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Carbon steel self-drilling general construction fasteners for light steel (0.5–1.2 mm).

Features and benefits:

  • High quality carbon steel with SAE1022 hardened case.
  • Serrated underside to head for good resistance to unwinding.
  • Specially designed thread for accurate fastening into thin sheet metal.
  • Good pull-out and shear performance.
  • Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality and Management Systems.

Applications:

For fixing lightweight substrates to thin steel.

To be fixed with 2-PP.

Fixfast products must be used as a complete system with tools and accessories as recommended - consult manufacturer for details.

Standard product features

Material:

Steel SAE1022 case, hardened.

Coating:

Bright zinc plated.

Head type:

Low profile, pan Philips drive.

Drilling capacity:

0.5–1.2 mm (steel).

Minimum penetration (thin steel):

8 mm (through underside).

Build up:

0–2 mm.

Technical characteristics:

- Characteristic values:

  • Pull out values (axial load resistance, to BS 5427): DFX-P-4.2 x 13: On 0.7 mm steel: 0.91 kN; on 1.2 mm steel: 1.68 kN.
  • Pull through values (axial load resistance): 0.5 mm steel: 3.32 kN; 0.7 mm steel: 3.85 kN.
  • Shear values (lateral load resistance): DFX-P-4.2 x 13: 0.7 mm steel: 1.92 kN. DFX-P-4.8 x 13: 0.7 mm steel: 2.36 kN.

- Design values:

  • Pull out values (axial load resistance, to BS 5427): DFX-P-4.2 x 13: On 0.7 mm steel: 0.69 kN; on 1.2 mm steel: 1.26 kN. DFX-P-4.8 x 13: On 0.7 mm steel 0.81 kN; on 1.2 mm steel: 1.40 kN.
  • Pull through values (axial load resistance): 0.5 mm steel: 2.50 kN; 0.7 mm steel: 2.89 kN.
  • Shear values (lateral load resistance): DFX-P-4.2 x 13: 0.7 mm steel: 1.45 kN. DFX-P-4.8 x 13: 0.7 mm steel: 1.77 kN.

Other figures and specific testing are available on request - consult manufacturer for information.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-50-60/415 Self-drilling or self-tapping screws

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Fixfast Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)1732 882387

Product reference

[DrillFast® Fasteners for Timber Batten to Light Steel, DF-DFX-P-4.2 x 13]
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13 x 4.2 mm (l x diameter).
[DrillFast® Fasteners for Timber Batten to Light Steel, DF-DFX-P-4.8 x 13]
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13 x 4.8 mm (l x diameter).

Washer

[Required]
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Consult manufacturer for information.
[Not required]

Manufacturer details

Merlin House,
Seven Mile Lane,
Borough Green,
Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN15 8QY
Tel +44 (0)1732 882387
Fax +44 (0)1732 885532
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