Screw guns are a power tool used for driving screws. They are particularly useful for jobs within the construction industry such as hanging drywall, building frames, installing decking, roofing and general carpentry.
How Does a Screw Gun Work?
Screw guns are trigger-activated and have an auto-feed mechanism for convenience. Some models even have a reverse setting for removing screws. Although their sole purpose is to drive and remove screws, one of the nuances of these tools is the ability to adjust the drive depth as required. A collated screw gun can sink screws up to two inches below the surface, which is essential for drywall that requires screws to be inserted at particular depths.
What's the Difference Between a Screw Gun and a Drill?
Screw guns may look like a power drill, but they cannot drill or bore holes. They drive screws and that’s it. This is the main difference between screw guns and a power drill, but it’s fundamental. Screw guns are much faster to operate thanks to their self-feeding screw belts and are therefore better-suited to bigger jobs.
What Are the Different Types of Screw Guns?
Screw guns have several names, including collated screw gun and drywall screw gun. Corded models provide continuous power for extended usage, while cordless models allow for more freedom of movement when working at height or in spaces where cables might become an obstruction.
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