Model # 735068

Internet #202308669

Store SKU #735068

Deck Mate #9 x 2-1/2 in. Star Flat-Head Wood Deck Screw (5 lb.-Pack)

Deck Mate

#9 x 2-1/2 in. Star Flat-Head Wood Deck Screw (5 lb.-Pack)

  • For use with all exterior projects to connect wood to wood
  • Star drive and type 17 drill point for easier driving
  • Coating is guaranteed for the life of your outdoor projects
$29.98 /each

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Product Overview

Make the most of your of your outdoor project with Deck Mate brand exterior screws. Lifetime polymer coated and Zinc-plated for extra corrosion resistance. T-25 bit included in the box.

  • Auger thread design aggressively cuts through material
  • Star drive helps transfer torque and prevent cam outs
  • T-17 pre-drill point reduces wood splitting for faster starts
  • Nibs under head allow screw to countersink better for a smoother finish
  • Note: product may vary by store




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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this screw come in SLATE GRAY

Asked by: Andy
HD - you're wrong. This is a green screw. I just ordered them in special and found that out. The photos show 3 grey, and a 4th possibly green. The specs do say green, but the conflicting information made me hopeful. Really though, it came as green. God, I wish I could find a star drive in gray with these dimensions. Nothing so far.
Answered by: Decker
Date published: 2015-12-12

how much for one bucket of screws

Asked by: Moore4Ward
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Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2016-10-14

Remove Broken Screw

How do you remove these screws from wood when they snap at the shank and just spin in the hole?
Asked by: Jim
If you can grab the screw with vice grips pliers that would work best. If you cannot grab the screw then you would need to use something like this, it called a screw extractor
Answered by: Tangelo
Date published: 2016-10-29

Can these screws be used to affix decking to a steel frame if pilot holes are drilled?

Asked by: bwolf
These are wood screws. So the tricky part is that the steel frame has holes wide enough for the top part of the screw, but not so large that the head of the screw goes through it, and then the bottom part of the screw is in the wood, then yes. (meaning you would be driving from the steel frame into the wood, and not from the decking into the steel frame).
Answered by: Traveler10000
Date published: 2017-02-23
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Customer Reviews

#9 x 2-1/2 in. Star Flat-Head Wood Deck Screw (5 lb.-Pack) is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst screws money can buy Don't believe all the fake posts about these screws being durable and excellent value. These screws are absolute junk. I am a gardener and use deck screws for all my outside projects. I made a condominium planter box and with the natural movement of the wood, about a half dozen of the screws broke. Unbelievable!
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Because you can't rate Zero These screws are the absolute worst. I used them based on the positive reviews and the value. Boy was I a sucker. Value is right out the window as I am replacing my entire deck with Stainless Steel. These screws in my PT deck have broken at a rate of 80%. Tjhey go in for a few days but as you weather the deck you find that the heads start to float. When you try to reset "HELLO" the screw has broken right at the shank/shoulder prior to the thread. These screws are a waste of time and money. If you are building a new PT deck as I was save yourself and just pay the money for better quality hardware as you will spend double the amount of time installing and then replacing.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not performed as advertised I built a shed and last fall (I live in CT) with a small 6'x10' landing at the front door. I used these 2.5" screws to attach the 5/4 PT wood decking to the 2x8 joints below, as well as multiple other sizes throughout the project (all just using a battery powered drill). I just went back this summer to add in railings and noticed a few of the screw heads were sticking up proud of the surface. When I went to tighten them down, they spun freely meaning they had broken somewhere. I quickly realized that about half of all the screws used in the 5/4 were broken just below the first thread, providing almost zero holding strength. These screws had only been through a single winter and the first part of a summer before breaking (although they could have broken last fall) which is not acceptable for an item being sold specifically for "decking" purposes. I will be trying another brand of screw (GRK) for future projects as the extra few dollars is easily worth my time of not having to replace these annually. I'd recommend others to avoid this brand as well.
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These screws are perfect to use with a power drill. They catch the wood and drive easily and don... These screws are perfect to use with a power drill. They catch the wood and drive easily and don't strip out like regular Phillips head screws. The galvanization helps to keep it from rusting. Perfect wood screw for outdoors.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used for shelving Worked out great, just what I needed to finish up the shelves in my garage. Not a one stripped out either, and no bad ones.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are fine star flat-head deck screws. I love how the driver head doesn't slip or lose grip ... These are fine star flat-head deck screws. I love how the driver head doesn't slip or lose grip on them.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like the way go in fast I like the way go in fast
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from do NOT buy this junk. do NOT buy this junk. Buy stainless I bought boxes of this junk to make my fence. I think I am building it again for the 3rd time. The screws have broken multiple times. I have boards that out of 6 screws, 5 are broken. I replaced the screws before with some of the leftovers I had. I brought a bunch of broken screws back to Home Depot to get a refund so I can buy stainless (about the same cost) but was told that I have to deal with the manufacturer since I bought 3 months ago. The fence is barely a year old. Can you imagine if I actually used the screws to make a deck?? I used different size screws but only chose to rate this one. They were ALL horrible and broke.
Date published: 2015-07-20
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