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pizn

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09-02-2014 05:16 PM

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Hello,

I’m getting tired of the cheap screws at HD and would like to know where the community gets their screws? Even the “wood” screws I get at HD snap regularly when going into hardwood even when pre-drilled and countersunk. I can get good screws with square or Torx drive in lengths longer than 2”, but these are made for decking. I see a lot of YouTube-ers using nice, square-drive screws and I’m just wondering when those can be had? If they can’t be had at a national chain then I’d like to know of any websites where they can be ordered.

Thanks.


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#1 posted 09-02-2014 05:23 PM

Try mcfeelys.com or manasquanfasteners.com

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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#2 posted 09-02-2014 05:23 PM

I get the Spax brand screws from HD that have either a Torx or a Philips/Square head. There is a night and day difference using these than the generic stuff.

-- paxorion

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#3 posted 09-02-2014 05:25 PM

Try:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/Search.aspx?action=n

http://www.profhdwr.com

https://www.mcfeelys.com/index.aspx?aspxerrorpath=/index.aspx

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#4 posted 09-02-2014 05:28 PM

+1 on Spax screws from HD. They’re the best I've tried, period.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 05:39 PM

Are you able to get the Spax screws in a non-phillips drive under let’s say 2 inches? I’ve used them for longer sizes and they are great but I’ve never seen them in sub-2in varieties.

Thanks Shopdog for the manasquan fasterners link, that place is right by my house so I will check them out in person.

I’ll also check out mcfeelys as a couple of you have mentioned.

Thanks!

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 05:39 PM

sometimes you can find drywall screws that are no. 8 instead of no. 6, they are alot stronger

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 05:51 PM

Drywall screws are brittle. I use Spax in 1 1/4, 1 1/2, and 2”. With HD, I order them online if they don’t have them in stock (or even if they do) and pick them up next time I’m in store.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 05:55 PM



Are you able to get the Spax screws in a non-phillips drive under let s say 2 inches? I ve used them for longer sizes and they are great but I ve never seen them in sub-2in varieties.

Thanks Shopdog for the manasquan fasterners link, that place is right by my house so I will check them out in person.

I ll also check out mcfeelys as a couple of you have mentioned.

Thanks!

- pizn

Like Charles, I have a spread of Spax screws from HD under 2. Here's an example of my the 1 1/4 />http://www.homedepot.com/p/SPAX-8-1-1-4-in-Phillips-Square-Flat-Head-Wood-Screws-240-Pack-4101010400326/202040997

-- paxorion

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#9 posted 09-02-2014 05:58 PM


Like Charles, I have a spread of Spax screws from HD under 2. Here s an example of my the 1 1/4 />http://www.homedepot.com/p/SPAX-8-1-1-4-in-Phillips-Square-Flat-Head-Wood-Screws-240-Pack-4101010400326/202040997

- paxorion

Do you guys ever have problems with the phillips drive on these? I’d really prefer square or star/torx.

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 06:01 PM

I only use the torx.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#11 posted 09-02-2014 06:25 PM

These:

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#12 posted 09-02-2014 06:29 PM

In reference the Phillips drive. About 3 years ago I started using a 1/4 impact driver to drive screws. I still properly pre-drill holes in hardwoods, not so much for 2x work. The impact driver really does a great job. I have used it on on small #4 screws and 5/16 lag bolts. When the screw starts to tighten the impact mode clicks in and the rpm drops to almost zero. You can tighten the screw one hit at a time with practice. It is also great for taking out a lot of screws.

-- Chris K

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#13 posted 09-02-2014 06:30 PM

I’ve used the Rockler square drive dry-lubed screws for a couple projects now, and I really like them. I got the pack that has 400 (100 each of 4 different sizes) for $13.69.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#14 posted 09-02-2014 06:32 PM



In reference the Phillips drive. About 3 years ago I started using a 1/4 impact driver to drive screws. I still properly pre-drill holes in hardwoods, not so much for 2x work. The impact driver really does a great job. I have used it on on small #4 screws and 5/16 lag bolts. When the screw starts to tighten the impact mode clicks in and the rpm drops to almost zero. You can tighten the screw one hit at a time with practice. It is also great for taking out a lot of screws.

- ChrisK


I ve used the Rockler square drive dry-lubed screws for a couple projects now, and I really like them. I got the pack that has 400 (100 each of 4 different sizes) for $13.69.

- BinghamtonEd

Thanks guys!

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#15 posted 09-02-2014 06:33 PM

Like CharlesA, I only use deck screws. The one he shows is a SPAX screw.

Depending on the job I will also buy and use a standard Phillip’s or Robertson type deck screw.

The bottom line is that drywall screws are built to hold drywall, nothing else.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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