TOWSON, MD – Today, DEWALT announces the introduction of its new 8V MAX Gyroscopic Screwdriver. The 8V MAX* Gyroscopic Screwdriver [DCF680] includes gyroscopic technology often found in electronic devices that has now been integrated into a professional-grade 8V MAX screwdriver. The new 8V MAX screwdriver is operated by gyroscopic sensors inside of the tool that sense the user’s wrist motions—right to tighten screws, left to loosen or remove screws. The DCF680 is an ideal tool for any professional user looking for a compact, portable screwdriver with precise speed control, for applications such as electrical, woodworking, HVAC, maintenance and repair, and hardware installation.

"Although gyroscopic technology is not new to electronics, it is one of the newest forms of technologies to be used in power tools. DEWALT’s DCF680 is the first professional grade, battery-powered screwdriver to incorporate the use of gyroscopic technology to provide end user productivity,” says Jim Watson, Group Product manager, DEWALT. 

The variable speed control sets the DCF680 gyroscopic screwdriver apart from traditional stick screwdrivers and makes applications easy, and the adjustable two-position handle allows for operation in either in-line or pistol grip. The tool is powered by an 8V MAX* lithium ion battery that provides the performance required by end users to complete jobsite applications. Users will also benefit from the LED ring light that allows illumination in confined areas, the Battery State of Charge displayed on top of the tool that notifies the user when to charge the battery, and the one-handed loading 1/4" hex chuck that accepts 1" bit tips. Both kits come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee, and will be available in August wherever DEWALT products are sold. 

* Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 8 volts. Nominal voltage is 7.2.


DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screwdriving accessories and more.

DEWALT tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, DEWALT has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America. For more information, visit or follow DEWALT on Facebook and Twitter.

Source: DeWalt



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