DEWALT ATOMIC Compact Series™ 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 23 Ga. Pin Nailer (Tool Only) (DCN623B)
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Not to be overly cryptic, but I’m afraid I won’t mention or promote in any way the nailer or the company that sold it as - while the nailer is perfectly decent - the two are intertwined and the company are a bunch of monkeys and not to be trusted, in my experience. The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. I looked at axminster who do a 24 gauge nailer, but as far as I can see 24 gauge nails arent widely available, and the max depth is about 20mm.
I have talked to a DW insider who told mne that there was certainly a straight 16 gauge nailer prototype made, but he couldn't tell me what had happened to it.The more uses I found for a cordless pin nailer, the more I used it, and the more disappointed I became.
I suggest adjusting the depth of the nail on a scrap piece to make sure you are happy with the depth adjustment. The DCN692 cordless nailer is compatible with the newer XR range of 18 volt Li-Ion battery packs (in the USA these are sold as 20 volt, sic). Nothing wrong with that - I have a couple myself - just be aware you won’t have the support/service of Ryobi UK if anything goes wrong. Pity dewalt chose to do an angle only unit when 90% of site users have a straight nailer and that's all the sites supply in terms of nails.What wasn’t initially obvious is that the strip must be slid into a channel, on the tip side of the magazine.
The battery charger performance at circa 90 minutes for a full 5Ah charge is hardly stellar when compared to the charge speed on my Makita 18 volt LXT kit (circa 45 minutes for a 5Ah battery), but you can upgrade to a faster charger and in any case I seriously doubt that anyone could actually flatten a 5Ah battery in less than 4 hours – in general I have been getting a full day, or almost, out of a single 5Ah battery.A nail gun is a type of power tool that drives nails into wood or other materials with high velocity and precision. I also have m12 batteries and might look into it too but not really a high priority tool purchase right now. The mechanism might be similar to and scaled up from the original second fix guns, but maintenance is considerably improved.