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If you’ve ever hung drywall and drilled your drywall screw too deep and had to spend time filling all of those holes, you’ll love this new tool. This drywall screw gun is the new kid in Ryobi’s line up of brushless tools. It gets the job done and has some handy features too.
Purpose of the Ryobi Drywall Screw Gun
How is the drywall screw gun different than the normal drill? The Ryobi Drywall Screw Gun allows you to set the depth that the drywall screw will go into the drywall sheet.
This is really handy, so you can put every screw just slightly deeper than the drywall surface, making the joint compound skim coat quick, easy and smooth! No screws sticking out a little too much or screws almost through the sheet rock 🙂 .
How it works:
Out of the box, you’ll need to place the bit in the holder and add a battery. Then twist the nose to adjust the depth of the bit, do a few practice runs on screws to adjust to the perfect screw depth.
The switch above the trigger is your forward, lock (center), and reverse drilling direction control. The trigger is a variable control trigger, so the farther back you pull the trigger, the faster the drill will turn.
Place a screw on your bit and you’re ready to hang drywall.
The nose cap can be pulled off if needed. The Ryobi drywall screw gun comes with a few belt hanging options, one on top and a removable hanger on the bottom.
It also has a magnetic tray to hold stray screws or bits. The Ryobi drywall screw gun also has a button for Quiet Drive, when engaged, the trigger will only work if there is pressure on the bit (like pushing on a drywall screw). The Quiet Drive saves battery life if you have trigger happy fingers. There is also a bright LED work light that will turn on when you engage the trigger.
Ryobi Brushless Drywall Screw Gun Specifications
- 0-4,700 RPM (variable and no load)
- Run Time
- Up to 3,000 screws/ 4ah battery
- Battery System
- 2.25 lbs
Yes you can use your traditional drill for that, but if you have quite a bit of sheet rock to hang, you should look into getting one of these. I wish the bit was magnetic, but other than that, it’s a great affordable tool.
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