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16-Gauge Pneumatic 1 in. - 2-1/2 in. Nailer

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  • Drives 16-gauge straight finish nails, 1 in. to 2-1/2 in. L
  • Nailer features tool-free jam clear for ease of use
  • Ideal for finish applications including trim installation
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The DEWALT D51257K - 1 in. - 2-1/2 in. (25.4 mm - 65 mm) 16-Gauge Finish Nailer has tool-free depth adjustment, tool-free jam clear and tool-free 360 Degree exhaust. Its motor works as oil free and oil lube unit. It has a low profile no-mar pad and trigger lock-off. It is lightweight, only 3.85 lbs. to reduce user fatigue.

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Nail Gauge16 gauge15 gauge16 gauge16 gauge
Cord StylePneumaticPneumaticPneumaticCordless
Power TypeAirAirAirElectric
Voltage (v)No Voltage20vNo Voltage20v
Loading typeStripStripStripStrip
Nail Gun Angle0 degree34 degree16 degree20 degree
Maximum Fastener Size2-1/2 in2-1/2 in1-1/4 in2-1/2 in
Nailer FeaturesFastener Collation,Fastener Depth ControlFastener Collation,Fastener Depth ControlFastener Collation,Fastener Depth ControlNo Features
Motor Type Brushless
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Specifications

Dimensions

Air Inlet Size (in.)1/4Nail Gauge16 gauge
Nail Gun Angle0 degreeProduct Depth (in.)11.8
Product Height (in.)10.6Product Width (in.)3.5

Details

Air Tool TypeAir NailerCompressor/Air Tool FeaturesFastener Collation,Fastener Depth Control
ConditionNewCord StylePneumatic
Cordless/CordedCordedFiring ModeFull Sequential
IncludedCase,NailsLoading typeStrip
Magazine Capacity100Maximum Fastener Size2-1/2 in
Minimum Fastener Size1 inMinimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI4.5
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)70 PSI2Multi-PurposeSingle Purpose
Nailer FeaturesFastener Collation,Fastener Depth ControlPower TypeAir
Returnable30-DayTool weight (lb.)3.9
Tools Product TypeAir ToolVoltage (v)No Voltage

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  • 4.8
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Bought this nailer to replace an old Paslode that crumbled inside and to hard and costly to repla...
Bought this nailer to replace an old Paslode that crumbled inside and to hard and costly to replace parts. Pretty much went by reviews and I own several DeWalt tools that seem to perform well. Ordered online and bought through Home Depot. Delivery time was exceptional considering during Covid (2 days). Giving it 4 stars because I needed it to finish a trim job so took it to the site and it would not fire the nails. Luckily, I had a brad nailer with me that I used to finish the job. The DeWalt nailer would just shoot a small “piff” of air and no nail. I did not have time to figure out what the problem was on the site, but at home I discovered that the firing pin was stuck. IT would not let a nail enter the firing chamber and the pin would not move. So, I put a little oil on it and used a screwdriver to move the pin back and forth. It seemed to loosen up and I moved the pin up and push the nails in so as there would be one nail in the firing chamber. The nailer was able to fire the nail and several more. I just hoped that it would wear and loosen for the next job. I have not had any problems with it since. The second reason for the 4 stars is that the nails do not slide into the nailer very easily. There is a flat spring that puts pressure on the nails as you slide them in. Once in, you must pull them on through or use a set of nails to push them down into the gun. Not a big issue but keeps it from getting a 5. Also, I would have liked to see the case designed to hold some nails. There appears to be plenty of space to have molded a small block for storage. So far it works good and would recommend it.
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Extremely pleased with this unit's performance
Have begun a series of home improvement projects, and knew a finish nailer would be a fine additon to my tool collection. Though I didn't have any opportunity to test any of the units, I did visit a number of stores to at least inspect the units for build, heft, weight and feature set, and the Dewalt D51257K came out on top of my evaluation. Subsuquently, after the unit arrived, i used it on my first job, replacing exterior door trim. Unit performed flawlessly, with no jams or malfunctions. I'll be adding additonal nailers to my armory, and will be looking to DeWALT for those too.
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Nice tool Easy to use and adjust...
Nice tool Easy to use and adjust
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16 Gauge Nailer
It’s light and handles great!!yyyyuhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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Dewalt finishing nailer
Great quality good safety features. Good price. Lightweight
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Very durable.
Works great under many conditions. Very durable.
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    The gun works great as long as you keep it...
    The gun works great as long as you keep it straight out from your project. If you’re not straight the head will lift and your nail will be left high. The Precision Point nailer doesn’t do that, but the Precision Point doesn’t have the sealed lube dual tech piston.
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    Bought this nailer to put up baseboards and quarter round...
    Bought this nailer to put up baseboards and quarter round in the main room of our basement after replacing the carpet with LVP. We had previously done a bathroom with just a hammer and the tool to get the nails even/below the surface and it wasn’t fun. This was great! Have only probably done 200 nails or so with it but it made extremely quick work of the job had no issues. I just wish we’d bought it earlier!
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