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May 17, 2016
The folks at Dewalt are at it again, now to offer North America's first-ever cordless metal connector nailer. Dewalt's hot-new tool for Summer 2016, introducing the DCN693 series cordless metal hardware nailer.
Available in two variations, the DCN693M1 comes complete with 20V Lithium-Ion XR Series battery and charger - while the DCN693B gets you the bare tool without battery and charger.
The first of its kind, Dewalt's DCN693M1 cordless metal connecting nailer matches its competition in range, driving 1-1/2” to 2-1/2” 35 degree paper tape metal connector nails. In the same manner as Dewalt's other li-ion nailers, the DCN693 requires no fuel cell to operate - simply snap the charged battery into place and start firing.
Other features on the Dewalt DCN693 include selectable firing modes (choose between sequential and RapidCycle modes), nail selector switch (easy switch between 1-1/2” and 2-1/2” nails), tool-free adjustable rafter hook, and dry-fire lockout. A RapidCycle mode keeps the motor running for faster follow-up shots.
This cordless joist nailer includes tool-free depth of drive adjustment, which is quite handy if you find yourself frequently adjusting nail depth for different materials. A stall release lever allows you to release the driver blade in case of nail jam. The DCN693 even comes with an on board hex key for easy magazine removal.
Another nifty tech feature, this cordless metal connecting nail gun features LED warning lights to alert the user when their tool stalls or the battery is low. Round things out with a speed selector switch, which lets you easily adjust the tool for different nail lengths, and you have the latest innovation from Dewalt.
As with other similar tools, Dewalt's DCN693 metal connector nailer is excellent for joist hangers, stud plate ties, hurricane ties, hold down straps and post bases. While we're yet to see some specific ratings from Dewalt, such as battery range and magazine capacity, we anticipate battery life will be similar to the Dewalt DCN692 cordless framing nailer. Although a specific release date is not yet available, preliminary estimates suggest you'll see the DCN693M1 and DCN693B in-stock by early summer.
So, would you give this cordless nailer a try? Let us know what you think.
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot