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Strong-Drive® XM MEDIUM-HEAD METAL Screw (Collated)

Strong-Drive® Collated Metal Screws

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Strong-Drive metal screws are load tested and code listed, allowing you to get the maximum load values for installation. Comparison testing shows Strong-Drive XM Medium-Head Metal screws are stronger than many alternative fastener types in 33 ksi and 50 ksi steel decking.

Key Features

  • 5/16" hex drive (bit part number: BITHEXLB516)
  • 1/2"-dia. hex washer head is ideal for narrow-channel steel decking
  • Available only in 1 1/4" length with #5 drill point
  • Available in Quik Guard® coating
  • Also available in bulk for hand-drive installation


  • Steel decking to structural members involving wide or narrow valley; nestable or interlocking steel decking


  • Industry studies show that hardened fasteners can experience performance problems in wet or corrosive environments. Accordingly, use this product in dry, interior and noncorrosive environments only.

Patent Information

  • US Patent 9,518,599

Related Links

The Steel Deck Institute updated the 4th Edition of the Diaphragm Design Manual (SDI-DDM04) to include Simpson Strong-Tie as an approved manufacturer of screws used for steel decking.

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Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Coating/Material Screw Size Length (in.) Head Diameter (in.) Drive Type Head Type Thread Type TPI Max. Grip Length (in.) Point Type Point Size Compatible Tools Packaging Qty.
XMQ114S1224 Quik Guard® Coating #12 1 1/4 0.483 5/16 in. Hex Hex Washer Head Machine Threads 24 0.530 Drill Point 5 Quik Drive® PROSDX150G2 1500

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