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Quik Drive auto-feed screwdriver – screw things down as quick and easy as nailing them
Quik-Drive Auto-Feed screwdriver: how could I ever get angry with you?
My name is Loz, and I have a problem with tool lust. I find it very difficult to leave a hardware or auto shop without a heat gun, a ratcheting spanner set or some new air tool on top of the three bolts I went in there for. And while I've never had to screw a wall together or install a deck – and I have no plans to start in the immediate future – I'd still find it incredibly hard to resist one of these things if I ever saw it in person. It's a belt-feed screwdriver. A freakin' belt-feed screwdriver. Load it up with a strip of screws, and you're ready to screw more things in quicker succession than you'd ever have dreamed possible. Just watching the Quik Drive promo video after the jump sent me into a shuddering toolgasm.
I could bore you with specifications like the fact you can get the Quik-Drive auto-feed drive system with your choice of DeWalt or Makita 2500rpm motors, or the fire-breathing 4500rpm Makita version for those who need to screw fast and hard.
I could talk about the different models, for subfloors, steel, wood, roofing and the like, or I could go on about the long attachment handle that lets you fasten down floorboards without having to kneel down or bend over.
I could talk about how using screws to fasten things is so much more effective and longer-lasting than nails, how a floor screwed down is so much less likely to creak than a nailed one, or how this jigger makes screwing something down as quick and easy as using a nailgun.
And these are all good points. But at the end of the day, people, it's a freakin' belt-feed screwdriver. It had me at hello.
More information at the Strongtie Quik Drive website.
About the Author
Loz has been one of Gizmag's most versatile contributors since 2007. Joining the team as a motorcycle specialist, he has since covered everything from medical and military technology to aeronautics, music gear and historical artefacts. Since 2010 he's branched out into photography, video and audio production, and he remains the only Gizmag contributor willing to put his name to a sex toy review. A singer by night, he's often on the road with his a cappella band Suade.
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That is just the best copy I have read this year.
Oh come on these have been available for years! the Makita BFR750Z for one and there are many others available
Old news. \"Automatic\" screw guns have been around for years.
This is nothing new...used one of these 3 years ago...I have two problems with this though...
1) Yet another drill type tool in the tool box. What I want to see is a screw attachment that will fit on existing drills. If it did this, it\'s a no-brainer!
2) you are limited to the screws that this company supplies! If you are screwing in decking and you want to use a colored screw, you can\'t use this since they don\'t make the strips in colors...so you\'re screwed...literally!
Sorry guys, I\'m aware these have been around for a while. I\'ve never come across one, and when I did, I got a little excited.
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