Rated 5 out of 5Â by 2
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kaylward Pricy but effective
These are not the cheapest fasteners out there, but the end value is in the results.
I used these (5 boxes) to fasten landscape timbers when building a large planter box/downspout drain system. They went in without needing pilot holes. Held the drive direction accurately. Did not split the timbers with the exception of one bad board. They draw down very tight, and will even draw through the wood if not controlled. Be sure to set drill to resist overdriving through the wood.
NOT ONE OF THESE BROKE FROM STRESS! Anyone who has used long screws like these knows that you can expect some units to fail during installation. These screws do not fail! With a powerful drill/driver, your are far more likely to pull the screw through the wood, than you are to break one of these screws.
The flanged head eliminates the need for washers. I did use a forstner bit to create head recesses, but don't think I needed to, as the screws are strong enough to create a recess for themselves. The hex head drive ensures positive drive, using the included hex drive bit. But I do prefer a neat job, so I did the extra recesses for my own satisfaction. The outter finish of the screws allows them to glide through the wood. I didn't even need to use the side handle of my drill to control the torque required. In fact, these screws require so little torque that you could hold the drill one handed in most cases. I was able to drive these all day long on a single charge of my cordless drill's Lithium battery.
Real value is not only in the initial price, but rather in the overall experience of using a product. These screws are expensive, but they work easy, drive true, hold strong enough for anything within reason, and save a lot of time and effort. To me, that spells extremely high overall value!
June 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Aloo Amazing Product
There is zero reason not to use this product. Its so fast and so simple. Way better then thru bolting and having to have two people complete the project. I also used this on the parts of my railing where the posts could not be thru bolted and its rock solid. GREAT PRODUCT!
September 17, 2013