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What are plasterboard screws?

 
         
     

Material

 
  Black phosphate case-hardened steel drywall screw  

Plasterboard or “drywall” screws are usually made of case-hardened steel.

 
         
     

Application

 
  Putting up drywall using drywall screws  

These types of screws are designed for use in plasterboard applications.

 
         
     

Characteristics

 
  Bugle head screw  

Head shape

Drywall/plasterboard screws typically have bugle heads.

 
         
  Silver drywall screw with a phillips drive  

Drive type

Drywall/plasterboard screws have several different drive types but the most common is Phillips.

 
         
  Drywall screw with tapered body and pointed tip  

Body shape and tip

They always have a tapered body and a sharp, pointed tip.

 
         
  Drywall screws with different threads  

Threads

These screws can be fully or partially-threaded, their threads can be fine or coarse and can be single or twin/double.

 
         
     

How are they inserted?

 
  Drywall and metal stud with a drywall screw  

Drywall/plasterboard screws are usually used with an anchor or a metal stud.