Plasterboard screw wall plug

A plasterboard screw plug that allows a normal screw to be used to install fixings into plasterboard walls.

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Description

This is a plasterboard screw plug that allows a normal screw to be used to install fixings into plasterboard walls.

Drill a 5mm pilot hole into the marked position in the plasterboard, then use a Phillips head screwdriver to screw the plug into the hole. The plug cuts its own thread into the plaster.

Then screw into the plug with a metal fixing screw.

Materials and methods

Printed in PLA on a standard FFM 3D printer set at 0.2mm resolution, and without supports.

The thread needs a little tidy-up after printing with the side-cutters to remove any strays, because this is definitely pushing the limits of what can be printed without support material.

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1b288711b99fc247a705fdb2d213d0e3?default=blank&size=40christ6118 commented ago

Thank you very much.

We are Sunday, everything is closed in my area and I am falling short of ankle.

It's a great help.

Thank you very much.

8fc5b5414d20d12d4b3d40b31b80c128?default=blank&size=40gver added this to the zanimivo collection ago
Mini faceFishGee commented ago

What a great idea! Thank you for posting this. I use the commercial ones and like them. I'll give this a whirl. Maybe in PETG so they will flex a bit around the screw.

7dfac83664d1450446de60972e0ddd54?default=blank&size=40Paul Gross published this design ago