Autofeed screw guns have been around for years. The best-known models have cords and consist of a nosepiece that's attached to another manufacturer's screw gun or drill-driver. But in the last year or so, a couple of companies started making cordless versions with a nosepiece that's integral to the rest of the tool. I wanted to see how well they worked, so I borrowed two to use on a bathroom I was remodeling.

I could have used corded tools, but cords get in the way when you're working in tight quarters. And cordless tools are reaching the point where they perform about as well as tools with cords. The only limitation is run time, which is not a big issue when you're remodeling small to medium-size rooms.

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