For fixing... Timber and Composite Boards to Metal.
Specially designed to enable the fastener to fix timber to metal without the timber rising to the top of the screw while the metal is being drilled. Features a flat head with reaming cutters in the underside to enable the head of the fastener to self-embed for a flush or recessed finish. The new, simplified Buidex Wing Teks range now have a new wing design,making them even quicker and easier to install.
They are available in our exclusive Climacoat® 3 finish, providing greater protection in treated timbers.
How the Wing-Teks® Work
The drill point drills the timber, as the wings counter bore the hole larger than the thread diameter. With the hole being larger the thread will not engage into the timber.
After the Teks® point drills through the metal, the wings break off on contact with the metal.
The thread cutting feature on the shank cuts a mating thread in the metal and the thread continues to engage. The head then clamps this material firmly together.
How To Use
Measure the thickness of materials to be fastened including the air gap:
Wing Teks Size
6-20x50mm CSK RIB
8-18x35mm CSK RIB
10-16x40mm CSK RIB
10-16x45mm CSK RIB
10-16x55mm CSK RIB
10-16x75mm CSK RIB
14-20x65mm CSK RIB
Select correct size drive bit
6, 8 & 10 gauge
#2 Cross Recess Bit
#3 Cross Recess Bit
Fit driver to a power screwdriver set to high approx. 2500rpm (Driving too slowly may result in the wings not breaking off. The hole will be too large and the thread won’t hold). Note. 14g screws set driver speed to 0-1000rpm.
Squeeze screwdriver trigger and maintain firm end pressure until the WingTeks® has drilled and fastened.
WING TEKS® - Countersunk Rib Head
For fixing timber and composite boards to steel
*8g head size.
** Minimum order quantity for Hang Packs is 5.
Not recommended for fixing treated pine decking. The screws may break when used for fastening decking or other long lengths of timber if there is movement between the timber and the metal supports due to change in moisture content of the timber or movement caused by thermal expansion.