Summary: I have been a contractor for 30 years. I bought 2 of these to use on a big job. If makita makes it, I own it. Drills, hammer drills, jack hammers, cut off saws, and more. I use only makita tools, then this piece makes me think I should try another brand. I have never been disappointed until now. This drywall gun will not let you set a depth far enough to drill the screw down into the drywall.
Summary: I cant really reveiw this product in use this is just a heads up for others, as i brought it to do drywall after reading the other 3 reviews on this product but according to the two Makita Serivce Centres near me it can not do drywall screws as it can not do screws shorter than 1 3/4" (45mm) (to a max of 2 15/16th) and they only make 1 1/4" (standard size) and 1 5/8" collated drywall screws.
Summary: My fiance and I ordered this product b/c we are beginning to build our future home. We watched videos of this tool in action and decided to take a gamble and make the purchase. We are so pleased we did! This tool works very well. It is lightweight, in my opinion lighter than any nail-gun I've held, plus you don't have the weight of a cord dragging you down.
Summary: I'd been using a cordless Senco which was prone to jamming, misaligning with screws and useless at any angle. The Makita is a dream! Faster, lighter and after over 10,000 screws on 3 commercial jobs, it's jammed 3 times due to operator error. Also - to address any battery complaints - I had to change the 3AH battery ONCE during a ten hr day of steady drywall hanging. This is my new favorite Makita tool! Toss your Senco and Ridgid, then get this one.
Summary: I think this screw gun is going to save me a lot of time once I get used to it, but getting consistent screw depths has been tricky, especially at seams. You have to drive the screws fast enough and with enough pressure to keep the bit engaged until it's dimpled properly and bottoms out. Getting enough pressure on the gun, holding the right angle, and driving with enough speed all while standing on a ladder and holding this gun over your head isn't easy.