Two readers have sent in tips that Dewalt is soon coming out with a new 20V Max brushless cordless drywall screwgun. Dewalt posted a teaser image of the new DCF620 screwgun on their auto-load knife promo page, but no additional details followed.
I’m sure that more details are inbound, but here’s what we know so far:
It’s a drywall screwgun, and it’s powered by a brushless motor, probably with power and runtime optimally balanced.
As with other cordless screwguns, it’s fair to expect the new model to be built for high speed and maximum runtime. Driving in drywall screws is probably tedious enough without having to worry about tracking down the charger or spare batteries.
Dewalt still offers an 18V model (DC520KA), and it looks like this new model is a completely new redesign. This is expected, as brushless tools are often designed from the ground up to maximize the features and benefits for users. The exception seems to be what Milwaukee did with their Fuel brushless band saw, which looks to have been heavily inspired by their corded band saw design.
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There will also be a collated magazine attachment that converts the tool to an auto-feed screwdriving system.
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I’m not too up to date about drywall screwgun developments, so I did a bit of searching to see what else is out there. Apparently Bosch released a new brushless screwgun in Europe a couple of months ago, the GSR 18V-EC TE.
I peeked at the Bosch specs (via their UK product page), and their new screwgun can drive in 3400 screws per charge.
Seeing as how I have never picked up a drywall screwgun in my life, I can’t really gauge how the two models stand against each other. This is made harder by how Dewalt hasn’t released anything but a teaser image. I’ll fill you in on the details once I learn more.
Thanks to Joe and Justin for the tip!