DeWalt launches gas-free nailer

DeWalt launched what it calls the world’s first gas-free, dual-speed, cordless framing nailer. 

The new framing nailer (DCN692) joins the company’s line of 20V MAX cordless power tools with Extreme Runtime (XR) and provides a gas-free option for users, eliminating the need for gas canisters. DeWalt says 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 in. to 3 in.) for lower vibration (which can cause user fatigue), increased shots per charge, and increased application speed (compared with Speed Setting 2), or Speed Setting 2 when driving longer nails 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, according to the manufacturer.

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.<!--[if gte mso 9]>-->