one is a screw gun, the other is not
While the drill is a versatile tool used for multiple jobs in professional and consumer settings, the screw gun is a tool with one purpose, used mostly in professional settings.
Screw guns are used to for their speed. They assist in jobs related to building homes, such as, hanging drywall, decking, flooring, roofing, and framing. The sole purpose of this tool is to put in and take out screws.
Visiting a shutter factory gave critical insight into the everyday use of this tool. The steps from beginning to end show the process, improvisations from the user, and need for improvements.
talking with the experts
Key examples were used from extensive research and interviews with six working professionals who use screw guns daily.
The opportunities for improvement were derived from market analysis, on-sight observation, and in-person interviews.
Taking inspiration from the aerodynamic king fisher, the form is emblematic of speed and precision.
The magnetic pad secures screws for quick and easy access while working at any angle.
easy bit release
The twist and pull action of the bit release allows for quick bit removal.
The side indentation allows for a variety of comfort grips. Over-molded with a textured rubber, the grip absorbs vibrations which can damage nerves in the hand.
removable battery + cord
The removable battery and cord allow users to work in placed where cords do not reach.