Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 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 it’s performance.
I fired approximately 400 nails (2 3/8” ring-shank) with the DCN692 Nailer, and amazingly the battery still had a 2/3’s 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 it’s home position. There’s 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. There’s nothing else available that’s 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 5.0 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 5.0 by Tster Nice
I have only had this for about a month but it works awesome and is so nice not to have to drag hoses or cords around.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike 20-VOLT MAX XR LITHIUM-ION CORDLESS BRUSHLESS 2 SPEED FRAMING NAILER
I highly recommend this product to any first time framer. After thoroughly reading the instructions and buying additional nails from 2" to 3-1/4" I found the nailer easy to load and the pre-designed 30-degree angle makes it perfect for a first timer doing toenail nails to anchor studs to floor plate. I recommend that you have a strong arm to handle the nailer but having a battery operation is worth the weight. Also make sure you know how to adjust the nail depth and use test boards before using.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 123homepro Great Nail Gun
Great tool.. This nail gun primarily compares to the Paslode. The nose on this unit is much nicer, it's easier to toe nail. The battery performs great. It sets nails better than any other gun we use, remarkable!
It's just a little pricey, but if you use nail guns daily- this is a no brainer. The only wrinkle is that it does cycle just a tad slower than air guns or the Paslode- but you can get used to that quickly.Well done.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Seehafer great product hope it lasts
I'm building a waterside cabin and decided it was time to get a nailer that freed me up from dangling hoses and didn't require me to run a generator to keep my compressor going (bought extra batteries to get through a full day), so I decided to purchase the DEWALT cordless framing nailer. Other than some initial problems with jamming nails every couple of hundred nails (which by the way, I wish there was a quick release mechanism on the nailer versus the allen head screws), the nailer has been great. Unfortunately at the end of the day yesterday I had another nail jam (first one in a few days) but after I cleared the jam the nailer won't start. Battery is good, settings are correct, but nothing. If this nailer is shot, I still plan to get another one-its great not having to lug around a hose everywhere-and yes I would recommend it to anyone. Hopefully, I'll get this problem fixed and continue with the cabin.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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