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10 Gauge (4.8mm) SMART-BIT
Flat Head Decking Screw Pre-drilling and Countersinking Tool
500 screws per drill bit (total 1500 screws approx.)
5x SMART-BIT replacement drill bits, total 2500 screws approx.
Perfect For The DIY Handyman - Pre-Drills And Countersinks In One Motion, Identically Each Time So You Can Get The Job Nailed With Minimum Fuss And With A Quality Finish
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Hi, I'm Tim - the owner of Better Hardware. I renovate property myself and understand how important it is to get a job nailed like the professionals and with the least amount of time and fuss as possible.
I don't know about you, but when I take on a new task, it always seems to take up more time and effort than I first expect.
Like you I just want to get a great job done right the first time. Well if you're considering building a deck with screws, then I'd recommend you do yourself a favour and grab the SMART-BIT. It could literally save your hours pre-drilling and countersinking holes for your decking screws.
As a business owner it's pretty simple, I want YOU to rave about how good your deck looks to your friends and family and to enjoy it for many years to come. Your success is our success and we'd love for you to come back and shop with us again.
Here are just some of the benefits you can gain by using the SMART-BIT today:
1. Quicker and easier installation of your screws using the SMART-BIT means less time drilling and driving your screws in and more time enjoying your deck. 2. Avoid the frustration of spending so much time and effort building your deck, only to accidentally ruin the finish by not doing the countersinking and pre-drilling correctly. The SMART-BIT drill holes will guide your screws into place perfectly, everytime. 3. Avoid the hassle of splits in the wood, or untidy, dangerous frayed splinters around the screw head.
Ultimately you'll end up saving yourself time and you'll reduce the stress and hassle with building a deck AND you'll gain longer lasting satisfaction with a quality finish.
SMART-BIT countersink and pre-drill depth of 30mm every time
OK, so then you might ask yourself...
Why would I buy from you?
When you buy from me you get these benefits standard. I wouldn't have it any other way...
Frequent Communication and Email Updates - I'll keep you informed with email updates every step of the way, from the point of purchase, through to when we've received your funds and when the item is shipped. If you have any concerns or queries about your order, all you need to do is send me an email.
Prompt, Friendly Customer Service - With over 15 years of experience in customer service I understand how time critical your urgent questions are so I'll do my best to answer your questions within 4 business hours.
Top Quality at Low Prices, Everyday - Because I have much lower overheads than traditional bricks and mortar businesses I can pass on this cost saving benefit to you. I've dedicated myself to bringing you top quality products at the best possible price.
Quality Warehousing and Packaging - I've invested in a leading Australian warehousing, packaging and distribution provider so I can guarantee your order is handled with top priority in tough, protective packaging. We do this so every effort has been made for your item to arrive safely in brand new condition. If you like, for a small fee you can opt for transit insurance at the check-out, once you've made your purchase.
Fast, Reliable Shipping and Tracking - I know you'll be hanging to get your hands on your item, so we've partnered with leading shipping companies and will ship within 2 business days of cleared payment so you can get your item FAST. Also, for your peace of mind you will also be able to track your delivery. DO NOT BE FOOLED! Cheaper delivery services do NOT include track and trace or signed delivery.
It makes sense to take advantage of this great deal, click the 'Buy It Now' button Right Now and complete your project with with ease using the SMART-BIT.
Check out this video of the SMART-BIT in action.
Decks have undergone an evolution in recent years, from being part of the backyard to part of a home's primary living space. Along with this change has come the expanded use of preferred decking materials like composites and hardwoods. Stainless steel deck screws, long recognised as the fastener of choice for high-end decks, have also witnessed expanded use.
Stainless steel, however, is softer than hardened steel and often requires pre-drilling with preferred decking materials. In the past, pre-drilling was time consuming and laborious. With the SMART-BIT, not anymore!
Pre-drilling and countersinking can be done in one step and with one tool.
The SMART-BIT drill comes with a pre-defined length through a unique free spinning collar, preventing the drill from going too deep.
When drilling the collar will stop spinning once you've hit the board, giving you an even depth and perfect fit every time.
Unlike other pre-drilling and countersinking tools, you no longer need to rely on your judgement to know when to stop drilling.
It is designed and manufactured specifically for deck builders working with hardwood and composite material and using stainless steel screws that require pre-drilling and countersinking.
The special POWERBOLIC bit on the new SMART-BIT has a specifically designed fluting that allows you to drill more than twice as fast as standard wood bits.
Also, the SMART-BIT is pre-set with no need for adjustment.
For deck builders working with composite materials, SMART-BIT offers an additional benefit -- it eliminates mushrooming (the formation of small mounds of waste material near the screw hole surface).
The new SMART-BIT also comes with 2 easy-to-change replacement bits and an Allen key, so you'll have everything you need.
We also have packets of 5x SMART-BIT Replacement Drill Bits in our Better Hardware Store, so you won't get stuck.
Composite Decks & Boardwalks
Composite decking, as well as PVC decking materials, often require pre-drilling for stainless steel deck screws due to the hardness and density of the material. Even where the material is soft enough to not require pre-drilling, the waste material from the screw hole can form a small mound that is unsightly (called "mushrooming"), a problem that can be avoided by pre-drilling.
Hardwood Decks & Boardwalks
Species such as Merbau and Grey Gum are very hard and pre-drilling is highly recommended.
Decks using Hidden Clip Systems
When using hidden clip systems, it is important to remember that the first and last deck boards, as well as the fascia and steps, still have to be secured with face screws. Pre-drilling for appearances and to avoid splitting is the accepted practice.
To avoid splitting, always pre-drill at the end of each board and where deck boards meet. Even decking material that doesn't require pre-drilling over all still needs pre-drilling at the ends of each board.
Regardless of the type of wood decking used, some splintering around the screw head will naturally occur if holes are not pre-drilled and countersunk. Not only is splintering unsightly, it can be a nuisance to pets and bare feet. For a clean-looking, safe deck, always pre-drill and countersink screws.
Although originally designed for deck building, SMART-BIT has also become popular for installing cabinets and other general woodworking applications.
Sizes & Compatibility
SMART-BIT comes in three standard sizes for decking -- #7 Trim, #8 Trim and #10 Flat -- and two larger sizes with longer bits, great for boardwalks and timber applications -- #12 Flat and #14 Flat. The #14 Flat tool comes with two drill bits for a 40mm deep hole and one bit for a 75mm deep hole. (See full Specifications below.)
The SMART-BIT tool package contains one (1) complete tool, two (2) extra replacement bits and one (1) Allen key (hex wrench). Current sizes available from Better Hardware:
#10 (5.0mm) Flat Head
The SMART-BIT replacement bits package contains five (5) replacement bits. Current available sizes from Better Hardware:
#10 (5.0mm) Size
Drill Bit Diameter
Overall Hole Depth*
#8 Trim (4.5mm)
#10 Flat (5.0mm)
Free-spinning stop collar
The SMART-BIT stop collar spins free of the drill bit, preventing marring or burnishing of the deck surface. The ridges on the stop collar and the easy to read imprinted SMART-BIT name make it easy to see when the stop collar stops spinning. When the spinning stops, the hole is completed. No more guess work or the need to maintain constant manual depths.
Ant-clog debris cavity
Other stop collars are flush mounted to the countersinking bit. Waste material gets compacted between the countersink flutes (blades) and the work surface, causing the hole to be too shallow. Not so with SMART-BIT. SMART-BIT's cavity is large enough so that the waste is free of the countersink. For almost all decking materials, the waste simply falls out onto the deck surface after each hole is completed. Occasionally cleaning is necessary when using some composites.
POWERBOLIC high-speed steel drill bit
The POWERBOLIC bit on the new SMART-BIT has a specially designed fluting that cuts through decking more than twice as fast as standard wood bits, even dense composites and hardwoods. Check out the video to see the new SMART-BIT in action.
Set screw access
Replacing bits on the new SMART-BIT is quick and easy. Simply place the supplied 3/32" hex wrench (Allen key) in the access hole and loosen the 3/16" set screw. Remove the old bit and insert a new one, aligning the flat orange side with the set screw. Tighten, and you're ready to go!
No-mark rubber ring
Even though the stop collar is free-spinning, SMART-BIT also adds a rubber O-ring to make sure it stops properly and without leaving any marks behind.
Each size SMART-BIT has a countersink portion that is proportionate to the head of each corresponding screw size. SMART-BIT matches the head diameter, head angle and countersink depth to give you the perfect hole and fit, all of which are pre-set in the tool assembly.
Pre-set shaft length
Together with the countersink, the overall hole depth for the #8 Trim and #10 Flat sizes will be 1-1/8" deep, which is what is needed for deck timber up to 5/4" nominal size.
How To Calculate The Number Of Screws To Build Your Deck
Determining how many screws are required for your deck depends on the surface are of your deck.
For example, if you have 225 lineal metres of decking timber laid across joists at spaced at 450mm and you're using two screws at each joist, then you'll need 1000 screws.
To calculate this, use the following formula:
Number of lineal metres x Number of screws at each joist
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Starborn Industries, the SMART-BIT manufacturer, have tested SMART-BIT under rigorous conditions. Going into ipe deck wood (hardwood), with only minimal rests between holes, they were able to get 300 to 500 holes per bit. Eventually the edges of any bit will get dull, causing heat to build up faster and finally causing the bit to break. When this happens, simply remove the old bit and replace it with a new one. The most important thing in extending the life of a SMART-BIT is to drill in a straight and stable fashion, not at an angle. Two-handed operation is highly recommended. In particular, drilling into hardwoods or similarly dense materials is hard work. Rest as needed and don't sacrifice stability for speed.
You will know when the hole is completed when the collar stops spinning.
Occasionally when working with some brands of plastic/wood composites, the waste material can gather inside the cavity, requiring cleaning after approximately 10 to 20 holes. To clean, simply hold the free-spinning stop collar in one hand and run the drill away from the work surface. The waste material will simply eject itself. If more cleaning is ever needed, the SMART-BIT cavity has been conveniently sized to permit using the end of a deck screw to clean it out. This, however, should not happen too often, if at all.
As a value added FREE BONUS, when you order today I'll throw in our completely unique '10 Tips For Building Your First Deck Without Losing Your Wits' and an exclusive audio interview with an Expert Decking Builder.
I've gathered these great tips from decking builders and the audio interview because I want to make your experience building a deck as smooth as possible and for you to rave to your friends how happy you were with your purchase. If you've never built a deck before there are plenty of ins and outs you'll want to know about. Hear it straight from the professionals, whose daily job is building decks right here right now in Australia.
This information could save you hours if not days of stuffing around and fixing up problems. And by all means, after you've finished your decking showpiece, if you come across a handy hint you'd like to share with others out there then please let me know, I'd love to hear from you. We'll add it to our list!
Avoid The Pain Of Stripping/Burring The Heads Off Your Screws
Consider using a cordless impact driver rather than a drill. A cordless impact driver has higher torque and is designed specifically for driving in screws. You need to be careful however, as the higher torque has the ability to strip off the heads of the screws if they encounter resistance. This is where pre-drilling is essential. Impact drivers can range from $200-$700. There are some great deals available for cordless drill and cordless impact driver sets. If you do a fair amount of DIY then the impact driver could be a good investment.
A cordless drill with a clutch will stop driving if it encounters too much resistance.
You can also consider lubricating the screws with linseed (or even cooking oil) to help drive them in.
Other times where you might strip your screw heads:
The screw is being driven into hardwood and encounters friction or hits a knot in the wood, the torque setting on the driver is too high and it continues to drive in the screw, snapping the screw head off.
No pre-drilling has been done, especially with hardwood and the screw encounters friction or hits a knot.
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FREE Bonus Gift #1 - The Completely Unique '10 Tips For Building Your First Deck Without Losing Your Wits'
Chances are if you're reading this you're a handyman or you love DIY projects around the home. Well, if you have better information to complete your project, it will be easier for you. This is why we've decided to put together the '10 Tips For Building Your First Deck Without Losing Your Wits' and give it to you FREE when you purchase decking screws from me. It's my way of thanking you and giving you a helpful hand at the same time. To get this information you'd probably have to spend a fair amount of time doing research, or even pay for an deck builder's time. Get a head start and go from there!
FREE Bonus Gift #2 - Exclusive Expert Decking Builder Interview
As an add-on bonus to the '10 Tips For Building Your First Deck Without Losing Your Wits', I've also interviewed an expert decking builder to cover off the ins and outs of building a deck for the first time, the things to look out for, little gotchas and other general tips. If you're building a deck for the first time then I'm sure you'll find something in the interview worth checking out. The great part about it is we'll give you access to the 10 Tips and Interview once we've confirmed your cleared payment, so you'll have access to it before your screws arrive!
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I bought some Bremick screws from you, I must say I am extremely impressed with the quality of the screws and the excellent customer service you gave me. The SMART-BIT was also a money and time saver as I was able to complete my decking in 1 day (picture attached). The SMART-BIT was perfect in that it countersunk to the exact size of my screws and left no burrs around the top of the countersink. The Bremick screws and SMART-BIT through you were half the price my local big hardware store sells them for, so for anyone wanting to build a deck I suggest you do your homework and then place your order with Better Hardware you wont be disappointed.
Thanks again Tim
Clayton Miller (Victoria) eBay UserID: pakkybargains
I just received the screws I bought from you on eBay. I don't know how you make money because for what I bought 1000 screws from you for I can't even buy 500 brand name comparable decking screws from the hardware store. And a free SMART-BIT, that's way too good. Thank-you very much indeed. I've just left Top Feedback for you. I have only one regret and that's that I hadn't found you years ago I've spent hundreds and hundreds on decking screws in the past I could've saved myself a fortune.
Thank-you again and all the best,
Aaren Beszelzen (Victoria)
Received the screws today and the brilliant SMART-BIT. This little tool saves a heap of time by drilling to the right depth and counter sinking all on one action. What a simple tool to use!!!
Thanks for your prompt delivery of my order and I will be recommending your online store to my friends.
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We are proud to stand behind the SMART-BIT and guarantee your satisfaction with our Money Back Guarantee.
If for any reason you're not happy with your purchase, then just send it back within 30 days in unused condition and we'll refund your purchase price (less a 10% restocking fee). We'd be embarrassed to take your money otherwise! We'll even let you keep the bonus tips and interview. You really have no risk and nothing to lose! Can you get a better deal than that? For further details on our Guarantee Policy please read our Terms and Conditions.
We ask that you please contact us for approval first before sending the screws back under this guarantee.
We have an outstanding track record with customer satisfaction. It is our number one priority and a key measure of our success. We hope you'll rave about our products and service to everyone you know!
We guarantee the SMART-BIT is everything we say it is and we are proud to make it available to you so you can build a deck to last a lifetime. We usually ship within 1 business day of cleared payment, so click the 'Buy It Now' button at the top of this page with total confidence and get started building your deck ASAP.
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Always Pre-Drill and Countersink
Pre-drilling is important for both hardwood and softwood timber boards. It is accomplished most easily using a pre-drill and all-in-one countersinking tool (such as the SMART-BIT).
Pre-drilling provides a number of functions:
- Gives the screws a guide, so they go in straight
- Not pre-drilling, especially with hardwood, will make it very difficult to drive your screws into the timber. This is where screw heads can shear or snap off completely.
- If you don't pre-drill and countersink, then as the countersunk head pushes into the deck, it can tend to crack and chip the surface, leaving frayed splinters bits around the screw head.
- If you don't countersink and pre-drill the end of your boards, cracking can occur (see below).
When pre-drilling with the SMART-BIT, make sure you are drilling perfectly straight down. If the collar hits the board at an angle, it will try to bend the drill bit in the board, while you're drilling. This will snap the bit. Also, clean out the hardwood from the end of the drill bit to ensure it doesn't work too hard, overheat and snap.
An all-in-one pre-drilling and countersinking tool like the SMART-BIT will save you time and hassle with screwing in your deck. The in-built countersink allows your Flat screw head to sit just below the surface of the timber deck, creating a perfectly smooth finish. This makes it safer to use and looks better too. It also prevents frayed splinters of wood that can occur when you drive in the screw without countersinking.
No Pre-Drill Cracking
SMART-BIT pre-drill and countersink
As you can see there's really no question about whether or not the SMART-BIT will help provide a first class, quality and safer finish to your new deck. With the FREE Bonus Gifts we've included and our Money Back Guarantee it's impossible NOT to make a positive return on your purchase.
The only question that remains is: How quickly do want to get started building your deck?
Go on ... what are you waiting for? Click the 'Buy It Now' button with total confidence that I'll be shipping the SMART-BIT to you within 2 business days of cleared payment!
I Wish You All The Best And Look Forward To Seeing Some GREAT Photos Of Your Decking Showpiece!
Owner, Better Hardware
P.S. The SMART-BIT is the perfect tool to help you get your deck built with minimum fuss and frustration. We 100% guarantee it will produce the results you're looking for.You reallyhave nothing to lose!
Even without our FREE Bonus Gifts, at this price it's an absolute bargain!
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All the best with your decking project, thanks and happy bidding!
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