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  • Sturdy construction for long-lasting use
  • Easy opening end for convenient use
  • Set includes 100 shims
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Product Details

Strait-Flex's Drywall Shims, are used for floating butt-joints and framing irregularities. Shims can be attached with screws or nails to framing members of each side of a butt-joint to allow a greater inset at the drywall joint. Packaging has an easy open end for convenient access. Available in 36 in. and 45 in. lengths.
  • 1.5 in. x 45 in. x .060 in.
  • Use with floating butt-joints
  • Corrects framing irregularities
  • 100 shims per case
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

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Questions & Answers

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Q:why are these shims more than 2x the price of anywhere else? is there more than one case in this "set"?
by|Oct 9, 2022
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Q:the description says 100 shims per set. Does this box only contain 1 set, or does it have multip...
by|Dec 6, 2020
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A:  The box contains 100 shims.

by|Jan 4, 2021

A:  There are 100 individual shims strapped together to form the set of 100.

by|Mar 17, 2021

A:  One size, one thickness. Easily cut with a scissor or knife. Use as many as necessary to butt up drywall sheets-better than cutting cardboard on site.

by|Jan 4, 2021

A:  There are 100 pieces of shim in a box. Stapling them onto studs is the fastest method. Use a hammer to nail the staples flat. Get a 8 foot long level/straight edge to try and gauge how far off the studs are. This is important when your builders your contractor is really bad (like mine was - OMG).

by|Dec 7, 2020

A:  It contains one set of 100.

by|Feb 5, 2023
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    Q:Only need one pack, why am I required to buy an entire case?
    by|Oct 9, 2020
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    A:  They come 100 to a box. Go online and you'll see other suppliers offering it with the same packaging. Supply I had left over after the job I gave to the local Habitat for Humanity.

    by|Oct 11, 2020

    A:  Beats me. Try Lowes, they have pine shims for $10.48. I have used the Straight Flex shims and they seem to work fine, but they do expand and buckle a little if left up for a while, but didn't cause any problems.

    by|Oct 12, 2020
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    Q:How thick are these shims?
    by|Feb 19, 2020
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    A:  1/8 inch

    by|Jul 18, 2022
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      A:  They are 1/16" thick.

      by|Jan 3, 2023

        A:  The drywall shims are 1/16 of an inch

        by|Oct 14, 2020
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          A:  About 1/16 inch. I cut them in 1-inch lengths and double them up for 1/8-inch tile spacers. They don’t compress like plastic spacers and can bridge large thickness variations in rustic tiles.

          by|Jan 24, 2023
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            A:  Approximately it is 1/16" thick.

            by|Jan 24, 2023
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              A:  I have 5 left over shims from and old job and a pack of grip rite. The grip rite are a little less than 1/16 (0.55") thick but the older ones which look like the images on this page are twice as thick, 1/8 or 0.110".

              by|Jan 24, 2023
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                Customer Reviews

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                Very handy material..I used it to even up door frames, used between drywall/concrete board to wal...
                Very handy material..I used it to even up door frames, used between drywall/concrete board to wall studs, etc. Too bad it isn't sold in the stores and has to be ordered. I also used them to establish a temporary consistent "stop" for my tilework around the bathtub (see attached photo)
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                A contractor told me about this product. We used it...
                A contractor told me about this product. We used it when installing a tongue and groove ceiling. Works nice.
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                Great for flattening framing before drywall on a remodel project,...
                Great for flattening framing before drywall on a remodel project, where the old walls are not close to flat. Goes on easily with staples and can be stacked if one is not enough.
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                Pricing Error $$$$
                I purchased a couple boxes in 2021 thinking they would come in handy for remodeling project. Lifesavers!!!! They made the always frustrating job of "straightening" or where required, plumbing old studs much easier than other methods.I was going to purchase more when I choked on the price -- as of July 8, 2020 almost $80 for 100 strips of pressed paper. Checking other vendors, I see them available for less than $40. I contacted HD customer service through chat and they verified my findings but could not match the price. They said they would put a ticket in to the pricing team to audit and make changes if needed.I am frustrated but will check availability at our local drywall wholesaler or order online from somewhere else . . . Grumble!I concur with a previous reviewer. These should be priced competitively and sold in the store.
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                  Too expensive, look elsewhere
                  With shipping you will pay quarter of this price at Meards. Rediculous!
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                    I wish they sold these in the store but they...
                    I wish they sold these in the store but they are the best for shimming out drywall or anything for that matter. I've used them under subfloors and walls. Very dense and don't compress. Perfect thickness for shimming. Can be stacked to create the perfect thickness
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                    The shims, made of cardboard, seem to be well crafted, each with identical thickness. The width m...
                    The shims, made of cardboard, seem to be well crafted, each with identical thickness. The width matched a standard 2x4 stud. They were easy to cut to size with an utility knife. Overall they provided exactly what I needed to butt together new replacement drywall with existing, thicker, 30-year old drywall.
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                    The strips were pre-cut, easy to use and easy to handle. Plenty of strips in the box to get the j...
                    The strips were pre-cut, easy to use and easy to handle. Plenty of strips in the box to get the job done. I live in a 120+ year-old farm house with plaster-and-lath walls, with studs not exactly straight. These strips worked great.
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                    Convenient to use, consistent thickness, can be layered if more...
                    Convenient to use, consistent thickness, can be layered if more thickness needed, I also have used them to help plum doors frames when installing those.
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