Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
Grabber/HitachiWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
7526HXT SuperDrive/ W6VB3SD SuperDrive7.7 pounds6.62,600 rpm3/4 ?3 in.50
Grabber/Hitachi 7526HXT SuperDrive/ W6VB3SD SuperDrive
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This tool has a clean, rugged design. It comes with extension, Lox and Phillips bits, drywall nosepiece, and Cordura bag. The tool-free depth-of-drive adjustment is easy to use and holds its setting. It comes with the longest cord I've seen on a power tool?24 feet 6 inches.
Price
$279

Contact
Grabber
800-477-8876
www.grabberman.com

Hitachi Power Tools
800-829-4752
www.hitachipowertools.com
MakitaWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
68346.27 pounds (with handle)4.32,800 rpm1 ?2-1/4 in.50
Makita 6834
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This tool ships with one bit and a hard carrying case. The extension handle is available as an accessory. To adjust the nosepiece for different screw lengths, you simply push in a lever on the nose and slide the front guard forward or back to the desired setting. Fast and easy!
Price
$233 (extension, $57

Contact
Makita
800-462-5482
www.makitatools.com
MuroWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
CH73908.0 pounds6.52,500 rpm1-1/2 ?3 in.30
Muro CH7390
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This tool comes with a telescoping extension handle, carry bag, screw pouch, and one bit. It was tricky to assemble, but worked very well. I didn't care for the T-style handle, but it is a smooth-running tool. Check for fastener availability in your area.
Price
$279

Contact
Muro North America
800-665-6876
www.muro.com
MuroWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
FDVL4111.1 pounds5.02,900 rpm1 ?3 in.150
Muro FDVL41
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This is the big dog of this group, designed for serious production work; if you plan to screw down decks full-time, this is the tool for the job. It comes with one square and one Phillips-head bit and an extension handle. Check for fastener availability in your area.
Price
$500?$600

Contact
Muro North America
800-665-6876
www.muro.com
PAM FasteningWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
P13KUE6.6 pounds6.52,500 rpm1 ?3 in.50
PAM Fastening P13KUE
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
Ships with a hard carrying case, extra bit, short bit holder, short adapter, and Allen wrench pack. It is a well-made tool with the best depth-of-drive adjustment in the group. It held up well under tough jobsite conditions.
Price
$392

Contact
PAM Fastening Technology
800-699-2674
www.pamfast.com
SencoWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
DS300-AC8.7 pounds5.23,300 rpm1-1/4 ?3 in.50
Senco DS300-AC
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This tool was designed from the ground up to be a standing-position floor tool. It's fast, durable, and hardworking, and it comes with a hard carrying case, spare bit, wrenches, and extra non-skid nose pads. This is a great piece of equipment for the professional contractor.
Price
$249

Contact
Senco
800-543-4596
www.senco.com
SencoWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
DS300-S27.4 pounds5.42,500 rpm1-5/8?3 in.50
Senco DS300-S2
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
My favorite in this test, the DS300-S2 comes with an extension adapter, a hard carrying case, spare bits, wrenches, and extra non-skid nose pads. This is a nicely designed and versatile tool that snaps together quickly and easily, uses a full range of screws, and performed well during testing.
Price
$239

Contact
Senco
800-543-4596
www.senco.com
Simpson Strong-TieWeightAmpsSpeedFastener LengthNo. of Fasteners
Quik Drive PROCCSM35K8.0 pounds6.53,500 rpm1?3 in.30
Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive PROCCSM35K
StoryID
501479
ToolNumber
8
ComponentId
tcm:78-1627419
Tester Comments
This is a fast, smooth-running competitor. It comes with the QDPRO300SG2 attachment, QDA158G2 drywall attachment, stand-up extension, screw pouch, bit assortment, and hard carrying case. This is a hardworking tool, suitable for many tasks.
Price
$299

Contact
Simpson Strong-Tie
800-999-5099
www.strong-tie.com