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    Hi lads,new here,looks a handy site,I do a lot of mf ceilings and thinking of getting a dewalt impact driver for over head work with zippies,the new lithium ion light ones,does anyone else use one,is it any benefit or would a drywall gun still be the best option?

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    You talking about boarding or just the metal?
    Boarding a drywall gun is still the best, Makita do a good single shot or collated guns 18v lithium ion
    Metal an 18v impact is great, and light, I use the Makita one
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    Yes,it's just for the metal,it's mainly one off houses I do and no power on site,sick of tripping over leads from the generator,you cant beat the drywall guns in general but just lookin to make things a bit easier on myself&safer too!!i might take the plunge,they would probably be handy for screwfixing thermal boards too,thanks

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    We do mainly timber framed buildings and swear by the collated guns. I use Hilti personally and wouldn't have a Makita if it was given to me. I also have the Hilti impact which is a great gun. I notice that the fixers that work mainly on metal stud, do not use collated guns, but put single screws in. I can only put this down to the possibility that a collated gun will spin too fast and strip the metal with the screw thread, hence leaving the screw head spinning in to nothing and proud of the surface. At least with the impact you could 'tickle' the screw for the last turn to pull into the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    We do mainly timber framed buildings and swear by the collated guns. I use Hilti personally and wouldn't have a Makita if it was given to me. I also have the Hilti impact which is a great gun. I notice that the fixers that work mainly on metal stud, do not use collated guns, but put single screws in. I can only put this down to the possibility that a collated gun will spin too fast and strip the metal with the screw thread, hence leaving the screw head spinning in to nothing and proud of the surface. At least with the impact you could 'tickle' the screw for the last turn to pull into the board.
    Been boarding onto metal with a Hilti collated for years, haven't had any problems on walls or ceilings. However I will only use Powers Fasteners as I believe they are the best. I have known people have probs using coarse thread on metal though. With fine thread there should be no problem.

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    A dedicated screw gun is best, get one with an extension and screw up from the floor.

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