Senco DS225-18V Duraspin Auto-Feed Screw Driver Reviews: Best Drywall Screw Gun?
The most popular drywall screw guns are the Festool DS-Series and the Makita DWG Series. Both of these brands have been around since 1996 and they both have their own unique features which make them stand out from other brands. For example, the Festool DS series has a large variety of sizes (from 1/2″ to 3″ diameter) while the Makita DWG series has a smaller variety of sizes (1/4″ to 5/8″).
In addition, all three brands are made in China. However, there are some differences between the models and colors. For instance, the Festool DS-Series model #2030 is available only with red plastic handles whereas the Makita DWG Series model #2300 is available with blue plastic handles.
Another difference is the size of the screwdriver. The Festool DS-Series model #2030 comes with a small Phillips head screw driver while the Makita DWG Series model #2300 comes with a larger Phillips head screw driver.
Finally, there are some minor differences in design and features between the models. The biggest difference is that the Makita model #2300 comes with a “Quick-Load” feature, which allows you to quickly load more screws into the collated magazine without having to reload each one individually. The Festool models do not have this feature.
All three models are priced around $190, which is relatively expensive when compared to non-collated gun models such as the Bostitch Model #NPC2M1, which sells for around $70.
From my experience, I have found the the Makita DWG-Series Models and the Festool DS-Series to be more reliable than other models on the market. Both manufacturers also provide excellent warranties in case something does happen to your unit.
Taking everything into consideration, the Makita DWG-2300 is an excellent option if you are looking to buy a collated screw gun. It is easy to use, provides excellent power and is very durable.
Finally, it comes with a “Quick-Load” feature which allows you to quickly change the collated magazine as opposed to having to reload each screw individually. The biggest disadvantage is that it is fairly expensive compared to non-collated gun models on the market.
If price is not a major concern and you want excellent quality, then the Makita DWG-2300 is an excellent option. However, if you are on a tight budget then the Bostitch NCP2M1 is a good choice. It is significantly cheaper and provides all the features that you need.
The only disadvantage is that it doesn’t have a collated magazine.
This concludes my review of the top drywall screw guns on the market. I hope you found this information useful when comparing models.
For me, I’m going to go with the popular choice of getting the Makita DWG-2300. It’s well worth the money and has all the features that I want in a gun.
Thanks for reading my review! Good luck!
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