RYOBI Cordless Dywall Screw Gun Review

Friday, July 27, 2018 -
ryobi 18v cordless brushless lightweight inexpensive drywall screw gun tool review

*This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. I have been compensated for my time and provided with product or payment in exchange. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.  

I've hung some drywall in my day. I got my feet wet when I remodeled our kitchen and added a new pantry, but I learned quite a bit more on our master bathroom remodel. Although I'd much rather be out in the garage putting wood together, I'm a cheapskate and drywall is a pretty straight forward job most DIYers can handle themselves.

I'm no expert, but I've picked up a few tips. First, I've got to get better about dust collection, and secondly, driving 50-billiondy little screws gets old fast. I was SUPER stoked when I received the new Ryobi 18V Drywall Screw Gun to test out.

Why a Screw Gun? Can't I use a drill?

Well, yes. You could use a standard cordless drive to hang drywall, but it will take you twice as long and drive you nuts. The Ryobi screw gun has a few pretty sweet features that make it unique. For example, the adjustable nose cone holds the screw in place and allows you to change the driving depth so you can sink your screws the perfect amount. Having the screw heads sunk the right amount (without puncturing the paper) into the drywall panel is crucial to getting a smooth finish when you tape and texture.

Plus, this guy is only $99 at Home Depot. If you're hanging more than a couple sheets of drywall, being able to quickly and accurately drive the screws will save you SO MUCH time! 


Its Quiet and Lightweight

When you press the button to activate the QuietDrive feature, it automatically starts the motor on contact with drywall, sparing you from the constant noise. You can lock the trigger for repeated drives. Since the motor isn't constantly spinning, it save the battery life as well. Ryobi claims you can drive up to 3,000 screws on a single battery! 

The whole tool only weighs a little over 3 lbs. Every ounce counts when you're working on a big job. 

It's Versatile

If you look closely, you'll see the rubber grip area extends along the side of the gun. Ever get one of those blisters between your thumb and your index finger after holding a heavy drill all day? The extended grip makes holding this tool in multiple positions much more comfortable.

A cordless screw gun is good for more than just drywall. It can be used anytime you are driving repetitive screws and want to adjust the depth. It's perfect for materials like sheet metal, plywood, or corrugated panels.

So if you're interested in picking up your own Ryobi Drywall Screw Gun, feel free to ask any questions you have in the comment section. Anything that makes hanging drywall go faster has got to be a good thing, right?

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