Let's find out basic drywall screw lengths, threads, and brands that can help you install drywall on your next home remodeling project.
Drywall screws evolved as the standard method of attaching drywall to studs precisely because of that problem: the screws would never be able to pop out.
However, with any solution comes new problems. Drywall installers were no longer able to pound fasteners into place with a hammer. Thankfully, the drywall screw come into vogue when cordless drills and drywall screwguns came along.
A drywall screwgun is a specialty tool good for little else than hanging drywall. It should be noted that screwguns do a fantastic job of driving drywall screws. They are more compact, lighter, and have lower torque than cordless drills.
If your cordless drill does not have adjustable speed and/or a clutch, then you'll need to purchase one with these features. The adjustable speed allows for lower torque; the clutch prevents you from stripping the screwhead.
It's the coarse thread 1 5/8" drywall screw. It fixes up to 1/2" wallboard securely onto studs, but without too much extra screw to drive it. It's cheap and can be bought in big tubs.
But fine thread drywall screws have their place, too, especially when installing on metal studs.