Ruwag Turbo Screws are high quality screws used in fixings with wood work.
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Is a pilot hole necessary when using turbo screws in soft or hardwood?
Hi Mr Bezuidenhout
The Turbo Screws have a Type 17 cutting point to cut into wood. This will eliminate the need for pilot holes into soft & hard wood. For precision work, it is recommended to drill a pilot hole on hard wood when you use thicker screws (4.5mm-5.5mm) or when you work close to the edge of the wood to prevent the timber from splitting.
* Convex cutting strips reduces drive torgue
* Ribbed head for auto countersinking
* Yellow passivated corrosion resistant coating for external use
Wood Size Soft Hard 4.5mm 2.0mm 2.8mm 5.0mm 2.5mm 3.2mm 5.5mm 3.0mm 3.5mm
What screws are recommended on joist hangers below a deck? Not the decking boards but actually screwing into the joist hangers to attach the joists to the beams. They obviously need good corrosion resistance and strong shear strength. Also, if not screws, which I'd prefer, what nails would be recommended. Thanks
Thank you for the online enquiry.
For the primary mechanical fixing to install joist hangers, we would recommend our Ruspert Decking Screws OR our newly launched Timber Construction Screws. Both these items will assist with your corrosion & shear strength requirement. As the secondary mechanical fixing (using both primary & secondary together), you can use our Ring Shank Nails. These nails have a high “pull-out” strength characteristic.