Don’t Listen To Marc: Milwaukee 6742-20 6.5 Amp Drywall Screwdriver

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Milwaukee_6742-20_Drywall_ScrewdriverShould you disregard Marc’s advice of going with plaster from his Drywall vs. Plaster post (and I don’t blame you. What does Marc know anyway? Sheesh. He’s only the guy who pays me … oh, oh right. Err, disregard this post’s title, will you?), you’re going to need something to drill your drywall sheets in with for your home renovation project.

One of the best selling drywall screwdrivers on the market is Mikwaukee’s 6742-20 6.5 Amp model, and with good reason:

  • • At six pounds, it’s not so heavy that you can’t use one hand to operate the screwdriver and the other to hold your sheet in place (or eat, whichever, we don’t judge)
  • • The tool is made with metal (vs. some of the all-plastic drywall screwdrivers out there) and feels very nice in the hand
  • • Set your depth and the locator will keep it there, making it easy to runs screws into wood or metal studs quickly and correctly the first time
  • • There’s a good deal of punch to this tool – it features a 6.5 amp motor with variable speed control
  • • This gun comes with a No. 2 drywall bit tip, a magnetic bit tip holder, a removable belt clip with an integrated bit storage compartment and a drywall locator assembly
  • While Milwaukee markets this product as “ideal for drywall, assembly, flooring, fencing, roofing and deck construction applications,” the majority of reviews we saw from DIY handymen and general contractors alike agreed that its very best and most consistent application is with drywall. If you have a few drywall sheets in your future, this might be the tool to use. The current price on the Milwaukee 6742-20 Drywall Screwdriver is a ridiculously low $54.99 from – so not only is it a reliable tool, it’s a bargain.

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    About Jen

    Jen (but never “Jenn”) Byck, aka the Fix'n Vixen, is a Toronto-based freelance writer and communication consultant who is undoubtedly home fixated (she is also TV fixated, really bad TV fixated and donut fixated). Her approach to home improvement has been rather trial and error, the latter of which is evidenced by the amount of spackle she buys on an annual basis.

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