Grip-Rite PrimeGuard Plus 2-1/2 in. Stainless-Steel Square Exterior Screws (5 lb.-Pack)-P212SLS5 at The Home Depot
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Model # P212SLS5

Internet # 202275351

Store SKU # 149153

PrimeGuard Plus 2-1/2 in. Stainless-Steel Square Exterior Screws (5 lb.-Pack)

Grip-Rite PrimeGuard Plus 2-1/2 in. Stainless-Steel Square Exterior Screws (5 lb.-Pack)

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Model # P212SLS5

Internet # 202275351

Store SKU # 149153

For the most comprehensive selection of screws look for Grip-Rite, the most popular brand of fasteners in America. No matter what the project or what size the job, Grip-Rite has the optimal fastening solution. There are many sizes and styles of screws available. As construction materials and techniques evolve, fastener design keeps pace with the changing technology. Fastener needs vary from project to project and the safety and life expectancy of the project can be extended or compromised based upon the fastener used. Fasteners have been designed to meet the special needs of projects such as roofing or drywall and in many cases are known by the application for which they are intended.

  • Use for exterior projects
  • Stainless steel
  • 2-1/2 in.
  • Square drive
  • 5 lb. pack contains 410 screws
  • For exterior applications, including decks, siding, gazebos and playsets
  • Countersinking bugle head prevents head from popping out
  • Square drive recess is deep and leanly formed reduces spinouts


Assembled Depth (in.)  4.5 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4.5 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  5.75 in  Color Family  Metallics 
Fastener Type  Specialty Fastener  Manufacturer Warranty  No 
Package Quantity  410  Product Weight (lb.)  5 lb 
Returnable  90-Day 


Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for use where salt spray is an issue I have used about two thousand of these screws for PT fencing in a coastal area where we get some salt spray. Regular exterior screws rust out in two or three years, but so far I haven't seen any traces of rust or other corrosion on these screws after over a year of exposure. I don't know why reviewer "boston" had problems with his, but it sounds like something was wrong with the box he got. These screws are 1 5/8" long to within 1/32" and I have never had one torque off the head even without countersinking or predrilling and have never had the square drive round or strip out. I strongly recommend them for harsh exterior usage. March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deck Screws The plastic case was a little beat up after shipping (fixed with tape). The screws are great; stainless steel, square drive. They work great for my application (replacing non-galvanized nails in deck boards from a failed contractor), with no drilling (the nail provides the hole). Note: do try to hand drive these; the push on the screw gun says this is true. September 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wrong description! This is a 2 1/2" screw, not a 1 5/8" screw. Home Depot's description fails to give any actual specifications for the screws, only for the box. (Nominal expected 410 count and the dimensions of the 5 pound plastic box. ) So, as you would expect from someone not talking about the product, this one is inferior. While the desired product is a #10 coarse thread wood screw with a self-drill point, standard chamfer head #2 sqqaure drive ... this is a #8 coarse thread wood screw with a bugle head. The problem with these screws is that without the self-drill tip it generates extra friction, but the #8 shafts are weak, and the shallow bugle head doesn't socket the square drive well. Result: screws that tend to strip their heads or snap their shafts just below the head. If you're stuck with them you can pre-drill the holes as if they were brass screws. If you value your time, avoid this product. September 25, 2011
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