Simpson SDWS Timber Screws Stainless Steel Structural Screws 316 Marine Grade T50 Drive Various lengths
Simpson SDWS Timber Screws Stainless Steel Structural Screws 316 Marine Grade T50 Drive Various Lengths.
- Fast installation — no predrilling, no counterboring, no heavy-duty equipment needed
- Greater withdrawal resistance than spikes
- Patented SawTooth point for fast starts and less driving torque — without predrilling
- Heavy-duty 0.276"-diameter shank provides strength
- Large 0.650"-diameter flat washer head with nibs provides load-bearing area and seats flush with surface
- Deep T50, 6-lobe recess for secure driving
- Type 316 stainless steel provides corrosion resistance even in severe conditions
- Mid-shaft knurl aids in torque reduction
- Available in 3", 4", 5", 6", 8", 10" and 12" lengths
- US Patent: 9,523,383
We offer 316 Grade Stainless Steel Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SDWS Timber Screws for sale in our online store at competitive prices. They are highly reliable and durable stainless steel screws specifically designed for demanding construction projects in corrosive environments. In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits of using these fasteners, discuss their specifications, compare them to other options on the market, delve into their applications, provide a step-by-step installation guide, offer maintenance advice, and address common FAQs. Let's dive in!
Benefits of Using Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners:
The Strong-Drive SDWS Timber screw is designed to provide an easy-to-install, high-strength alternative to through-bolting and traditional lag screws. This screw is ideal for the contractor and do-it-yourselfer alike. These benefits include:
Superior Corrosion Resistance:
The 316 grade stainless steel used in Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners provides exceptional corrosion resistance, making them suitable for applications where exposure to moisture, saltwater, or chemicals is a concern. This ensures the longevity and reliability of the structures they support.
Enhanced Strength and Load-Bearing Capacity:
These fasteners are engineered to deliver exceptional strength and load-bearing capacity, allowing them to withstand heavy loads and provide robust connections. This is crucial for applications where structural integrity is paramount.
High Performance in Harsh Environments:
Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners are designed to perform reliably even in harsh environmental conditions, including coastal regions, industrial sites, and areas with high humidity. Their resistance to corrosion and degradation ensures long-term stability and safety.
Why Buy Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Stainless Steel SDWS Structural Fasteners:
When comparing Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners to other options on the market, several important considerations stand out:
Testing and Certification Standards:
Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners undergo rigorous testing and meet industry standards to ensure their quality and performance. These screws comply with relevant building codes and regulations, providing peace of mind to builders, architects, and homeowners. They are code listed in IAPMO UES ER-192 and meet 2018 and 2021 IRC® and IBC® code requirements for most common wood framing applications..
The load-bearing capacity of Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners depends on various factors, such as the size and type of fastener, the substrate material, and the installation technique. It is recommended to consult the product documentation or reach out to Simpson Strong-Tie for specific load capacity information.
Comparison to Other Options:
When compared to other fasteners on the market, Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Stainless Steel SDWS Structural Fasteners consistently offer superior corrosion resistance, durability, and performance. They are a trusted choice for critical applications where structural integrity is of utmost importance.
Bold thread design provides superior holding power
- SawTooth® point ensures fast starts, reduces installation torque and eliminates the need for predrilling in most applications
- Underhead nibs allow for head to drive flush to surface with reduced splintering
- Large washer head provides a large bearing area
- Size identification on all SDWS screw heads
- 6-lobe T40 drive provides positive engagement that makes the screw easy to drive and improves bit life (replacement driver bit — BIT40T-134-R2)
Simpson SDWS Timber Screw Applications:
The range of Simpson SDWS Timber Screws for sale in our online store are specifically recommended for various applications, including:
Due to their marine-grade 316 stainless steel construction, Simpson SDWS Timber Screws are ideal for coastal construction projects that require resistance to saltwater and other corrosive elements.
These screws are well-suited for outdoor structures such as decks, pergolas, fences, playground equipment and boardwalks, where exposure to the elements can lead to accelerated corrosion. Simpson Strong-Drive SDWS Timber Screws offer long-lasting performance in these applications.
Industrial applications that involve exposure to chemicals, moisture, or corrosive substances benefit from the robustness and corrosion resistance of Simpson SDWS Timber Screws.
How to Install Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners:
To ensure proper installation of Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners, follow these step-by-step guidelines:
Prepare the work area and gather the necessary tools. An impact driver is the perfect machine for driving these screws.
Except when driving screws close to the end of a piece of timber, no pilot holes are necessary.
Using the recommended torque setting on your driver, tighten the fastener until secure. Avoid overtightening, as it may damage the fastener or the substrate.
Inspect the installed fasteners to ensure they are properly seated and provide a secure connection.
Applying a thin layer of a suitable corrosion-resistant coating or lubricant to the fastener threads before installation can further enhance their longevity and make driving easier.
How to Protect Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Stainless Steel Screws:
To maximize the longevity of Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Stainless Steel Screws, consider the following maintenance advice:
Periodically inspect the fasteners to identify any signs of corrosion, damage, or loose connections. Promptly address any issues that arise.
If the fasteners are exposed to particularly harsh environments or chemicals, consult with Simpson Strong-Tie or a corrosion specialist for additional protective measures or coatings.
Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive SDWS Timber Screws in 316 Grade Stainless Steel offer a reliable and durable solution for construction projects in corrosive environments. With their superior corrosion resistance, exceptional load-bearing capacity, and robust performance, these fasteners provide peace of mind to builders and homeowners alike. By following the installation guidelines and implementing proper maintenance practices, you can ensure the longevity and reliability of these essential components in your construction projects.
What is the load-bearing capacity of Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners?
The load-bearing capacity varies depending on factors such as fastener size, substrate material, and installation method. Consult the product documentation or contact Simpson Strong-Tie for specific load capacity information.
Will Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners rust?
No, Simpson Strong-Tie 316 Grade Structural Fasteners are made from 316 stainless steel, which is highly resistant to corrosion, including rust. Their superior corrosion resistance ensures long-lasting performance in various environments.