Homeowners installing drywall nails or screws, a use screw instead of nails to fix drywall provides a more secure location. During contraction of the wood and the sedimentation of the house, the nails become loose and go over the surface of the drywall.
The nails made specifically for drywall diminish the problem, but not eliminate it. The screws are fixed and do not depart from the combs, as nails. Additionally, hammering nails into the panels leaving a depression around the head of the nail while the drill screw guns and leave no visible damage.
- Hold the drywall in place upwards and with studs framed with the help of an assistant. Check the screw placement with a pencil in the drywall. Place screws every 16 inches (40 cm) from the center to the walls and every 12 inches (30 cm) from the center roof. To create a panel of safety, it is necessary that the screw penetrate the drywall and studs sink into the structure. To determine the correct screw length adds thickness drywall to 1.5 inches (3.3 cm).
- Insert a Phillips head bit into the chuck.
- Turn the sleeve clockwise to tighten the drill in place.
- Insert the chuck key in the keyhole and turn the key holder to secure the drill Phillips instead.
- Slide a depth stop on the drill bit and secure or use a drill body depending on the type of drill that you are using and the manufacturer. A depth stop is a guide that prevents the screw from sinking further than you want.
- Place the screw on the brand and keep it in position by hand. Place the tip of the bit in the screw head. Turn the bit and sink the screw through the drywall.
Tips & Warnings
- Enter screws at least one quarter-inch (6 mm) from the edge of the drywall.
- Choose a magnetic bit to help prevent screws from falling.
- Hides the screw heads with joint compound.
- Do not let the screw head breaks the surface of the drywall. A screw properly adjusted flush rests lightly on the drywall without creating an irregular border around the screw head.