Which screw to use? Small screw, solid wall.

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by Bruce McT, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Bruce McT

    Bruce McT New Member

    I’ve a small magazine rack to put up in on an interior, solid wall.

    The fitting brackets are very small and only the 3*30 wood screws from the kids playhouse i have would fit.
    I don’t have any walk plugs small enough as my set has m6,8,10.
    I can’t seem to find any screws small enough that aren’t wood screws.
    If I got a plug that they would fit do you think I’d get away with the wood ones? Where could I get said small plug?
  2. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Super Member

    Wood screws and plugs are fine
  3. DaveF

    DaveF Active Member

    Yep, wood screws are absolutely fine. 3mm screws are very small though. I would be tempted to buy a 4mm metal drill bit and enlarge the holes in the bracket so you can fix a 4mm or No.8 screw. I mean magazines can be heavy. Then you can use your 6mm wall plugs with the 4mm screws.
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  4. Offshore

    Offshore Active Member

    Be careful if they are brass, these are notoriously soft and are easy to "chew" the ends if you apply too much force when tightening them. Pre-drilling, as mentioned above, is a good plan.

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