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I'm looking for bulk 2", 2.5" #8 torx heads only. Other then simpson and grk. Jon Man what that supplier you sent a while ago. The one you have to call because there dam web pages if infinite. I got a few miles of ipe to burn and need bulk.

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fasco 1 866 327 2633

8 x 2 1/2 ''torx drive ,2000 count, delivered $ 132.56

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there the kind of numbers i'm looking for. .. I just sent east teak for package to get pricing on ipe tiles. I recall you use them? Should i be name dropping to anyone? We usually make our own because there structural, modular and 4x4 -/+ i got a job to lay 800sf right on fiberglass roof deck.
 

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Defiantly say Hi to the George for me. We have become friends after all the years. I have been over there several times while on the way to the night race .

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I just bought some of their screws for a 5/4 ipe deck, good pricing & fast service.

The #8 smartbit did not make a big enough pilot hole & we were snapping screws/bits left & right. The screws were #8x2 1/2". Had to use 9/64th bit then follow with smartbit for the countersink, pita.
 

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I just bought some of their screws for a 5/4 ipe deck, good pricing & fast service.

The #8 smartbit did not make a big enough pilot hole & we were snapping screws/bits left & right. The screws were #8x2 1/2". Had to use 9/64th bit then follow with smartbit for the countersink, pita.
I have heard the smart bit was a giant pia
 

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I just bought some of their screws for a 5/4 ipe deck, good pricing & fast service.

The #8 smartbit did not make a big enough pilot hole & we were snapping screws/bits left & right. The screws were #8x2 1/2". Had to use 9/64th bit then follow with smartbit for the countersink, pita.
the smart bit is #8. that sucks. #8 should #* across the board. John do you have this issue? I just ordered 6000pcs. The guys said hi J.
 

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Stainless steel altogether is soft. Heat can build up in the center of the screw where the threads stop. I practice a small stall in the power when running them in. This only takes a sec or so and allows the screw to cool down , that's all that is needed to keep it from snapping.

I tried the " smart Bit " years ago. That thing is not for Me, too slow. I have the Guys trained to work in tandem with the pre drill and running the screws in. The Smart tool clogs up and generally does not fit in the program.

They are a great bunch over at East Teak. The change from Advantage was dramatic and very positive.

JonMon www.deckmastersllc.com
 

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Stainless steel altogether is soft. Heat can build up in the center of the screw where the threads stop. I practice a small stall in the power when running them in. This only takes a sec or so and allows the screw to cool down , that's all that is needed to keep it from snapping.

I tried the " smart Bit " years ago. That thing is not for Me, too slow. I have the Guys trained to work in tandem with the pre drill and running the screws in. The Smart tool clogs up and generally does not fit in the program.

They are a great bunch over at East Teak. The change from Advantage was dramatic and very positive.

JonMon www.deckmastersllc.com

I know about it being softer and pause while driving. Still break one once in a while. A side note: Are you using impact driver or regular drill? and I / we do break one here and there. So if your installing with without plugs what are using for to pre drill allow room for the taper part of the trim head to sink just below the surface?
 

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I have been a Makita impact user for 15 years or so.

5/32'' bit for 7- trim head screws. I don't use 8- screws to install decking but You get the idea.
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I have been a Makita impact user for 15 years or so.

5/32'' bit for 7- trim head screws. I don't use 8- screws to install decking but You get the idea.
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I got it and clearly remember buying #7 and using #8 smart bit for face screwing. I just ran out of the bulk buy I got a cpl of years ago and realized the #7 and smart bit are just dandy.

J. Thanks again. also left you a vc to thank you for hook up w/ Fasco. They swapped out the #8 for #7 and asked me if I could just kindly return the box. I said do you want a CC for the new order and they no it's ok. I said take in case it takes a week or so to get to UPS. Gotta love the honor system. I'm a new customer for life. I sent over a list of everything I use for off brand stuff that's were they shine.
 

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Good Show Yanni !!!

Fasco has some amazing prices, good service, great product, and dead on delivery .

Sometimes I think that what They are doing would have been considered breaking trade not that many years ago. The outfit would have been black balled for not going through the normal chain.

But its a different world now. Same with East Teak and others that sell directly to anyone for any size order. It's good for us for sure anyway.

Now if Moisture Shield and others would do the same thing We would be sitting pretty. The more times that material changes hands the greater chance of damage from the $ 8 an hour guy and his fork lift.

JonMon www.deckmastersllc.com
 
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