Well I used my Sword yesterday for a full day! First time! It came in really handy it was a small roof extension so only 10rafters and then diminishing jack rafters into the adjacent roof and ladder rack on the gable end and valley. He said can we get the old roof stripped together and then I fit the new roof all by 3 oclock! So he could felt,lath and tile the roof before it gets dark which is like 5 o'clock!
This included Fascia and gable end and bolting rafters to old roof and bolting braces! Aswell as needed to work out getting the roof at the right height! As he had the wall plate set to high!
I was still bolting up as he was felting over the top of me!
Well we finished it at 5.10 with tools packed! It was dark I was worried I had forgotten a tool! I hope I haven't any way!
Was a rush I tell ya and I didnt get to do the roof like I would of liked I wouldn't say bodged but not to my standers.
Well I could not of done it with out the Sword!
It made light work for cutting the rafters and jacks!
Oh I had a play with the Protool auto Feed gun! I could tell a difference straight away with this 18V compared to the 12V I found the 12v was easier to scew screws into wood as it has a higher RPM it screws them in quickly so your not pushing the Gun for very long on each screw so its less tiring when using above your head plus its lighter which helps!
I found with my new 18V Protool Auto Feed Gun it screws the screws in slower so you have to push the drill slightly longer!
Its hardly anything but when your doing a lot it adds up a bit on your arms!!
I still prefer the 18V as I said its only slightly longer but I think being able to use my 18V festool batteries on the Protool gun and use my Protool 18V batteries on my festools is a big Bonus!
Also I noticed with the 12v when I tried screwing a piece of chipboard to 4x2 the screws just sat flush even though I had the settings on the drill at maximum depth.
With the 18V it easily sunk the screws in and it was only set at half the depth. I think this would be better for fixing plaster boards with longer screws into oak. I think the 18v for me is the better option as I find it will come in for doing flooring for easy screwing ply or chipboard the floor joists or studding.
You can see in the Video! Its fully automatic in forward but not in reverse. So no need to pull the trigger this is easier for when you just cant quite reach but also saves a lot of battery power because your only running the drill when needed.