Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Etaoin Ok tool for what it does
Just got this tool and tried it on different boards. Works fine on pine and plywood. Doesn't seem to be able to drive a 2" nail all the way into 3/4" oak or a 2x4 stud. I was probably expecting too much, but I thought I had read reviews of guys nailing thru oak with no problem. So, in my case this will be useful for about half the projects I do. When it comes time to do oak, I'll go back to my Porter-Cable 16 ga. air finish nailer that can sink a 2.5" finish nail into 3/4" oak flooring and trim all day long.
June 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HAL87 This is an industrial grade tool that performed up to my expectations.
I justified buying this brad nailer specifically to help build pull-out drawer modules to replace the shelves in my kitchen lower cabinets (see attached photos). The assembly concept was simple: cut the 1/2 inch plywood parts to size, dry erect the module by holding the joints in place with strips of masking tape, open each joint sequentially and coat the joint surfaces with carpenters glue and finally, manually hold the assembled joint in place while driving in 2" 18 gage brads. This assembly procedure eliminated the need for clamps and the associated inconvenience of delays during assembly. The brads held the joints in place while the glue was setting. The project was the successful, the drawers are installed and my wife is pleased.
As for the DeWalt brad nailed, its performance was flawless. It is an industrial grade design and performed accordingly. I probably drove two or three hundred brads during assembly of three modules and accompanying drawers with not a single miss fire or jam. Loading of the brads was simple. I particularly liked the built-in light that illuminated the work area and made the target easy to locate. The only potential negative was the weight of the nailer at 7 1/2 pounds but this was compensated by virtually no reaction at the piston grip when a brad was driven. Finally, the users manual covered all important performance areas in detail and was easily understood.
All in all, I'm very satisfied with the performance of the tool. I'm looking for another nailer project.
August 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brelander05 Great for DIY projects
The brad nailer works great for my diy projects around the home and shop. Love not having to hook up a compressor and hose to do small jobs and of course no loud compressor noise. The brad adjustment for depth control is excellent and brads load easily. So far, a great tool to have in the shop. It's a bit heavy and cumbersome in tight spots. Still easier than typical compressor driven nailer.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gman Best Birthday Gift EVER!!
Easy to use; saved a whole lot of time. Didn't have to deal with bulky compressor, etc.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CD Great Tool!
Bought this nail gun to install wood trim, worked great and saved a lot of time.
June 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruthie Great tool!
It appears that the first one I received was damaged. The box was open, so it could have fallen out and damaged the tip. Every brad jammed. I took it back to HD, and they ordered a replacement and gave me a discount for the trouble. Since it had a very good rating, I wanted to give it another chance.
When the new one arrived, I put it to use right away. Not one single brad jammed. The 6-setting put the brad right below the surface and did not split any baseboards and quarter-rounds. Nice tool - I'm very happy with it.
April 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Pin nailer
My only complaint is that for a pin nailer it's pretty bulky. But a great tool so far.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rookie perfect
I am not a user of power tools. Other than a impact driver this is the only power tool that I own. I got this for putting up crown and chair rail. It's a super easy tool to use. Easy to load unload. Didn't have a single jam. Only mishaps I had were a couple double fires. But I learned that was because unwashed shooting at a funny angle and apply to Mich pressure on the trigger. Super safe, you would have to really put some work in to shoot yourself. Perfect for a first time nail gun user.
March 10, 2015