Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 44
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by veggielover Great nail gun
I have had great results with the cordless gun. Reading reviews before I purchased it, some people thought it jammed too much. It jammed twice yesterday only because the nail going in hit another nail already in the wood. I wish it was a lilttle lighter but I can live with that. It beats not having a compressor attached to your gun. One person had commented on it not using all the nails in the strip. You have to reload it when the nail strip gets down to 4-5 nails but all you do is pop in one or two more paper strip nails. As I said, it's great; I just wish it was a tad lighter for my 55 y/o hands that are getting arthritis.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by akde2002 DISREGARD THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS
This gun needs the correct nails to work properly. READ THE MANUAL. 30 DEGREE ANGLE NAIL PAPER CARTRIDGE.
The nails will get stuck every now and then but not because of the gun. It is mostly by the angle you are holding the gun and how much pressure is applied while nailing.
READ THE MANUAL, YOU WILL LOVE THIS TOOL!
October 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FancyPants Reliable Nailer
I am a contractor specializing in fences & gates, but also do other structures. I've been waiting years for someone to offer an electrical nailer that can handle framing nails. It didn't necessarily have to be cordless, as I just did not want to deal with hauling around a compressor, and having to deal with the lines and repeated oiling of the air guns. There was also no way I would commit to constantly purchasing gas cartridges.
When it comes to nailing up fence boards, this gun proves to be a time saver, and also allows me to mock up the boards with one hand while I nail with the other.
The gun is a bit heavy, which is indicative of the quality of construction at this point in its evolution of design. I'm sure the gun will become lighter as the years pass. At this point in time, I am happy to finally have a reliable alternative to the air guns.
As for those who are experiencing problems, I suspect that they have not read the instructions detailing the speed settings on the gun, the depth settings, and how to properly handle the gun. An extremely low battery could also cause issues, such as jamming and the nails not being fulling imbedded into the wood. Naturally, a fatigued arm would result in less pressure being applied while nailing, also resulting in the nails not being driven fully into the wood. I confirmed this by test firing the gun while making the depth adjustments. Lastly, If the lumber is not solid or mocked securely, it too would cause the nail to not be driven fully into the wood.
A tip; since this unit is a bit heavy, some may find that adjusting the depth wheel so that the nails are sunk deeper would help to compensate for your inevitable arm and hand fatigue. Switching from left to right hand would also help.
A big thumbs-up to Dewalt for identifying a market, and setting the example for others to follow.
October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AZMoose Steady workhorse and no hose to drag around.
Recent purchase of the Dewalt and would recommend getting a couple extra batteries to go along with the purchase. Had a job site with very limited power options and this nailer was the perfect solution. Took a say to figure out a few of the quirks and to shift out of my familiarity with air powered guns, but then a very solid and capable performer. Did only use in 2x soft wood, so unsure how it will perform with any harder woods.
September 17, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kriggs85 do not buy
Overpriced piece of junk that constantly jams and gets you frustrated it will only drive a nail through soft wood the kind that splits easily maybe if it were way cheaper than the price but a pneumatic is half the price and works way better this is not worth the hassle trust me and ps the nail will almsot always be sticking halfway out lol
September 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MikeH Nails bend in OSB
I have the DeWalt 20v drill kit and love it so i wanted to add this to my arsenal and lose the air hose. Im in the middle of building a house and this nailer drove 12d nails into studs great while framing but jammed constantly when it met OSB on either the subfloor or wall sheathing with 8d nails. I was forced to return the gun and get out the conpressor.
September 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NitramNail Great look and rigid power tool but jam all the time
Most of my power tools are made by Dewalt and they seem to last pretty long and reliable accept this power tool which I had to returned after 2 weeks of usage. It ran into the nail constantly being jammed after fire. The jam release trigger couldn't help it and it wouldn't let me fire the gun again after 5-10 minutes later. I retried and the same thing happen. I saw other people put same reviews on the jamming issue before buying but I took a chance. So, I'd recommend to stay away.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blade Best tool I've pruchased in a long time
I am not a pro, but I bought this because I had some roof damage and didn't want to drive a bunch of nails with a hammer. It worked great. I used it for a roof framing job because of storm damage and had zero problems with it. Hugh time saver, easy to use, no gas or hose. Put a battery and nails in and go.
July 20, 2016