Timber-Tite Countersunk Joist Screws 6.5 x 145mm Pk20
Superb - goodbye coach bolts!
Expensive but absolutely worth it.
I used these mainly because I couldn't access the rear side of decking frame to reliably attach coat bolts for connecting frame to posts. They were ideal for this, and no pilot holes needed. The torx head gets them straight in with no drama, but you *WILL* need an impact driver (perhaps if you drilled a pilot hole you wouldn't, but you'd need a gigantic bit to drill this deep).
They're absolutely solid, I would say better than coach bolts because of the tight fit and being held by the thread (also no protrusion on the other side, which gives you a nice clean finish). They drive on flush even on the front side and the dark finish is great.
Yes, they're expensive but a small price to pay for an important job.
Will definitely use these again.
27 Jun 2014
Used these for joining 2 6x2 3 metre lenghts end to end using a sistered approach, they have'nt budged. Screws feel tight and drive home really well. The included star bits fit perfectly. I would recommend pre-drilling part way to get the best fit. Good value for money and feel expensive.
16 Jul 2014
Raised bed sleepers
Ordered on one day and picked up the next morning, and given to me by a very helpful lady at the Milton Keynes store, who even checked their length for me as I thought they were the wrong size (but of course they weren't!)
Using the star bit in my Makita drill, these each went through 3 deep softwood railway sleepers and made them tight and secure. Making a great looking raised bed in my front garden.
The coating must be some sort of PTFE as they cut through so easily.
Well worth the money!
6 Jul 2014
Good screws, a bit pricey
These screws seem to be good quality and are easy to drive in with the supplied tool, confident they will not snap off at the head and only time will tell regarding anti corrosion properties
A bit expensive at over 35Pence each but they are very good screws overall
12 Jun 2014