> I like the self tapping sheet sheet metal screws. I would use them
> time too. But Stainless Steel fasteners are expensive in Canada. I
> learned that on the market you can find cheap S/S but believe or not
> use close the sea they do rust.
> A good test is to use a magnet and if it slightly pull the SS
> me, it means that its not first quality.
> On the other hand when I buy 316SS fasteners they do not rust but
> much more. So I only use SS fasteners for boat building, repair and
> nautical installations
The magnet test is quite revealing.
If I can get them use 316, if not will settle for 304 AKA: 18-8, but
The operative words are "stain" & "less".
Take a look at the pots and pans in the kitchen. They are 304(18-8) and