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Old 10-09-2013, 12:10 PM   #16
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huh? I have square drywall screws.

seems pretty easy to find if you are looking for them.

http://www.menards.com/main/building...5_facet=Square

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #17
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very true
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #18
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I've found phillips screws to be the go to for up 1 1/2" long. anything longer becomes questionable on drive ability and stripped heads though the newer impact drills drive longer screws home quite well
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huh? I have square drywall screws.

seems pretty easy to find if you are looking for them.

http://www.menards.com/main/building...5_facet=Square
I see none on there that says square head except the trim head and those can't be used for drywall.
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I see none on there that says square head except the trim head and those can't be used for drywall.
Click on them and read - they're all square head. Look at the link address. Square drive was built into his search :-)

http://www.menards.com/main/building...184-c-8930.htm
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Never heard of that brand wish stores here would carry them.
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looks like lowes carries square drive drywall screws, different brand though.
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Mine does't unless they just started will check Monday.
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Mine does't unless they just started will check Monday.
I feel bad for you. really, I was tired of the screw stripping the bit on londer screws so I just went to my local apron store and picked up a 5lb box of the square drive.
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You don't have to use drywall screws. These will work fine (the picture is a stock picture for all their screws - the picture shown is not a 1 1/4" screw - that's why the head looks too small.)
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Deck-Mate...6#.Ulhl6VPi1rM
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If you want a drywall bit that will last a long time you should be using a #2r bit not a reg #2. 2r bits are made for drywall screws. Only problem is trying to find them. They aren't to common anymore. Here is a link to them on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/2R-PHILLIPS-DR.../dp/B002FY911S
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How are drywall screws built differently to necessitate a special bit? What's the difference between a #2 and #2R?

Thanks.
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The bit for drywall screws are a bit smaller so the tip sits in a little farther so in a drywall screw it won't strip as easy. At least this is my understanding.
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The bit for drywall screws are a bit smaller so the tip sits in a little farther so in a drywall screw it won't strip as easy. At least this is my understanding.

Thats my understanding also. I think the "r" in 2r means reduced.
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Good info guys.....first I have ever heard of it.....

Now I need to find those bits...

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