Essential Drywall Tips Video
Hi all. I thought I would watch this video as I always like to learn new tips etc that I don’t know. I did find something that i would really like to know. The guy used some kind of automatic screw/nail gun to fasten his drywall board on the wall. I have heard of these before, but never seen one in action. I would love to get one, but i don’t know what it is called or where to get it. Is it a nail or a screw gun of some kind? What’s it called, and who makes it? This would be a great addition to my arsenal of tools!
It's commonly called a drywall gun. I like them because they put the screws in fast, and don't overdrive if set right. For drywall, 4000 rpm is normal. A 2500 rpm drywall gun, especially one over 5 amps is useful for other jobs too, like decking.
That looks like a Senco Duraspin. I have the larger one for decks, think it's a ds3000.
I have a standup deck screwgun that has a shorter attachment for the autofeed drywall gun...................
I put it on once, took it off an ddon't use it. It's too bulky and constant strip changing. I use a regular screwgun that I feed each screw by hand-you get in a groove -grab a screw or three, push one in, feed keep it up........................set the gun to "on" where it runs constant, all you do is keep feeding.
That's what I was taught and used hanging hundreds of pcs of board. I might just be old and set in my ways............
I too am old but not so set in my ways if something will make my tired back feel better. I have not used the deck gun a bud just gave me but he says they are great. Gave me two Senco trim guns too. Finishpro 32 15 ga is sweet! They 14V gun is clunkey but could be usefull.
Hope all is well in the North.
Things in the north are just too damn good.
And here's hopes that they fare well down there.
Tired back, boy-truer words were never spoken. I've got serious discomfort above the hip-right side. After a day of fairly hard work, I look 90 getting outta the van. Eating that senior candy makes it bearable.
I've tried to limit the jobs I take....................(yeah right).
and I've sworn off some things........................(yeah right twice)
Still no helper, so myself to blame I'm sure.
The deck gun-it' won't save your back, but it'll do wonders for the knees. If you were one who bent over to screw subfloor-then it'll be a wonder and a half. As for decking-it'll take good aim for stuff that shows. I've successfully sworn off deck jobs-that damn waterlog'd lumber is not for me anymore-and even if I would do that, I'm not digging or drilling anymore holes. Period.
Did you ever try that auto feed on drywall? I tried it after spot nailing the sheet up. Still didn't go for it.
I just got the deck gun and it looks way too big to use overhand. I keep saying no more metal roofs in the summer and they just seem to pop up. That shit is going to kill me someday. A buddy just fell off a roof last week. Broken leg, arm and pelvis.
Be carefull out there cuz us old guys don't bounce like we use to.