Mirror Screws BZP 8ga x 1Â½ Pack of 10
Not really up to the job
These screws are made of what I would describe as 'monkey metal' i.e pretty soft stuff. I know that some would say that they are only a decorative screw really, but you should be able to exert some sort of moderate pressure on them before the heads shear off. This happened to me three times - the heads really are too soft to exert anything other than quite gentle pressure are them.
They are pretty inexpensive compared to a similar product I bought from my local diy shop, but I guess you get what you pay for.
I won't be buying any more
30 Jul 2013
It's how you fit them...
All of the mirror screws Screwfix sell work as they should.
It's how you fit them.
They are not designed to hold large items like normal wood screws and therefore must be used correctly.
If you drill the hole STRAIGHT and to the correct DEPTH using the correct SIZE drill bit then these will screw into any surface as they should.
Remember these are normally used where the load on the screw is small so they don't need to be over tight in their pre-drilled hole..
Fitting these for 10 years.... Dave
18 Oct 2012
Not the best mirror screws
I used these screw to fix a tiled bath panel and tiled hidden cistern cover. My main issue with them is the narrow screw driver slot which does not allow much torque to be applied before spinning out. I was only screwing into pine. The chrome caps are just about secure enough too but I don't have a lot of faith in them remaining in place.
14 Sep 2011
Only issue to watch out for with these screws is the nickel overplate which has made the slot rather narrow. To avoid screwdriver slipping onto the mirror I ran a hacksaw through the slot to give a decent purchase when driving the screws in.
13 Mar 2011