How to select the correct drill bit and plastic anchor size for a screwing on the wall?

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Faustino Dina, Dec 29, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I'm attaching my cabinets to the wall. I'm opening holes for putting plastic
    anchors in which I will put screws. The question is which is the
    relationship between the sizes of the drill bit, the anchor and the screw?
    Is it a table that relates drill size/anchor
    size/screw size? Where can find such a table?

    Thanks in advance

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    Faustino Dina
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    Faustino Dina, Dec 29, 2003
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  2. > usually they say what size drill bit to use on the package. if it doesnt i
    > usually use the smallest drill bit that the anchor wil fit into.

    ....and how about the correct screw diameter?

    > you really should reconsdier using plastic anchors to attach cabinets.

    they
    > will never hold up to the weight. use toggle bolts or find the studs.

    thanks for your advice, I didn't thought about this. I recently used
    expansion bolts to hang a basketball ring on a wall and I was amazed how
    hard they stand. Can I use them? My walls are made of brick and mortar.

    Thanks for all
    Faustino
    Faustino Dina, Dec 29, 2003
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  3. Re: How to select the correct drill bit and plastic anchor size for ascrewing on the wall?

    PAUL100 wrote:
    >
    > >Subject: How to select the correct drill bit and plastic anchor size for a
    > >screwing on the wall?
    > >From: "Faustino Dina"
    > >Date: 12/29/2003 2:28 PM Eastern Standard Time
    > >Message-id: <bspupu$6r77$-berlin.de>
    > >
    > >Hi,
    > >
    > >I'm attaching my cabinets to the wall. I'm opening holes for putting plastic
    > >anchors in which I will put screws. The question is which is the
    > >relationship between the sizes of the drill bit, the anchor and the screw?
    > >Is it a table that relates drill size/anchor
    > >size/screw size? Where can find such a table?
    > >
    > >Thanks in advance
    > >
    > >--
    > >Faustino Dina
    > >--------------------------------------------------------
    > >If my email address starts with two 'f'
    > >drop the first 'f' when mailing me.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > usually they say what size drill bit to use on the package. if it doesnt i
    > usually use the smallest drill bit that the anchor wil fit into.
    > you really should reconsdier using plastic anchors to attach cabinets. they
    > will never hold up to the weight. use toggle bolts or find the studs.


    I'll agree that, plastic anchors are not suitable. But I
    wouldn't use toggle bolts either, those are mainly for
    ceilings. How would you keep the toggle bolts from falling
    back into the wall when you try to attach the cabinets? Get
    moly bolts which have a metal part that folds back and is
    then tight in the wall. You select the size of toggle bolt
    (diameter and length) for weight and the thickness of the
    wall. The packages tell what size to use and what size
    drill to use.
    George E. Cawthon, Dec 30, 2003
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