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, they took quite a long time to make it cent percent right when they developed it. 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 entirely battery-powered.
The best part of this brad nailer is its brushless motor, which enables you to fasten 5/8" to 2-1/8" 18 gauge brad nails in different materials effortlessly. Therefore, you could 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 a variety of home hobbies and projects.
Let's explore more exciting and useful features of this tool in our Dewalt 20v brad nailer review.
Spec In Short
Power Source: 20V Li-Ion Battery
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
It is a general statement that cordless nail guns are not as effective as pneumatic ones. However, cordless nailers driven by fuel cells like Paslode prove to a large extent that this statement is wrong. Again, it would only help if you changed the gas canister frequently, which is costly.
Therefore, the solution to this problem is the Dewalt power tools, which provide 100 percent of the battery-operated brad nailer that ensures the same performance as the pneumatic tools.
Besides loving the cordless independence, right after you start using the DEWALT DCN680D1 cordless brad nailer, you will also face less frequent complaints from neighbors about sound pollution.
No More Guesswork
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 DeWalt 20v brad nailer comes with an innovative flywheel connected with a brushless engine that design to produce super-fast rotations and store energy from its spin. When you pull the trigger, the driver blade comes in contact with the spinner, pushing the blade by force to effectively drive brads.
Further, a brushless motor means there is no voltage drop and frictional loss, enabling you to drive more nails per charge. Therefore, you could drive up to 1200 nails per charge with your Dewalt DCN680D1 brad nailer.
Easy-To-Use Tool Free Settings
Dewalt Brad Nailer comes with many tool-free designs to make the job easier and reduce the downtime of a framer crew or cabinet carpenter. Let's check out those as below-
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.
DCN680D1 is powered by a Dewalt 20V MAX Lithium-Ion battery that is also compatible with any 20v Dewalt unit in your workshop. Besides featuring an interchangeable battery, it is also built so that you can charge it from the vehicle power outlet in case of an emergency or on a trip from one project to another.
During doing so, you will no need to be tensed about your vehicle's battery health as it 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.
Pros Of Dewalt DCN680D1
Cons Of dewalt cordless brad nailer
FAQs Of Dewalt 20v Brad Nailer
Q-1: Is it comes with a battery? What else am I going to found in the box?
Ans. Yeah, it comes with a 20v Max rechargeable battery with a charger. You're also going to get a kit bag with it.
Q-2: Is it suitable to use a 4.0Ah battery for this nailer?
Ans. Yeah, you can use a 20v battery in this tool from 1.5Ah to 9.0Ah. The more amp you have, the more nails you could drive in a single charge.
Q-3: Is it possible to change pressure to get the optimal drive on this nailer?
Ans. Guy, No! you can't adjust the pressure on this nailer, but you can adjust the driving depth by turning a tool-free roller.
Comparison: 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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Although you will find that the Dewalt DCN680D1 cordless brad nailer is a bit expensive in price, but if you consider the cordless performance and cut the cost of purchasing fuel cells, you'll find it is as the most suitable tool for your trimming or molding works. It's also eliminate the need to pull bulky compressor and hoses. We can, therefore, claim it is an excellent tool for any professional trimmers or carpenters.
If you're still confused, Dewalt Power Tools gives you three years of limited warranty, including a year of free service and 90 days money-back guarantee, which provides you with a risk-free chance to see how easily you can make a bunch of small holes.
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