Which is the Best Dewalt Nailer to Choose?

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Dewalt is a subsidiary of the Black & Decker Corporation one of the leading makers of power tools. Dewalt specializes in the manufacture of power tools used for industrial and construction woodworking. This article will discuss Dewalt nailers in terms of product types, specification, use and provide product reviews.

Types of Dewalt Nailers

Nailers are built with specific users and applications in mind while ensuring that each model is durable, powerful and multipurpose. Dewalt nailers include:

  1. Coil Nailer: Commonly known as a “burp gun” a coil nailer is a pneumatic type nail gun that is used primarily for framing and siding work. It gets its name from the fact that the nails are kept in a coil. Dewalt nailers are particularly known for its precision or fast action nailing. When precision is required the individual can use the conventional method of aiming, placing and then firing but if fast action is the name of the game, then the user can switch to the bump action mode meaning nail firing is triggered each time the head of the nailer bumps into the face of the target. A particular Dewalt nailer model to take notice of is the D51321 ¾ - 1-3/4 coil roofing nailer which is lightweight, guarantees rapid cycle rate, rarely jams, allows quick and easy setting adjustments, easy to clean, with built in trigger-lock-off.
  1. Cordless Nailer: As the name suggests, this type of nailer is battery operated, having no power cord to speak off. Dewalt nailers have several models for this particular make to satisfy different needs. A user should make sure that he or she is purchasing the right model cordless nailer because cordless nailers tend to be bulky and heavy or lightweight but has a limited operating time. For less demanding users like Do It Yourself enthusiasts who favor handling there is the DC608B  which is an 18 gauge brad nailer, uses 5/8" - 2" nails and weighs 7.4 pounds. Now, for more demanding users there is the DC618K that uses 1-1/4" - 2-1/2"  nails and with a little more battery life but weights around 8.5 pounds
  1. Finish/Brad Nailer: These nailers use smaller nails with narrow heads ideal for finishing and lightweight builds. Dewalt have a wide selection of finishing/brad nailers to choose from with varying nail sizes ideal for nailing moldings, baseboard trims. Most Nailers even accommodate multiple nail sizes for greater flexibility.
  1. Palm Nailer: Users who need to drive in nails into hard to reach places such as joist hangars, hurricane straps and seismic straps certainly need a palm nailer. Dewalt nailers. Those looking for palm nailers may want to look at Dewalt nailers D51180  which operates at 70 0 120 psi, uses 6d to 16d gauge and made of durable full metal housing.
  1. Stapler: Think of an oversized stapler that fires in rapid succession and you get a pneumatic stapler. Dewalt nailers have several stapler models to meet different demands of different users. For those looking for a multipurpose stapler, consider buying the D51422K which has unsurpassed trigger safety, uses1/4 crown and 100 staple capacity.
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Wayne Hudson is a writer who specializers in power tools and home improvements activites. You can check out his latest website at Dewalt Kits, where he provides an unbiased reviews and buying advice on a range of DeWalt power tools, including DeWalt Nailers,DeWalt Grinders, and much more.

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This article was published on 2011/09/26