The Strong-Drive SD Connector screw is specifically designed to replace nails in certain Simpson Strong-Tie connectors
and is the only screw approved for that application. The load-rated SD
screw has been tested and approved for use in many popular Simpson
Strong-Tie products. In certain applications screws are easier and more
convenient to install than nails, and the single-fastener load values
achieved by the SD screw exceed those of typical 10d common or 16d
common nails. In addition, the galvanized coating makes the SD screw
ideal for interior and most exterior conditions.