First Look: Dewalt DCN890 Cordless Concrete Pinner

Expanding on an already impressive line of cordless tools, Dewalt, in partnership with Powers Fastening, recently introduced the DCN890 cordless concrete and steel pinner. Among the first battery-only cordless concrete nailers available to contractors, the DCN890 is able to handle an array of projects, including applications in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, drywall, insulation, surface prep and more. Versatile, easily serviceable in the field, and built for contractor-grade performance, here's your first look at the all-new Dewalt DCN890 cordless concrete nailer.

Dewalt DCN890 Cordless Concrete Nailer

As with all other Dewalt cordless nailers, the DCN890 is available in two variations - either as a complete kit with (2) DCB205 batteries, DCB115 charger, DCN8904 standard/drywall interchangeable contact trip, and storage case; or as a bare tool only.

This 20V lithium ion cordless concrete nailer isn't afraid to take on both large and small projects alike, designed to drive concrete pins from 1/2" all the way up to 2-1/4" in length.

Dewalt DCN890 Applications

What makes the DCN890 important isn't the fact it's cordless, but rather how it's powered. Removing fuel cells and powder loads from the equation, Dewalt's cordless concrete nailer runs exclusively on 20V MAX lithium ion battery power. Not only is the DCN890 safer to operate thanks to a propellant-free design, it also provides long-term cost efficiency - eliminating recurring expense for powder loads or gas fuel. When used with DCB205 5.0Ah battery, Dewalt indicates this tool is capable of firing up to 600 shots per charging cycle.

Dewalt DCN890 Steel To Concrete

Featuring a flywheel based design for internal operation, reset time between shots is minimal, allowing for improved overall performance. Thanks to flywheel operation, Dewalt is also able to offer some of the lowest noise and recoil levels among its competition. And, with a propellant-free design, no licensing is required.

Dewalt DCN890 Electrical To Concrete

The other major benefit to Dewalt's new DCN890P2 and DCN890B, among its competition, it is the only cordless concrete nailer with a field-serviceable driver blade. Easy to service on-the-go, Dewalt says the driver can be replaced by a user in under two minutes. Specifically designed to accommodate several different applications in concrete and steel fastening, three adjustable power settings allow the DCN890 to handle projects ranging from hollow block, to hard concrete and steel.

Dewalt DCN890 Specs

Other features on this Dewalt battery-powered concrete nailer include a driver stall release lever, brushless motor, tool-free access points to clear jams, and an angled magazine for access in tight areas. Meanwhile, dual built-in LED lights illuminate any work surface, while providing valuable tool diagnostics to the user. And best of all, backed by a 3-Year Dewalt Guaranteed Tough warranty, any lingering concern about quality should be put to bed.

Dewalt DCN890 Features

Ready to accessorize? The DCN890 can also be mounted on Dewalt's DCN8905 extension pole, which can be used either as a 3' or 6' extension in hard to reach places. Owners will also have the option to order Stick-E and Magentic Stick-E nosepieces for the cordless concrete and steel pinner. And of course, the DCN890 is also compatible with Dewalt's new FLEXVOLT battery too.

Dewalt DCN890 Assembly

Commercial applications for the DCN890 include attaching steel track to concrete, block or steel; attaching mechanical clips and fixing to concrete, block or steel; attaching plywood to concrete or block; attaching lath to concrete, block or steel; or attaching furring strips to concrete or block. Suitable base materials for fastening include normal-weight concrete, lightweight concrete, grouted concrete masonry, hollow concrete masonry, and steel.

Dewalt DCN890 Lath To Concrete

Ready to order? Initial reports estimate the DCN890 kit will be available as early as October 2017, while we expect the bare tool to follow shortly after. Launch pricing on Nail Gun Depot is set at $749 for the kit, while the bare tool can be had for just under $600.

With a growing, industry-wide demand for lithium ion tools, do you see Dewalt's new DCN890P2 and DCN890B revolutionizing the way we nail to concrete and metal? Let us know.


~ The Nail Gun Depot Team

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  • Brian Duncan October 18, 2017 at 10:38 PM

    Awesome idea guys at dewalt ya,ll get an atta boy for that

  • Mario Zinghini October 25, 2017 at 11:05 AM

    Now why can't I find anyone who makes a cordless brushless 3/8" crown SOFFIT stapler

  • Joey February 23, 2018 at 12:56 PM

    This unit would have been incredible IF it had been designed it to shoot a MINIMUM of 2.5" (ideally 3") pins! You canNOT adequately fasten 2x4s to concrete with only .75" penetration.

  • Emmanuel Toledo February 26, 2018 at 2:44 AM

    I think that the concrete pin nailer are very pricey I would like to buy one but not for 600 I would pay 450 500 Maximus

  • Craig mcsweeney April 28, 2018 at 7:37 PM

    Hi there
    I am just wondering could you use the dewalt concrete pinner to nail skirting and architrave too block and brick homes?
    Or is it too severe for finished work.

    • Nail Gun Depot April 30, 2018 at 8:46 AM

      Using the Dewalt concrete pinner for small wood trim would most likely split the wood, or leave too noticeable of an indentation in the surface. However, there are a lot of factors that play into what can and cannot be done. If you contact our customer service team, they may be able to further assess your project. They can be contacted at or by phone at 1.888.720.7892.

  • Muhammad Irfan November 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Hi good day i need cordless concrete nail gun how much this

    • Nail Gun Depot November 13, 2018 at 4:29 AM

      As of today, the DCN890P2 retails for $749. If you don't need the battery and charger, you can get the bare tool for $599.

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