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Offline jdmacg

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Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« on: February 13, 2021, 05:14 PM »
Can the cordless drywall gun be used to secure subflooring if I use the proper collated screws

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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 06:17 PM »
They have 2 versions of the DWC, the low rpm version can be used to screw underlayment/OSB. (I have an old 12V protool DWC, That's certainly not powerfull enough, I don't have the 18 V version, so I can't say if it's doable with the high rpm version)
Personally I use my old corded makita to screw down subfloors.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 11:18 PM »
I am sure it could be used for subfloors but the rpm is really high and you might find control issues in that use. Or maybe power / torque problems.

Only the high rpm drywall version is sold in North America. Which is too bad.


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Offline denovo

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Re: Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 05:30 AM »
The high RPM version will not work for subfloors.   If you hit a knot when doing drywall it wills stall and you have to try a different location or use another drill to finish driving the screw.

Offline six-point socket II

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Re: Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 05:56 AM »
What screw size?

The DWC 18-4500 can easily drive 4.5/5x60 mm -> wood/wood.

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Offline JD2720

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Re: Festool Drywall Gun used for securing subfloors
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2021, 06:34 AM »
It did not work well for me.