Myron Ferguson is a drywall contractor and trainer from Galway N.Y. He is the author of "Drywall: Professional Techniques for Great Results" and has a series of instructional DVDs. To contact him, visit www.thatdrywallguy.com.
Just reading the title of this article gets my blood pumping a little faster. I started out working for my grandfather in his construction company. He had a hard time getting people to do the drywall work, so I taught myself how to tape and eventually went out on my own doing small drywall jobs.
We would hang and tape drywall, as much as we could, as fast as we could. We did quality work but like a lot of drywall companies, we thought the money was in the quantity of work done and not so much in the quality.
Editor’s note: It’s been seven years since Myron Ferguson took a look at drywall screwguns in Walls & Ceilings, so we thought we’d have him revisit the topic and evaluate both corded and battery operated screwguns, as well as the self-feeding versions. We are surprised that the subject stirred up a proverbial “hornet’s nest” among many long-time drywall contractors.
I still operate a small drywall company and most days I am out in the field hanging and taping board. In addition, I do training throughout the year at trade shows and of course still write articles pertaining to the drywall industry. This business is working out real good. I find out about new products, sometimes even before they are out in the market. I field test and sometimes demonstrate a company's tool or various products.