Screws v. Nails

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

    Interesting about the drywall screws. I've used them throughout my benchwork and although it has only been up for something over a year it seems quite sturdy to this point. I sure don't claim to be a carpenter, but their use was recommended to me and, as I said, so far so good:D

  2. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Dave no problem on the drywall screws if you pre-drill. Clinches everything up tight with no problem, especially with the softer woods. I agree with you when you are working with harder woods, maple, oak and such, there you would need an unthreaded shoulder to pull the pieces together. Most of our layout framing is with the softer woods and besides cost, they go together much faster.

    Bill P.;)

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