1st monster screw gun I have had. Everything else ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: 1st monster screw gun I have had. Everything else has been battery powered. Never again for batteries. This thing has power. Clutch takes a bit getting use to at first. On zero, this thing does sheet rock without a blink. Getting ready to use it on sheet metal roof and a steel carport. So far, I would say, its a keeper!
Summary: 10/7/14 Arrived within two days using "Prime" regular free delivery. Requires 2" bits, NOT 1" bits. Apply light pressure into wood or sheet rock or the clutch will not disengage ( deep hole results ). Always test on scrap before using first time - the adjustment collar will provide consistent, satisfactory results with your increased familiarity with this screwdriver. When screwed in to desired depth, unit chatters as though the bit is spinning on the screw head.
Summary: I have tried several cordless drill/drivers in the past. Almost every time the battery would be dead or to little charge to get the job done. A regular corded drill does not make a good screwdriver because of high speed and no torque control. The DeWalt DW268 6.5 amp Screwdriver solved my problem. Thanks Amazon.com for the fast delivery.
Summary: This is an excellent fastening gun. My employer requires a model minimum of DW257, anything better is up to you. The 257 is a great gun, but when the clutch is worn down to a nub, this is when you NEED a versa-clutch. But, after playing with the settings, you realize a worn out clutch is occasionally advantageous. You can set the engagement so low, the gun is incapable of stripping framing-screws while stitching corrugated sheet metal.
Summary: I bought this to drive those very large 9" structural crosscut screws through notched 6x6 PT as my battery powered drill died trying to do the same. This driver has power to spare, an easy to use bit system and a wide range of clutch settings. I'm not a pro builder but for a home owner who builds things constantly this driver is excellent.