DEWALT’s New Cordless Framing Nailer

DEWALT DCN692 Gas-Free, Dual-Speed, Cordless Framing Nailer

DEWALT DCN692M1 Cordless Framing NailerTOWSON, Md. – January 27, 2014 – DEWALT® delivers outstanding performance with the launch of the world’s first gas-free, dual-speed, cordless framing nailer (DCN692). The new framing nailer joins DEWALT’s line of 20V MAX* cordless power tools with EXTREME RUNTIME (XR) and provides a gas-free option for users, eliminating the need for costly gas canisters. The DCN692 requires minimal maintenance, and works in cold weather where gas cartridges fail.

With dual-speed settings optimized for different nail lengths, users of the new gas-free framing nailer can select between Speed Setting 1 when driving shorter nails (2”-3”) for lower vibration (which can cause user fatigue), increased shots per charge, and increased application speed (compared to Speed Setting 2), or Speed Setting 2 when driving longer nails (3 ¼”- 3 ½”) for the speed and power to drive nails consistently, similar to a pneumatic nailer.

The gas-free cordless framing nailer combines DEWALT’s brushless motor technology with the XR 4.0AH lithium ion battery pack to allow driving up to 700 nails per charge, making it ideal for heavy duty carpentry and framing professionals, such as general builders, remodelers, and installers of decks and fencing.

Users can also choose between the bump or sequential fire modes for different fastening applications as well as adjust the nail depth when firing nails into different materials.  The gas-free nailer includes indicator lights that warn the user of a low battery or stall, and a stall release lever that allows the user to reset the driver blade caused by a stall or jammed nail.  The DCN692 accepts paper-tape collated nails (30°-34°), clipped and full round offset from a variety of brands, including the new complete line of DEWALT framing nails, available in 2”- 3 ½” (sold separately).

The new gas-free and dual-speed cordless framing nailer will be available both kitted (DCN692M1) with a DEWALT XR 20V MAX* 4.0AH lithium ion battery pack, and as a bare tool (DCN692B), and will retail for $499.99 and $399.99, respectively. The DCN692 comes standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee and will be available where DEWALT products are sold in February.

DEWALT Perform & ProtectTM Product Line

The new DCN692 gas-free and dual-speed cordless framing nailer is one of many DEWALT products within the Perform & Protect product line and meets the DEWALT Perform & Protect criteria for vibration. See a complete SKU list of DEWALT Perform & Protect product offerings here.

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

DEWALT’s Perform & Protect™ line of Power Tools is designed to provide a high level of one or more of the following: control, dust containment, or low vibration, without sacrificing performance.


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Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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