I have always hated drywall screws, especially the black ones. It
never fails, as soon as I use a few of them my fingers are full of
tint metal slivers that are harder than heck to remove because they
are nearly invisible, yet they hurt like hell. Apparently they are
from the manufacturing where they are threaded and they are not
cleaned very well. There is no way to put them in without holding
them and spinning them between ones fingers until they are started in
the wood or whatever material. That just makes for slivers and there
is no way to avoid them. Once I use up the ones I have left, I will
never buy another black one. They will all be galvanized from now on.
The galvanized ones are more costly but the galvanizing must get rid
of the metal slivers.
Anyone have any comments, tips, further cus words about them, or any
On Sep 22, 6:24 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That is the price we pay for imported crap!
Another one is the quality of tie-wraps...tighten them and they
break! Panduit ties (originals) would never break. Now I think they
import them...even though it says Made in USA on the bag!
On Sep 22, 9:24 am, email@example.com wrote:
Never had that problem. The screws we get here (no idea where they
come from) are black and have Philips heads. Generally put them in
location on the tip of the driver (either a hand driver, dry wall gun
or a regular electric drill) give it a little push or a slight hand
tap and start turning.
Occasionally in a difficult to reach or awkward location may make a
little hole in dry-wall with a nail, park the screw in that and then
reach up and screw it in.
Bigger problem especially of not using a proper dry wall 'gun' (cos
don't do enough to warrant one) is putting them in too deep! Doing a
few today; but may also use a few dry-wall nails. Sometimes seems
easier to 'hang' a smaller piece of dry-wall on a couple of nails and
then go it with the screws.
On Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:24:21 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I suspect it is the black coating that does this. I have had the
problem too. Sometimes just handling these things will get you stuck.
If you get the brands that have a shiny coating they are less likely
to have the burrs.
The galvanized deck screws are stronger than drywall screws and really
more suited for putting wood projects together. I think people just
gravitate to drywall screws because the drywall screws are cheap. You
do get what you pay for.
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