Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 122
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 946A great design
great product easy to load and use with belt clip for easy and fast access
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JimW Worst Ridgid tool I have bought
I am very disappointed with the quality of this tool. I have several Ridgid general purpose power tools and have been satisfied with all of them. This tool however is a big disappointment. The driver bit will not stay engaged in the socket and will not drive the deck screws at all.
I will not give up on Ridgid because of this tool but I will be very careful about buying any specialty tool from Ridgid in the future.
February 16, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TED56 collated screwdriver
I purchased this product to speed up the process of installing 4x8 sheets of homasote to a ceiling in my barn. After using the tool for a short period I found it very helpful. It works well if you pull the trigger first then push straight in. Yes I would recommend this to a friend.
March 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by chemist308 worked for half a room
This tool worked okay for about 5 sheets of drywall then stopped driving screws into the studs--would only drive screws through drywall but not studs. I also noted a smell of burnt plastic when I tried to use it after it stopped working.
I ended up stripping the collated screws out of the plastic by hand and carefully driving them with a cordless drill to finish the job. This screw gun didn't even work for a weekend guy like me, so I can't even imagine it'd work for a general contractor--if you factor downtime into a tool's true cost like me, this is not the screw gun for you. You get what you pay for, I guess.
June 5, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Donniefine Did not work as advertised.
I'm not sure where the problem is, whether in the gun itself or the screws, but screws only were sunk properly 20-30 percent of the time. Very frustrating especially at the beginning of a big job where 1000 screws will need to be sunk. My helper followed me with a cordless screwdriver to finish the job. He could have been doing other more productive work.
The next day I picked up a Senco at Lowes hoping it would work better for the additional $30. Ahhhh! What a relief. The Senco worked great just as the Ridgid was supposed to, but didn't. HD happily refunded my money for the Ridgid.
February 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cantfixstupid Don't know what some of you are having a problem with
this tool is awesome if you know how to use it can not screw on a angle if you take the time to read the manual it will tell you you need to drive screws in straight not on a angle .also check to make sure it's on drive not reverse I have to put no pressure what so ever new material or old to drive screws in .yes you do have to adjust depth to reach desired counter sink I have use this tool for hanging sheet rock to laying subfloor with no issues and just a little fyi mark your studs or you'll be floating in the wind I have banged out rooms in half the time it would take to keep reaching for a screw I have owned this tool for well over a year and have not had to replace my bit yet maybe this tool is more for a professional than a do it yourself type of person ...and no I do not work for ridgid I'm just a typical contractor that has a arsenal of dewalt tools this ridgid just happened to have been add to my choice of weapons
January 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HandyHorrigan Best design but poor application
I bought the gun on 3/11/2015 and decided to use it instead of my Senco unit since my wife was working on drywall at her mothers house. I have been changing all of my electric products over to Ridgid because of the LSA. Well this one is a mistake. Only about 7 screws out of the entire strip of screws sink in all the way, I was using the 2 inch screws and I adjusted the unit to that setting. With the Senco Unit I load it and use every screw on the unit its so easy to use I have my 8 year old doing it with drywall. This one I spent 36 hours strait with no rest installing drywall, I would use it to start the screw and then use my cordless impact Ridgid driver to run the screw in the inch that was left. I was so mad by the end of the day watching the poor performance I would have thrown it in the trash if I did not want to get my money back to get a second Senco Unit. The other problem with this was I could not get the slide to move smoothly until I oiled it, Yes oiled it, but it will still stick about 2 out of each strip of screws. I went through this procedure for almost an entire bucket of 2 inch senco screws this is not common with a Ridgid product. I should have been paid for the trouble that this caused. The belt clip is plastic an not very sturdy. Buyer beware of this product!!
March 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by m645 worst 100 ever spent
cheap yes good no this tool is only good to fasten to new 2 by stock if the wood is old all the screws fall to the floor and don't go in at all I can see using it to fasten plywood in new construction but not good for repairs. a multi speed selection would make this tool a lot better
January 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomalan Great Collated Screw Gun for the price
Need to speed up hanging 40 sheets of 5/8" drywall and didn't want to spend a fortune on a screw collated gun. Also plan on some day building a deck out back and this gun will use up to 3" deck screws
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gene Just what I needed to install subfloor.
I am pleased with the screw gun. Make sure you tighten the length of screw adjustment with the wrench provided. I only hand tightened and had a few misfired screws.
February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by harv did not work
sad to say this one is a stinker. put any pressure on the tip and the coil will not advance or it will over advance. and that was only the start of problems with this item.
January 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYguy Great tool for the money
For the price this tool is a big time saver. It does take a little while to get the feel of it. If you hesitate at all when starting a new screw it can cause problems so you have to be "assertive". Occasionally if you hesitate you will end up with a screw that is in the loaded position that then prohibits the tool from loading the next screw. If you carry a pair of needle nose pliers it is fairly easy to just pull the misfired screw out of the plastic strip. No matter how good of an automatic feed they make you are going to end up with screws that do not drive all the way in because they deflect due to the grain of the wood. This happens with nail guns as well. I have a brushless cordless impact driver that is small enough and lite enough to fit in a belt bag that works great for finishing off any defective or incompletely driven screws. The impact driver is handy for tight corners where there is little exposed stud to hit and scews have to be precisely driven in at an angle.
Even if all this tool did was to start most of the screws where you then went back and finished them off it would be faster than reaching for a screw with your hand. Which brings up how easy it is to load a new strip. Loading a new strip takes about as much time as it would take to go grab a handful of screws to put in your bag. It is fairly easy to carry a couple extra strips of screws. One other thing is the corded aspect. Cordless might be nice if you can afford it but it would be heavier and you would have to have extra batteries ready to go. If you were driving long deck screws you would probably run out of juice in a cordless tool pretty fast. For drywall the cord was not really a problem but you do need to have a secure connection to an extension cord of some sort.
One other thing. I have driven many screws with a couple different brands of screw guns that are not auto feed and they both can make a lot of racket when you reach your depth limit and they spin out. I don't know how they did it but this tool is much quieter when it reaches the point where the screw is driven all the way in - some sort of clutch or something. Anyway the screech of a normal gun spinning out can get old in a hurry.
March 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RRFremont More than expected
After 2 days spent screwing down subflooring with a power drill, I ordered the Rigid AC Collated Screw Gun. The price was right so I didn't think I was out too much if it didn't work much better. But it surpassed all my expectations. It cut down my labor by two thirds. The only downside was having to load the screws and that was nothing. While I have only used it a couple of times since I got it, it has never jammed and has saved me endless hours bending over to screw in the flooring. I look forward to doing the rest of the house. The money was well spent and worth every penny.
July 6, 2009
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tonie AN ABSOLUTE WASTE!
This is such a poor tool that I would like to refuse to even give it a ranking. I bought it to use in rebuilding my deck and it will not drive 3" deck screws through a piece of kiln dried pressure treated fir decking EVEN AFTER DRILLING A 7/64 PILOT HOLE!
The tool itself is easily maintained level with the wood guide tip. But the feed mechanism is so sloppy that the bit doesn't hit the screws square and the bit is quickly rounded off!
In contrast, my simple little 3/8 drill with the square bit sinks the screws halfway into the decking!
DO NOT FOR ANY REASON EXPECT THIS TOOL TO WORK FOR YOU!!!! BEAT THEM IN WITH A ROCK INSTEAD!!!!!!
PLUS...when I took the tool back for a refund they told me I had to have a cash receipt because I paid cash for the gun. There is no dealer in our area who sells these other than Home Depot. What LOUSY customer service!!
September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by thegunth63 rigid screw gun
I'm a contractor and used this gun for a kitchen i remodeled, sheetrock and cement board and have no complaints at all. people that complained about this gun saying it doesn't drive the screw in straight obviously don't know how to use the tool. just think of it as driving a car if you're steering crooked what do you expect will happened??? the main thing when using it is to screw in straight. even corners as long as you get close enough where you can keep the gun straight you should do fine. don't get me wrong, there were a few screws that i had to go over with the drill, but it was still worth the purchase. knocks the work out! Even has a quick change for the bit. Buy one and see for yourself, i love it!
April 13, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nashvillejoe game changer!!
i have quite a collection of power tools- and could kick myself for not getting this one earlier- decided to pick one up as i am installing quiet rock in my studio- i knew when the first screw went in that this is a must have tool for drywall/subflooring-
takes a min to figure it out but its pretty straight forward- and i have quiet a few rigid tools that work flawlessly- including an 8 year old drill that i just upgraded the batteries- so the quality is consistent through their product line-
best money you will spend on your ceiling !
November 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Woodguy Screwed
Works well after it is broke in
Have to be a little aggressive when using it to function properly
December 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYER 1st Review
I gave this a one but I would recommend it. This gun fully drives screws about %50 of the time. The percentage goes way down if you are not 100% to the surface. On flat surfaces it is a guess where the screw will end up sitting. I recommended this gun because I usually work alone. It gave me the ability to fire several screws into drywall with one hand....but none of these screws sat where they should. If you have the funds to buy a better gun do it. If the options are this or nothing and you work alone, chose this.
February 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by menmoo Save your money
This screw gun spits out screws and doesn't try to drive them into the drywall. I got about 1 screw in for every 20 that was wasted. It is easier to use a regular screw gun than this tool. I spent more time trying to get it to work right than I did using it to put screws in drywall.
October 13, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TomS Worked well for a while
The worked well for 1 1/2 pails of screws but then kept trying to put the screws in at an angle which didn't work. Was only able to hang half of the drywall using this screw gun. Returned as defective.
November 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by None Made the job a lot easer best purchase
3 in. Drywall and Deck Collated Screwdriver did exactly what I expected and more.
November 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dreamadj I love mine. Ans so does my hubby. Its very sturdy and reliable.
This product has never failed me it is an awesome product. It gives an A+ performance. I would recomend this to anyoe.
November 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rick NOT for the beginner
I know how to work a drill, and I know how to put in a screw squarely. I read the reviews. I had the same problem as the others that couldn't get the screw flush. I went through 150 screws and 75% never made it to the wood or didn't countersink even though I had the countersink adjustment full. The 25% that made it looked good, but I've read and heard that you need to learn how to use a screw gun and I would agree. I don't have the time nor the confidence to practice. I KNOW what perpendicular is and I tried within reason short of bringing out a protractor. NO, if this gun works for some it's because they've done it before. If you're new to this gadget, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS GUN. I'm returning it ASAP. I can't return the collated screws so I'm out that money.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drjenkins Great product
Husband loves this and uses it daily. Great gift and would recommend
November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AGreen Great tool !!
Awesome tool. Great investment. I used it to install OSB subflooring. It saved me so much time. So much more efficient than manually driving screws. Definitely worth the money.
Only downside: The square bit was useless. After about 3 or 4 strips of screws, the bit was completely worn, which left me with 3/4 of a bucket of square head screws.
After I switched over to the phillips bit it worked great !!
Every now and then a screw doesn't go in completely. But overall saves a lot of time for projects with screws.
July 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DanInAloha Experienced problems. Operator error??
I had trouble with this screw gun. I had trouble with the screws lining up with the bit... and after using it to drive only about 20-30 screws, the driving bit got stripped. While I have purchased a new bit, I have not used it since. This may be partly operator error-- but I decided it was just about as easy to used my DeWalt screwdriver (two-hand operation).
July 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dominic01 Easy to use and saved a lot of time.
First time home builder and wanted to secure my floors. Started with the old fashion way and decided to try the tool out. Worked great and saved a ton of time.
November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lazyman Time Saver!
This gun is great and a big time saver. I was hesitant on buying it because of the bad reviews but I'm glad I bought it. The gun does miss fire a couple of times but I don't know if it's the screws or the way the gun is pointed down when doing decking but I just have a backup impact gun to screw down the ones that didn't screw in. I totally recommend this gun if your doing a big deck.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tcoulter Don't second guess this purchase! Awesome tool!
Wow! Got this puppy today, hung 140 picket section in about an hour! Awesome tool such a time saver. My dad who helped me was amazed by how fast the pickets went. He guessed it saved us at least 2-3 hours. We put 6 screws in each board and still flew through it! Thanks for the help pappy.
Don't let your wife talk you out of it :) it's awesome!
May 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by npkweiss Product is well made
This products is very well made and easy to use. It makes lots of around the house jobs easier!!
November 24, 2014