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Old 02-01-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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I plan on installing sheets of drywall using screws instead of nails. Figured it's easier to fix a mistake with screws vs. nails. Question, with drywall, do you need to drill a pilot hole first or just screw it in? Just worried about creating cracks.
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Just screw it in. But be careful not to break the paper otherwise it won't hold. I forget what they are called but u pick up at your local lowes a dimpler bit. It has a phillips bit with a round dimpler that sets the screw to the right depth.
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I plan on installing sheets of drywall using screws instead of nails. Figured it's easier to fix a mistake with screws vs. nails. Question, with drywall, do you need to drill a pilot hole first or just screw it in? Just worried about creating cracks.

You can purchase the piece that goes on your cordless drill for the screws.
I am also drywalling at the moment, and because I don't have a cordless drill, I have decided to drill a pilot hole and then hand screw the drywall screw in and it works really well.
You can sink the screws in just perfectly, and never break the paper.
Very time consuming but otherwise great.

Good luck
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Pop this on your gun:
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I plan on installing sheets of drywall using screws instead of nails. Figured it's easier to fix a mistake with screws vs. nails. Question, with drywall, do you need to drill a pilot hole first or just screw it in? Just worried about creating cracks.
Others have already answered your original screw question. However, since you sound very new at this, here are some links to help you on your first sheetrock and drywall project:

General Instructions with diagrams:
http://www.cgcinc.com/pdf/howtos/J371.pdf

How to place the sheets and where to put the seams:
http://64.78.42.182/sweethaven/BldgC...sp?iNum=040204

There is a "how to" Video on this link: http://www.hometime.com/Howto/projec...all/drwl_4.htm


Good Luck!
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You can purchase the piece that goes on your cordless drill for the screws.
I am also drywalling at the moment, and because I don't have a cordless drill, I have decided to drill a pilot hole and then hand screw the drywall screw in and it works really well.
You can sink the screws in just perfectly, and never break the paper.
Very time consuming but otherwise great.

Good luck
the same tool can go on the corded one as well, so stop wasting your time, buy the cheap tool and make sure you are using correct screws which would be coarse thread black bugle head drywall screws of sufficient length to have 5/8 f an inch penetration into the wood stud. The screw tip is replaceable, so get a couple of extras.
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