Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 133
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jlackey84 Excellent value for the money
I bought this gun when I added 1/2" plywood to my subfloor to build up floor height to match adjoining rooms. I screwed the sheets every 6" on edge & 12" in field for 3 bedrooms.
This tool made very quick work of it. I spent on average at 20-30 minutes per room using this gun.
Other reviews mentioned jammed/not flush screws, and that does happen - however, you learn to hold it such that the nosepiece isn't angled and it will drive solid every time. For the handful of screws that didn't make it - just make a round with the hand driver to finish these off, no big deal. Also - I always leave the trigger locked, drives better and faster.
Screw loading is fast, driving is fast. For the money, you can't beat it.
September 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RVB Rigid collated screwdriver.
Had to return the item. Followed instructions and screws would not advance properly forcing them to go in on an angle. Was stuck with a full case of collated screws I could not use.
September 13, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tyson82 Functions fine once you get used to it, but a terrible lack of screw options
This screw gun works like most of the guns I've used. It takes a bit of getting used in knowing how to push and when to let off, otherwise it's fine.
The reason I cannot recommend this screw gun has more to do with Home Depot's lack of support for the products they sell. They only carry two lengths of drywall screw, one length of subfloor and one deck screw.
So, if you would like to use the red colored deck screws that matches the cedar toned treated wood, which is the only color of treated wood you can get at the Home Depots in my area, you can't. It is not an option.
Additionally, if you'd like to reuse your screw strips with the red colored deck screw, you can't do that either, since it only comes in star drive and you can't buy a 6 1/4" star drive bit anywhere, and a 6" bit just won't work.
The lack of versatility and makes this tool difficult to recommend.
September 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rodu Learning curve required
Take the time to read the instructions and get familiar with how it is supposed to operate because it definitely requires attention to detail to get set up correctly. The 2 main things are that the screw length gauge must be set exact to the size of screws you are using and the gun requires the operator to use a good amount of force to set the screw correctly. I went through 1 strip of screws before I got everything right, but once I got the hang of it everything went good. Wish I had purchase this years ago.
August 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andy Amazing product
Read the instructions first! Only problem I had was I wasn't fully committed to the first screw I used and it didn't sink completely, after that, all went smooth and easy. Very quick!
September 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FixItDad Patience and practice helps a lot
At first I wanted to punch this thing through the drywall and leave it for dead. I almost returned it to the store in a fit of rage. I was lucky if I could get 50% of the screws to drive as expected. I fumed and struggled through my first few sheets of drywall before I conceded and used my impact driver to finish out my day. That night I went online and read reviews until I found one that gave me the tip I needed...
To get this tool to work, and work well, you MUST keep the motor running. Don't be shy. Pull the trigger and let the bit spin before, during and after pushing the screw to the wall. Once I figured this out I was flying through the drywall and smiling all the way. Only occasionally would I miss a screw and almost always it was operator error; not the tool's fault.
Do not expect to get into the corners or tight spots. Otherwise, pull the trigger and let 'er rip!
February 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bluedge We be jammin'
I'm very disappointed. I've always held Rigid tools in high esteem, and maybe it works fine with shorter screws, but I was using 3 inch screws, and it jammed half the time at the beginning of a clip (screws tangle and catch at entry to slide). And at the end of a clip the strip gets tight and pulls plastic into the guide edges and again jams. Spent a lot of time fighting it the whole weekend. Ordered alternate brand "S" from online supplier "A". It cost more, is bigger and thus heavier, but comes with the "W" option. It has Worked flawlessly for two days.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TME not worth the money
I just bought one for a job on my own house and can say you are much better off buying a hand feed screw gun. this one jams all the time, it only sets about 1/3 of the screws to full depth.
August 26, 2016