Trust me, you want a Quik Drive. You can sink fasteners into wood and drywall almost as fast as you can blink. You can drive screws overhead and into the floor without using a ladder, bending over, or crawling on the floor. Check out this complete combo kit that has all you need to make the magic happen.
Quik Drive PROSDDM35K Complete Combo Multi-Use Kit for Fastening Decks, Subfloor, Sheathing and Drywall
The Quik Drive PROSDDM35K has every tool you need for fastening together subflooring, decks, and drywall. It even comes with a Makita 3500rpm screwdriver motor so you don’t need your own drill.
The easiest way to introduce the Quik Drive is to watch this video. You’ll see how simple it is to assemble the tool and get started driving fasteners. You won’t need any additional tools to set up or tear down the Quik Drive.
Pop in a fresh magazine of screws and you’re ready to work. Each magazine is thoughtfully designed to curve up and away from where you’re working so you don’t drag it along. It feeds smoothly so you can move along fast.
You can toenail and countersink a wide variety of screws. If you test it and the fastener doesn’t hit the depth you want, there’s a quick adjustment dial right on the barrel.
The PROSDDM35K kit comes with a Decking Attachment, a Drywall Attachment, an Extension, the Screwdriver Motor, a hard-side tool case, and a Screw Quiver to hold magazines of fasteners on your belt.
Where can you use the Quik Drive? Put it into service to attach subflooring to wood or fiber-cement to steel, fasten stair treads, and secure sheathing. This particular kit can handle 1-1/4” to 3” screws in all of these series: CBSDQ, DCL, DHPD, DTHQ, DWC, DWCG, DWCZ, DWF, DWFSD, DWHL, PPSD, PHSS, SS3DSC, SSDTH, WSC, WSFLRV, WSNTL, WSNTLG.
What are professionals saying about the Quik Drive? They say it’s speedy, it’s accurate, and it feels like a well-made tool. Instead of driving screws by hand, the Quik Drive will literally save you hours of effort. Plus, contractors say that using the Quik Drive means they don’t get called back to fix squeaky floors. If you do a lot of fastening, this is one tool you need to have.
The manufacturer of the Quik Drive is Simpson Strong-Tie. They offer a limited lifetime warranty on the drive head, and the screwdriver motor has a 1-year limited warranty.
Quik Drive WSNTL2LS Wood Screws 2-Inch Lubricated Course Twin Threads, Yellow Zinc Coating, 2000-Count
While you’re shopping for a Quik Drive, take a look at these zinc-coated screws from Simpson Strong-Tie. Their 2-inch length has twin threads so they drive faster into wood than normal screws do. You can countersink them perfectly because they have nibs under their heads. They even come with a free #3 square drive bit in the box.The #8 size fits the Quik Drive in the PROSDDM35K kit described above. Each magazine holds 30 screws and there are 2000 total in the box. They are very easy to load because all you do is insert them. There’s no guessing because the end of the plastic strip has an arrow point so you know exactly which end goes first.
The zinc coating is designed to resist rusting and corrosion for years indoors in subfloors, sheathing, sill plates, or stair treads.
Simpson Strong Tie BIT3S-RC10 #3 Square Drive Quik Drive Insert – 10 per Package
Although every box of Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners comes with a free bit, one isn’t always enough when you’re working hard. To solve that problem, get this box of #3 recess square bit inserts, also known as replacement driving bits. There are ten total, made for driving indoor fasteners.
Quik Drive DWC158PS Drywall Screws 1 5/8-Inch Bugle Head, Sharp Point with Gray Phosphate Coating
If you’re hanging drywall, here are screws for your Quik Drive. You can use the #2 Phillips head replacement driving bits we listed below. The manufacturer coated with with gray phosphate as a protection against corrosion.
Simpson Strong Tie BIT2P-RC10 #2 Phillips Quik Drive Insert – 10 per Package
If you’re using fasteners with a #2 Phillips head recess instead of a square recess, you need these replacement driving bits.
Tips for building a strong home and durable deck
Did you know a well-built deck may last you over a decade? Or that having shearwalls in your home can help it resist earthquakes and hurricanes? Do you know what a continuous load path is?
There are some useful things you can do to reinforce the strength of your deck and home. One of them is to use connectors that can bear up to three times the load than toenailing can. You can buy and install a pre-manufactured shearwall, or attach wood sheathing and holdown connectors to your framing.
Find out if your home was built with a continuous load path. This kind of construction distributes the outside force of high winds or an earthquake and transfers their force to a well-anchored foundation.
You may be able to retrofit your home yourself, or hire a contractor to do it for you. You can improve it to better withstand strong winds from tornados and hurricanes as well as earthquakes.
As for your deck, it’s smart to inspect it once a year. Grab a flashlight and check for rot in the wood and corrosion of metal parts. Jiggle connections and watch for cracks. The most common problems you’ll probably find are loose connections where the deck is bolted to the house and where the railing is secured to the sides.
If you’ve just invested in the Quik Drive and some new fasteners, you’re all set to batten down the hatches and reinforce your home and deck in record time.
Cut your two-day project down into a few hours of work with a Quik Drive. Invest in one and share it with family and friends. Now you’ll look forward to putting in new floors and walls! Check back soon for new reviews of the best tools and gadgets on the market.