DEWALT ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 23 Ga. Pin Nailer (Tool Only) (DCN623B)

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DEWALT ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 23 Ga. Pin Nailer (Tool Only) (DCN623B)

DEWALT ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 23 Ga. Pin Nailer (Tool Only) (DCN623B)

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A nail gun is a type of power tool that drives nails into wood or other materials with high velocity and precision. DW must have gone back to the drawing board to fix the ills of their first, brave stab at a truly cordless 1st fix nailer to come up with the 2-speed DCN692 in 2015 and overall I have to say that I think they've largely “nailed it”. Not to be overly cryptic, but I’m afraid I won’t mention or promote in any way the nailer or the company that sold it as - while the nailer is perfectly decent - the two are intertwined and the company are a bunch of monkeys and not to be trusted, in my experience.

When DW finally did release their first stab at this, the single-speed DCN690, back in 2013, it was very late, heavy, slow and frankly a bit gutless.Stalls and jams can happen with any first fix gun, so the stall release lever on the front of the nailer is designed to overcome this when it happens. just under 8lbs) it is a fairly heavy tool (although lighter than the first generation 16ga first fix gun I still use) and whilst I consider it to be reasonably well balanced in the hand, for that reason I have to admit it won't for everyone. and the case is certainly smaller than the cases of either of those tools, a plus if space in the van is limited. Gas also has a sell by date, so yes, it can go out of date and then it may or may not work and it might oil-up the insides of the gun which will mean a strip down and clean is required (and there are shifty little so and so's at some builder's merchants who will happily short change you by selling you out of date gas unless you watch them like a hawk).

i was doing a loft conversion job at the time so the gun was used side by side with my makita first fix gun. Very comprehensive and it's great to have a review from a pro joiner who has tested the gun out in real site conditions.At least the most modern guns have cured some of the worst ills which early models had – such as my first Paslode which refused point blank to work upside-down (try doing in-situ joist replacement or solid strutting in volume and you'll understand why you need a gun instead of a hammer and why you need it to work upside down), the battery constantly falling out, batteries needing to be removed when the gun was rested for more than 5 minutes because the flashing light would flatted it and NiCd batteries which were, to say the least, fragile (as were the chargers). I recently had a play with the Milwaukee 16ga angled 2nd fix - in comparison it's a bit lighter and the nose is a bit smaller, it doesn't seem any slower or faster in bump mode and it can certainly sink 50mm pins into softwood (not really much of a test, that, though TBH). Grex work perfectly in my Hitachi pneumatic pin nailer, but they are too weakly joined to handle the thump from a cordless unit. I know that the last 2 are out (23g nail gun in the USA not UK) or on the brink of being out (cordless belt sander). Then you may find some non-OEM gas can oil-up the inside of your gun and stop it working (Champion, especially, for some reason).

Just like on gas nailers these can weaken and break with age, especially if you've been nailing into hard brickwork for a long time.

Have I added that some manufacturers also seem to source their batteries, chargers and plug top transformers from a factory making novelty cracker fillings somewhere in central China? If anyone has any additional questions about the DCN692 which they would like me to answer, please post them here or PM me and I'll be glad to answer them and incorporate them into the review. If anything I’d probably prefer corded to avoid having different batteries (all my current battery powered stuff is dewalt). These trackers help us to provide a personalized user experience by improving the quality of your preference management options, and by enabling the interaction with external networks and platforms. DeWalt recommends either Dewalt or Porter-Cable pins, but I have had great success with Senco as well.



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