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Model # DCN701BW230C

20V MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Cable Stapler, (1) 3.0Ah Battery, and Charger

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  • Proprietary cable guide helps precisely drive staples over cable
  • Compact frame and lightweight design let you work in tight spaces
  • Center-mounted LED light illuminates in low light conditions
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Simplify residential wiring jobs with this DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Cordless Cable Stapler. Primarily used for fastening Romex brand cables and wires, this stapler has a proprietary cable guide that helps drive staples precisely and easily over cable. It will help you install electrical cable and wire twice as fast as manual stapling. It features a compact frame and lightweight design, making it the perfect tool for tight spaces. A center-mounted LED light helps illuminate the work area in low-light conditions. This stapler is compatible with DEWALT DRS1800 1 in. insulated cable staples (sold separately). Use with DEWALT 1 in. Insulated Electrical Staples. Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20-Volt; nominal voltage is 18-Volt.


  • Proprietary cable guide to line up shots
  • Extended trigger provides easy use in multiple orientations
  • Center-mounted LED for workplace illumination
  • Adjustable belt hook for left or right attachment depending on user preference
  • Compatible with DEWALT DRS18100 1 in. insulated cable staples (sold separately)
  • Compatible with all DEWALT 20-Volt MAX batteries
  • DCB230C same runtime and power in a lighter, shorter package compared to DCB200
  • DCB230C 33% more runtime than DC9096 18-Volt battery
  • DCB230C 22% lighter (1.06 lbs.) than DCB200
  • DCB230C no memory and virtually no self-discharge for maximum productivity and less downtime
  • DCB230C 3 LED fuel gauge to quickly check state of charger on battery
  • DCB230C part of the 20-Volt MAX system
  • DCB230C 3.0 Amp hour capacity
  • DCB230C diagnostics with LED indicator for battery charge status of charged, charging, power line problem, replace pack or battery temperature problem
  • DCB230C charges DEWALT 12-Volt to 20-Volt MAX lithium-ion batteries
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Internet # 311201422

Model # DCN701BW230C

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Dimensions: H 12 in, W 3 in, D 7.75 in


Battery Charge Time (Hours)1Product Depth (in.)7.75 in
Product Height (in.)12 inProduct Width (in.)3 in


Air Tool TypeAir Nailer KitBattery Amp Hours3 Ah
Battery/Charger(1) 3 Ah Battery & Charger IncludedCharger IncludedCharger Included
ConditionNewCord StyleCordless
Cordless/CordedCordlessFiring ModeFull Sequential
IncludedBattery, Battery ChargerMagazine Capacity35
Maximum Fastener Size1 inMinimum Fastener Size1 in
Motor TypeBrushlessMulti-PurposeSingle Purpose
Nailer FeaturesNo FeaturesNumber of Total Batteries Included1
Power TypeElectricReturnable90-Day
Specialty Nailer TypeOtherStaple Crown Size (in.)3/4 in
Staple Crown TypeWide CrownTool Weight (lb.)4.7 lb
Tools Product TypeAir Tool KitVoltage (v)20v

Questions & Answers

Q:And you use this done for putting up installation.
by|Jan 28, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Hello Carl, the Cable Stapler is built for residential wiring applications, primarily fastening Romex brand wires and cables. This stapler has a proprietary cable guide that helps to drive staples over cable.

by|Jan 29, 2024
    Q:Will the 1.5 Amp charger charge the 3 Amp and vice versa battery or will I need a new charger and how long to charge if using 1.5 Amp charger?
    by|Dec 10, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  The DEWALT battery line-up is compatible with the DEWALT charger line-up. The 20V batterie no matter the amp hour will charge on any DEWALT 20V charger.

    by|Dec 11, 2023
      Q:Can I use this to secure outdoor ribbon string lighting?
      by|Nov 5, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  The DCN701D1 may work for this application. It is ideal for use with the following applications: Romex® Cable (NM Sheathed), Coaxial Cable, Ethernet Cable (CAT-5 / CAT-3), Telephone and Speaker Wire, Metal Clad (MC) Cable and Security Cable.

      by|Nov 6, 2023
        Q:Can this be a replacement for 12v 2AH DeWalt battery for a DeWalt Drill
        by|Aug 30, 2023
        2 Answers
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        A:  If you are talking about the charger, yes. The charger DCB112 included is compatible also with your 12V battery.

        by|Oct 28, 2023

          A:  Yes, Mike

          by|Sep 1, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.5 out of 5
          • 4.5 out of 919 reviews
          • 87% recommend this product
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          Good value nice tool ill use it for years to come
          I wanted one for a while works great will make life a little easier i like the built-in led not heavy
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          Do not buy
          Bought these because I had accidentally left my spare battery DC9096 and charger behind and would not be back for 3 months to where they were. So I purchased these, big mistake!!! They do not hold a charge for very long. I can fully charge one, set it on the shelf for 2 days go to use it and it’s dead!!! Will not even power my flashlight for an hour!!! Wish I could return but did not keep receipt!!!!
          Response from SBD_Product ExpertFeb 3, 2021
          Hi –
          Thank you for leaving your feedback from your experience with this unit. I am sorry to hear that you’re having issues with your unit after such a short amount of time. I’d like the chance to speak with you about this problem and your warranty. If you are interested in speaking with me I can be reached by email at wecare@sbdinc.com. Please also reference case # 12936652. Hope to hear from you soon!
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            5 found this review helpful
            Now this is a fantastic tool. It doesn’t seem to...
            Now this is a fantastic tool. It doesn’t seem to matter what size cable I am running but the staples always seem to have just the right amount of pressure holding the product.
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            2 found this review helpful
            Great stapler makes work easier and that’s the point right....
            Great stapler makes work easier and that’s the point right.
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            1 found this review helpful
            Excellent product
            Excellent product
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            • Recommended
            1 found this review helpful
            bad battery
            I bought this in april it is now august. Ive used the battery maybe 5 times and now it wont hold a charge for longer than 5 minutes.
            Response from DewaltProductExpertAug 29, 2019
            We appreciate your feedback on this unit and are sorry to hear of the issue you are having with your product. This is not the kind of performance we expect from our products and would like to speak to you about this issue so we can assist you with resolving this to your satisfaction. Please email me at wecare@sbdinc.com and reference case # 10228949. I look forward to hearing from you.
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              14 found this review helpful
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              6 found this review helpful
              First of all the battery life is incredible. I didn't know how the 2 amp hour battery would compa...
              First of all the battery life is incredible. I didn't know how the 2 amp hour battery would compare with my bigger 20v Dewalt batteries, all my Dewalt batteries last forever and this one isn't an exception. I have put a whole box of staples through it over two days, a garage rough in and a smaller residential rough in. The battery is still showing 3/3 bars, I am now not even going to bother bringing my spare battery and charger. One tip to help you use less staples, and this also makes the staple hold tighter. When you pull the trigger to staple your wire push into it a little. When you do it on engineered joists push a little harder with your off hand on the back. Its funny to see people claiming to be electricians not figure this out when I figured it out halfway through my first staple box. In the first half of my stapling I stapled excessively because I hadn't figured out I could adjust retention by how hard I pushed. What did I staple though? Data runs - 3 cat5s and a coax on each one x5 A ton of home runs in 12/2, it handled doubling, and even trippling up of the wire like it was nothing. A 10/3 for a dryer which again went beautifully. Another really awesome way you can use this stapler is to put the bottom at the last staple and hit it again. I could do most of my stapling today one handed because the head of the stapler held the wire up. The prongs that go around the wire also allowed me to straighten the wire and hold, and staple it all with one hand. This one handed operation is a godsend up on a ladder, you can do more with less ladder moves. Whoever came up with the "2x faster than manual hammering" in the Dewalt marketing office was generously understating how much time this thing saves. One more time for the little girl that returned his stapler because it "didn't staple hard enough to hold the wire straight", push into it and work a little, Newtons laws apply. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This stapler hits them powerfully meaning if you aren't pushing it will bounce back slightly and lead to less penetration. In other words don't be dissuaded from buying this because of people who don't understand physics or nay sayers saying they are having a hard time with staple availability. The staples will come and are already very available.
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                11 found this review helpful
                Dewalt Cable stapler is one of the best for Romax cables and it is quality built feels sturdy ...
                Dewalt Cable stapler is one of the best for Romax cables and it is quality built feels sturdy and does the job in a variety of wood types today i took out old rusty stables and used the DeWALT stapler to re secure the wires and not only but for the past 2 months this dewalt Romax stapler is one good tool to have for securing Romax wire to wood. the kit comes as a Ready to use kit stapler, staples ,battery and charger and clear instructions and soft case
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                6 found this review helpful
                The Dewalt DCN701 Cordless Cable Stapler is built for residential wiring applications. It is use...
                The Dewalt DCN701 Cordless Cable Stapler is built for residential wiring applications. It is used of fastening Romex brand wires and cables. The cable stapler is twice as fast as manual hammer stapling. It has a proprietary cable guide for aligning the staple over cable meaning that it help preventing putting a staple into the cable or Romex wires. It has a center -mount LED helps to provide light to see the area you are trying to staple. It is compatible with the Dewalt DRS1800 1” insulated cable staples. IT comes with DCN701 Cordless cable stapler, one 20V Max DCB203 battery, charger, belt clip and kit bag. It does not come with any staple so you will have to purchase them separately. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty on the tool and the battery. It very simple to use and fast. Love it. Just a note: There were some complains about not having the staples in stock, they do have them now.
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