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    Never thought i'd do it, but i've ditched my Hilti for the new Festool drywall gun. Great bit of kit. Fully automatic, you don't even have to squeeze the trigger, just push and it starts, and then stops as soon as the screw is in.

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    iv heard they were a good and light gun , i need one that will lift the frigging boards aswell , lol

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    Weighs about the same as the Hilti, but it's automatic. When you push it, it starts, and it stops the moment the screw is in. Saves battery. They reckon you can get up to 5000 screws from one battery. I've done over 3 boxes from one already, and that was a mixture of 35mm & 50mm screws.

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    I need a new screwy my senco batteries are fcuked. Was going to get another 110v hilt I but will check the festool. Nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by prjwebb View Post
    I need a new screwy my senco batteries are fcuked. Was going to get another 110v hilt I but will check the festool. Nice one
    Pop up for a demo mate

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    Where did you get yours Tony? I think I'm gonna pick up a couple. Did you go 2500 or 4500?
    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by prjwebb View Post
    Where did you get yours Tony? I think I'm gonna pick up a couple. Did you go 2500 or 4500?
    cheers!
    Got it from D&M Tools, Twickenham. Just under 400 inc vat.

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    Nice one I'll give them a shout

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    Went for the 4500

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    Ended up with the new 5.2 4500. Looks great, can't wait to try it. Auto feature is cool!

    You looking for any boarding work Tony? I have 3 three storey places in helston to insulate, board, tape and seal and he wants them done in 8 weeks lol so I'm gonna struggle doing everything myself.

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    Nice one. I'm getting on well with my gun. I'd like to help you out but I'm still flat out I'm afraid. If things change, I'll let you know. Thanks.

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    ....and now I think it's a pile of shit. It's spitting out screws and the screw depths aren't consistent. Come back Hilti, all is forgiven.

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    Hi Tony

    We had the same prob with ours, a quick clean up with a air line once a week & a spot of 3 in 1 & all is well..
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    I cleaned it and sprayed with silicon, which they said not to do but it's still spitting the screws out. They are sending me a loan tool and some Festool screws to try.

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    New Hilti on the way. That was an expensive exercise.

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    Shitter, mines fine so far. Fingers crossed.

    Now if only I could order some taping materials....

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    Festool sent me a new collated attachment. I'm going to sell the lot on ebay. Might just get my money back if I sell the original set and the new end seperately.

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    So from what iv read on both drywall chat sites Hilti are the gun guns going to invest soon in the 4500 thinking


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    Quote Originally Posted by sweendog1 View Post
    So from what iv read on both drywall chat sites Hilti are the gun guns going to invest soon in the 4500 thinking
    I think you get slightly different spec guns over there. We have the SD5000 A22 in the UK.

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