Simpson Strong-Tie’s New Fastener for Non-Load-Bearing Walls

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Originally Published by: Simpson Strong-Tie — July, 2022
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Introducing the Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector Screw from Simpson Strong-Tie — a premium structural fastening solution for connecting non-load-bearing walls to trusses and joists. With tested lateral-load ratings that meet building code requirements, the SDPW screw is value engineered for strength, installation speed and safety. Offset Driver Bits and a driver extension (available in 18” and 30” lengths, each sold separately) maximize installation speed and safety while minimizing installed cost. The SDPW’s polymer sleeve allows for sliding during deflection, preventing squeaks. The SDPW is designed for superior performance, and it’s backed by the best service and product support in the industry.

Key Features
  • Deep 6-lobe recess for secure driving
  • Polymer sleeve allows for deflection without squeaks
  • Interior-grade E-coat for dry service applications
  • Offset Driver Bit (6-lobe) drives SDPW Deflector screw to predetermined screw depth
  • Available in 3 1/2", 5" and 6" lengths
  • US Patent 8,458,972 applies to Strong-Drive SDPW Solution
  • US Patent 9,523,383 applies to 6” SDPW Deflector fasteners
  • Non-load bearing wall connections to truss/joists
Product Includes
  • Retail packs include (1) Offset Driver Bit and (1) 3/8" predrill bit. Mini bulk packs include (2) Offset Driver Bits and (2) 3/8" predrill bits.
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