Drywall Screws are self tapping screws head used to attach plasterboard, drywall, gypsum board or sheetrock to wooden or metal studs.
Sharp point Phillips Drywall screws feature a twinfast, self-tapping thread and an extra sharp point for fast and easy installation. Sharp Point Drywall Screws are commonly used for attaching sheet rock to wooden studs or metal studs 25 - 20 gauge thick. Longer sizes feature a shoulder beneath the head of the screw and are ideal for insulation or multiple layers of sheet rock.
Drywall anchors are typically made of plastic or metal or a combination of both to create threading for a screw. Most anchors slide in through a hole and then expand outward so they cannot be taken back out once installed. The anchor is usually threaded so that a screw may be threaded into the anchor to hold something to the drywall.
Some drywall anchors are also called expansion anchors. Usually, when a threaded fastener is driven into the anchor, it expands into the drywall locking itself in place.
Drywall tools are tools commonly used in drywall applications. These tools are often variations on common tools such as a hammer except instead of a claw, a drywall hammer has a hatchet-like design to make cutting through drywall easier.
Drywall anchors, screws and tools are commonly used in the following materials:
How to Install Drywall Anchors to Hang things on Your Wall
For hanging things on the wall, commonly, expansion anchors are utilized. To install a drywall anchor, first drill a hole into the wall. The diameter of the hole should be the same as that of a drywall anchor. Then use a hammer to insert a drywall anchor into the hole. After that, drive the screw into the anchor. Now you can hang anything on that particular screw.
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