Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 17
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Mielkeracing Rust out quickly
These screw are garbage. I used these screws to build my treated wood deck a couple years ago. Now they are all rusted out. If I don't replace them now there won't be anything left. I really wish I would of used stainless or even galvanized nails last 20+ years. Save yourself a headache and use something else.
September 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Gene A real step backwards
I have used probably a hundred boxes of the Deckmate square philips screws. Last time I went to the local HD they only had the star drive. So I got a couple of boxes. I used the first today and I am taking the second back. The star drive does not stay engaged as well as the square philips. If I drive screws through the edge of a joist into a beam I cut pocket holes, with the square philips I use a 6" long square bit, it works great. Not an option with the star drive; and I can't make it drive them deep enough.
Also these screws have a different thread. Its shorter and does not seem to hold as well. I had them strip out the holes when placing blocking (screws going into the end grain). I never had that happen with the old screws.
I am just very unhappy with this product.
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BrettS Solid Product
I bought over 35lbs (get the 25lb container if you are using a lot) for a new deck I built at my house. I had NO issues with stripping. I will offer some advice for anyone having issues with these screws. You need the right tools. I highly recommend a drill bit drive guide. Some of the coatings on the screws fill in the screw head and would make it difficult to get the bit in without a drive guide. With one I was able to drive 2000+ screws in my project without issue. I also used a corded drill and these things went in like butter.
Hopefully they last forever...only time will tell on durability
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RamsHead Great Product
Just built a new porch with this product using the bit that comes with it no problem whatsoever
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DesertPete Worth the expense
These rust-proof deck screws hold tight - far superior to nails. No danger of stripping a screw slot with a poor-fitting driver -- the star-shaped driver bit included with each box makes for easy and sure screw-down using a power driver or drill. Screws go in flush with the surface.
August 12, 2014