drill-driver vs magazine driver 200 budget

Hi all. Im building a roof on my extension. New roof will require several hundred screws since I will not drive my neighbours mental banging in nails for a week. I have at present- 1 an excellent old B&D cordless screwdriver cost 35 a few years back--lacks stamina. 2 a 2 year old drill driver 9 volts B&D excellent weight compact---lacks stamina. 3 a brand new 18 volt Screwfix jobbie 50-- weighs a ton--lacks stamina--useless c--p.
I am contemplating buying a mains powered magazine type powered screwdriver 200 approx----comments on this would be usefull.
I am also considering a lipo battery powered driver drill instead--are they worth it.
Cost is not important lightness and ease of use are paramount since the new roof must be installed ASAP when the existing roof is opened.
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See what on offer at a specialist tool company, Makita, and Bosh are the ones we use in the trade 18 or 24 volt, batteries are as important as the driver, some come with 3 and some with 2 batteries, also ask what the charging rate and time is. While your at it get your self a magnetic driver bit holder and a few extra PZ tips
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*grin*. "Bosh" drills. That's so appropriate I think I might start spelling it that way, too.
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Congratulations. You spotted the deliberate mistake. How about Muketer
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On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 19:52:37 GMT, "tom patton"

I did a similar project to yours and have a Senco Duraspin cordless screw gun. www.senco.com I bought one of the cordless ones in the U.S. where they are pretty popular (cost about $200 IIRC a couple of years ago).
They are also widely available here now as well in both corded (slightly less expensive) and corded. You should be able to get one for about your budget. For this job, if you can stretch to the cordless, I would recommend it, simply not to have the cable trailing around.
There are two main screw types - Phillips and square (I believe they are called Richardson). You simply buy the appropriate driver bits for the screwdriver. The screws come in many types and sizes, and are on bandoliers normally of 50 packed in tubs. Loading these is very fast - thread and slide into the head of the tool.
http://www.duraspin.com/pdf/catalog/sg_chart.pdf
You do need to pick the suitable ones for the job.
e.g. www.topgun.co.uk (click on collated screwdrivers) I've bought nailers, nails and screws from this company and they are pretty good at service and sourcing what you want. You might find better prices though.
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He doesn't want to disturb his neighbour. By a rubber hammer.
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Many thanks for the advice you guys. I should have mentioned another reason for using a screwdriver is that I have neuron disease and the constant hammer shock in my arms is very tiring. I tried a Paslode nailer its a great tool but I do nt have the strength to hold it for any length of time in fact if it was nt for power tools I just could not contemplate building this extension.

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http://www.itslondon.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdCode=MAK6280DWPE3&ModelNumb80DWPE3
you'll have change left over for a nice ...
http://www.itslondon.co.uk/ProductDetails.aspx?ProdCode=MAKML140&ModelNum=ML140
I bought one recently and it's been invaluable.
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No idea what a "lipo" battery is, but a couple of years ago I put in a large plywood floor that needed over 1,000 bolts to be fastened through the floor into a concrete subfloor. I used a B&Q 18V drill driver to do the work and it was perfect for the task. The bolts were 150mm and the drill coped well with all of them. In fact the only difficulty that I had with it was setting the torque control correctly because if used on the drill setting it would wind the bolt in, then snap it.
The kit included 3x batteries as well as a circular trim saw and a sabre saw. I used the circular saw to trim the ply sheets to size and have used it since for several other projects it's a handy tool and feels safe to use.
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Ah, righto, thanks. For some reason I was thinking of a battery powered by bacon fat.
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Are these batteries making an impact on power tools yet--they have been around for a few years now---Although a bit dangerous if abused they are lighter and much more powerfull than nicads.
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