Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoctorK 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barnicks 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by unhappy 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