Hello, Framer! You will be happy to know that after successful integration of Dewalt 16 gauge finish nailer, it launches another superman, the Dewalt DCN680D1 cordless brad nailer.
Well! Although Dewalt launched it a couple of years ago, when they developed it, they took quite a long time to make it cent percent right. You will get precisely the same pace, power and quality as pneumatic brad nailers without face any hassle of hose, compressor, even fuel cells. Yes! DCN680D1 is fully battery powered.
The best part of this is the brushless motor, which enables you to fasten 5/8" to 2-1/8" 18 gauge brad nails in different materials effortlessly. You could, therefore, use it to drive nails to do various ornamental and fashionable jobs, such as trimming, molding, kitchen crown, door and window casing, paneling, cabinetry, and variety of home hobbies and projects.
Spec In Short
Power Source: Battery - Cordless
Fastener Length: 5/8 to 2-1/8 inch
Fastener Type/Gauge: 18 gauge brad nails
Firing /Actuation Mode: Tool-free selectable trigger
Magazine Capacity: 100
Depth Adjustment: Tool-free
Jam Clearance: Tool-free
Battery: 20v max* Lithium-ion
Nails PER BATTERY CHARGE: 1200
Housing Material: Plastic
Tool Dimension: 11.8 X 10.3 X 3.7 inch
Tool Weight: 5.3 lbs.
Performance and Technical Issues of Dewalt DCN680D1
No Gas And No Hose
There is a common understanding of the cordless nail guns that they are not as powerful as pneumatic. Cordless nailers that are driven by fuel-cell like Paslode prove this statement wrong to a great extent. However, it would help if you changed gas canister frequently. The solution to this problem is the Dewalt power tools, which bring 100% battery-operated brad nailer that ensures the same performance as pneumatic tools.
So, besides enjoying the freedom of cordless, right after you start using DEWALT DCN680D1 cordless brad nailer, you will face less frequent complaints from neighbors about sound pollution.
No More Guesses Work
Presumption days are over. The micro nose of DCN680 Dewalt provides you a clear vision during nailing and helps to sink each shank correctly like a laser beam accuracy.
The innovative flywheel of DeWalt's connected with a brushless engine that design to produce super-fast rotations and able to store energy from its spin. When you pull the trigger, driver blade comes in contact with the spinner, and that pushes the blade by force to drive brads effectively. Further, brushless motor means there is no voltage drop and frictional loss, which enables you to drive more nails per charge. You could drive 1200 nails in a single charge with your Dewalt DCN680D1 brad nailer.
Easy-To-Use Tool Free Settings
To make the job ease and reduce downtime of a framer crew or cabinet carpenter, Dewalt Brad Nailer comes with several tool-free designs.
Tool-Free Depth Of Drive
While working, it is apparent that you have to drive nails into different thicknesses and types of materials. Based on which you need to change or adjust the depth of drive or countersink. In the Dewalt DCN680, you could do this job effortlessly as it allows you to do it just by turning a wheel knob and visualize it in slider indicator.
Tool-Free Jam Clearing Latch
Another noticeable on the go troubleshooting is jam release. In the case of other nailers, you have to spend a significant amount of time to clear a jammed nail. Whereas, in the Dewalt Cordless Brad Nailer, you just have to open the latch with a push and clean the bent pins from the driveway.
Tool-Free Stall Release Lever
Sometimes, the driver blade stuck in the down position after clearing the jam. If it happens while driving nails with Dewalt 18 gauge brad nailer cordless — no need to worry, the tool-free stall release lever helps you to sort out this. What you have to do, push the integrated stall release lever once only and the nailer all set for next shoot.
Tool-Free Selectable Trigger
You no more need to change the whole trigger, instead only push the button, and you will be shifted from one mode to another. Yes! If you move the knob toward single nail mark, you will get sequential actuation/fastening mode, and if you shift to the three nails mark, you will get a bump or contact actuation mode for speed nailing.
Dewalt DCN680D1 comes with a No-Mar tip with two extra, as it understands the value of your working materials. So, if you're using DCN680, it means no more teeth on the workpiece, and you're going to get delicate performance while doing elegant and sophisticated work.
Low Nail Lockout
It has no dry-fire prevention system like others, but there is a window near the tip to observe the number of nails remaining and prevent the working surface from possible damage.
Our today's reviewed model DCN680D1 powered by the DEWALT 20V MAX Lithium-Ion battery that is compliant with every 20v Dewalt device in your workshop. Not only the Dewalt battery is interchangeable, but also its design such a way that you can charge it from the vehicle power outlet in case of job site urgency or during the journey from one project to another.
However, it would be best if you no tensed about the health of the vehicle battery as the Dewalt 20v battery has an auto shut-off system to safeguard your vehicle battery from excessive discharge.
We found two LED lights at the base of the Dewalt DCN680D1 cordless nailer, which used to illuminate the working area while driving nails. It not only lightens the site but also operates as an indicator of fault. When the right side light continually flashes, indicates that the instrument gets jammed, and when the left side light blinks four times and then shuts down, the battery is about to die.
Along with showing the charge status, the LED indicator also communicate: charged, need to charging, power line problem, replace pack, and battery too hot or too cold.
Q1. Is it comes with a battery? What else am I going to found in the box?
Ans. Yes, it has come with a 20v Max rechargeable battery with a charger. You will also found a kit bag with it.
Q2. Is it suitable to use a 4.0Ah battery for this nailer?
Ans. Yes, you can use a 20v battery from 1.5Ah to 9.0Ah in this tool. The more amp will give you more power to drive more nails per charge.
Q3. Does it possible to adjust the pressure to get the desired drive on this nailer?
Ans. No, you cannot adjust the pressure on this nailer, but you can adjust the depth of drive by moving a tool-free roller.
DEWALT DCN680D1 VS DCN680B
The last letter of this Dewalt 20v brad nailer model either finish with D1 or B, which differentiates the Dewalt DCN680D1 and DCN680B. According to Dewalt, B stands for the bare tool, and D means package includes battery and charger. The number 1 after D indicates the number battery includes in the package. Thus DCN680D1 implies that this model includes one 20v battery in the box. Again, we’re not found any difference in specification and performance between these two models.
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You may find that the Dewalt DCN680D1 cordless brad nailer is a bit expensive in price, but if you consider its cordless performance and cut the fuel cell costs, you may find it the most suitable device for your trimming or molding work. We may, therefore, say that it is an excellent tool for any skilled trimmer or cabinet carpenter as it eliminates the need for pulling heavyweight compressors and hoses.
If you're still puzzled, Dewalt Power Tools are giving you three years of limited warranty, including a year of free service with 90 days money-back guarantee, which offers you the no-risk chance to see how quickly you can create a bunch of small holes.
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