Screw Products Common Questions (FAQ)

We've compiled commonly asked questions about Screw Products. If your questions are not answered here, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Common Questions

Do star drive wood screws require a custom bit?

No. All Screw Products Star Drive Wood Screws use a standard Torx drive bit.

How long will Screw Products bits last?

Screw Products has testimonials from contractors stating they have been able to drive anywhere from 1000 to 4000 screws with one bit. Screw Products Driver Bits are available in a variety of sizes and can be used in combination with Screw Products Bit Holders.

Why are Screw Products star drive screws better than Square, Phillips, and Quadrex drives currently on the market?

Star Drive screws offer twice the torque of Phillips or Square drive and spin out is virtually eliminated. Also, there is essentially no end load (pushing) needed to drive Screw Products screws and they can be reused multiple times if needed.

What applications require stainless steel screws?

Screw Products 305 Grade Stainless Steel is excellent for Cedar and Redwood applications. Stainless Steel Screws should be used where the eventual corrosion of plated or coated products could become a problem. In many cases, it is better to select the higher quality Stainless Steel Screws for projects to avoid staining, rusting, and black streaks that may occur from non-stainless steel screws. Screw Products has #9 Stainless Steel Trim Head Screws and #8, #9, and #10 Stainless Steel Multipurpose Screws.

Are Screw Products screws available in variety packs and kits?

Assorted Screw Packs are a great value and are very compact. Assorted screw kits are the perfect accessory for homes, workshops, and garages. The screw kits are available in several types and sizes and are very popular gifts for homeowners.

What types of screws are available for decking?

Screw Products offers Composite Deck Screws that are compatible with wood, ACQ treated lumber, composite decking and other plastic materials. Composite deck screws are available in a wide selection of colors to match several decking brands. Stainless Steel Deck Screws have a painted head and are in a wide variety of colors.

What size driver bits are available?

Screw Products Driver Bits are available in a variety of sizes: T10, T15, T20, T25, T30, and T40.

Why is screw breakage so uncommon?

Star Drive Wood Screws are heat-treated and hardened for strength. The drive, thread specifications, heat treatment, and hardened process combine to make it very difficult to break Screw Products screws.

What is the bronze coating applied to Bronze Star Screws?

Screw Products Bronze Screws are coated with a triple ceramic coating that has shown over 1200 hours of corrosion resistance in both ACQ and salt spray conditions. Bronze Star is a proprietary SKT11 coating. The Bronze coating found on Screw Products Star Drive screws gives the fastener extra corrosion resistance. Bronze Star screws are compatible with pressure-treated lumber and can be used with tannic wood, such as Cedar and Redwood.

What pocket screws are compatible with a Kreg Jig?

Screw Products offers Pocket Screws for Kreg. The #7 fine and course thread screws are compatible with the Kreg Jig.

What are some common uses for Timber Hex landscape and timber screws?

Timber and Landscape Screws are used for a variety of projects. Screw Products Timber Hex are used to create raised garden beds when combined with landscape timbers. Timber Hex is also used for log homes and other exterior applications.