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Choosing the Best Corded Screwdriver: 4 Screwdrivers to Top Your Tool List

With a surplus of options, selecting the best power tool can be a complicated process; with considerations from price to power and everything in-between, a craftsman’s check-list can fast become endless. However, with these details of the industry’s best corded screwdrivers from Dewalt, Makita, Bosch, and Milwaukee, the choice should be a simpler one to make.

Dewalt’s DW268 Versa-Clutch screw-gun is an ultra high-power tool with an intense motor built for the toughest metal fastening applications. The tool’s Versa-Clutch torque adjustment system allows craftsmen to modify power to the exact torque needed for each application; this means you drive each fastener more efficiently, and without stripping or breakage. The tool’s rubber-grip, two-finger trigger, and advanced ergonomics provide users with uncommon comfort, control, and significantly less operator fatigue, and while the tool is designed to feel comfortable in your hands, it is also engineered with serious durability. The tool’s helical-cut, heat-treated gears provide a long and healthy life for your screw-gun, and its metal nose and gear-case offer superior resilience to jobsite wear and tear. Dewalt builds a pretty serious power tool, and for the most serious craftsmen, this screwdriver will have your back through the most rigorous, heavy-duty applications. Ranging in price from about $190 – $280 (on-line versus in-store pricing can result in a pretty sizable discrepancy), the DW268 is the most expensive of this group of tools, but for 6.5 amps, a strong tool, and a strong warranty, chances are, you’ll find it worth every penny.

On another hand, Milwaukee is know for building some of the best corded drills in the industry and their 6790-20 fastener/screwdriver leaves no room to question why. This is a brilliantly good tool designed to bring craftsmen some of the most heavy-duty, high-quality performance accessible in the tool-business, and with 6.5 amps of super power, and variable speeds from 0 – 2,500 RPM, the 6790-20 is perfectly equip for the most challenging industrial jobs. The tool’s no-slip depth guide allows users to exactly control the depth of every screw, thus, eliminating any guess work and leaving your projects shining with accuracy. An all metal gear-case and diaphragm renders the screw-gun is awesomely strong and durable, and with the perks of a sleek ergonomic design the tool is comfortable and simple to operate. Ranging from about $120 – $230 (same issue with on-line versus in-store pricing – of course this phenomenon is not universal, but to provide the most thorough idea, both low and high prices are provided), Milwaukee’s 6790-20, in addition to bringing aggressive high-performance and smooth operation, can be found at a great price.

Where high-quality and low-price are equally important, Bosch builds a heavy-duty screwdriver at a surprisingly competitive price. Ranging from $70 to $115, Bosch brings craftsmen a tool that is truly superior at a price that is nearly impossible to resist. In fact, because Bosch’s SG25M high-torque screw-gun is so uncommonly awesome, it’s difficult to adequately accolade this tool. The gun is ultra compact and with an ergonomic design, provides users with a truly unique comfort on the job; in truth, there is a fairly good chance that with this tool, you’ll want to drive screws all day. Its (patent-pending) Posi-Lock noise piece design, essentially, makes a little miracle with every use as it exactly retains depth settings even after being removed. This Posi-Lok system is brilliantly accurate and its depth setting retention eliminates tedious and time-consuming depth adjustments and readjustments. With 7 amps of super-power and 0 – 2,500 RPM, the tool offers optimum high-speeds for heavy screwdriving and the best torque to weight ratio is its class (at 179 in. lbs). Additionally, with variable speeds and reversing action, operators have complete control over the tool and its capacities. The tool’s metal gear housing is tremendously durable to ensure it withstands the abuses of jobsite wear and tear, and with a strong bit tip magnet, your control over driving (even the longest screws) is significantly improved. The SG25M is one beast of burden that is built as smart as it is strong. Perfect for every craftsman from the heaviest to lightest users, having this tool in your corner will embolden your spirits and produce always striking results.

Makita builds another extremely high-quality tool for lighter-duty users in their 6821. The 6821 (variable speed, reversible) drywall screwdriver is built to provide high-performance results with some seriously impressive perks. With variable speed control, high-power, and consistently comfortable operation, mastering the art of screwdriving seems an innate characteristics. Speed control grants operators far greater control over both the tool and task, and because the tool has the highest power to weight ratio in its class, the tool is both simple to use and highly aggressive. Offering consistent and accurate depth settings, and boasting the lowest noise and lowest vibration of any other comparable screwdriver, the 6821 is precise during even heavy-duty applications. Additionally, Makita builds some of the most powerful, durable motors in the industry rendering this tool a serious driver that will impress for a long time to come. Pricing from about $80 – $90, the tool, while also being brilliantly effective, is also a great value.

If you’re looking for something a bit bigger from Makita, their 6827 enjoys an intense 6.5 amp motor and a six-stage externally adjustable torque sensitive clutch mechanism. The tool is designed for heavier duty applications, and while unquestionably durable, the tool is also lightweight and smooth operating. The 6827 prices in the $170 range, a bit more expensive than the 6821, but it is a tremendously good tool that will long remain a sound investment.

Any of these screwdrivers are certain to bring you brilliant and lasting results, and because they are also corded, the power they produce will never dwindle or diminish. Coming from the best manufacturers in the business, these drivers boast a longevity, and precision power that will only impress.

Specializing in tool parts & web communications, Mallory joined M&M Tool 4 yrs ago adding to their over 150 yrs combined experience. For over 70 yrs M&M Tool has provided the best service to the tool industry with replacement parts, sales, & service to expert woodworking products, machinery & power tools like Dewalt’s DW268 screwdriver, and Bosch’s SG25M screwdriver. Visit M&M’ Tool’s s tool and machinery recommender to find what best suits you.