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Dewalt Connects Success - Cuts The Cord Again

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.

Dewalt DCN693 App

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.

Dewalt DCN693 Features Diagram

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.

Dewalt DCN693 Action

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.

Metal Connector Types

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

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5 COMMENTS

  • jeremy allard May 25, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    How much does it weigh? ?

    • Nail Gun Depot May 26, 2016 at 8:03 AM

      With battery, 9 pounds. Without battery it is rated at 8.1 pounds.

      Thanks for asking, Jeremy.

  • Martin Breitzman May 25, 2016 at 10:10 AM

    Sweet, some thing else to add to my tool wish list. I have the framer now and love it. Looking at the finish nailer too but now see Milwaukee has entered the nailer market as well and I do like their Fuel tools both M18 and M12. Decisions, decisions oh what a quandary, lol. o quote Tim the Toolman Taylor " You can never have enough tools and more power,ar, ar, ar."

  • Martin Breitzman May 25, 2016 at 10:13 AM

    Sweet, some thing else to add to my tool wish list. I have the Dewalt framer now and love it. Looking at the finish nailer too but now see Milwaukee has entered the nailer market as well and I do like their Fuel tools both M18 and M12. Decisions, decisions, oh what a quandary, lol. To quote Tim the Toolman Taylor " You can never have enough tools and more power,ar, ar, ar."

  • Matt schwartz May 25, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    Like dewalt tools would love to give this one a trial run

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