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mt232 07-05-2007 09:31 AM

Drywall screwgun
 
Can anyone recommend a drywall screwgun? Do you simply use a screw gun, or is one dedicated to drywall?

AtlanticWBConst. 07-05-2007 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by mt232 (Post 51620)
Can anyone recommend a drywall screwgun? Do you simply use a screw gun, or is one dedicated to drywall?

Our experience:
In the 80's we used and swore by Milwaukee brand Drywall Screw guns. We have used makita, as well as others.
Recently, we have been using Dewalt brand Drywall screw guns (for the last 15 years).
We have some of those screwguns (currently over 10 years old) that are still going strong after HEAVY and VERY abusive use.

mt232 07-05-2007 09:59 AM

Thanks, What do you think of the senco collated models? I'm far from a pro, doing my own home.....if the quality is there in the tool, then I might save alot of effort with pre-loaded screws (you know how the friends and family help. fades away after awhile)

AtlanticWBConst. 07-05-2007 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by mt232 (Post 51632)
Thanks, What do you think of the senco collated models? I'm far from a pro, doing my own home.....if the quality is there in the tool, then I might save alot of effort with pre-loaded screws (you know how the friends and family help. fades away after awhile)

We bought one about 5 years ago to test it out. Used it once...Not impressed. Screws didn't go in straight. Impossible to back a screw out of the wallboard with the screwgun. It spent the rest of it's life in a bin, in one of the trucks....

mt232 07-05-2007 11:26 AM

So for a homeowner, who may or may not have help, I guess my best bet is to rent a lift so I have free hands, and use a gun you recommended

slakker 07-05-2007 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by mt232 (Post 51648)
So for a homeowner, who may or may not have help, I guess my best bet is to rent a lift so I have free hands, and use a gun you recommended

My cousin is a pro drywaller and laughed when I told him I rented a lift for the celings... but my arms and back thank me for doing so... A T made with a 2x4 may be cheaper, but I tell ya, I would rent a lift again without a second thought.

I found it wasn't very usefull for walls though...

AtlanticWBConst. 07-05-2007 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by slakker (Post 51657)
My cousin is a pro drywaller and laughed when I told him I rented a lift for the celings... but my arms and back thank me for doing so... A T made with a 2x4 may be cheaper, but I tell ya, I would rent a lift again without a second thought.

I found it wasn't very usefull for walls though...

We'll see who's laughing when he's hobbling around, hunched over at age 39.....

slakker 07-05-2007 01:33 PM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 51658)
We'll see who's laughing when he's hobbling around, hunched over at age 39.....

Hahhaha... my thoughts exact...

J187 07-05-2007 03:48 PM

I have used Makita and nothing else. I like the makita a lot. It really depends on how much drywalling you are going to do. If you are going to do a lot, then picking up a gun like the dewalt that Atlantic mentioned is good, but If you are doing very little and don't anticipate doing much more for a while, you may want to consider just grabbing a drywall bit for your current screw gun. They work fine for small projects and you can get package for like $4.

MechanicalDVR 07-07-2007 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by mt232 (Post 51620)
Can anyone recommend a drywall screwgun? Do you simply use a screw gun, or is one dedicated to drywall?

A drywall only gun has more rpms and less torque than a plain screw gun. I have used Milwaukee, Dewalt and Makita. I like the feel of the Makita the best, choose the one that feels comfortable to you. The Dewalt and Milwaukee have the most power if you are going to use it for more than just sheetrock.

AMEN on the lift saving your back for future use (like walking upright).

Joining_Heads 07-27-2007 08:03 PM

Senco's drywall gun is the best Ive ever used. Really saves time if you don't do it everyday like me.


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