Review: DEWALT Bare-Tool DC608B 18-Volt Cordless 2-Inch 18 Gauge Brad Nailer (Tool Only, No Battery)

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC608B 18-Volt Cordless 2-Inch 18 Gauge Brad Nailer (Tool Only, No Battery)

DEWALT Bare-Tool DC608B 18-Volt Cordless 2-Inch 18 Gauge Brad Nailer (Tool Only, No Battery)
Includes 18V XRP Gauge 5/8-in – 2-in (Tool ) – DC608B, Tool Only – and Charger Sold Separately Combining the precision of hand nailing with the speed and ease of pneumatic nailing, the compact, cordless DC608B , 18-gauge can drive readily available 18-gauge brads ranging in length from 5/8-inch to 2 inches as rapidly as five brads per second. It’s powered by DEWALT’s 18-volt cordless batteries (not included). The easily portable DEWALT DC608B brad nailer (view larger). DC608B 18-Volt Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer
At a Glance: Consistent nail penetration into soft and hard woods

Two modes of operation: precision sequential and high-production bump

Accepts 18-gauge nails ranging in lengths from 5/8-inch to 2 inches

Bare tool–doesn’t include battery or charger

Three-year limited warranty Power and Performance The 7.4-pound DC608B requires no air compressor and

  • Engine design allows the tool to work as fast as the end user with consistent nail penetration into both soft and hard joints
  • Sequential operating mode allows for precision placement and the bump operating mode provides the user with production speed.
  • Straight magazine, accepts 18 gauge nails ranging in legths from 5/8-inch to 2-inch
  • Easy access to the nosepiece for the removal of jammed nails without the use of screwdrivers or tool wrenches
  • Part of the XRP DEWALT cordless system contact trip lock-off allows trigger to be disabled when not in use

List Price: $ 438.88

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    • R. Hawkins
    • July 19, 2013
    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Should have bought one long ago, July 18, 2011
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    Where has this puppy been all my life?!

    I already had two 18v batteries so I didn’t need the whole kit, so this worked out perfectly.

    I bought the brads from the local hardware so I could inspect them – I’m buying this to make my life easier and collecting a bunch of brads that came apart in shipping is not my idea of easier.

    This thing… man I’m kicking myself for not buying it sooner. I had it in my head that this was just a novelty/nice to have item but I can do fine without it for the cost. Was I wrong. I can’t express how much easier and faster this is, and leaves a much smaller hole. I’ve used it on trim (baseboard, casing, etc.) and even to face nail some HARD, thick flooring that I had to replace. Punches through with no problem and you don’t have to worry about having room to swing a hammer, or use a countersink, splitting, etc. Hold it up, POP, done.

    • Adjustable force
    • Lights area when nose is pressed
    • Nose has protective rubber piece so as not to mar surface
    • As stated, nose piece easily pops apart to fix jams
    • Decent balance to it once battery is on
    • Easy to load/unload brads
    • Basically what I’ve come to expect from DeWALT

    I haven’t tried the sequential firing setting yet so I can’t comment on it.

    What I can say is hold on to this thing, otherwise the brads won’t sink properly. In fact, if the nailing surface or the nail gun are not secure when firing the nail won’t penetrate properly (may be less of an issue with soft wood). Do some testing before hand to get a good feel for it and to get the depth set right, especially if you’re doing something like flooring where you really want it right the first shot. I assume this is the same for any brad nailer, but this is my first so just throwin’ it out there for anyone else in the same situation.

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    • Michael S. Stepien
    • July 19, 2013
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome tool, October 30, 2011
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    Just received my 18V-18 Gauge brad nailer and fired some test nails. What a tool! I’ve been using the 16 gauge finish nailer for a number of years and love it, too. When I first used the 16 Gauge gun, I called DeWalt to see if they planned an 18 gauge brad nailer and was told it was not in their plans, so I went with the Paslode gas fired gun.

    The Paslode isn’t a bad gun, but over the years I’ve had it repaired a number of times, and it’s rather finicky about firing every time. It seems like it never fires the first time when you are in an awkward position holding precision pieces just so. The other issue with the Paslode is keeping fresh gas. They tell you to store in a cool place, which is impossible when your tools go with you everywhere and are continuously baked in the Florida sun.

    This DeWalt brad nailer has none of those issues. It’s a great tool, makes very little noise, and sets nails perfectly according to the variable depth dial. If you do finish carpentry for a living, don’t leave home without it. At first look, it will seem rather large, but I can get it in any place that I used to get with my Paslode, or my old Bostitch air gun.

    I use the whole line of 18V DeWalt tools (circular saw, jig saw, vacuum, impact driver, hammer drill, cutoff tool, 16G finish nailer)every day, so I invested in the Lithium Ion batteries. The Lithiums are far superior to the XRP batteries in charge time, operating time and longevity, so while I’m offering opinions, I highly recommend them as well.

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    • Spectre
    • July 19, 2013
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice brad nailer!, November 25, 2011
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    With this unit, like its big brother the cordless Finish nailer, I don’t have the hassle of loading up a compressor and hoses to do a small job. Production use? Not sure. If you wanted to put trim on a bookcase, shelving, etc. this is the unit. A bit bulky compared to pneumatic nailers, but hey, trade off seems worth it. Haven’t gotten in to heavy or prolonged use so my review may change if I encounter problems in the future. Home craftsman? Buy it. Light maintenance/furniture refinishing? This will work nicely.

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    • Mac
    • July 19, 2013

    Ridgid makes great stuff, but if you can’t find it go with DeWalt. They’re all over Home Depot and make a fantastic product. Also check Ridgid’s website and they should have a link to distributers in your area.

    • StevenQ
    • July 19, 2013

    Check the Tool Crib through Amazon.com. No sales tax and free shipping. You may not find the corless jig in stock at Home Despot.

    • DamonD
    • July 19, 2013

    I have a link to Home Depot on my Blog @ http://wwwpatioandhomeblog.blogspot.com

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