Self Tapping (Sheetmetal) Screw - Flange Head (Automotive) - Phillips Drive heads drill and tap their own holes when they’re screwed into materials such as wood, plastic and metal. By using a Phillips driver to attach a self-tapping screw, you can create precisely fitted threads. Self tapping screws are ideal for combining two different types of materials or for screwing in areas where access is only one-sided. Self-tapping screws are used for products that need to be maintained regularly, these screws are used in the automotive vehicle industry, where you need to dissemble and reassemble the item along the same threads. Supacheap Bolts currently stock Black Zinc Plated in 6G, 8G and 10G in lengths to 2" in certain gauge sizes.