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    I was surfing through Ebay the other day, and spotted a Plaster Auto Electric Screw gun. I have a ceiling to do, and possibly some walls upstairs.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Plaster-Drywa...QQcmdZViewItem

    They seem to go for about $100 plus postage.

    Anyone know anything about them? Would it be better to hire one, buy one of these off ebay, or use my trusty Panasonic cordless drill?

    Cheers

    Jayson.

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    You can get a GMC screw gun (without the auto feeder) from Bunnies for about $50.

    Your Panasonic should be fine.

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    If you only have a small area to do a cordless drill will do the job.

    With a cordless drill you will need to set it up so that the screws don't sink in too deep.

    I have only used Markita auto screw guns and have several albeit in various states of dissrepair. So I cant comment on this particular model. I can say though these tools were a major step forward in the plastering industry. A Markita cost around $500 so the price is ok if it does the job.

    When you are hanging ceilings don't screw the first few screws in all the way, 8 screws placed this way can hold up a 6m sheet. The first few screws, if counter sunk, can pull through if you relax the weight on them too early or if the sheet moves in any way. This can be a bit more tricky with a cordless drill.

    Cheers Rod
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    Cheers guys...

    I know they are a cheap imitation of the real thing, but the job is only small....

    I will stick to the cordless drill then!


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