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#1 Greg Boris

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:50 PM

I'm pretty sure I'm using 3/4 course thread drywall screws for drilling baseplates into pancakes but I can't seem to find any around town.  The standard Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, etc don't have anything shorter than 1" in coarse thread and I am even having a hard time finding anything less than a 3000pc box online.  Any ideas?


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#2 Zac Fettig

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 10:33 AM

If you can make do with 1" screws, there's always McMaster:

http://www.mcmaster....-screws/=svl7yb


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#3 Greg Boris

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

Thank you but 1" will not work.  Even with the thickness of a baseplate a 1" could pass through the wood, especially when drilling through 3/4ply, scags, and cribbing.


Edited by Greg Boris, 17 July 2014 - 08:00 PM.

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#4 Zac Fettig

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

Do they need to be drywall screws? Or will any self-tapping screw work? I'm assuming this is for wood, so a wood screw should work just as well (unless you're really close to the breaking point of the screws).


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#5 John David Miller

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:43 PM

I just get coarse thread wood screws for 3/4" and smaller.

Most dry wall is 1/2"-5/8" thick which doesn't leave much purchase for a screw thats 3/4" long. This makes a "drywall screw" at a length of 3/4" a rare item to find.
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