This is how HD treats quality suppliers
Went to HD the other day, bought some DeckMate screws. HD changed to star drive!! They work like
so bad I sent this e-mail to the maker.&
#160; Ineresting response…..
Are you going to sell anymore screws with your special head? Home Depot in Manchester and Enfield CT only sell your star drive version. They are terrible compared to the old version, if the new version is all that is available, I just bought my last box.
Thank you for contacting us. Home Depot owns the name Deck Mate and we have worked with them building this brand name for over 11 years. This spring they chose to have a different vendor supply the screws they put in the box. We built our reputation on a patented drive system, our trademarked blue bit, and quality. We were not willing to compromise this. We are happy to say the Lowe’s quickly took on the drive system under the brand Phillips II Square Driv. They have 5lb 2-1/2″ and 3″ in quarter pallets in the lumber aisle in the stores. You will recognize our box, our blue bit, and our screws you have come to rely on. Other lengths and 25lb buckets are available at Lowes.com.
We are working with Lowe’s to transition our current Phillips II line over to the combo phillips/square system this fall under the brand Phillips II Plus. This way our hardware aisle set will have all lengths and box types available at your local store. If we can assist you in receiving the fasteners you need, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mary Strycharz for Phillips Fastener Products, Inc.