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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by sdgiant Great Alternative to Air
Very impressive electric nailer. I was able to easily drive 3 1/4" ring shank .131 width nails into a 4x4 to a precise depth. A few highlights of the nailer
1. full range of nail lengths 2" - 3-1/2"
2. double depth adjustment for fine tuning
3. excellent balance and size
4. no gas cartridge
The magazine is about half of my Bostich N88RH. Doesn't bother me, but you will need to reload more often. The reload is quick and easy anyway. The balance is nice. It's 9 pounds, pretty typical, but a little more compact, so the weight is centered more towards your trigger finger. The kick is also very manageable on this nailer. If you are used to air your will be pleasantly surprised.
Probably the only issue I had was with finding 33 degree paper collated nails. I emailed Dewalt, and they use Bostich brand nails. That gives you some options, but they don't make many longer nails, particular ring shank with HDG or stainless. I was able to score some stainless from B&C Eagle. They go up to 3 1/4" ring shank. Good but expensive. Do some research and make sure you can get the nails you need for your project before you commit to this nailer.
Overall, very good performance. If you need a full nail length range, and are willing to pony up for it, this is a great nailer.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by trogo Best Cordless Framing Nailer Available
I needed to repair my wood deck and was fortunate enough to obtain the new Dewalt DCN692 Brushless Framing Nailer. The DCN692 is the second generation to the DCN690 Nailer. The key upgrade is a dual-speed motor selector feature, which provides two speeds for different size nails. After using the DCN692 Framing Nailer, I am quite impressed with itâs performance.
I fired approximately 400 nails (2 3/8â ring-shank) with the DCN692 Nailer, and amazingly the battery still had a 2/3âs charge.remaining on the 4 amp-hour battery. Being free from a cumbersome air hose is very beneficial for outside work. Although the nailer looks top heavy, it actually balances right at the trigger and the ergonomics are very good.
Another important feature of the DCN692 Nailer is the brushless motor, which provides increased battery run time, and extended tool life. It easily changes between sequential and bump modes of operation, and has a good depth adjustment wheel. In the event of a jammed nail or incomplete firing cycle, there is a stall release lever that releases the driver blade to itâs home position. Thereâs also a hex wrench stored on the magazine for clearing a jammed or bent nail.
Overall the Dewalt DCN692 Framing Nailer far exceeded my expectations. The brushless motor, dual-speed selector and 4 amp-hour battery is an awesome combination. Thereâs nothing else available thatâs even close. Including another battery with the kit would be nice, but the extended run-time provided by the machine should be sufficient to last a full day. I highly recommend the Dewalt DCN692 Framing Nailer.
January 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by LEDengineer Gets the job done
I drove a couple hundred nails with this nailer, replacing a small deck in my backyard. It took a few tries to get used to how it works, but once I did, it was easy to use. It's light weight, about the same as an air nailer. Comes with only one battery - I would think it would come with two so you could charge one while using the other one, but at least the battery does last a long time. I did the whole deck on a single charge and still had 50% left.
There's no information about what kind of nails to use. I used Paslode paper tape collated nails, offset round head, they worked fine, only a couple jams. This nailer only takes the smaller nails, what are technically Box nails, not Common nails. Check your local code before doing any framing, as some areas like seismic zones require bigger nails than this can handle.
This nailer operates differently than a traditional pneumatic one - you have to wait a second for the motor to 'spin up' before you drive a nail, so you have to time it just right or the nailer will jam. You can't just pull the trigger - there's a full second delay. It takes a bit to get used to that, but once you do, it becomes easy to use. Of course in bump mode, you only have to wait once for the motor to spin-up, then you can rapid fire nails. The huge benefit of this design is that there's no compressor or hose to deal with.
For all the normal nailing jobs that I do, this nailer will save a ton of time. It's convenient since I don't have to hook up my compressor, it's quick, and it handles the nail size that I typically use.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Dogboy DeWalt 20v Framing Nail Gun
It's easy to use, not too heavy, and no hoses or gas bottles are needed. With a few small adjustments it was sinking nails perfectly right out of the box. My one gripe is that it was not clear what nails fit in this gun. All the instructions show is that 30-34 degree nails fit. I can say with confidence, that Paslode 30 degree 2 3/8 galvanised with paper binding fit and shoot perfectly. I hope this can help someone else out as it took some searching and trial and error to find the right nails.
January 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by daveyd Totally impressed!
It's really nice to do framing without the sound of a noisy air compressor running in the background. The gun is very well balanced and powerful.
May 17, 2014