Cordless Screwgun Head to Head
WINNER – DEWALT
As always we like to consider this category as an important part of your decision as a consumer and professional to decide what is the right price point for you or your business. Obviously the battery platform you may already have will impact the upfront cost, but assuming you aren’t considering the purchase of a bare tool, the value category is based on quality and features against cost. We use prices available on online retailers and MSRP to determine average cost of the tool.
Each of the prices below include the drill along with two batteries and a charger. Bosch, DEWALT and Makita included 4.0 Ah battery packs, while Hilti is a 2.6 Ah and Senco is a 1.5 Ah.
- Bosch SGH182-01: $349 + $125 for collated attachment
- DEWALT DCF620M2 : $269 + $83 for collated attachment
- HILTI SD 4500-A18: $539 (includes collated attachment)
- Makita XSF03M: $339 (no attachment available)
- SENCO DS215: $268 (no attachment needed)
DEWALT’s DCF620M2 is very aggressively priced similar to the SENCO. However, the DEWALT comes with two 4.0 Ah batteries whereas the SENCO offers two 1.5 Ah packs which in our opinion is a huge value difference. One might make the argument that the SENCO should win this category as it’s the cheapest option if you’re looking for a collated solution.
SENCO’s all in one cost, no need to shell out more cash for collated capabilities, makes it an attractive offer. The performance is a big piece also, but where it lacks in versatility makes this one task tool fall short of the versatility of the DEWALT.
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