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What screws to use with Simpson Strong Ties?

What screws to use with Simpson Strong Ties?

The Strong-Drive SD Connector screw is specifically designed to replace nails in certain Simpson Strong-Tie connectors and is the only screw approved for that application. The load-rated SD screw has been tested and approved for use in many popular Simpson Strong-Tie products.

What are the strongest wood screws?

Structural screws (also called “construction” screws) are stronger than lags and make longer-lasting connections. You can just zip them in with any 18-volt drill (no pilot hole required).

What does SDS Screw stand for?

SDS HEAVY-DUTY CONNECTOR Screw. Heavy-Duty Simpson Strong-Tie® Connectors. The Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS screw is a 4″ diameter high-strength structural wood screw ideal for various connector installations as well as wood-to-wood and EWP fastening applications.

What kind of screws won’t split wood?

The MDF screws come in the same sizes as regular wood screws and feature star-drive heads, but are designed to eliminate splitting and the need for predrilling.

Are self tapping screws good for wood?

Self-tapping screws are typically used to secure wood, plastic, metal and brick together. There are two types of self-tapping screws, thread-forming and thread-cutting. Thread-forming: Before you can use these screws you will need to drill a pilot hole as the screw itself does not contain a pointed tip.

How long should wood screws be?

The most important factor in screw selection is length. The general rule of thumb is that the screw should enter at least half the thickness of the bottom material, e.g. 3/4″ into a 2 x 4.

What is a lag screw?

Also known as lag bolts, lag screws are one of the toughest construction fasteners in the industry. Lag screws are massive; they are typically at least one inch long and ¼-inch thick. The screws have course, sharp treading that only encompasses part of the bolt, which allows you to adjust it.

What is the width of a #10 screw?

10-32 screws have a diameter of 3/16″ (4.8mm) where as 12-24 screws have a diameter of 7/32″ (5.6mm).

Can you screw into wood without drilling?

For rough construction, you can usually just power screws into place without drilling a hole. However, for finer woodworking projects, you risk splitting the wood without first drilling holes, especially near the end of a board. Plus, a pilot hole will help the screw to drive in straight.

What is Simpson Strong Tie?

Simpson Strong-Tie. With roots dating back to 1956, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the top brands in the world for concrete anchoring products. The company earned its spot by producing industry-leading structural products that forwarded their mission to “help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings”.

What is a strong tie?

A strong tie is someone within a close circle of family and friends. Strong ties are essential for real community but they are typically groups with a great deal of similarity and, as such, less likely than more tenuous connections to carry new information and perspectives to their groups.

What is a Simpson anchor?

Mechanical anchors by Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. are sold under the name Simpson Strong-Tie Anchor Systems® and can be found at Simpson anchor systems offer a wide variety and assortment of mechanical anchors that range from light to heavy-duty fasteners for anchoring into concrete and masonry.

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