Phillips #2 Standard Drywall Bits Pack of 5
Who ever invented these should get a medal! My heart sank when I realised that, having bought some drywall screws, I'd have to get some PH driver bits as well as the PZs I usually use. But then I found these babies in the SF catalogue and haven't looked back. Basically, they prevent you screwing the screw too far into the plasterboard, which can crack it or cause it to come loose. It's a simple trick but one which makes screwing in hundreds and hundreds of drywall screws, if not actually a pleasure, then much less of a chore.
If you're hanging some plasterboard then these bargain items (they come in packs of five so buy a couple) are an essential accessory.
4 Apr 2015
Been missing these
I used to use these in Canada 12 years ago. Lost my last one a few years ago and really missed it. I was very pleased to see them in stock at ScrewFix. I'm not a professional but have put up a few boards in my time and find these drywall bits sink the head just right to get a great finish without punching through the paper. My only gripe about them is that the bits seem a little 'slippy' on the screw heads. I was using EasyDrive screws and there was an occasional tendency for the bit to jump out of the screw head. It might be down to my sloppy technique, or the screws, but I don't have the same issue with with my normal driver bits and spax screws. Highly recommend these if you don't want to have to think about it when driving screws into dry wall.
13 Oct 2014
Nice Idea but...
This should be the perfect product but was not to be.
The price is cheap enough but half the bits in the packet seemed to be the wrong size and when the screw can wobble about you can't screw in drywall screws without them going sideways, "camming-out" or falling off the bit.
The bits that were the right size lasted reasonably well but the bit provided free in a box of a thousand dry wall screws lasted a lot longer.
From other mixed reviews it is possibly down to who provides the product on the day but I was so disappointed.
We need a "Pro" version of this product.
10 Jun 2013
this is an excellent product at a great price with no bad points
28 Feb 2013