I have the gun for 2 weeks and it seems to have plenty of power. I used it so far to nail 5/4 PT decking to Pt 2x4 fence rails with no issues. It so nice not to fire up a compressor, just load the nails and put on the battery and fire away.
Don't give up your compressor. I bought this gun because I don't like the noise of a compressor in an occupied residence when I'm working. Well I've been using this gun pretty hard the last few days and it jams about every third nail if you don't let the motor rev up before pulling the trigger. So the bump feature is worthless. And the unjamming lever does not release the firing piston if a nail is stuck in it. And that's why it jammed in the first place. So buy a long small screw drive to force the piston back till it releases then the nail falls out. And don't worry about the two speeds leave it set on the highest. I am using 2 5/8 nails and then it will give them it won't drive a 3 1/2 in anything treated or used lumber. It also won't drive through a knot, so if you have lumber with on in the end cut from the other end to waist the knot. The battery life is great. And it is nice to not need a hose. But it's not a good for a professional, or anyone who uses it like I beat on my other DeWalt tools. Almost all my tools are yellow, but I wish my yellow framing gun was a good as the yellow finish gun.
Got nailer about a week ago and getting ready to send back. Purchased nailer to built front deck and doesn’t drive nails thru treated lumber and constantly jams after ONE NAIL. Purchased nails (3 1/4”) according to nail specifications in user manual. Worked well with the first few nails but when it got down to the last 4-5 nails then the jamming started. Put in new set of nails an started jamming after trying to drive one nail. Nail one jam, nail one jam, nail one jam........I give up. Very disappointed with this product. Would not recommend based on my experience.
Bought this midway though sheeting a roof because my 10yr old paslode jammed and I’ve changed all my tools over to dewalt recently. Finished the roof with some Issues but figured it was due to using paslode nails In a Dewalt nailer so the next day I bought a box of Dewalt brand nails that are recommended for this gun. Tried it again the next day with the new nails and same issue, not driving nails in all the way, jamming, etc. All that to say I am more than disappointed in this nailer, maybe I just got a lemon but I would never recommend this nailer to anyone
I received my 30 degree 20 volt framing nailer just before Christmas and just in time to start my garage shop addition.
As I took it from the box my first impression was it's heavier than expected however, as I began using it I didn't noticed the weight. Best of all I didn't not have to fight an air hose or gas replacement.
Explanation of the high and low power for long or short nails and where the switches are could have been a little more plain I did look at the directions.
I used well over a thousand Paslode 30° paper nails and I had only 2 jams. I believe that was because I pulled the trigger before the motor powered up. Just part of getting used to the tool , it will also cause nails not to bury completely.
Also if trigger lock is in halfway position trigger pulls motor does not run that can be frustrating to you figure it out.
The Dewalt 20 volt framing nailer might not keep up with an air nailer in production situations but is exelent for most other uses.
For occasional use to daily this is a must have tool. It is a great tool. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This nail gun is really convenient and easy to use The battery life is way better than I would of ever expected. I have been using this nail gun everyday for about a month and a half and haven’t had any problems with this gun everything I have put it up against it’s shown that it’s up for any challenge I put in front of it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Once again DeWalt never disappoints , after owning a Paslode framing gun that I thought was good, Dewalts 20v cordless framing gun is by far the best. No gas cylinders to change, the battery lasts for hours. I framed a few rooms and basement on one battery. I’ll never own another brand other than DeWalt . [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]