Oh, Man ! I guess I'm not finished then.....
Be nice to her!OK, so I sucked it up and bought a gun, feeder and a box of #16's. By the time I watched youtube to figure out how to use it, dug out the hydraulic lift, stopped for a coffee and put 278 (sound right?) studs in my work SWT it took me about 1.5 hours. I'll stud my new SWT, a few buddies and charge a few guys $100 and voila...a new tool in the box. A Windex bottle with water and a few drops of soap really help. Once I started using that, I only had to break out the hammer for about every 10th stud. I was also meticulously cleaning the holes (2 year old track) for the first 20 or so. After that...just started banging away and if I got one that didn't seat...use the vice grips to remove, clean the hole, spray water and bango...done. This is far from rocket science, but oddly rewarding not to have to drag the machine somewhere to have someone else do the work. I've got a 900ACE SWT to stud over the lunch hour. I think I may have to test drive!!