What does "8-12x1-1/4-inch" mean exactly in "Paulin 8-12x1-1/4-inch Yellow Plastic Anchors"? Does "8" mean "gauge #8"? I don't know how to interpret the remaining numbers. Please help and thank you!

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(#8-12) Indicates that size 8 through size 12 screws can be used in the plugs. (1 1/4) is indeed the length of the plug. The packaging also recommends a 1/4" hole be used for the plug to be inserted into.

  • Thank you so much for your detailed explanations!
    – Maurice
    Nov 21, 2022 at 21:13

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