Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigDon Good strong screw
I use a lot of these screws for installing 3/4 inch sub flooring in mobile homes. i like the star flat head better than phillips or square head. The reason i gave it 4 stars on value Is because I have not seen them in the store in the big buckets like 2 1/2 inch and longer. making then more expensive at 5 lbs a box.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt 6 years and holding strong
I used Deck Mate on my first deck about 6 years ago and they have been holding strong ever since. I even have these fasteners holding up a 2x4 fence rail 8 foot long with about 20 pickets that are 8 foot high. It’s heavy and joined with these screws into strong tie joist hangers. Keep in mind its recommended to use the Simpson structural fasteners with their Strong tie systems, but the Deck Mate’s have not bent, snapped or rusted at all. Let’s just call it a homeowner test (*smile).
I just bought a 5 lb. box of reds to hold down boards on my new deck expansion this year. The star design is a definite improvement over the older Philips type. They sunk in easily with an impact driver or regular drill . I don’t even remember one screw striping out and my wife drove in a few too while we emptied the whole box. If you do strip some heads just put a little colored Rust-Oleum paint on with a Q-tip and you are covered forever. But even some of the screws I stripped 6 year ago have not rusted. Great product.
November 12, 2013