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07/02/2012

Self-Tapping Drywall Screws

Self Tapping drywall screws are manufactured to be utilized with drywall which is also called plasterboard or gypsum board. Drywall is a panel made of plaster, pressed in between two thick sheets of paper. It is commonly used to produce interior walls and ceilings. Drywall sheets can be produced from fiberglass as opposed to paper for a more long lasting kind of wall. It is also used to stop the wall from being harmed when exposed to water as a result of leaks or floods.

When one is doing work with drywall, there are certain tools and equipment used. Drywall is different from a common cement or wooden wall and therefore requires different equipment and tools. For instance, normal screws should not be used when you use drywall. Instead, specific drywall screws ought to be used.

There are many different kinds of screws available to be used in several different types of tasks. Wood screws, sheet metal screws, and drywall screws are the most typical types. Some drywall screws have a coarse thread that’s meant to secure drywall to wood studs while the fine thread version of the screw is utilized for attachment to metal studs.

Drywall screws can be used for a variety of things and the type of drywall screw being utilized would depend on the project. Besides what they are designed for, listed below are a couple of other things they’re great for:

  1. Clean up a connection: prior to you deploy new fittings, use a drywall screw’s sharp point to dig old compound and tape from the pipe threads.
  2. Create a starting point for a drill: tapping a small drywall screw with a hammer chips away a small amount of glaze on a ceramic tile. This tiny “hole” will be a beginning point for the drill and will prevent it from moving around.
  3. Many cabinet installers use drywall screws for installing cabinets and also for the actual making of the cabinets themselves. A drywall screw very popular with the cabinet installers has yellow zinc plating.  The yellow yinc looks lovely with the wood and the plating gives a little added corrosive resistance as well!

 

 

 

 

As you can tell, the self tapping drywall screw may be used for more than what it’s made for. This little fastener is a trouble solver, all you should do is use your imagination and some creativeness and voila, you’ve got a remedy. See, things are not always as they seem to be!