use for the service is the tek screw. This is a screw type that not many are familiar with, but which can come in handy in many scenarios and should not be taken for granted for this reason. In this article, we will talk specifically about the Phillip flat tek screw.
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What is so special about the Phillip flat tek screw?
The main distinguishing feature of the Phillip flat tek screw is the fact that it can be used on its own without having to drill a hole in the material you are trying to fasten. Normally when you need to fasten two objects together using a screw, you will need to drill a pilot hole into which the screws will go through first. With the Phillip flat tek screw, however, this is not necessary.
If you are using an electric drill to screw the material together, you can use the Phillip flat tek screw as the bit for doing this. This cuts out one step in the process of screwing material together. The fact that the screws that are used for fastening are also used to drill the hole into which the screw goes also means that they offer a tighter fit compared to a screw that is put in place with the help of a pilot hole.

 
Other characteristic features
In addition to how they are installed, there are other features that are characteristic of the Phillip flat tek screw. One of these is the fact that the screws have bonded washers. These are designed in such a manner that they can provide a seal around the screw, which makes them useful for use when a waterproof bond is needed. This is also why the Phillip flat tek screws are the preferred screw types to be used in watertight sealing in roofs and walls. In addition to that, they are also designed in such a manner that the heads can be painted any custom color, which is useful when the aesthetics of the entire assembly is an important issue.
How you can get them
If you are interested in using the Phillip flat tek screws for any reason, the most important thing you would need to do is find a quality fastener distributor from whom you can buy the products. A lot hinges on this, including the value for money that you are likely to get. Distributors with a very good reputation tend to do as much as they can to offer as much quality as possible at the lowest price possible. A very good example of this is Melfast, a company that has done a good job of cementing its position as a premier fastener distributor in the market.
In summary, this type of screw has numerous obvious advantages which make them more than ideal for use in the scenarios described above. The key to getting the most out of them is understanding when using them is advisable, and then always using high quality ones, such as the ones provided by Melfast.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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