This specification covers steel self-drilling and self-piercing tapping screws for the connection of cold-formed steel members manufactured. This specification also covers test methods for determining performance requirements such as dimension, and total case depth; and physical properties such as hardness, ductility, torsional strength, drill drive performance, and self-drilling tapping screw drill capacity.
1.1 This specification covers steel self-drilling and self-piercing tapping screws for the connection of cold-formed steel members manufactured in accordance with Specifications and . This specification also covers test methods for determining performance requirements and physical properties.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods described in this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
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