Brushless Drywall Screw Gun
DeWalt Brushless Drywall Screw Gun
Brushless Drywall Screw Gun
DeWalt Brushless Drywall Screw Gun
20V MAX Cordless Cutout Tool
DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Cutout Tool
The gun is compact, especially when used with a 2.0 Ah battery. This is the preproduction model DeWalt was showing at STAFDA.
David Frane The gun is compact, especially when used with a 2.0 Ah battery. This is the preproduction model DeWalt was showing at STAFDA.

During a visit to the DeWalt booth at the recent STAFDA tradeshow, a product manager showed me a preproduction model of a new 20V MAX cordless drywall gun, the DCF620. The tool can be used as a stand-alone screw gun or with a $99 magazine (DCF6201) that takes collated fasteners. With a no-load speed of 4,400 rpm it runs slightly faster than the brushless models recently released by Bosch and Makita.

What makes this tool a plausible replacement for corded is the brushless motor and high-capacity batteries now available. With 2.0 Ah compact batteries it weighs about the same as a corded model and should have sufficient runtime for the pro tradesman. According to a recent DeWalt press release, it can drive up to 2,250 coarse thread screws per charge through 1/2-inch drywall into pine studs when equipped with a 2.0 Ah battery. With a 4.0 Ah battery it is said to be able to drive 2,900 1 1/4-inch fine-thread through 1/2-inch drywall into 20-gauge studs. That’s a lot of fasteners.

Features include a belt clip, lock-on switch, and LED light. The gun can be used with bulk fasteners or equipped with an optional auto-feed magazine (DCF6201; $99) for use with collated screws. An 18-volt (20V MAX) drywall cutout tool (DCS551; $130 bare) was introduced last summer so a rocker on the DeWalt battery system could go completely cordless. The cutout tool is already available but the screw gun and auto-feed magazine will not come out until sometime this spring.

DCF620 Drywall Gun Specs
Motor: brushless; 18 volts
Speed: 0-4,400 RPM
Weight: 3.3 pounds (w 2.0 Ah battery)
Length: 8.75 inches
Country of origin: China
Kit includes: tool, bag, charger, and two batteries
Price: $249 (2.0 Ah kit); $269 (4.0 Ah kit); $139 (bare)
Available: April 2015

DCS551 Cutout Tool Specs
Motor: brushed; 18 volts
Speed: 26,000 rpm
Weight: 3.1 pounds (w compact battery)
Length: 10 7/8 inches
Collet: accepts 1/8 and 1/4 inch bits
Country of Origin: Mexico
Kit includes: tool, bag, charger, and two 2.0 Ah batteries
Price: $199 (kit); $129 (bare)
Available: now

For more information on recently released brushless drywall screw guns see:
New Cordless Drywall Guns from Bosch, DeWalt, and Makita
Bosch SGH182 Drywall Gun
Makita XSF03M Drywall Gun