Over at Amazon, I spotted a new Hitachi SuperDrive collated drywall screwgun (W6V4SD2, currently $150). While interesting, it’s just another drywall screwgun. But then I saw this monstrosity, a Hitachi SuperDrive sub-floor and decking screwgun (W6VB3SD2).
This screwgun comes with a 20″ extension that, using Hitachi’s words, allows you to work from a grounded standing position without having to get down on the floor or stand on a ladder.
In other words, it lets you drive fasteners into the floor, or high up, while standing upright in a comfortable non-straining position.
The new Hitachi screwgun looks to be an update to an older model, and there are other decking, flooring, and long-reach screwguns on the market, such as this one by Senco.
Still, this is something I hadn’t seen before, and it looks like a great idea!
What’s the downside to a tool like this? Maybe it lacks the higher precision you would get with a shorter tool? With manual screwdrivers, drills, and drivers, longer spans from handle to fastener sometimes require greater care to guide the fastener exactly where you want it to go. But from the promo video (below), it looks like screw placement is easy peasy.
Features and specs include:
- Tool-free depth adjustment
- 2,600 RPM
- 139.6 in-lbs torque
- 5/8″ to 3″ fastener range, #6 to #12 in diameter
- Variable speed lock-on trigger
- 24.6 foot power cord for mobility
- Side handle
The 20″ extension is removable, for using the screwgun in tight spaces or where you don’t need the reach, and should make the drill easier to store away.
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For those of you who do flooring work and deck building, do you use something like this? Would you?
Here’s Hitachi’s promo video: