Contractors and serious DIYers who are aware of the cold weather limitations of gas-cartridges in other cordless framing nailers will appreciate DeWALT’s new DCN692. It’s the world’s first gas-free, dual-speed cordless framing nailer. The DCN692 joins DeWALT’s platform of 20V Max cordless tools and runs on an XR (Extreme Runtime) 4.0AH lithium-ion battery. That capacity, coupled with the nailer’s brushless motor, enables it to drive up to 700 nails per charge, according to DeWALT.
Two speed settings will optimize the nailer for different nail lengths. Speed Setting 1 is helpful for driving shorter 2- to 3-in. nails. It also extends the number of shots per battery charge and produces less vibration in the tool, reducing user fatigue. Speed Setting 2 will drive longer 3-1/4- or 3-1/2-in. nails consistently and powerfully.
The DCN692 can be set to either bump or sequential firing modes, depending on the fastening application, and it can also be adjusted for nail depth. In the event of a jammed nail or stalling, caused by low battery charge, a release lever allows the user to clear the jam and reset the tool’s internal driver blade. Plus, for early detection, an indicator light warns the user of a stall or low battery charge level.
This gun accepts 30- to 34-degree paper-tape collated nails from various brands, in clipped and full round offset styles. Or, choose from among DeWALT’s new line of framing nails.
You can buy the new DCN692 Dual-speed Cordless Framing Nailer as a kit, which includes a 70-minute charger and single XR 20V Max 4.0AH battery pack for $499.99 (model DCN692M1). Or, choose the nailer alone in the “bare” configuration (model DCN692B) for $399.99 and use your other 20V Max tool batteries to power it. Both kit and bare versions will be available this month from DeWALT retailers.