Dewalt already makes a very good 20V Max brushless drywall screwgun (DCF620). So what’s this new DCF622 screwgun model all about?
The main feature of this model is Dewalt’s Versa-Clutch adjustable torque design, which dials in the proper torque required to effectively drive fasteners.
This model is not intended for drywall applications. Instead, the Dewalt DCF622 screwgun is designed for metal-to-metal fastening applications, as well as commercial roofing and framing tasks.
It is said to be able to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood. Dewalt also had this to say about the screwgun:
Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners, a common user frustration.
Additional features include a quick release chuck, easy clutch and drive depth control, overmolded grip, LED work light, lock-on function, and belt hook.
Thanks to the brushless motor, users should see long runtimes, and lower maintenance requirements as there are no motor brushes that wear down and need replacing.
Speed: 0 to 2,000 RPM. Dewalt’s brushless drywall screwgun is faster, with a no-load speed of 4,400 RPM.
The new screwgun will be available as a bare tool (DCF622B) for $199, and in a 2-battery (2x 4.0Ah) kit (DCF622M2) for $329.
ETA: September 2016
Screwguns are commonly used by drywallers and other professionals for hanging drywall and other sheet goods to walls and ceilings. This one is aimed at a different crowd – users who have started taking to impact drivers for their fastening needs.
The new Dewalt DCF622 has lower motor speeds than the drywall gun, but presumably much more capable of heavier duty fastening applications that require a bit more torque.
I can’t say I’ve done the kind of work where this tool would have come in handy, and so I’ll defer to your opinions. But I can say that I’m at least pleased to see Dewalt taking efforts to expand their 20V Max offerings.