When a simple tool or product has been around for a long time, it’s easy to assume it’s been improved as much as it can be.

But that isn’t always the case, and fortunately, the folks at DeckMate didn’t buy into that idea either. So, they’ve made a better screw with DeckMate 3.

The star drive head helps transfer torque better and prevents cam outs, which lead to stripping, and they include a T-25 bit right in the box.

Bumps along the edge push the wood aside rather than slicing it so this screw drives faster, with 40 percent less torque.

That means your drill/driver batteries last longer and you finish the job quicker.

The fluted tip creates its own pilot hole, which minimizes the need for pre-drilling. And, of course, deck screws are coated to prevent rust, so this one has a polymer coating that’s guaranteed for the life of your outdoor project.

Watch the video above to learn more about this product, which is available at The Home Depot.

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Jodi Marks

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Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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