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Discuss Makita Screwgun not fit for purpose at UK Plumbers Forums; Originally Posted by Phil Ever since Kyle on the tiler forum mentioned he uses his Hilti screwgun for Hardiebacker and he gets a sheet down in 10 seconds I became ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    Ever since Kyle on the tiler forum mentioned he uses his Hilti screwgun for Hardiebacker and he gets a sheet down in 10 seconds I became obsessed with trying to achieve this, those Senco flooring screws are more or less the sa me as Turbo golds eg zinc plated.
    Sounds like a joke you fell for mate, you've as much chance screwing straight into brick than getting through Hardibacker without pre-drilling.

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    Sounds like a joke you fell for mate, you've as much chance screwing straight into brick than getting through Hardibacker without pre-drilling.
    The Makita gun does fire them in, its just if you get the angle a fraction off it chews the heads up.

    I'm realising now after another go on it there is definatly a knack to it.

    Nobody pre drills Hardie do they? I normally screw my Turbogolds straight it.

    Interesting Chalked, I wonder why my tile shop only sell Hardie..
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    Screwing hardi backer

    I think it was hardie Kyle was using.
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    Interesting Chalked, I wonder why my tile shop only sell Hardie..[/QUOTE]
    Try your local CTD, they stock thier own brand of insulation boards. Trust me, once you use them, you won't go back to cutting dusty cement boards.

    Cement boards do have a place though. When you need to make the floor a bit more rigid.

    Back to the screw gun. I presume you were pulling the trigger befor making contact.

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    I've got the same gun but in 240v, it's a piece of garbage I reckon.
    It's forever misdriving screws and then when you get the inevitable jam it's nigh on impossible to get the screw out without a massive battle with a pair of long nose pliers.
    I've got a Senco cordless which is so much better.
    Also now got a Senco 240v which is far superior to the Makita.

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    Yes pulling trigger keeping it held, really wish I'd bought the dewalt now but seemed a shame to buy into another battery system.

    Don't have a CDT anywhere near..just an indepentant and a tile Giant.
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    Heard some good reviews on the Bosch or hilti's ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil View Post
    The Makita gun does fire them in, its just if you get the angle a fraction off it chews the heads up.

    I'm realising now after another go on it there is definatly a knack to it.

    Nobody pre drills Hardie do they? I normally screw my Turbogolds straight it.
    Well yes I do but then I don't use it that often and it's usually the 12mm hardi directly on stud which is perhaps over the top but rock solid, I guess you're talking about the 6mm hardi but I'm happy to be corrected or proven wrong.

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