DeWalt 8V Max Gyroscopic Screwdriver

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8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver is the first professional-grade, battery-powered screwdriver to incorporate the use of gyroscopic technology. Used in aircrafts and space exploration, gyroscopic technology detects wrist movement, making the tool an extension of your body capable of variable speed and precise control.

From slow, detailed applications to fast-driving, aggressive jobs, the 8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver offers precise speed control with a twist of your wrist. Ideal for daily fastening applications, it transforms from heavy-duty motorized screwdriver to manual screwdriver in moments. An adjustable two-position handle allows for operation in either pistol or in-line grip for compact spaces.

Portable and ergonomic, the 8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver is designed for on-the-go fastening, eliminating the need for multiple tools. An 8V MAX* lithium ion battery provides heavy-duty rechargeable power, and the 8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver has pro features—including a fuel gauge, LED light, adjustable clutch settings, and more—gives installers, woodworkers, electricians, facilities maintenance workers, and other professionals everything they need to get the job done.

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Drive screws with a twist of the wrist

Review Summary

When I first saw DeWalt’s gyroscopic screwdriver, I was skeptical that it would be practical in the shop. But after using it on multiple project builds, as well as some DIY jobs around the home, it’s become my go-to power screwdriver. The tool doesn’t have a traditional switch or trigger, but rather an internal gyroscope that, when tilted right or left, engages the motor. The farther you twist your wrist, the faster the chuck turns, up to 430 rpm.
It also has a lockout feature so you can use the tool as you would a regular screwdriver. The handle swivels from pistol grip to straight, giving you options for grip and fitting into tight spaces. Twin LED lights around the chuck illuminate dark areas nicely. Its 8-volt lithium-ion battery holds a charge for a long time, so you don’t have to buy the tool with two battery packs; still, at only $10 more for the second battery, it just makes sense to double up. —John Olson, Design Editor

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