I’ve gone through a screw gun or 2 (or 20) since my first one back in the 80’s, I call myself an expert. So here are the best screw guns and the best drywall screw gun. For the best AC Corded Electric Drill is at the bottom.
We have other posts just about tools:
- 21 Tool Gifts That Are Totally Cool
- Painting Tools List (with 5 BIG TIMESAVING Paint Tools)
- New Tools for the Handy-Person Who Has Everything, or Not Enough of Anything.
The BLACK & DECKER LI4000 3.6-Volt I bought this on a day of need as my other one died, and it was cheap and quick but wow, was I pleasantly surprised, it is a good quality screw gun for the price.. It charges fully after years of hard use and it has not seemed to lose any power. I love my little orange drill.
About $30 – Look and buy here
Medium Budget Best Screw Gun Winner:
The DEWALT DCF813S2 12-Volt comes with two batteries included: his company knows what it is doing. You can buy 2nd battery and charger to increase your tool gift awesomeness! A high-quality drywall screw gun too.
About $130 – Look and buy here
Big Budget Best Screw Gun Winner:
The PORTER-CABLE PCCK618L2 20-Voltt. In our view, the best gift on the internet, a very high-quality screw gun. Two guns, huge power. A lifetime set. Enjoy.
Less than $200 – Look and buy here
The icing on the cake of your screw gun gift.
Screw Bits. Duh.
Quality bits don’t chip and turn into powder.
This set has 7000 great reviews–wow. About $10.
This one has 4x the variety: nice. About $50.
Hex Drill Set
Don’t go cheap with drill bits.
Dewalt will stay sharp. About $14: worth it.
Magnetic Bit Tip Holder
I have been through quite a number of these and they all have pros & cons.
This Makita seems to be the winner. About $7.
Universal Socket: doubles as guitar drill-winder head! This socket adapter fits tightly around any size screw-head, hook, or thumb
screw up to 3/4 inch. RAK won’t break. Less than $10
37 Hole Hex Bit Organizer:
This relates to my own invention, just below!
This is a nice and low-cost add-on. About $11
MY BIT TIP-TIP (TIP ON TIPS)
My best invention: glue your tip holder to your gun! We hate stopping to find the right tip… and for you dedicated readers, I made a video of how to do this: include the idea with your gift!
The type of glue is key. I like construction adhesive in a caulk gun tube: the best and cheapest glue you can get (but it is not flexible when dry!) You need the mini-holster and a wipe clean with rubbing alcohol. It will NOT come off.
You need a small one like this. If you buy one with a few rows, it sticks out too much, and in working you only need several bits, not many.
Sometimes you need a 2nd screwdriver
This Chapman set comes with a screwdriver handle and lots of options.
The head of a screw, when sunk to flush with the wood, provides great strength as well as a clean look.
A must have for shelves etc. About $30.
Spade (a.k.a. Spoon) Drill Bits
These can be sharpened but I won’t go into that here. To make this gift better, add on the larger size bits not in the set. Why? You need a 1.5-inch spade to make holes for some electrical plugs for example.
The main 6-piece set is about $11.
The extra-wide bit is about $5.
Flex-Angle Tip Holder
I took a chance on the more expensive one: I’m so happy with it. I used it several times per month just around the house and show it off to my buddies.
The best screw gun accessory I own, very high quality.
Look and buy here – About $30
It’s great to drive sockets with power. Select the longer shaft for a really nice addition to a screw gun gift.
These drive fittings come in two most common sizes:
1/4 inch, About $15 and
1/2 inch Also about $15
Non-Hex Drill Bit Converter
I did not know this existed until last Christmas. Way to go Daddio!
Lets you use round drill bits in your hex screw gun. Less than $15.
Stubby Ratcheting Screwdriver.
Bigger is not always better. About $7.
Cordless Drill Holster
Real cool. Very useful. Under $25
Mixing paint and mud just got easier
Has a hanger for when not in use: attaches to any gun and saves your arms (sepecially when keeping your drywall mud mixed). Very handy tool. Only about $10.
Smart-Bit Depth Limiting Drill Bit
Overcomes our arch enemy: sinking the screw too deep. Use this and your screw gun becomes the best drywall screw gun!
Great invention. About $25.
Drill Stand for Hand Drills
Drill press you keep in your drawer: saved me mucho dinero.
Works with most models. About $30
Real Drill Winner: Dewalt DWD220.
In our tool gift post, we feature the Dewalt DWD220 over the DWD210G because 210G does not have a clutch (this adjustable inner gear slips to prevent the drill or screw from binding, breaking, or going too deep). Certainly a very good drywall screw gun.
This is the highest quality screw gun on the market and not as expensive as I predicted. A lifetime tool. We chose this because it excels in every category:
- Chuck size
- Clutch or no clutch
- Ergonomics (2nd handle or not)
This Dewalt leaves the others in the dust. Less than $200.