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#8 x 2-1/2 in. Philips Bugle-Head Fine Thread Drywall Screws (1 lb.-Pack)

$728
  • For attaching drywall to metal studs (20-25 ga.)
  • Interior use only
  • Phosphate coated for improved paint and mud adhesion
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Product Details

Grip-Rite drywall screws are used when installing gypsum board to light-gauge steel studs. They have a sharp point to pierce through drywall, and a fine thread design to help grab into light-gauge steel studs. Once the screw has been driven, the bugle head allows for quick and easy countersinking.
  • Made of steel construction
  • Phosphate coated to make driving easier
  • Phosphate coating is a good base for paints and other finishes
  • Made to conform to ASTM C1002
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  • California residents
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Specifications

Dimensions

Screw Length2-1/2 inSize#8
Thread Pitch (mm)16 mmThreads Per Inch (TPI)0.067

Details

Drive StylePhillipsFastener ColorBlack
Fastener MaterialAlloy SteelFastener PlatingPhosphate
Fastener TypeDrywall ScrewsFeaturesNo Additional Features
Head StyleBugle HeadIncludedDriver Bit
Interior/ExteriorInteriorMeasurement StandardSAE
Package Quantity111Product Weight (lb.)1 lb
Returnable90-DayThread StyleFine

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer WarrantyNo
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Questions & Answers

3Questions
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Q:Can this screw be used to hang a clock on a dry wall with a stud behind?
by|Jun 24, 2020
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A:  yes, this should be fine

by|Jun 25, 2020
1 found this answer helpful

A:  A stud is pine wood. A soft wood. Normally you use a coarse thread screw when using soft wood. A fine thread screw, like this one is normally used when screwing into hard wood. Exe., oak, maple, walnut etc. This screw may strip out in soft wood.

by|Jun 28, 2023
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  Yes, if you have enough torque from your driver, or if the stud is relatively soft

    by|Apr 13, 2022
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    Q:When attaching 1/2" ultralight drywall to 20 gauge metal studs should i pre drill the hole?
    by|Jan 23, 2020
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    A:  Using this screw on 20g steel might be an issue. Majority of screws will go in with effort. Best use “self drilling screw”, this will make it easier and eliminate needing to drill holes.

    by|Oct 29, 2020
      1 found this answer helpful

      A:  no, no need. Just drill them in.

      by|Aug 4, 2020

        A:  most drywall screws are self tapping in thin stud material. careful with over sinking, once perforated manage drill speed.

        by|Apr 1, 2023
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  No you don't

        by|Jun 23, 2020

        A:  I would test it, they may pierce that thin of metal but if not, pre-drill

        by|Jan 23, 2020
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        Q:what does phosphate plate do?
        by|Sep 11, 2014
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        A:  Hello bruce, The phosphate coating is to aid in rust resistance. Drywall mud contains a lot of water so the coating protects the screw from the moisture content surrounding it. I hope this helps. Cheers, Chris

        by|May 3, 2023
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        Have used these screws for years. I prefer the coarse thread but the fine thread work just as wel...
        Have used these screws for years. I prefer the coarse thread but the fine thread work just as well. They can be torqued until they’re buried and the head won’t break off. They really never fail. I use the 1 &1/4” for drywall and the 2 &1/4” for wood construction.
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        Worked like a charm for metal studs
        Worked like a charm for metal studs
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