Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 21
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 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 jc85 jcconstruction
this thing is the best tool that dewalt makes. way better than paslode guns. it has the bump trigger that paslode doesn't. i put this thing to the test almost everyday and it performs. not as fast as pneumatic but it gets the job done if you don't feel like dragging out the compressor. im not sure about the other bad reviews but many they just had a defective gun. we have 2 on our crew and they work great. sometimes they jam but it don't take much to fix it. battery last a while. it doesn't hold much nails tho. it's a great gun. definitely worth it
June 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2morrow How did I ever get by without this?
Wow. I couldn't be happier. No issues whatsoever except a couple of jammed nails which were very easy to remove. Runs all day on one charge. I've used about 4000 nails so far. I debated for quite some time because of the cost. However, I remember at around 30 years old, hammering nails into a 400 square foot deck and having it take forever, not to mention bent nails and a sore arm. Now at 61, I just did a 650 square foot deck with no wear on me at all due to nailing in deck boards. I am helping my step-son do a deck too which I am sure I would not have been up for without the nailer. I was looking at composite vs. cedar or treated wood to justify spending $500 for this. I used treated wood that I was able to hand pick and it looks great.
I have a craftsman finish nailer that I've used a lot over the years and it is very good as well - but you can't beat not having to use an air compressor and hose. You can't go wrong with this.
July 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DC Avoid this Nailer
I bought this a few days ago to use on a remodeling job. It is easy to set up, easy to load nails, I charged it all night. Not long after doing some framing it jammed. I spent 15-20 minutes clearing the jam. I began framing again and it began losing power (you can tell it makes a weird noise). Once again I had to stop and charge the battery, which did not last too much longer. You would need 2 or 3 batteries at $99.00 each. No thanks. I am taking this back to Home Depot and getting a Paslode gas powered framing nailer. I love DeWalt tools but I am very disappointed in this framing nailer. I had such high hopes but I cannot recommend this product.
June 16, 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