DEWALT Introduces Cordless Metal Connector Nailer

DEWALT® Launches 20V MAX* XR® Cordless Metal Connector Nailer

The low-maintenance 20V MAX* Cordless Metal Connector Nailer (DCN693) is one-hundred percent battery-powered with no gas cartridge, no hose, and no compressor to maintain. With dual operating modes in both Sequential and Rapid Cycle, the Nailer allows the user to choose between sequential for standard operating speed or rapid cycle for faster operation. A tip probe ensures precise fastener placement while multi-functional LEDs provide added convenience.

DEWALT Cordless 20V MAX Metal Connector NailerThe 20V MAX* Cordless Metal Connector Nailer (DCN693) offers tool-free depth adjustment, allowing users to adjust nail depth for different materials. A convenient speed selector switch can easily change from Speed 1 for operating 1-1/2″ or to Speed 2 for 2-1/2″ nails while a stall release lever helps to reset the driver blade in the case of a stall or jammed nail and an onboard hex key can be used to clear tool jams for magazine removal. Finally, a belt and rafter hook rotates to either side depending on user preference.

DEWALT Cordless 20V MAX Metal Connector NailersPrimarily used by framing crews, remodelers, and deck builders, the Metal Connector Nailer is also popular with users who work in natural-disaster prone areas that are hit with earthquakes, derechos and hurricanes. This tool’s use has spread nation-wide as many building codes throughout North America now require metal connectors in wood-framed buildings.

DEWALT Cordless Metal Connector NailerThe 20V MAX* Cordless Metal Connector Nailer (DCN693) uses DEWALT MCN Nails including the DMC13115HDG.5M, DMC14815B.5M, DMC14815HDG.5M, DMC14825HDG.5M, DMC16225HDG.5M, DWMC13115-2M, and DWMC13115G-2M. The 20V MAX* Cordless Metal Connector Nailer comes kitted (DCN693M1) and MSRP $549 with one 4.0Ah battery and charger. The 20V MAX* Cordless Metal Connector Nailer bare tool (DCN693B) MSRP $499. Available now where DEWALT products are sold, the 20V MAX* XR® Cordless Metal Connector Nailer with EXTREME RUNTIME will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee.


*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

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  1. Chris

    How do they come out with something as specialized as a metal connector nailer without coming out with a cordless roofing, siding, or 18ga finish nailer. I love their quality products but sometimes they keep me waiting too long and I venture off to other brands. Come on take all my money not just some of it.

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Great question Chris. We quizzed them pretty hard at the Media event about a cordess roofer. The problem is house fast roofers shoot nailers…I’m sure they are trying to figure one out!

  2. Dave

    Newbie question: Since this nailer seems to be specifically for metal connectors, are you able to use it as a regular framing nailer? A framing nailer should not be used for metal connectors?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      No sir….totally different nails.

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