Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TheGoodBubba Terrible Gun
Have had nothing but problems with this gun. Half the time the motor runs but won't drive nail. This happened the very first time I used the gun. Then when I turned it to rapid fire it worked for a while then the rubber nose protector fell off soon it wouldn't work in either. Charged battery kept doing the same thing, fired a few then nothing. Will not toenail at all. Just junk.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EEK This is a great tool for doing finishing work and has plenty of punch.
This is a must have no tripping over hoses very convenient to use and gets the job done quick.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary A great product!
a must-have for any handy person! very compact and efficient with no need to carry around a compressor and its hose while doing the moldings and places with no power outlets. a must-buy for the Holidays!
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tilepainter This is a terrific tool, worth every penny
Might seem kind of expensive, but get one. Once you have it, you will find yourself reaching for it all the time, in situations you never foresaw. Here are some examples:
I first bought it to do crown mouldings. I can't even imagine nailing them up by hand, and forget about the stick-on nonsense. Use a stud finder, make sure you hit something solid - saves on nails, saves on finishing. If that's not possible, like along 2 sides of every ceiling, I cross a pair of long nails at a 45 degree angle into the drywall - haven't seen it fail yet. Plenty of power to throw even the longest nail all the way in, leaving a little dimple that is easily filled with spackle.
The nail gun makes it easy to get everything aligned and then tacked in place without shifting, which is the heart of a good moulding job. If you can measure and cut your pieces accurately, this gun will put them up perfectly and fast. It paid for itself in no time just on this. Also works great on flat mouldings, pine, PVC, MDF and other materials, but not so good on oak and hardwoods, which tend to split.
I've also used it for light framing jobs. Tack everything in place with long nails, tap it all straight and true with a mallet, and finish the job with screws for strength. A fast easy way to make walls, door frames, etc. I do this a lot, tack up a piece with a couple of nails, tap it straight, and finish with screws. Or if you're lazy and it doesn't matter, make your joints with a dozen nails each. All you have to do is pull the trigger.
I repaired my neighbor's old picket fence with this nailer. The wood was getting pretty old and spongy, but by crossing nails as I described above, I reattached all the loose pickets. Pop pop pop, just walked around with no extension cord and fixed everything in a few minutes.
Finally, I've been building furniture. Simple Mission-style stuff that is sturdy, practical, and dog- and kid-proof. All built by gluing together various sizes of standard 3/4" yellow pine. All the lap joints are glued and then tacked with 1-1/4" nails from the side that won't show. This assures that they don't creep out of place when you clamp them. Where it is less important, I just glue and let the nails do the clamping. Really speeds the job up.
Critical joints are screwed, but usually tacked in place with a couple of nails first for alignment. Nails are a lot faster and cheaper; I find the more I build, the more I substitute nails for screws. Even where I let the nails show, the stain fills in the nail hole and turns it into a hardly noticeable little dark spot. Edge joints are biscuited, simple sanded & oiled finish, comes out surprisingly nice and inexpensive for solid-wood furniture.
Drawbacks of this nailer are:
-- The occasional misfire, which is usually easy to clear.
-- Making half a dozen empty nail holes before you realize you've run out of nails. An auto-shutoff or empty indicator would be nice.
-- If a nail hits something it can't penetrate, it will do a u-turn and come right back out. Can be hard to fix.
-- The little rubber nose piece disintegrates pretty fast, if you don't lose it, and without it the gun will indent softer materials. I wrap the tip in a few turns of whatever kind of tape is handy, works much better.
-- It's heavy. There's no getting around that. A whole day holding this thing overhead is a workout.
I don't know what I'd do without it, no regrets over the price.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lee Outstanding Tool
This nailer is a great addition to my tools. I plan to put all of my pneumatic tools up for sale on Craigslist as soon as I complete purchasing rest of the Dewalt cordless nailers. The ease of operation of my new nail gun allows me to use it immediately when the need arises, without having to plan where my air tanks go, having to carry it up steps, and untangle the unruly hose that follows me everywhere, except when I run out of hose. Why bother when the Dewalt nalier fits on my belt and in my truck tool box without having to fit everything else in it. The gun is smooth operating, I have not experienced a jam yet, and it runs forever on the EXP battery that came with it. I would recommend this very versatile sized gun to both home makers and professionals.
July 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ronaldhughes great nail gun. beats paslode!
Don't have gas to buy. Goes all day on one charge.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pat glad i bought it
The angled finish nailer from dewalt was the best purchase ever..Perfectly balanced should have bought it years ago,never use a hammer on finish work again
July 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JBlaise Quality nailer, worth the cost
Takes much of the dirty work out of nailing. Easy to use, quick and highly efficient. A huge time saver if you've ever tried hammering nails into wood flooring or crown molding. Highly recommended for trim work, framing and general purpose nailing.
March 25, 2015