Looking for a collated screw gun for two tasks -- securing joint hangers an
d securing 5/4 deck boards. Ridgid has one for about $100 and Lowes carries
an $80 Senco. I don't plan on getting into the deck building business, bu
t I do want to make this one a tad easier on these old bones. Deck is abou
t 350 SF so I'm going to be driving a lot of screws. Any thoughts?
Not sure if there is really any difference between them. Cheap refurb:
I picked up that gun for doing some drywall work. It was a bit of a
struggle, but it shot most of the screws. I had to finish off a lot of them
with my plain old Milwaukee cordless drill, but the screw gun did reduce the
overall work load. Inside corners were a particular struggle, but on a deck
it shouldn't be too much trouble. Then its just about fidning the right
screws for the job.
Nothing related to the two screw guns, but since you asked for any
Buy the bulk packs early in the process. There's a break-even point
where the bulk pack is cheaper than the individual and you've got a much
better chance of reaching it if you start earlier.
While you can get long deck boards (Menards had sizes every 2' up to 20-
some feet), stick to sizes you can carry back in your vehicle. You'll
have extra and you may get some bad ones. Since I had some really long
boards I couldn't fit in the van, I had to have the delivery company come
out and pick up the items to return them.
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