Screw Gun

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A screw gun (also known as a power screwdriver) is a handheld power tool used for driving screws into various materials quickly and efficiently. It is a valuable tool for tasks such as assembling furniture and creating structures, among others.

Types of Screw Guns

Here are common types of screw guns:

  • Cordless: This screw gun is a battery-powered portable variants that is suitable for woodworking and DIY projects.
  • Corded: Corded screw guns are suitable for operations that require a continuous power source. 
  • Drywall: Drywall screw guns suitable for installing drywall. These variants come with depth-adjustment features and high-speed settings to quickly drive screws without damaging the drywall’s surface.
  • Auto-Feed: This is great for repetitive fastening tasks such as installing decking or subflooring. Basically, auto-feed screw guns come with a magazine that automatically feeds screws.
  • Pneumatic: Pneumatic screw guns use compressed air to operate. They provide high torque and are suitable for industrial settings.
  • Angle Screw Guns: These screw guns can access tight spaces and corners, making them suitable for cabinet installation and other similar applications.
  • Decking Screw Guns: These are suitable for driving screws into wooden decking boards. The tool is common in carpentry and construction projects for decking installation.

Screw Gun Handling Safety

Handling screw guns require utmost safety. Here are some guidelines for a safer woodworking experience:

  • Proper Usage: Learn how to properly and safely use a screw gun. If possible, seek the guidance of a more experienced woodworker to establish the best practices.
  • Inspect the Screw Gun: Always inspect the tool before use to make sure that it is in good working condition.
  • Use the Right Screwdriver Bit: Use the correct size and type of screwdriver bit for your screws to avoid damage.
  • Trigger Control: Keep finger off the trigger when not actively driving screws. Gradually squeeze the trigger to start the screw, and release it immediately after driving it into the material.
  • Avoid Over-Torquing: Set the appropriate torque to avoid over-tightening the screws, which could damage the material.
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