Rated 1 out of 5 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Andy58 Drywall Bits
this is an excellent product at a great price with no bad points
28 Feb 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYSie 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
Rated 2 out of 5Â by willsy What happened!!
Sorry but really got to have a moan about this product.
Ive been buying these handy drywall screw bits from screwfix for years now but what has happened???
The bits I bought most recently I am severely dissapointed with. I live in France and do a lot of plasterboarding. I consider myself to be proffesional not just the occasional diy user. I have the electric and battery pro drivers but to be honest I prefer to use these bits on the end of my drill driver.
I recently purchased 6pks of these to take back with me to France. When I got back and opened them and then went to use them, well!!! I cant say on here what came out of my mouth!!!
For some reason best known to themselves (probably cost) Screwfix have changed their supplier!! There was obviously absolutely Zero product testing (by a proffessional) coz if there was they would all have been thrown straight into a huge bin!!
Whats the problem?? Well, Firstly they are now metal, not the little old reliable blue plastic bits which spun (which where fine for years) now they are a metal cap is fixed to the bit which, as was suggested by 'doityourselfdoitright' a year ago (bits changed for even worse ones now), causes the pb to be unecessarily marked by the binding metal cap. But worse - much worse than that, the philips bit protrudes down past the cap far too far causing the screw to be driven far too deeply into the board and therefore 'popping' the pb skin rather than sitting snugly into it (the pro's and even diyers will know exactly what I mean). this makes each and every screw driven in absolutely useless and in no way acheiving what they were bought for!! In short these new bits are NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE!!!! and should be withdrawn IMMEDIATELY (I hope someone from Screwfix is reading this!!) I just wasted my money on these substandard bits!!
Thats my opinion of this item - I am sure Im not the only one. Please Screwfix, BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL blue plastic ones!!!
23 Nov 2012