The DeWALT gyroscopic screwdriver uses hand motion to select between 3 speeds and switch forward and reverse motion. The 15 clutch settings provide a wide range of torque options. This 8V gyroscopic screwdriver uses an 8V MAX battery for longer runtime with a 1-hour charge and reaches a maximum speed of 430 RPM. Adjust the handle for in-line or pistol-grip usage. It takes 1/4-in bits.
- Kit includes screwdriver, one 1-hour charger, one 8-volt max compact Li-ion battery, and kit bag
- Motion activated variable-speed and reversing control for precise fastening control
- Motion activated variable-speed 0-430 RPM for fastening into wood, plastic and light-gauge metal
- Adjustable 2-position handle allows for operation in either in-line or pistol-grip
- Allows illumination in confined areas without shadowing
- Battery state-of-charge on tool allows end user to know when to charge packs
- Allows for quick screwdriver bit change and holds 1-in bit tips
- 23 in-lbs of maximum torque output provides for a superior power to weight ratio in a variety of fastening applications
- Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 8-volts; nominal voltage is 7.2-volts
Base Warranty Labor(Months)
Base Warranty Parts(Months)
Battery Amp Hours
Lithium ion (Li-ion)
Forward and Reverse Switch Included
In-use images - screwdriver only - accessories and materials not included
Maximum Chuck Size
Maximum Torque (Inch/lbs.)
Number of Batteries Included
UL safety listing
Works with Android
Works with iOS
Frequently bought together
DEWALTDeWalt 37-Piece Screwdriver Bit Set - Steel - Hard Protective Case - Assorted Bits
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What kind of battery does it have?
8v, its the only 8v tool, along with a hard to find small 8v flashlight.
Date published: 2020-05-16
DeWalt 8-Volt Max 1/4-in Cordless Screwdriver Kit with Battery and Charger - 4-Amp Motor - Variable Speed is rated out of 5 by 163.
Rated 5 out of 5 by aproks from Great Cordless Screwdriver! ~It's not a drill or impact, it's a screwdriver and it's very good at it. ~Feels great in the hand and the gyroscopic feature is a breeze to get the hang of. ~Built solid and well balanced. ~Charger is wicked fast allowing you to use it all day with two batteries. ~Torque setting is handy for sensitive or hardcore applications. ~The handle swivels easily for those tight spaces. ~Comes with a bit holder (2 bits) for the top of the screwdriver! Can't say enough good things about this screwdriver! I looked at the competition and always kept coming back to this. 8V is perfect for a cordless screwdriver whether it's for home or professional use.
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by ML calif from Works better than expected! (err in manual!) Love the Gyroscopic 8V Max electric Screwdriver #DCF680 - found an error in the Manual! The manual says, "VARIABLE SPEED: The spindle speed is dependent upon the speed that you rotate your hand." NOT TRUE!! The speed the tool rotates is dependent upon the amount of rotation you apply to the tool from the moment when you turn it on -- i.e. change in angle from when you turn it on. If you had to rotate your hand at any speed to make the screwdriver rotate accordingly, that would be a manual screwdriver, not an electric one. The whole purpose of the gyroscope is for the tool to ascertain the change in angle that you apply with your hand to control the speed.
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin from Great tool I am an apartment manager and have had about a dozen cheap, rechargeable screwdrivers over the years. We have drills, but those are overkill for many tasks in apartments. I used this screwdriver to change outlets and light switches in an apartment. It worked flawlessly. The gyroscopic control give you excellent speed control. It isn't too heavy and the ability to switch from straight to gun shape was a definite plus. Unlike a drill, I can stick this in my pocket when I don't need it. I let it charge overnight the first time and was able to change 20 outlets and 10 switches from removal to installing the new plates on one charge. This took place over a couple hours. Cheaper screwdrivers had me changing batteries much more frequently. The next day I used it to install a microhood and it had plenty of power to securely tighten the bracket screws into the studs. Initially, I was concerned about the price and only having the one battery. However, it lasts longer than most and charges really fast. The gyroscope control is really cool and in my opinion worth the price.
Date published: 2013-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimBob2 from Gyroscopic Screwdriver is Tops [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I purchased the gyroscopic screwdriver some months ago and it has been one of most used tools. The ability to change speeds by the way to turn the drill is a great feature plus the fact the grip can be changed. The light helps illuminate the screw location and I have used the tool to drill and drive or loosen fasteners. The charge indicator helps you know if you have enough power to get through a job. Charge time is fast- my screwdriver came with a flashlight, charger,extra battery and carry bag. Well made, lightweight,versatile and valuable sums it up.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buck from A Dedicated Screwdriver Now I love my DEWALT 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad, so much so that I was going to give this screwdriver a shot. After first trying out the Dewalt Gyroscopic Screwdriver at home, I wanted to take it back. After using a 18 volt impact driver, this screwdriver felt under powered. What could this screwdriver do that my driver could not do better? Well, for one thing it was less likely to strip threads, if you plan to screw and unscrew the same hole, this screwdriver provides the right touch. The screwdriver is not under powered, but has the right power. It has found a home in my workshop. I was a little upset that the screwdriver now only comes with one battery, but then again this is an adjustment.
Date published: 2014-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by AWJ2020 from Efficiency Booster I work in broadband telecom. When you're popping wall plates several times an hour, this simple, effective, tool makes things that much easier. Bought my first one upon learning of an upcoming 116 room, 3 day, hotel video bulk account project. Worth every penny doesn't even do justice. Since then, fastening post wire of any sort doesn't even require bit changes or going to my impact driver with flex clips after the hammer drill for mollys. The gyro screwji is there. I don't even bother bringing the impact driver to the flush mounts. Nine times out of ten, mounting splitters and ground blocks are done with this tool. Just enough torque. If you do a significant amount of after initial construction phillips and slotted work, do yourself a favor. Your wrist will thank you.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rcoronel from Love the gyro First of all, I had to get used to it with the whole twist of the wrist thing. But once you get the hang of it, this small screwdriver is awesome. The only problem that I didn't like was that it only came with one battery. But charging it was quick. The first project I used it on was building a 3 drawer cabinet. Getting into small little corners was at ease. Anyway, I would recommend this small new device for small little projects. They really need to put in an extra battery.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scott from Limited Power I have the older, 7 volt model DeWalt cordless screwdriver and it has a ton of power. This one does not. Won't budge a tough screw, where as my older model will easily drive it in or back it out. Still, the design is good...you merely need to tilt your wrist left or right to invoke the direction to drive the screw in or back it out (no need to press a button or switch). Good for medium duty screw driving that doesn't need a lot of torque...you won't be driving big screws through tough material with this one.
Date published: 2014-06-22