Simpson Strong-Tie Releases Faster Driving Subfloor Screw

Originally published by: Simpson Strong-TieAugust 23, 2016

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Strong-Drive® WSV SUBFLOOR ScrewSimpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, now offers a new re-engineered subfloor screw that increases installation speed and reduces driving force. The new Strong-Drive® WSV Subfloor screw has been developed for fastening subfloor and sheathing using the Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system.

The WSV screw features a redesigned tip and thread pattern that provides up to 25 percent less torque, resulting in a faster driving screw. It includes a deep-recessed, 6-lobed ribbed head that delivers cleaner countersinking and more secure bit retention for fewer camouts.

“Our new WSV screw is faster and easier to install and provides better holding power than pneumatic fasteners or hand-driven nails,” says Dr. Ed Sutt, Vice President, Fastening Systems, Simpson Strong-Tie. “As a result, it reduces the gaps between the joist and subfloor that cause floor squeaks.”

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