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Old 05-23-2007, 09:36 AM   #16
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I saw a post here in the past that Amazon.com selling those predrill trim head screws for metal studs... but not in HD here... when it takes you so much trouble of getting simple thing like "screws", like online ordering..postage..mailing..etc.... it is no different than "not exists" at all...

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Old 05-23-2007, 10:29 AM   #17
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Trim-head screws are a type of screws, like flat-head or trumpet-head (drywall screws).

I've always seen them as wood screws. They'll work fine in metal studs that have been pre-drilled.

I wonder if anyone makes a self-drilling sheetmetal trim-head screw. Seems like that would be a real time-saver when attaching wood trim to metal-stud construction.
They absolutely do make a self drilling trim head screw....I have used them many times, but they were supplied by the company I used to work for. I dont know where they bought them. You can get away with using the ones you have by pre-drilling a small hole through the trim and into the metal studs. This will allow the screw to start easily. You still dont have to countersink the holes, but not doing so will probably result in a little bump in the surface if you are using mdf trim. Here's another trick you can use if the scews are too much of a PITA. Use painters caulk to glue the trim to the drywall. Then, shoot nails between the studs.
The nails will hold the trim in place until the caulking dries. Believe me, the trim trim will not fall off. I do this with crown and base all the time. Never had a piece come loose.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:31 PM   #18
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painter caulks and nails.... what an idea... I definitely give this a try... as I hate screwing so much when I had already done the other half wood studs with PC nailer so much easier... I one time even thinking nail onto the steel stud should work too...I don't know if I need to " shoot nails between the studs" as I think the nails has more than enough power to go through the steel stub...
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painter caulks and nails.... what an idea... I definitely give this a try... as I hate screwing so much when I had already done the other half wood studs with PC nailer so much easier... I one time even thinking nail onto the steel stud should work too...I don't know if I need to " shoot nails between the studs" as I think the nails has more than enough power to go through the steel stub...
You lost me for a second here....What I mean is to shoot nails where there are no studs....just into drywall. The nails will hold the moulding against the drywall long enough for the caulking to bond.
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what's wrong for shooting nail onto the stud to kill two birds with one stone?
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anyhow, I tried the caulking and nailing approach... it is neat ... I don't need to do the annoying stud finding exercise... and doesn't care what is behinding the wall.... and the caulking also make the baseboard being able to stick to some curve spot even there is no support behind... anyhow... thanks for the tips... send_it_all
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Also, hints from Send_it_all I also find coping using angle grinder seems the easiest and painless, although probably most dusty... anything else is either time consuming and difficult...
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Im glad it worked out for you. and yes....coping with a grinder is very dusty, especially with mdf.

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