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Old 09-01-2010, 02:32 PM   #11
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Re: Fastening plywood in a bus

LuLu,

I had a similiar experience with TEK screws when trying to fasten my plywood to the metal floor. The wings on the screws were causing the screws to strip out. At $8 bucks a box for the small screw count I was a little perturbed. I ended up grinding the wings off each of the screws, pre-drilled all of my holes and used them still to fasten down my plywood. Yes, it defeats the purpose of self tapping, but I will say they did hold tight very well.

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Old 09-02-2010, 04:53 PM   #12
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Re: Fastening plywood in a bus

Its my understanding the whole premise of the 'wings' is to help bore through the wood and in theory break off when they actually hit metal. The screws I was using the wings didn't break off and continued through the metal. Thus when trying to actually tighten down the plywood to the metal floor the screw was stripping through.
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