Arguably the most commonly used decking screws on the market the 10 Gauge 50mm stainless steel decking screws fasten 19-25mm thick timber boards both hardwood and softwood. The manufacturer Powers Fasteners recommends a minimum 25mm embedment into the joist. Depending on environmental conditions that may bend or cup natural timber Batten Screws are also often used particularly for heavier, wide or thicker boards.
These screws meet Australian Standard AS3566.2, which means they're tested and exceed the corrosion resistant standards. These decking screws are made from stainless steel 304 which is generally suitable for areas more than 300 metres from the ocean, as saline environments are highly corrosive.
These decking screws are suitable if you're building a softwood or hardwood deck inland from the coast or it is not subjected to extensive pooling of water.
Available in 500qty trade packs.
We've supplied thousands of DIYers, carpenters and builders with these timber decking screws for fixing timber to timber including hardwood to softwood, or hardwood to hardwood. Many customers will often tossing up between decking screws or nails, but the super low price on these screws almost makes the decision too easy.
Pre-drilling and countersinking when fixing hardwood boards to hardwood joists (or even softwood joists) is essential to ensure a smooth installation. Stainless steel is a softer metal and will more easily snap or heads will burr when encountering too much friction and resistance. A tool such as the SMART-BIT for pre-drilling and countersinking in one action will assist you to install the screws and also leave a nice clean finish.
Check out this video of the SMART-BIT pre-drilling/countersinking tool in action.
Pre-Drilling and Countersinking
Building a deck is a reasonably time consuming process and with the repititve tasks of driving in screws and pre-drilling/countersinking you want to be doing it right the first time. The SMART-BIT helps in a number of ways:
The drill holes provide a guide for the screws so they'll drive in straight each and everytime.
The depth collar enables you to pre-drill to the same depth everytime, avoiding the hassle screws sitting as different depths in your timber.
The SMART-BIT also helps you to avoid splitting your timber boards that may occur when driving screws in without pre-drilling, particularly at end of the board.
The SMART-BIT also helps you to avoid untidy, and potentially hazardous (for bare feet) frayed splinters around the screw head.
Powers Fasteners are the supplier for the SMART-BIT in Australia aswell as these trade quality decking screws, so the 10 Gauge SMART-BIT fits these screws very well. We hear great feedback regarding this little tool and feel it will be a great time save and stress preventer for you!
Stainless Steel 304 Decking Screws
12 Threads Per Inch (TPI)
34mm Thread Length
Countersunk, Ribbed Head
Head Diameter Approx. 8.5mm
#2 Square Drive
Type 17 Point
Min. Recommended Embedment into joist: 25mm
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