Oren, there are folks on here that do quite a bit more than
handyman their own home. You pump a case or two of NP1 or other
good urethane caulk a day, even with a high leverage gun, and you
may be looking for some power also. The real reason to consider
one is the quality of bead - you can focus all your efforts on
looks and installation. Until you have run one, it is difficult
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
I have wrist problems, and a thumb I broke when I was 16. I have arthritis.
I have carpal tunnel syndrome, and sometimes when I grab something hard, it
feels like I just grabbed a chunk of cholla cactus. So, I would like a
battery operated one to run a case or two of caulking to fix after a less
than stellar job by the dipshit builder of the house I bought.
Why does a guy who has a hand crank drill need an electric one? Why does a
guy who has a hammer need a nailgun? Other than they want one, they can do
more work with it in the same amount of time, and in a lot of cases, do
better consistent work. And not work as hard, or get repetitive motion
I think it will be okay. My Mom's dead, so I don't have to clear it with
her, either. Thanky DanG for the rational response.
If I went through all my tools and got rid of things that were just
convenience, I'd get rid of half the stuff.
I bought an air operated one from McMaster _ Carr a few months ago. I
don't recall the brand (it is at the shop so I can't look) and it works very
well. For $50, I should have bought it a lot sooner as it saves time,
saves on the wrist for doing a lot of caulk. We used it for some rather
heavy stuff that was difficult to pump in a hand gun. If you have a small
compressor, go for it.
My FIL got a new pancake cheap at the pawn shop recently. Should do quite
nicely. Put receptacles on the roof for Christmas lights, which will reach
the compressor easily. It's cool here, and any caulk will be thick. Should
be done in time for my snack and nap.
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