Phillips #2 Laser Standard Drywall Bits Pack of 5
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
Over 6000 screws on 1 bit
Read the reviews of everyone else and have to put in my 2p worth.
Great idea, was doubting they would be helpful but thought for Â£4 worth a shot. Brilliant, perfect depth every time. I was told top put in more screws the better in each plasterboard, I got an average of 50 per board and so far have done 125 boards, leaving scope for wasteage i'd say about 6K 42mm drywall wall screws done on ONE single bit and its still going. I used them with the ringmagent adaptor for single hand use on a 10.8v driver. faultless. Well done to ever thought of them. Ok its not as fast as the Makita collated drivers, but they are Â£300 and you pay more for the screws, if you can find em too...I was doing an extension (big'n) and labour was not a problem.
Pro's - great if you have a decent amount of plaster boards i.e. more than 100 screws then worth every penny!
Con's - not knowing about these before. They come in packs of 5. Why? as a single one goes on forever ;-)
14 Jan 2013