**The number of 2-inch deck screws in a pound depends on three variables: screw size, type of head and the material used to make the screw, such as coated steel or stainless steel.** Dividing the number of screws per box by box weight determines how many are in a pound.

For example, a 2-inch #8 screw with a Phillips head made from coated steel comes packed 2,000 screws per box, and the box weighs 17 pounds. Dividing the number of screws by the box weight gives a quotient of 117.64, which rounded up is 118. Therefore, approximately 118 2-inch coated-steel #8 Phillips head deck screws weigh one pound.