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Old 02-14-2011, 04:59 PM   #1
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trim head screws lament!

my lumberyard used to carry a coated exterior trim head screws. a 5 pound box was about $10. they were square drive and awesome. i used them for exterior and interior trim.

now for some reason they no longer carry them and only have stainless.
so does everyone else.

i seem to be the only person who hates using the stainless trim screws. for one because you get about 20 screws for $20.
but worse, they are so soft and strip half the time. one little hiccup with the driver or bit, the screw is trashed. want to remove the board for any reason? forget about it!

this is unacceptable.

where can i still find these coated trim head screws? they were not stainless, but had a green coating similar to the treated deck screws.

(another store sells interior trim screws, not stainless, and i have the same issues with those. i never had any problems with the coated square drive.)



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Old 02-14-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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You can try McFeelys. If they don't have them, nobody will.


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Old 02-22-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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Most of the McFEELY'S Trim Heads are stainless but here are some standard Grey Heat-treated
click here: steel trim screws.

McFEELY'S is running a $1 Shipping & Handling on any order.(expires 2-28-2011)
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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Fastenal carries a good trim screw compatible with different pressure treated woods and composite decking materials. The drive is the "six-lobe" type though, not square. They are not $2/lb. either, a bit expensive but are self-starting with those funny cut first few threads. I've found these to work real well with PT lumber, drive well, and don't seem to break as often as SS. SS is a actually a soft steel by nature and stretches quite easily.
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