Screw Anchors & How to Use Them

Screw Distributors are suppliers of high quality products. This also extends towards our range of screw anchor products. We stock a variety of anchor screws intended for a variety of applications. We also dedicate ourselves towards providing accurate information on anchor screw usage. As such, you can find information covering this fastener below.

Screw Anchors, or wall plugs, serve as attachments for various types of fasteners. You usually use anchor screws when the material may not support the weight of the screw on its own. For example, many masonry walls are too brittle to allow for the installation of fasteners per se. But, the addition of a screw anchor allows you to do so safely. Anchor screw products come in different types and serve many roles, mostly support fasteners.

Drop-In Anchor Screws

Drop-in screw anchors are primarily used in the installation of threaded rods into ceilings. As such, they are mostly used in the construction industry. The drop-in anchor is useful when the application calls for a flush-mounted concrete anchor. It provides a tight and sturdy fastening that you can bolt or unbolt.

Drop-in anchor screws have a design which allows them to “reset” itself if it slips or is not set into its fastening.

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Spring Toggle Screw Anchor

Spring toggles are also known as butterfly anchors. These screw anchor types include a spring-loaded wing design which allows them to hang light loads from thin materials. These materials include ceiling boards, drywalls, and more.

The spring-toggle anchor screw is an excellent choice if you need a more concealed finish. Keep in mind, you need to fold the wings on the spring-toggle flat before insertion into its premade hole.

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Sleeve Anchor Screw

You use sleeve screw anchors for fastening medium to heavy loads on to walls and floors. Pre-drilled holes are necessary for their installation. Once placed into the hole, you must tighten the nut on the anchor itself. This expands the sleeve, allowing for a tight fit and sturdy fastening.

Remember that these anchor screws work best in push-through installations and static applications. Also, the fastened object needs to have the same sized hole as the surface it you are fastening it to.

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Nail-In Anchors

Nail-In Anchors are not a type of screw anchor, and are ideal for several applications. They are sleeves generally made of plastic or nylon, allowing screws to fasten objects into masonry. After drilling the hole, you can then insert the sleeve. Afterwards, inserting the screw expands the sleeve, creating a much stronger connection.

It’s important to note: Plastic nail-in anchors are better suited to interior use. They are also recognisable by their white colour. Nylon nail-in anchors are for exterior applications, recognisable by their grey colour.

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Wedge Anchors

These anchor screw types are primarily used to fasten various materials to concrete. In fact, they are usually the best choice if you need to anchor into solid concrete. Their holding values means that you can use these screw anchors in a variety of applications.

When installing wedge anchor screws, be sure to use the correct sizes. Diameter and length need to be correct if you want to ensure that it is properly and safely installed.

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Wall Plugs

The wall plug anchor screw shares a similar role to nail-in anchors. They are primarily used to allow screws to fasten objects to masonry while providing a sturdy, long-term holding solution.

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