Cool Tool Review: DeWalt 20V MAX Drywall Screwgun

DeWalt 20V MAX Drywall Screwgun Review

August 31, 20232 min read

Intro: The Savior of Drywall Installation

Hey there, fellow builders and DIY enthusiasts! It's TJ from Sanctified Homes, and I'm back with another Cool Tool Review. Today, we're diving into the realm of drywall installation with the DeWalt 20V MAX Drywall Screwgun. Now, I've got to be honest; while I've hung my fair share of drywall, I've never been a fan of the finishing process. But with this screwgun? The game has changed.

The Specs: What You Need to Know

Power and Performance: 

This drywall screw gun boasts even greater speed than the DW272 corded screwgun, clocking in at up to 4,400 RPM. The brushless motor ensures both efficient performance and a commendable runtime.

Ease of Use:

The nosecone of this tool is nothing short of impressive. It locks on securely, yet it's easy to remove. What's even cooler? It maintains a consistent screw depth.


While this tool is a powerhouse on its own, it's also compatible with the DCF6201 Collated Magazine Attachment. This compatibility means faster, more efficient screw driving.


One feature I genuinely appreciate, especially when working in low-light conditions, is the LED. It brightens up the work area, making the job so much smoother.

You can find all the details of this screwgun and make a purchase over at Amazon.

Personal Experience and Tips

Having used this drywall screwgun more than I'd like to admit, I've noticed some features that truly make it stand out:

Cordless Freedom:

Say goodbye to dragging cords around. This battery-powered gem grants you the freedom to move around effortlessly.

Depth Settings:

The adjustable depth ensures that you don't pierce through the drywall paper. By setting the right depth, you're ensuring a smooth finish, ready for mudding.

Belt-fed vs. Handheld:

I've tried the belt-fed guns, and while they're good, I've found they can be problematic. Many large drywall companies I've observed prefer the simplicity and reliability of a handheld screwgun.

Battery Life:

The Power Stack batteries from DeWalt are a revelation. They're lightweight, durable, and the charge lasts an impressively long time. I managed to snag a few of them on sale from Farm and Fleet, so keep an eye out for those deals.

Final Thoughts: Is It Worth It?

Absolutely. Whether you're doing a full drywall installation or a minor repair, the DeWalt 20V MAX Drywall Screwgun is a worthy addition to your toolkit. The convenience, power, and features it brings to the table are unmatched. If you're in the market for one, don't hesitate. And remember, whether you're building, renovating, or just repairing, always strive to Build a Better Home.

Until next time, keep those standards raised high. Catch you soon, folks!

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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