Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Great if you want to take it back apart
I was a bit disappointed in the scrail. The concept is really neat and it does serve one purpose well, building something you only intend to be temporary. What I found was that the fastener was a bit fragile. It snaps really easily and I snapped about 3-4 of them just driving them into some 2x4s. It also doesn't hold as well as I would have hoped. I have always considered a screw bond to be one of the best mechanical fasteners you can use. The scrail doesn't hold like a good deck screw does. My joints were wobbly and felt like a loose tooth. I ended up using it to frame a concrete form, which was the perfect application for the scrail because it was temporary, I wanted to take it apart and it didn't have to be a super tight fit. Once you drive the scrail, it does come out easily. I even tried to back out the screw and re-drive it to see if that tightened things up at all. It didn't appear to help. I'll still recommend this for the specific application I outlined, temporary and you don't need it to be a super tight hold. But I probably wouldn't use this in a general construction application.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandyAndy2010 Nail able screws
These 2 1/2'' Nail driver screws are quit universal in application. Using a Ridgid framing nailer these were easily applied to my project needs.
Another application would be a collated screw gun that uses in line screws.
Ease of removal is simple as these are a screw type fastener and be un-screwed for easy removal.
Usable with nuematic systems as well.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayhawk714 Very good nails
These Scral 2-1/2 x 1/9 inch 20-Degree nail/screws fasteners are some really good nails. They feed through my nail gun without a problem. They drive in just a little harder the a common shank nail but an air adjustment easily takes care of that. I really like the screw part of this nail. If you need to remove them for any reason its easy using a screw gun. Only gave two stars on value due the high cost of these nails.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BathtubBOB AWESOME FASTENER
I had the opportunity to evaluate this product with the seeds program.
I used it on several small projects and fine it to be flawless. This fastener does it all. It shoots through my Cheapo HF 21 degree gun without a hassle and is a bona fide screw that can be adjusted or removed with BOTH phillips or #2 square drive. Making for a neater and more solid attachment was my goal and this fastener exceeded my needs. The price was greater than standard gun nails but the results saved a lot of time.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richierich03 Wow, excellent item! Better than nails!
This has got to be one of best items I have used. If you do any type of outside work you know the nails will eventually pull out. I tried this product and tried to remove the screw nails, with a hammer and it was impossible to remove them. If you use a square or Phillips bit the screw nails come out just incase you make an error or need to remove them. Had to adjust the air to find the right sir settings but once I did the screw nails go in just like regular nails. I am so very happy with this item I will use them for all my outside wood projects. Try this product and you will never go back to using plain nails again!
July 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BilltheEngineer I wasn't sure what to expect with these, but they work well
I used this to fasten down some old 1 by 6 tongue and groove boards in my parents attic. So the board were hard and the joists were 70 year old and hard and dry too. I had to hold the nail gun down or it would not fully sink the screw/nail. Of those that did not sink fully a hammer finished them off easily. I tried some smooth shank nails for comparison and the smooth shanks drove in a little easier.
Removing these is easier than removing other pneumatic driven nails. The glue on the smooth shank nails make them tough to remove. Am impact driver made removal easy as long as the head of the screw/nail was not recessed to far.
Holding strength seems to about the same as a ring shank nail. I don't know if these have the same shear loading as regular nails. So they may not meet building code in some applications.
ANd they are not made in China either, they are made in Austria.
September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cb88 Pneumatic Screw Installation - SCRAILS
Do you have a 21 degree air nailer? Do you really want to use nails? Or would you rather use screws and have the option later of adjustment and removal? SCAILS, a hybrid of screw and nail. I can't tell you how many times I have had to pre-drill then use my impact driver to put in screws on my projects. It takes a lot of time. But no more, now I can use my air nailer and install them in seconds. Before I saw this item for review in SEEDS, I never knew they existed. This is like discovering fire, it just gives so many more options on how to assemble things. My only issue is that the beautiful plastic shipping container is just not heavy duty enough to withstand the weight of the nails and cracked in shipping, which would probably not be an issue if I bought them at the local store instead. I highly reccomend this product.
March 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AchersAway Work good
I never knew these existed till a shot time ago. They work well. If you are like me and sometimes need to disassemble something because you forgot or did not get it together right, these are perfect. Just make sure you have the pressure turned up on your air because they need force to put them in. Keep your drill handy with a share head in it for when they do not go flush. Just a little twist will sink them in nice and tight. I can't imagine them coming out without taking half the board with them.
December 29, 2014