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    hi guys im thinking about going into more board work and studing.
    any one out there do MF stud work????
    we have done some in the past along with gyp frame GL2 brackets.
    but never anything big like being a fixer on site full time whats first fix and 2nd fix im a plasterer
    is it a new load of tools ect????
    what the terms used in frame work

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    1st fix is the framing, 2nd fix is the boarding,
    MF Studwork?? that's mix up, MF (Metal Furring) is a Suspended Ceiling system and a Wall lining system,

    Metal Stud for Studwork comes in various sizes from 50mm up to 146mm Jumbo Stud, then theres I Stud

    Tool wise it depends how serious you want to get,

    Studwork Basic........ tin snips, chalk line, 6ft level, screwgun, square,

    Studwork serious tin snips, chalk line, 6ft level, screwgun, square, crimps, laser, stud interlocking tool, metal cutting chop saw..................and the list goes on and on.

    The serious list will also do M F Ceilings

    Boarding basic Tape, Knife, Padsaw, hopup, foot lift, single shot cordless screwgun,.................. more serious cordless collated screwgun,

    Then you add the dabbing tools trowels, buckets, flooring rules or feather edges for staffing off, and mixing tool of your choice, jenny and 110 mixer, hand mixer or what we finally got hold of, a petrol driven mixer

    And for a tool whore like me thats just the start

    Just get used to walking into tool shops looking to buy something


    Jumbo Stud being built http://www.tapingandjointing.com/for...urrent-project

    MF Ceiling http://www.british-gypsum.com/pdf/SB...ne%20MF_03.pdf


    Stud work terms (that I use) top track, bottom track, studs, and soleplate or timber grounds.

    MF goes by numbers usually, (normally can't remember what's what with the numbers) but you have Perimeter channel, Primrary Channel, and Tophat, and angle, and clips
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    Thanks buddy got all my plastering gear ect I was thinking about hilti gx100 nail gun for fixing iv got most of the list but how the hell do you get into stud work all my contacts are for plastering and render is it better to try Drylining firms ???

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    I would go with the Hilti GX120, the 100 is becoming difficult to get gas for, don't forget a hammer drill
    Drylining firms are preferable but don't rule out Carpentry firms.
    Make sure you can read and understand plans, this not meant in a condesending way, after all the years I have been doing it, I get caught out now and again
    Is the house to be plastered, or D&D?
    Setting out, is it single or double boarded?
    If you can I would try and go with a guy who knows what he's doing for a house or two, and pick up a few pointers

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    Thanks buddy nice one

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