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Old 04-01-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Rigid Self Feeding Screwgun


I was at Home Depot the other day and it looks like they got rid of the Senco's and now have a similar looking rigid self feeding gun. Anyone tried it yet? If so what do you think?
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:01 PM   #2
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Re: Rigid Self Feeding Screwgun


It appears to be a rebadged Senco. I have the 18V Senco and it's tolerable for drywall work, but just barely. You cannot get into a corner with it for love or money.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:29 PM   #3
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imo those things suck.
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they are a pain in the balls the boss bought them for us when we were outside doing dens glass and it like like 10 degrees out so we could keep our gloves on, ended up using regular screwgun, they jam up and if you have to go on an angle to catch the edge of stud you cant, not to mention the screws are double the price.
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Some other company bought out the original Rigid a few years ago and the quality has never been the same. It's now a Home Depot / DIY quality level now and I got no room for their junk. IMO self-feeders are over-priced gadgets. I'll hand feed a good old Dewalt/BD until I retire. Screws are triple the bulk price here.
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:39 PM   #6
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wast-o-time and money. screws are twice as much and they are a pain in the ass to use. they can't screw off angles so you'll have to go through and punch angles screws with a regular gun anyway..
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I use the Hilti self feeder, works ok, and you can use it as a self feeder or a regular screw gun. A bit expensive though, paid $200 for mine.

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ive found tough inside angles are hard enough with a regular gun or even inside 90's when theres not much meat to screw to. in these situations i switch to a cordless drill with a philips bit andthe clutch set or just use drywall nails
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I don't know about the specific gun in the OP, but I once rented a self-feed, waist-high screw gun to put down sub-floor. The idea being that you stand up to screw down the floor. After the first hour of spending more time un-jamming the thing than screwing, I set it aside and put on the knee pads...

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