Spit Driva F12 Plastic Plasterboard Fixings 35mm Pack of 100
Having recently moved to a newish house with plasterboard walls, I was advised that this type of fitting was the best available.
They have been a nightmare to use.
The self tapping facility blunts itself on the plasterboard. I then tried drilling a pilot hole which starts the fixing off, but as the fixing screws into the board, it blows the plaster off. I was not impressed.
Once in position, there is little likelihood of the attached item coming adrift, this fixing is solid.
But, unlike tradesmen, DIYers have to remove items from walls for decorating and so forth. The problem I encountered was that the metal screw would not release from the plastic body of the fixing. Instead, the entire fixing, (metal screw, item fixed to wall, and the plastic fixing) screwed out from the wall causing quite large holes in the plasterboard and much blowing of plaster.
I have spent more time repairing the damage caused by these fittings than you can imagine.
Probably good for a tradesman, but if you need to remove the item from the wall, think again.
On a brighter note, I do have 100 metal screws for future use!!!
26 Jun 2015
very disapoonted with thes, no good in hard plaster, maybe ok if you got the time to drill holes
Always used metal ones befor.
I thought i just gave them a try never again go bact to the metal ones they are No Bother
14 Nov 2013
Poor Quality Wall Fixer
Unlike the cast-metal version of this screw-in plaster-board fixer, this plastic one doesn't screw into the board properly, the large internal Philips-screw socket strips out very easily & the whole product does not lay flush with the wall surface so that whatever is being attached to the plaster-board surface will not lay flat on the wall.
This product is very inferior to the metal version which does work well.
2 Nov 2013
I have used all types of this style of fixing in the past, both metal and nylon and I've found these to work better than any of them. They sometime struggle to go through a heavy skim of plaster; drilling a pilot hole solves this.
28 Oct 2013