Collated Screw Guns – Buying Guide

Last updated: May 8, 2024

A collated screwdriver is a power tool designed for efficiently driving collated screws into various materials, such as wood, metal, or drywall. Collated screws are screws that are held together in a strip or coil, allowing for rapid and continuous screw driving without the need to manually load individual screws. The collated screwdriver typically feeds the screws automatically, saving time and effort compared to traditional screw-driving methods. These tools are commonly used in construction, carpentry, and other industries where fastening screws is a frequent task.

What to use for a Collated Screwdriver?

A collated screwdriver, also known as an auto-feed screwdriver, is typically used for quickly driving screws into materials like wood or drywall. These tools are commonly used in construction and carpentry for efficiency and speed. When using a collated screwdriver, you’ll need collated screws designed specifically for that tool. These screws are typically arranged in strips or coils and are fed automatically into the screwdriver.

Overall, collated screwdrivers are versatile tools that can significantly increase productivity and efficiency in a wide range of construction and woodworking projects.

What to consider when buying a Collated Screwdriver

For professionals and DIYers alike, the best collated plasterboard screw gun can be a game-changer, greatly expediting the plasterboard installation process. Of the many possibilities available, a few notable models are frequently praised for their functionality, dependability, and features that are customised to match the needs of different projects. Some key factors to consider when choosing the right Collated Screw Gun for your needs.

Some of the Best Collated Drywall Screw Guns

Makita DFR550Z LXT 18V Cordless Auto-Feed Screwdriver (Body Only)

  • Forward/reverse rotation – operable with one hand
  • Adjustable Stopper Base with 7 different setting for different screw lengths – 4 x 25 – 55m
  • Rubber Cap securely fixed to Stopper Base for accurate positioning and slip prevention
  • Anti tilt device – prevents the screw from swaying
  • Dust proof construction – for smooth sliding action
  • Silent clutch – less noise at the end of driving process
  • Screw Guide – designed to keep screw strips from tangling and is foldable for tool storage and transportation
Makita LXT 18V Cordless Auto-Feed Screwdriver (Body Only)

DeWalt DCF620P2K 18V Brushless Collated Drywall Screwdriver with 2x 5.0Ah Batteries

DeWalt 18V Brushless Collated Drywall Screwdriver with 2x 5.0Ah Batteries
  • Powerful brushless motor
  • Set and Forget feature remembers your fine depth adjustment setting when removing and replacing the nose cone
  • Ergonomically designed rubber grip & trigger lock gives excellent user comfort whilst using the tool
  • LED work light and an angled belt hook
  • Lightweight & compact design
  • No Load Speed: 0-4,400/min.
  • Max Torque: 5-30Nm.
  • Collated Screw Capacity: 25-57mm
  • Head Length: 220mm.

Makita DFR750Z 18V Cordless Auto-Feed Screwdriver (Body Only)

  • Lithium-ion batteries have greater life spans than their Ni-MH or Ni-Cad counterparts giving 430% greater run time.
  • Lithium-ion’s 40% weight saving means 18 volt power can be obtained by a battery that weighs the same as a 12 volt Ni-MH battery.
  • Anti-tilt device to prevent screws from swaying.
  • Dust proof construction.
  • Foldable screw guide that keeps the screw strip tangle free.
  • Silent clutch.
  • Screw Size Range: 45 to 75 mm
  • No Load Speed: 4000 rpm
Makita 18V Cordless Auto-Feed Screwdriver (Body Only)


What are the advantages of using a Collated Screw Gun?

Collated screw guns offer several advantages, including increased productivity, faster screw driving speeds, reduced fatigue for the user, and improved accuracy and consistency in screw placement.

Can Collated Screw Guns be used for different types of screws?

Yes, many collated screw guns are designed to accommodate various types and sizes of screws, including drywall screws, decking screws, wood screws, and metal screws. However, it’s essential to check the manufacturer’s specifications to ensure compatibility.

How do I load Collated Screws into a Collated Screw Gun?

Loading collated screws into a collated screw gun typically involves inserting the strip or coil of screws into the tool’s magazine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Some models feature quick-loading mechanisms for easy and efficient screw loading.

At Toolden, we offer a wide range of Collated Screw Guns to suit a wide range of applications.

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