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What is a Rawl plug? /FAQs related to Rawl plug.

 Let us go through some of the FAQs related to Rawl plug as below.

1. What is a rawl plug?

Rawl plug is a small tube-like product, used to secure the position of driven screws into the walls. They ensure a good grip for the driven screws so that they can take the applied loads, without slipping out of the wall.

Rawl plug is an advanced type of wall plug. They provide good anchorage to the screws driven within the wall or partitions. 

2. Why it is called rawl plug?

This particular type of wall plug was invented by John Joseph Rawlings in the year 1910. Using the first 4 letters of his last name, he called this product a Rawl plug. This plug became the household solution for fixing & hanging things on the walls.  He expanded the business & Rawl plug became the name of this product & his company.

3. What is a rawl plug made of?

In the earlier days, rawl plug was made of timber pieces. But nowadays, plastic or metal is used to manufacture the rawl plugs.

Plastic rawl plugs are widely used as they are cheaper, & are available in varied shapes & sizes.

4. How to use the correct size rawl plug for nailing?

When you purchase the rawl plug, you can observe the 3 nos. of holes punched over the product.

 These holes indicate the diameter of a drill bit and the maximum & minimum size of screws that should be used.

If you purchase them in the packet form, you will get a leaflet within that packet, having all the information for their usage. 


5. What is the cost of a rawl plug?

The cost of a rawl plug depends upon its size, type of material, purchase quantity, & quality of the product.

Considering all these factors, the cost of a Rawl plug ranges from,

Plastic rawl plug 👉   INR 3/- to INR 12/- per no.

Metal Rawl plug 👉  INR 10/- to INR 30/- per no.

6. Can the screw be longer than the rawl plugs?

Yes. It does not matter if the screw is slightly longer or shorter than the Rawl plug. But the dia. or size of the screw should match correctly with the specified Rawl plug thickness. 

The top edge of the Rawl plug should be in line with the wall surface. The depth of the drilled hole should be as according to the length of the Rawl plug so that, no voids were created after the plug insertion. 

Thank you for going through this article. Have a good day 😄.


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