Let me rephrase that...
When & why would you use a P2R bit rather than a regular P2 bit? Are drywall
screws specifically meant to be driven with P2R bits? It seems that P2R bits
are more broadly purposed than just for drywall...
Looking for more than Google gives on P2R... (although now that I know it
stands for Reed-Prince, I do find more). But Googling "P2R" only says it's
for drywall, which I find ... an incomplete answer.
So, no, Google is not always the answer.
on 4/8/2008 1:59 PM Esther & Fester Bestertester said the following:
If it works in a Phillips head screw, what the hell's the difference if
it is a P2R bit or a #2 Phillips bit?.
Just hold on to it until you get screws that it will only fit.
All this crap because of a number on a bit.
replying to Charlie Bress, 404unimog wrote:
I think this will clear things up. The reduced shank and the smaller tip size is
there to reduce the chance of tearing the paper or reaming the paper from around
the tapered screw head. if the screw is set to deep or the paper tares that
reduces that screws hold strength x 65% or more even after finishing Plus
remember paper tape is used to bond two sheets together for strength and fire
proofing as well
And also as stated The tip don't ream the screw hole so wide when counter
sinking into wood
That is supposedly a special drywall screw bit, but I use them
for everything if I have them and I can't tell a whole lot of
difference except that they are narrower than a standard #2 along
the body of the bit.
I'm not sure what they are either. Back some time ago,
before I retired, we had 2 shapes of Phillips #2. one
was normal and the other was real narrow. I don't
remember the number designation for the narrow one but
I liked it because it sat deeper in the screw and I
thought it held better. That's kinda what yours sounds
If you would have Googled better, you would have found that some Phillips
tips have serrations and are made of harder metal and metal of different
metallurgy to resist chipping, stripping and schlipping.
But you knew that, right?
You know everything.
Not too bright either, I take it. You were talking
about not having newsgroups and I said bye to you
seeing as you were the one complaining. You sounded
like you were leaving. I'm not.
And yes, I do know quite a lot. As the saying goes,
I've probably forgot more than a lot of you will ever
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