Cordless Screwgun Head to Head
BEST IN CLASS
The coveted best in class or overall winner of these head to heads are based on performance in all categories evaluated and general feedback from our crew. Best in class winners do not need to win all or most categories, but rather stand out from the rest of the field in key categories and are chosen for overall performance in our head to head and crew feedback.
WINNER – DEWALT DCF620M2
HONORABLE MENTION – Bosch SGH182-01
This was one of the closest head to head we’ve ever done. Both the DEWALT and Bosch were so close that I’m giving the edge to DEWALT based on the fact that they also offer a cordless cut-out tool which makes a great companion for installers so they can use the same battery platform. Both of these screw guns took top dibs in 3 categories each so making a choice was not easy.
It’s also worth noting that the HILTI is an exceptional screw gun. It’s weight and cost held it back from taking the top position, however the HILTI is no doubt a robust tool that would likely wipe out the competition on durability if we had a way of speeding up time and abuse testing.
Screw Gun Video Summary
The Cord Is Cut!
As I mentioned earlier in the article, I recently brought several of these tools to one of my job sites and let the drywall hangers use them for the entire project. Within hours of using cordless crew guns they were sold! The owner of the company said without doubt they will switch over entirely to cordless screw guns.
The big take away from that crew mimics the results above. They had a very hard time choosing between the Bosch and DEWALT for an overall winner. They were blown away at the reduction in noise and overall performance that matched their old corded screw guns.
Lastly, and most important in my opinion was the discussion about no longer dragging cords around the job. They told stories of wrapping cords around their necks to make dragging easier, about tripping in stairways over cords, near misses with shocks from broken cables. The bottom line is they were amazed at the results and were completely converted by the end of the job.
If you’re a drywall / plaster hanger there’s no reason to wait any longer to jump on the cordless train!
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