This morning we shared the process of hanging drywall in the soon-to-be, official OPC workshop. Hanging drywall is not one of my favorite things, so anything that makes it faster is a friend of mine.
Have I mentioned how hugely helpful a screw gun can be? With drywall, you want the screw head just past the surface making it easy to mud over, and screw guns feature a nice little depth adjustment to ensure every screw is properly countersunk. The other big benefit is how fast you can work. With a screw gun, you’re not grabbing individual screws. Instead, you use a collated strip, and the screw gun automatically loads the next screw. Furthermore, there’s no stopping and starting. You lock the trigger on, push the nose to engage the clutch and drive the screw.
Rather than try to keep explaining it, we thought you’d enjoy a quick video demonstrating how fast you can work. In this video, you’ll see me using the screw gun to put in 28 screws (enough for one piece of drywall). Can you guess how long it took? Put your guess in the comments and then watch the video! I’ll give you a hint- don’t look at the video length. We sped it up.
What do you think? Is a screw gun a good investment? Any pro drywallers want to share their favorite brand?