The DeWalt Brad Nailer Review

The DeWalt Brad Nailer Review

There are times when you are going to need a brad nailer. Sure, you could use a finishing nail gun but when wanting a quality, precise finish, sometimes a brad nailer is the best choice. After all, split and damaged trim is nobody’s idea of a good time.

There are several features that should be considered when looking for a brad nailer. The DeWalt Brad Nailer has the kind of features that we would expect to find from a good quality brad nailer.

Introducing The DeWalt Brad Nailer

DeWalt is a well-known brand that was started in 1924 by Raymond DeWalt, in Pennsylvania. The company was started in order to manufacture their invention of an electric universal woodworking machine that was called the “Wonder-Worker”.

In the 1990s DeWalt introduced a wide range of portable electric power tools, including some of the most powerful cordless tools available at that time.

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Today DeWalt assembles their wide range of tools in seven manufacturing plants across the United States.

Features Of The DeWalt Brad Nailer

The DeWalt Brad Nailer is an electrically powered brad nailer that has a long-life maintenance free motor. As with any good brad nailer, the DeWalt Brad Nailer is able to have the depth for the counter sinking of brads easily set without requiring a tool. With a tool free jam release mechanism, this brad nail gun is able to deliver 18-gauge brad nails with lengths between 5/8th to 2 inches. The DeWalt Brad Nailer has a 100-nail magazine capacity.

A Quick Summary Of The Key Features that make the DeWalt Brad Nailer stand out from the competition

  • ​Long life maintenance free motor
  • ​Tool free depth of drive adjustment
  • ​Tool free jam release mechanism
  • Drives: 18-gauge nails from 5/8th to 2 inches in length
  • 100 nail magazine capacity
  • Removable non-marring nose tip
  • Adjustable belt hook

​What we like about the DeWalt Brad Nailer

The DeWalt Brad Nailer is made with a long-life motor, meaning that you will not need to spend hours and hours maintaining this brad nailer. Ultimately the purpose for power tools is to be used, and while maintaining them is important, this is secondary. The fact that the DeWalt Brad Nailer does not have a motor that needs maintenance, is definitely a feature that we think is worth having.

The DeWalt Brad Nailer is capable of counter sinking brad nails to the required depth. This is able to be done without requiring any tools whatsoever. The ability to adjust the depth of counter sinking, without needing tools, makes the DeWalt Brad Nailer easy to use. This allows you to spend your time working on your project, rather than fiddling around wasting time on your tools.

Many users have commented on how easy it is to load the DeWalt Brad Nailer. Simplicity of use is invaluable in any power tool and the DeWalt Brad Nailer is no exception.

While it is normal to expect most power tools will have some noise, it is reassuring to know that many users who have reviewed the DeWalt Brad Nailer were pleasantly surprised by how much quieter it was than they had expected.

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The DeWalt Brad Nailer is able to use different length brad nails ranging from 5/8th to 2 inches in length. As one expects from any good brad nailer, the ability to use a variety of nail lengths is essential, and the DeWalt Brad Nailer is no exception.

The DeWalt Brad Nailer has a 100-nail capacity magazine which provides a good amount of brad nails for your project, meaning that you will not have to constantly reload it. One thing that could interrupt the flow, when working on any project, would be the need to constantly reload the brad nail magazine. The DeWalt Brad Nailer has a good capacity which should make it easier to keep your work flow going.

It is reassuring to know that some users were surprised by how easy the DeWalt Brad Nailer was to handle. Many of these users had expected a recoil or vibration while using the DeWalt Brad Nailer and had been pleasantly surprised that this was not so. As with any power tool, the ability to use it easily and safely is paramount. In our opinion and easy to use brad nailer, is a safer brad nailer.

What we do not like about the DeWalt Brad Nailer

As with any brad nailer, no matter how good the brand, a small number of users in online reviews commented about the DeWalt Brad Nailer jamming. Given the use of thin 18-gauge brad nails this is perhaps not surprising.

There are many reasons why a brad nailer may jam, including the quality and nature of the materials being nailed, the quality of the brad nail itself and the way that the tool is used. It is reassuring to know that in the event of a nail jam the DeWalt Brad Nailer is able to be unjammed without needing any special tools.

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Interestingly one area that did catch some first-time users out, was that the DeWalt Brad Nailer will require an air compressor in order to be able to use it. Such first-time users were understandably frustrated when they discovered that they could not use the brad nailer as it was, straight from the box.

When buying your DeWalt Brad Nailer make sure that you either have an air compressor or remember to purchase one at the same time. Most users were using an air compressor set to about 80 PSI.

Where to Buy the DeWalt Brad Nailer

The DeWalt Brad Nailer is available at all good, reputable online stores, such as Amazon.

Conclusion

The DeWalt Brad Nailer is a quality brad nailer from a long-established and respected brand. If you are looking to nail trimming quickly, efficiently and without mess, then the DeWalt Brad Nailer is what you are looking for.

​Our Rating

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