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Old 01-31-2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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All Purpose Screwgun?

Hey CT peeps

I was looking at purchasing one of the brushless screwguns by makita.

They have two models - ones a 0-2500rpm that looks to be a bit more versatile (use for drywall, decking/fencing screws) and a 0-4000rpm that seems to be more drywall focused. That's the impression I'm getting anyway.

Looking for some feedback on these from users. It would probably get equal usage between drywall/deck/fencing.


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Old 01-31-2018, 09:15 PM   #2
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Re: All Purpose Screwgun?

I have the Makita platform, and the next time I have a decent amount of drywall to do I plan to get the Festool screw gun.


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Re: All Purpose Screwgun?

We have one 4,000 brushless Dewalt, & two 2,500 brushless Dewalts. For what we do, the 2,500 tek gun works perfectly...much better than the 4,000 model. They offer much better control for the bigger fasteners that we use. We use them on our assembly bench in place of pneumatic drivers, as well as fastening down our rail sections in trucks when doing deliveries.

I see a lot of the Dewalt 4,000 at home sites used on drywall. The weight savings & portability for ceiling work is amazing. I don't see any Makitas, but it could just be regional.
In the end, they are different tools for different purposes. If you plan on just one gun with minimal drywall use, I would go 2500.
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I was brought up high speed gun was for mainly metal studs and low speed was mainly for wood stud.

I own the high speed Makita gun. I bought it last summer and I don't notice any problems using with wood studs.
I like that it stays off until you run the screw. Quieter that way.
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I think he's interested in doing mostly decking, & fencing with it. 4k isn't ideal for that with the bigger fasteners, & longer lengths. It requires more than just a "punch it" like drywall does.
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