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So i bought a ridgid collated screw gun today, my question is are the worth it? A buddy of mine called and needs me to hang some board for him, but the catch is i have to start tomorrow, and im swamped. The price was right, but i couldnt find anyone to work in the evening but one guy who is a slow screwer. Yes im shoving this hang in in the evenings. So i thought this might make up some time any thoughts?
 

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The least you can do is try it out. Can't screw into corners well. If you miss a screw or don't sink it all the way, you have to go back with a different screw gun to set it. I have a Senco, and use it for drywall, strapping, and screwing down radiant heat climate panel. I find it really shines when doing drywall on the ceiling. The longer screws are tough to get perpendicular to the working surface.
 

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so how was it? My ebay cordless one arrived today.
I like mine a lot worked great for lids, It takes some getting used to but I'm used to a dewalt. I def learned not to put it away with screws left in it! Most of my jobs are fairly small but I hang commercial at my real job and I could see the time saved screwing would make up for the cost in screws. And for lids man does it make it nice
 

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x3 on the Senco

x2 carrying a cordless screwgun to sink the corners and the "shiners".

Works great for the lids, as you said.
 

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I like mine a lot worked great for lids, It takes some getting used to but I'm used to a dewalt. I def learned not to put it away with screws left in it! Most of my jobs are fairly small but I hang commercial at my real job and I could see the time saved screwing would make up for the cost in screws. And for lids man does it make it nice
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and it also works well to put down some sub floors.
 

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I see this topic is already well covered and finished, but as a new member I wanted to get my feet wet, and just maybe add something useful. I love the Ridgid collated screw guns, I own a few of the cordless versions. Anyhow, I'm guessing everyone is already well aware of it and the benefits, but I always recommend registering for the LSA. Well worth the effort, and it makes Ridgid tools one of the better investments you can make in tools in my opinion.
 

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welcome aboard! They no longer sell it at HD, and I got it off EBAY- the LSA only works when you purchase new from HD, and then you have a very small window to register.

BTW, the nose piece changes, do they matter?
 
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