3/16″ is 0.1875″ The holes I drilled with the 3/16″ bit are actually 0.225″ and the widest part of the anchor is 0.245″ — almost 1/4″!

What size hole do I drill for a 3/16 anchor?

Drill Size: 5/16 In. Hillman 3/16 In. Long Hollow Wall Anchor (2 Ct.)

What size drill bit do I use for plastic anchors?

3/16” drill

Make sure to use a 3/16” drill bit and you will need a hammer to get the anchor into the wall.

What size anchor do I need for a 3/16 screw?

The 3/16” tapcon uses a 5/32” bit, the 1/4” tapcon needs a 3/16” diameter bit, the 3/8” tapcon requires a 5/16”, the 1/2” tapcon requires a 7/16” bit, a 5/8”tapcon needs a 1/2” bit and the 3/4” tapcon requires the use of a 5/8” carbide tipped bit.

How do you choose the right size drill bit for an anchor?

“You want a drill bit that’s big enough to drill a hole in the wall, and easy to push the anchor in with your thumb,” Donahue explains. “You don’t want to have to force it in there. The drill bit should be the same size as the body of the anchor you’re using.”

What can I use if I don’t have a 3/16 drill bit?

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Quote from Youtube video: Need to drill a photo hook into the wall but don't have a drill bit here's a trick grab a nail that is smaller than the screw you need nail. It into the wall hard enough to make a hole.

How do you predrill an anchor?

How to Use a Drywall Anchor

  1. With a pencil, mark the point where you want to hang whatever it is you’re trying to hang.
  2. Drill/make a pilot hole. …
  3. Stick the anchor in the pilot hole and tap it into place until the head of the anchor flushes up with the wall. …
  4. Use a screwdriver to set the screw.

What size hole do I drill for a 3/8 concrete anchor?


1. Drill hole into the concrete using a carbide tipped bit. Bit size = 3/8” (same as anchor diameter) Drill the hole at least 1/2″ deeper than the length of the anchor.

Can screw be longer than anchor?

Finally, the screw size should match the anchor size. Always purchase the screws and anchors together, because if the screw is too large it will bind in the anchor, and the anchor will twist loose. If the screws are too small, it will not spread the anchor open and secure to the Sheetrock.

How do you install a 3/16 toggle bolt?

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Quote from Youtube video: We'll also be using a Phillips tip bit the first step is go ahead and get your drill. And your bit ready. Know. Where you want to put this toggle bolts. And just poke a hole through there with your.

How much weight can a 3/16 toggle bolt hold?

Holds up to two times more than wing toggles of the same bolt diameter: up to 802 Lbs. in concrete block and up to 238 Lbs.

How much weight can a plastic wall anchor hold?

Plastic wing anchors are typically suitable for up to 20 pounds, while most metal toggles top out at 100 to 150 pounds. Specialized heavy-duty anchors can exceed that rating, safely holding 300 pounds or more.

How strong are plastic wall anchors?

Plastic anchors should be installed carefully to prevent them from being damaged. They can hold between 25 and 35 pounds each when used in drywall.

How do you measure anchor hole?

To get the right-size hole, measure the shank of the drill bit against the front of the anchor — its diameter should be the same size or 1/16 inch more than that to make the opening for the screw. If the diameter of the anchor is displayed on the packaging, drill the hole with a bit of the same diameter.

How do you install plastic anchors without a drill?

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Quote from Youtube video: Next we would take our drywall anchor and place it right on top of our screwdriver. Then we're going to take it. Put it into the hole. And just begin to tighten it in. There.

Do you hammer in anchors?

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Quote from Youtube video: In sometimes you need to give it a gentle tap with a hammer. Now i can put the screw into the hole in the bracket. And into the plug before tightening it up there we are bracket sits tight. The second

How do you install plastic toggle anchors?

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Quote from Youtube video: Insert the anchor into the hole. And tap it flush with a hammer insert the red key to pop the anchor open behind the wall. This is not necessary in thick or solid walls remove.