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We are pretty new to this nail gun because there was a delay in receiving it from Home Depot. We haven’t had a lot of time with it yet. I can tell you this though. Dewalt is well-known for making good quality nail guns in both pneumatic and cordless models. They have been making cordless guns for a couple of decades now since they came out with the 18v XRP guns. They all have a robust serviceable flywheel design which was pioneered by Senco and perfected by Dewalt.
Heavy Duty or Just Heavy
This gun has a nice comfortable grip which is important because it is no lightweight. It is heavier than any modern pneumatic framer. Added weight is part of the price of admission for the convenience of no hose. It has a great hook that rotates around the handle for a greater range of hanging options. Since you don’t always need full power, DeWalt included a selectable power switch. This will come in handy when you are switching tasks and nail sizes like when switching from framing to sheathing.
We have had a good overall experience with DeWalt guns with our finish work. We have high hopes for this one with framing. This new model is very similar to a gun that has been out for a few years now. The biggest difference is the magazine. It is longer and has a 21 degree angle to accommodate the full round head plastic collated nails. These are the ones I like best. They seem to be more affordable and have greater pull through resistance than the clipped head nails. I have used this type of framing nail for about 25 years in my Hitachi NR83A guns. I have seen no reason to change and that makes this DeWalt that much more appealing to me.
how it proves reliable for us
We don’t frame as much as we used to by choice but we do a fair amount of smaller framing jobs in our remodeling and fire/water damage rebuilds. I feel cordless nailers are ideal for intermittent use like in remodeling. I wouldn’t use one exclusively framing but on these smaller projects or for punch out work they seem to be a good fit.
Now we will take a break and consider a couple of my pet peeves, I really hate cords and I hate hoses even more. They are a trip hazard. They get hung up all day long. Every time I turn around I am making another loop in the hose to get caught on something. Literally The freedom of having no hose is really worth the trade-off of lower power and slower operation. It has a delay when the flywheel is spinning up compared to pneumatics.
If you use bump fire mode you can keep the speed up and there is less delay compared to the best pneumatics. I have heard of some having issues with jamming with their guns but quite frankly we are not experiencing it on ours. Perhaps they got early production models or just defective units. All guns will eventually jam. There are many reasons for getting a jam. We can’t always see what is behind the lumber we are nailing. We could hit a chunk of concrete, steel, a screw or another nail. Maybe the collation strip gets hung up or the magazine gets bent. Sometimes the brand of nail makes a huge difference in performance. I have been using Dewalt , Grip Fast and Hitachi nails in it. So far they are doing the trick. If that changes I will update. I am not here to give empty praise for any tool company. Each tool stands or falls on its own merit.
If you do get a jam, it’s not hard to clear and reset the driver. There is a switch on the front of the main body for resetting it. On my Paslode which I like very much I have to reset the driver with a screwdriver by forcing it back up. It’s not easy and it can result in hurt fingers.
Power in a Good way
Power is pretty good for most new construction lumber. On old growth wood or harder materials like LVL or timber strand it doesn’t sink the nails consistently at least with 3 1/4” which is stated as the max length. The Paslode has more power but you must use gas cartridges in addition to the battery. Gas is an added expense that should be considered. It also uses clipped head nails or offset round head so it’s not a direct comparison. If you are on the Dewalt platform it is an advantage to use the same batteries. For some it may be the only one to consider.
The ability to change from singe shot to bump fire with a switch is a handy addition. Some of my guns require tools or a finicky process to change them. The switch on the DeWalt is almost too easy. It’s a great way to balance between productivity and safety.
Shopping Time, is this the gun for you?
Is this gun for you? It may very well be. There are a few choices on the market. Some are stronger. Some are lighter. Not one of them is perfect. The DeWalt can definitely get the job done. It saves the hassle of running an air hose and setting up a compressor. Also it uses widely available nails in many regions. Last it uses the same batteries as all 20v max tools. It has selectable power levels as well as bump fire or single shot.
If you need a cordless gun for intermittent use like smaller remodeling jobs or punch out work this is definitely worth a look. You really have little to worry about if you want to try one. DeWalt has a generous 90 day satisfaction guarantee and a 3 year warranty against defects.
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That’s one good lookin tool! I’d love to use it on the remote cabin build I’m starting soon. Looking to increase my cordless tool collection. Thanks for all the info on new tools out there. IG:@jake_the_snake7
I build custom homes. They call me Billy dewalt. Enough said.
Love this mailer, I’ve used a friend of mines first generation and it was amazing and j get upset that I don’t have one of my own for all the framing I do. I live how it’s lightweight and very slim makes it easy to tow nail in tight spaces
Newly licensed GC in the SF Bay Area. Been looking at this gun as I have a whole fleet of 20v max tools. Just hasn’t been a priority with the high price. Would love to win one ?
This will be prefect for many projects in our 100 year old home that we purchased in October. Would be lucky to win such great tool.
This will be prefect for many projects in our 100 year old home that we purchased in October. Would be lucky to win such great tool.
Be great for siding on the shed! Among tons of other projects on the go! @rjrmcgregor
I’m already a believer in all things Dewalt. I used one of these nailers at work earlier this year. I’m in love! My parents recently inherited my grandparents farm. The buildings are in dire need of repairs. In addition to utilizing Dewalts framing nailed on the renovations, we plan on building a new barn in the Spring. Boy would this speed up the process. My IG is Domesticbeast4
This would be awesome if I won, my dad has been wanting one for awhile and it would make the perfect Christmas gift for him as neither of us can really afford it. Fingers crossed ! ?? PS. You guys are awesome !
This would help with my chicken shed project. It’s pretty far from any kind of outlet.
Would be perfect and I would love to have it for building some wood benches that im planning to do. Cant wait to get it 🙂
Jesus this would make my life so much easier. So many houses dont have power, I work on. And if I didnt need the generator anymore that would be amazing
Hook it up!!!!!
This would be a great nailer to have as the air tools make projects so much more difficult!
I would really want to try this product I’m a dewalt guy all my tools are dewalt. I only use the air tool but will love to use this framing battery operated gun. Have my own remodeling business will love to use one thank. 3365084051
Love the IG page and the great in depth reviews. Would love this nailer for home remodel projects. Simple and easy to use, no cords or gas. Fingers crossed!
I’d really love to get my hands on this! I’ve got the Dewalt 18g Brad nailer and while I don’t reach for it every day, it’s been one of the most handy tools to have around.
I am in the process of doing a lot of small renovation projects on my house involving tear out and reframing and this thing would come in handy! Not to mention, many of the tools I carry are Dewalt so I’ve got no shortage of power to keep my little operation running.
Would love to use this on some smaller jobs, not having to run an air compressor and hoses would be great @chris.vincenzo IG
I’m a superintendent, and I oversee approx 90 production homes in reno, Nv. We have a skilled labor shortage here, so I find, if you want something done now, do it yourself. This gun would be perfect for that. I would love this gun for doing small pickup work around my sites. Quick and hose-less! Yes please. Love your reviews on all the cool toys you get to try!
I would really love to have this gun! !
I could put it to a ton of use for our LDC and for Disaster relief coming up.
For work too it would be awesome
My insta name is graesonbas
I would love to use this on my next remodeling project!
IG – @Yuca_brazii
This would be a great addition to my DeWalt family of tool. And it would be a great tool to start my basement framing project to finish off my basement. jgossgb
Do roofing work, often having to replace sections of the roof. Doing hand drive nails as of now, would be a great addition and speed up my jobs!
Instagram Name: Stinsoncameron
We use framing guns all the time, however we don’t have any good battery operated ones this would be an amazing gun to have in our tool arsenal @housemdnj
I would use it finishing the cabin. No power at the cabin yet so cordless would be great.
IG name “Pbarber64”
Follow you on Instagram, and always like the post and find them helpful. I’m still a helper at my company but you helped me decided to go with DeWalt. Just got the 10 peice kit. Nailers are on my wish list, I finish up the jobs, , paint/drywall but need nailers for small things sometimes. Grey_world_now is my Instagram. @grey_world_now
I’m a one man remodeling outfit, this would go along way in helping me more efficient, it’s definitely been on my list of wanted tools, when budget allows.
@Grace_avery_homes on IG
Built every piece of furniture and done every upgrade in our home. Would love to add this to tool to my collection to make building that much easier!
I’ve got a walk in crawl space thatll soon become a basement and I would love to be able to save my family the noise of the compressor kicking on all the time when some walls start coming up @mendozalucianojr21
Hey, I’m damoser on Instagram. I’d love to use this for remodeling my house. I have walls to tear out, stairs to build. New walls and cabinets to put in. So much stuff.
My wife and I are flipping our first home together and will be building a new shed for all of our tools to create a wood shop. I had to reframe a significant portion of my bathroom while remodeling and it took way longer because I only have trim guns up to this point. This framing gun would help us so much, and speed up our process significantly. I already have all the 20v tools but just never thought I could justify this purchase and would simply get a pneumatic. As a one man show, this would be such a blessing to help our start. God bless.
This would be so great to have for backframing or little bathroom remodels, maybe even up high jailing rafters and not having a hose to constantly get tangled up. @setters_construction on insta, check us out. We’re a new construction/remodeling company!
I recently quit my job to start a small home improvement business and this would be used regularly as a massive upgrade to my HFT framing nailer.
I love your website and I can find everything I need here. Good job ?
@bable985 here , this would be great for my new sunroom
Im going to build a new shop at the lake and this thing would be great.
If this is anything like the 15 gauge gun it should be great for pickup work and small jobs, when you dont necessarily want to bust out the ol’ compressor and hose. We are on a large condo siding repair and the painters always find more damage after they power wash, requiring one or 2 guys to break off and repair a 1×3 here or there. Having the freedom of a cordless gun for just 1 piece of trim 25 feet up is worth more than the weight of a 9.0 amp battery ?
Could definitely use thise!
Love to add this gun to my weekend warrior projects. @HomeLoanHoudini
Hello there . I sold and moved to My parents house with my 5 girls. It’s a bit tight in the house with 8 people. So I would love to add 2 more rooms to their house and an extra bathroom. Which is badly needed. Lol. It would be nice not to have compressor and hoses running through the house. So if I win it I know where I can put it to good use. Plus less tools to have to carry to do some framing.
Id use this daily in business! get rid of those hoses!
This would be a sweet tool to add to my collection. Currently saving up to buy a house that the girlfriend and I want to renovate!
Nice! Recently bought a house and this would help out tremendously!!
Fb: Lerette Construction & Design
We have been switching most of our tools to completely cordless. We currently run 2 dewalt 21 degree pneumatic guns and love them. But I would give them away to cut to cord. My next framing job is my own house and this would be perfect!! Thanks toolpig.
Lisbon Falls, Maine
This looks like a good nailer. I am adding battery powered nailers to my tool box so I don’t need a compressor.
Just dreaming of the ease of no cord and the things that would be held together with this!! It would be used daily if can help it. @53wisonred
The only nail gun I commonly use is a 18ga. I’ve replaced it with a 18v version in an attempt to elimate the compressor and hose. Having this framing gun would be so awesome in my cordless setup. I do occasional framing that’s small so I’ll use screws and an impact. But a 18v would not only be cordless but much faster than using screws. @makitaCharles
I would love to have this as my first framing nailer.. I am currently a student at the Building Trades Program at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. I am 2 weeks away from receiving from getting my certificates in Residential Carpentry.
My framing mailer was just stolen by another IG guy I had hired. I have to replace all the fascia on my house and am in need of a new gun. @generationshandcrafted
Chris ( @54D_Studios ) here. I’d use this beautiful tool at my day job building fences and for building sets for my short films.
I’m a Dewalt guy; already have the 15 ga for setting prehung interior doors, and the 18 ga for the quick in and out trim jobs…hard to beat these guns for the random jump around work! Would love to add the framing nail gun to the collection! @tightlinesmt
Thanks for the review. Would come in handy for punch out or last minute backing I always seem to throw in.
I’d love to adopt that bad boy.
That would be great working on decks and nailing beams together. Less tools to pack. No more air compressors and hoses!!
Would use this to put in backing for plumbing rough-ins
I could use this for framing an attic coming up. @masselitecarpentry
I would love to use this to finish my basement for my Daughters playroom
Hey bud , Destroyerdon80 here I’d love a shot at it to, I’m electrician by trade but have a love for building tables fireplaces and small remodeling. I would use this bad boy everyday on my garage building or helping someone out with a home repair
O need want of this I love dewalt tools but right now I don’t have to much money to buy one. But looks and works nice ! I like the things you do ! But always I have bad luck ! Who’s gonna be the luck to win this beitiful tool. !
I work as a general contractor this gun would be awsome doing additions and other framing work. Been looking into these for a while and my framing gun I had just broke so it would be great to get one.
I would be beyond grateful if I would be the lucky winner! I’m a scenic Carpenter for a small shop called Rock Steady in Long Beach California. We use a lot of air guns and using this tool without a coard or air hose would be extremely useful and pretty cool! *fingers crossed*
Hi Toolpig love all the content and your page. I have the finish nailer and it’s awesome would love to add this to the arsenal. I live in Mass and always have a project going on IG is nhalal11 thanks for the chance to win this nailer.
I’ve got the cordless finish nailer and I love it. I’ve got a ton of stuff to frame up in the house I’m redoing. My Instagram name is “micah Soup”
Getting ready to re-frame a window and exterior door on a remodel job. This would come in SUPER handy to finish the job quicker. Especially with all this nasty weather we got locally. IG @androd1983
My name is bruce I’m a contractor in Ohio I use paslode nailers when framing but I get frustrated with buying boxes of gas and lately it just seems like that don’t last as long. I’ve been researching the Dewalt cordless framer and get different reviews as to how they compare to the paslode. I love following your page and seeing the products you use or compare. It’s also good to see another brother out there helping out with the important projects for the organization. Instagram name is @bg_ builders
Hi toolpig. I would like to use it on the widow walk i am framing. Would be nice up there to have one of these. cheers
Zoran Milovski fb and insta name
Also – ack_home_building is my other insta acc
Hi Toolpig! Just saw your post on Instagram. I’m a second year carpenter just starting out. I’ve been building my tool collection over the last summer and have got a lot of the basics. Slowly but surely I’ve put most of my savings into buying the dewalt cordless line. I would love to have the new cordless nailer as my biggest pet peeve is my cords and hoses getting caught on stuff while I work. My Instagram name is jmoser99. I really like your page. Keep on reviewing.
This would be a great early Xmas present!!
Could use this all over the house, basement/bathroom reno’s. Who knows may end up with a new career if I play my cards right. Love the trades and hands on, especially when you see the work come to a completion and you’ve done it yourself!!
Thanks for the opportunity.
Toolpig, came here from Instagram for the contest. Would love this. @dougaldcarpentry
Toolpig.com thanks for including me in this giveaway. I would use this on my current jobsite we have brought an old house back to studs and are working with temporary heat and limited access to power, love the dream of a cordless jobsite and wish I had the money to bring all my tools to cordless but over time we will get there.
Insta name: joe_ross01
Just starting out on my own doing remodeling and could really use it for future framing! I have my dads old porter cable framing nailer, but it has an internal leak 🙁 Instagram name is @dylanattkisson thanks for the opportunity, good luck to all!
I’m about to build a 400 sq ft deck and about 160 ft of fencing – so ya, this thing would be incredible to have on hand! @quarterpipe2001
Could really use this on my porch I am framing!
I would like this to build my accessory dwelling unit (adu).
Instagram name ivadesignbuild
Hey guys! I work for a home builder, and would love to add this to our Warranty & Service Department here in Kansas City. It would help productivity and speed up service requests!
I’d really like this gun, potentially over the near future I’ll be helping many family and Friends rebuild in northern california after the recent Camp Fire. Not knowing of we will have power in these areas going cordless would be a massive improvement.
As a laborer I think theres alot of potential uses for this gun, detail work like building Sofets, really any ladder work you can just hang the gun on your belt and go to work.
Really love the idea of this nailer and would love to get my grubby fingers on it! I really hate carrying a cord around and getting tangled in everything. For installing backing and blocking I bet this nailer is invaluable.
Would love this framer! A great in between when you dont feel like Hand driving but done want to set up a compressor
Would love to use a battery operated one on all the home projects!
Can’t go wrong with a DEWALT! I am in the process of updating my older 18v power tools to the 20 v. This would be a great start. Since we’ve come back from our long term JW assignment in Puerto Rico for disaster relief, I have been picking up some small jobs until we get called in for Florida Relief work. And to have no hoses, what freedom of moving around the job site quickly. I really enjoy your site and unbiased reviews. My Instagram name is @badruco
I have never used a dewalt framer but i have used a gas charged paslode quite a bit. This would be nice for ldc projects for sure.
I am about to start framing in my basement. This would make my life much easier!
Just love how far battery operated tools have come and would love to use this up here in Canada!
Insta – horse105
I sure could use this when I’m called to do LDC work. Also does it only work with plastic or can you use paper nails in it.
Hi Toolpig @Noahmyson here.
I could use the nailer to build a small outdoor shed to house a lawnmower and some landscaping tools which are taking up too much room in the garage. Thanks
I would like to use it in my new carage DIY project.
We could so use this installing wood floors and cabinet trim. We own a drywall/plastering company @absoluteplasteringllc
Currently working on a remodel at my own house. Turning our attic into two bedrooms for the kids. I have a lot of framing in my near future and this would work great. I am all things dewalt and would love to add this to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity.
-Justin Young @younghvac for IG
My husband is a PM for Ashton woods homes. This nailer would be a dream come true for him for Christmas. It’s safe to say he would use it everyday.
I’ve never used any dewalt tool before but I’d like to give one of these a try. Great for my next project build.
@_rxg96 thanks ??
I have the dewalt 18ga brad nailer version and it’s freaking awesome. So I’m sure this nailer is just as great. Feels good not to have a compressor on and hoses laying around.
This would really come in handy for work. And plan on building a garage next year for the cottage. Seems like everytime i go to home depots near me theyre never in stock even though some of them show on the website theyre in stock. The price is a bit intimidating and out of my reach. Thanks @peterianni
I’d use this on a room addition I’m working on.
Hello Tool Pig. I am @lcsjim from Wisconsin. I have a great place to use the nailer. I work with my LDC volunteer construction group. We recently passed a safety directive that no one can use bump gone style framing nailer‘s anymore. This D Walt cordless would work perfect in an LDC setting. Not to mention it’s a very pretty yellow . Jim
I would like to use this gun to help my parents where we work on distressed homes (rental houses). They both work 40 hrs/wk in a hospital and I am a full-time college student. We spend our nights working on these properties and it would be a great addition.
We run DeWalt screwguns and drills so we trust the brand.
Toolpig.com thanks for including me in this giveaway. I’d use the framing nailer mainly at my cottage. Loads of work up there, no power. It’s the perfect solution and it beats the old hammer and a nail!!!
Insta name: mybestfriend_charlie
Would love to use this while repairing distressed homes (Rental houses) with my parents. They work 40 hrs/wk in a hospital then spend night times working at the houses. We run all Dewalt screwguns and drills. This would be a great addition!
Would love this for framing up a new room in my basement
Doing remodels this thing would be a money maker for sure. I’m so excited for the time I’m living in with the advancement of the cordless tools and how well they work. I just bought the 60v chainsaw from dewalt. I can’t wait to test it out. It was too late last night and it’s raining today. The itch is getting bad. Lol ? what’s your word on the 60v chain saw? Did I do good in that purchase or did I mess up?
This would be a great tool to help my father in law with the framing of a cabin we’re building on some property he owns in northern PA. Thank you tool pig!
This would be great for all my framing and roof jobs. Instagram and Facebook @steelhomeimprovementsinc
Love your take on this it would come in handy for the screened in patio I’m building for my wife for the 25 year anniversary. Amazing wife who never asks for anything but a spiritual husband and a little of his time. I could use all the convenience tools I can get for the DIY project.
Make framing a lot better to get rid of hoses and stop have them hang up on everything @patthecarpenter
What a great nail gun and giveaway! I would put this to use right away framing a tiny house. Currently don’t have a framing nailer and after research, have decided the Dewalt cordless is the perfect one! Thanks for the opportunity to win this and all the great info on your IG! My IG is @carter_carolyn
Good article this would come in handy for my bar build.
I could use this nailer at work for framing and when I build walk ways in attics it would make my job easier.
I do a good amount of handy-man and framing work. This tool would make things a lot easier than the traditional air nail gun with compressor. I also have a buddy that’s building his own house that would probably love to use it as well.
I am a part of the DeWalt family, we have a job site table saw, sliding miter saw, and all of our drills/driver are DeWalt 20V cordless! We love them. My dad and I will be building a new shed on our property this June, and a cordless nailer would be amazing to have! We currently plan on using pneumatic nailers, but it would be so nice to get rid of the air line! 🙂
My Instagram is @jmspliff
This would be great for work after I graduate! IG: jeffgrammas
Hey I’m Ron. My ig is ron_1122
I’m 28 just starting in the home Improvement buisness working hard to become a major contractor one day I love the work I do and the tools I work with I love more. So I hope I win this it would help me alot thanks for your time. Hope to hear from u.
I would love to use this framing nailer on my new build garage project I’ll be starting in the spring. @mklammer1
I could really finish my wife’s she shed so that I can spend more time with the boys in the man cave!
This would make an excellent addition to my tool box, I’d probably use it in the paradise camp fire disaster relief efforts that were starting to roll out. Besides that I’d use it on smaller projects like an interior door frame. Ever since I’ve started upgrading to Flexvolts a lot of my 20v batteries aren’t being used as much as I’d like. This would nicely change that.
I work part-time and volunteer part time
Wind up doing a lot of construction right now I’m heavily involved in disaster relief
Just spent the last month helping folks in Florida Gulf Coast and plan to go back in January for another month this would come in real handy reframing trailers and homes — helping people put their lives back together and return to some semblance of normalcy
IG = dr_sutton
Could use this for sure as my air powered nailer has seen better days.
Wow This framer is Awsm! I’m 18 and starting out as a construction worker and I love it! I think I was made for doing this?☺️ Anyway this could really help me out in terms of learning new methods and be even more efficient? great article btw! My instagram @waldemar_1
I forgot to include my Instagram name @Lester_429 and you can find me on Facebook @ Matt Lester
I’d use this in my construction business and add it to my dewalt tool collection which has almost every nail gun except a cordless framing gun. IG gingerprince86
Entered before but was told to enter again. And by the looks of the comments it’s probably a good idea!
I live just south of Albany NY, I have been trying to pick up small jobs on the side to meet ends meet. I’ve also been considering going out on my own. I’ve been slowly adding to my Dewalt 20v collection and this Framing nailer would make a great addition. I want to get away from air hoses all together because they are just a safety hazard and a nuisance when it comes to small jobs where I have to just get in and out.
My wife calls me a brand wh*** when it comes to tools because I buy nothing but Dewalt. I’d love to go to Home Depot and buy this nail gun, but with a Daughter, a Mortgage, and other bills, priorities are in other places. This framing nailer would definitely help me get one step further in achieving my goal of starting up my own Construction Company. Being a 3rd generation Carpenter it’s something I have dreamed of as a kid.
Good luck to everyone who has entered!
We do a bunch of window replacements and we have to build them out most of the time and this would be a great way to fasten the build out material. @nicholas_fn_tanner
Always helping family build outbuildings and remodel their houses! Would be a great help being cordless! IG – RYOUNGER1234
Love the looks of this DeWalt framing nailer! I own several of the DeWalt finishes nailers and love them! I have a development company with my twin sister, Carolyn (who notified me of your IG page and I’ve been following ever since). We would use this gun in our spec house framing construction and also tiny house construction. Would be a great addition to our tool arsenal! ?
Just got a project house to start remodeling. It will be my families first house. Have a lot of frame work to be done and this would definitely come in handy! My instagram is devonpoe_
I work for a company who has a robust volunteer program. Being a former framer in my younger days I choose to volunteer my time at a non-profit organization who does urgent, safety-related home repairs for low-income homeowners. This nailer would be an awesome addition as it would prevent me from having to get the compressor and hoses out for every job. Majority of the jobs are small enough where this nailer would be ideal. Thanks.
Sorry, my IG name is @enels57. Thanks
Could definitely use this to replace the Paslode
I would love to try this out on my upcoming main floor remodel, removing a load bearing wall and putting up some lvls for the first time, should be interesting!
Instagram name: @rumpamuro
I would be so grateful to win this gun. Huge dewalt guy and this would go great in my trailer. On the weekends I do side work to learn other aspects of the trade besides framing but thanks again tool pig.
I can use this so I can start my framing tool collection 🙂 tiny house here we come!!
I am a full time volunteer and a part time remodeling contractor. This nailer would really speed up the framing jobs, and would be so versatile.
This would be perfect to use for my upcoming basement renovation that I will be tackling in the New Year!
I love the way you review tools ! I would love to win this gun to help me start my own carpentry business since that’s my dream job and what my father sucefully does for a living I’m currently working at a auto manufacturing plant and I hate being in closed for 10 hours a day lol ! I’ve heard all kinds of great reviews about this gun and honestly you can always expect that from Dewalt ! @osc_mk7_rod
I’m Adam, my wife and I are Real Estate investors. We do the renovations ourselves and also believe in investing in quality tools. Thanks to your page we believe we are. Thanks for the help! This nailerl is going to make our projects safer without hoses and faster to put people into quality units! IG @widdthekid
I can give this to my brother in law he just went on his own a handy man business maybe one day he’ll be a contractor instead ,nothing wrong with being a handy man….continue on what you doing ..IG: Robjpas
Helping a buddy finish building his house and would love to gift this to him! He’s a big dewalt fan! It would also help us having two framing nailers on site!
I do loads of remote small framing jobs and this would certainly come in handy. I’m @perrisrichard on ig
@jayschwandt via Instagram would REALLY like to win this. I am a habitual DIY’er. I currently have an air tank set up but just borrowed a friends nailer and I THINK I FELL IN LOVE AGAIN! Man, these things are amazing!
Tool will come in handy when there’s no power to run a compressor or room to pull a hose.
Hey my name is Chris and I love your page! I’m a 24 year old carpenter and would love to have this nail gun!!!! I am already a dewalt guy so it would be perfect since I already have some batteries. I just bought a house that needs a lot of work so it would be great for that! As well as on sight all the time!!!
My Instagram is marty.cgm
This would be great for KH builds and remodels, we are close enough to the coast that engineer spec calls for full round head nails. Would love to lose the compressor on these sites!
My name is Mat, I’m part owner in an HVAC company. It’s just my partner and his nephew right now. We’re a young growing company. We have been doing a lot of renovation work with multiple HVAC systems in a home. I’ve been wanting to pick this nailer up just help speed up rough in work. I would use to hang duct hangers and other random structures we may have to assemble. It’s probably over kill, but anything to speed up the process. We’ve been working long hours everyday and trying to find anything I can to get home with my family a little more. I’m not going to drag out a compressor, but I think this would make some jobs a lot easier.
This would come in handy this summer going to be building a deck and a shed.
Thank you for the opportunity to receive this tool. This will be a great gift and can help me save money when I frame my basement. It’s currently unfinished and my wife plans on making a business down there.
My IG account is Abstractxking
Would to try one of these out! I’m currently working on finishing my garage, then I’ll be starting on finishing my basement. @sroufe7
Thanks for the article. Could really use this framing the new 30×30 garage build out.
Great content! I would love to use this on our mission trip in Mexico. We build houses for families in Puerto Penasco. Any tool on a battery helps due to lack of running electricity. IG name grantmerrill30
I am a handyman/ remodeler I am currently using a huskey framing nailer it gets the job done but thats about it. Id love to have a cordless one most of the time when i need something nailed its only a couple nails at a time so this would ne very nice.
Awesome review! Love following you on Instagram and learning about all the new tools! I’m a concrete contractor in the Pacific Northwest, I’m trying to switch over all the tools for the crew to cordless to help save time on the jobs and free up room on our trucks. We are a small crew and every little advantage we can get makes a big difference on our bottom line. My Instagram handle is @joshlajiness
It would be so awesome to win this gun! I’m a carpenter and own a small handyman business. I mostly use finish and brad nailers and I’m heavily invested in the DeWalt 20v platform. I do find myself needing a framing nailer from time to time so having the ability to use a cordless one would make me a lot more efficient.
Thanks for the opportunity and all the great content!
Another great tool review! Would love to win this gun!
20 feet up on a deck fighting/pulling air hoses that get entangled on tool on the ground , every last edge on the deck and the it twist and hooks on the rim board. So then you pull harder and it either makes you lose balance and run on the joist or you yank the hose right of the clip. Don’t tell me you haven’t experienced this before !! This would end all hassles for me.
Thank you for those videos, to instruct us how to use our tools
milmarbuildings from IG here. I have been leaning more Hitachi and Paslode recently, but I haven’t tried the Dewalt framer on a pole barn project yet. Would love to give it a run and see how it holds up as I already own a few dewalt tools and cant complain. Solid review of it and pointing out strengths and weaknesses. Thanks!
I’m aspiring to be better with woodworking and be you!!
I’m considering putting up some rooms in the house !
My father and I work together running a 4 man crew doing every type of carpentry/construction work you can think of – footers/framing/finish/plumbing/electrical/flooring. Some jobs we do from the ground up until the house is fully finished. We live in a very rural area so we don’t make a ton of money doing it (have to beat the competition to keep work steady), but we get by. I just recently bought us a set of brushless makita drills (impact and hd) because my fathers old dewalt brushed drills had the brushes go bad. The nailers that we have currently are old pneumatic bostitch (brad and framing) and they are on their last legs, this DeWalt cordless framing nailer would be a great help and startup to our slow venture into buying new nailers (framing and finish). We usually take quite a few weeks to save up and get new tools so anything to get a leg up is greatly appreciated.
What’s your ig name?
My instagram is Mumbledontspeak
My instagram is Mumbledontspeak
I am not very well versed in using the site but I believe I liked followed and tagged a friend.
Really enjoy your content and all the things you do for your community, feels great to participate.
i’m not sure if my reply posted, but my instagram name is mumbledontspeak.
I really enjoy your content and love that you interact with your community like this.
I think I put a link to it under the website box? My instagram is mumbledontspeak in case it doesn’t work.
I’m Ryan Dean,
I went to college for four years. I have always loved to build little projects or help my dad whenever I had the chance. I have finally decided to be done with school and follow something that I do love. I need this to start my tool arsenal. Would love to be able to get my hands on this. Thanks and good luck with everything.
Always go across the country on different projects helping out the friends. By far I find cordless helps out more, especially with efficiency. Most people don’t support battery powered, sure its more charging but the power some have, you simply can’t beat.
Would love to carry it on my arsenal of some other Dewalt products. Thanks ToolPig for all the info on tools!
This is aweomse! Always wondered about the cordless, Dewalt is my favorite. Thanks
Layne Kochel from Cedar Hills, UT. I’m going out on my own to build custom homes. I started my first one on my own about 2 months ago. Will be starting framing in a week or so and this would be an awesome win! Please consider me!
Good review as always Paul. I would definitely like this one. I have never owned a cordless framing nailer and would like to try something other than Paslode. jeff_t_dadof3 from IG
Young HVAC apprentice, doing a remodel work with my buddy and carpenter work with my brother in law the cordless nail gun would do wonders
I’m an apprentice carpenter and I’m currently building up my tool arsenal. This nail gun would be a great addition to my kit for some of the remodels that we do. I’ve always enjoyed framing and I think I would look forward to it even more if I got to use this dewalt nail gun.
This looks like the right tool for us here in Nagaland, India. Most people here have never seen tools like this. This can change the whole view of work here. I personally think wining this can make me introduce the idea of working easier and that our people can do more.
This would be very convenient for someone who already has Dewalt 20v system. It’s amazing how far battery tools have come.
Starting framing on a KH project soon been looking around for one with the ldc regulation on bump fire being able to switch easy would be awesome. Thanks
Having a cordless framing nail gun would would be extremely useful. I am 19, and I do countless job repairs for farms and home owners. I have many Dewalt products and this would be a great and useful addition to the collection.
My Names Ethan Bender – Hanover Ontario
After reading your article I found no huge surprises to what I have found in my research I started into woodworking when I was a kid in my dads custom door shop but got into rough carpentry about a year ago and looking to challenge the exams. I have been working hard over the past year to build out a set of tools that I can take my self and one other guy fully equipped to jobs.
At the end of this month, my parents are breaking ground on building there dream home which will realize a lifelong dream for them. This will be the home they will retire in.
I am blessed to be a part of this project and look forward to framing in the house in a month.
When it comes to my tools I believe that buying it once is better so I have invested time into researching the tools I have in the hopes that they will last me many many years to come. One of the places I come tool for reviews is “the tool pig” I had an awesome time meeting “the tool pig” at Atlas machinery earlier this year and have continued to follow all of your posts.
As for this gun, in all honesty, it was a toss-up between this gun and the Hitachi cordless gun From my research I thought I liked the Hitachi better but it has proven hard to source for a demo as well as I would need to invest into a new battery system. I have DEWALT and most of my tools are Dewalt so it was the logical next choice too look into. I have since demoed the gun and looked into everything I can and decided that this is the tool for me.
Given the opportunity of winning this gun, I would use it to Frame my parents new home as there is no temporary power set up yet and a cordless gun would be perfect for this.
I look forward to many more posts from you! Keep up the great work!
After working as a firefighter for 13 years and working construction with a fellow fireman, I’m finally starting my own contracting business. This great looking tool would be a great step toward a full tool bag.
I was medically retired from the Army after 3 deployments and am trying to get a small farm going.
This would stop me from having to drag a compressor out to the field and then move it every time I have to nail further then the hose goes.
On my disability this gun will never be in my reach with the price tag.
I really enjoy your reviews. I have made several purchases based on them. This would be a great addition for me and my wife. We spend a great deal of time between volunteering Disaster relief and local theocratic projects.
We also secularly do remodeling and trim carpentry so have been looking into branching out into the cordless nailer game.
Thanks again for the great reviews
son is building his first shed and this would be a great tool to start the project
I need one of these bad. Already have many other dewalt 20v tools.
This nailgun looks awesome! I’ve been in a remodel at my house for a couple months and this gun would be a huge help! Also, this would be a great addition at the shop on project builds!
I’m doing Renovations, working for an stable company, I do a little bit of everything and sometimes small framing stuff. I trying to get my tools again after a bad situation on a middle of this year. The company who I was working for, They filed for bankruptcy and I did not pay my salaries and that Ruined all my savings and much of my tools, Which I had to Sell to get some money and move on. I’m doing construction work for a couple of years, so, you know how rude is starting over again After investing money and working on your tools to have to get rid of them for less money and then have to buy your stuff again. This tool will be a great addition to my equipment and for what I’m doing. It will allow me to do many more jobs and improve my pay for it.
BTW. My Instagram account is Keithgallardo.
I’m 23 years old, and I’ve done work as a door builder and a woodworker. There have been a number of issues with our house since a big storm came through, and this tool would help greatly with fixing the damages, as well as allow me to get other in home projects done.
Commercial and residential framing carpenter in business for myself. I think this tool would make an awesome addition to the tool box. So I thought I’d give it a shot.
Commercial and residential framing carpenter in business for myself and local contractors. I think this would make an awesome addition to the tool box. So I thought I’d give it a shot.
I am özgür from turkey. I am 20 and I want it for renovate new woodworks. Thanks for giving chance. İnstagram: @ozgursengulll
Getting started on several home renovations along with some workshop projects. This would really speed things up
I’m Kevin I’m from Oregon and and 22 starting my own remodeling business here pretty soon and collecting tools. My Senco gun isn’t working at the moment, so this would be a sweet replacement, thanks for the chance to win!
Working in the electrical trades. 21 years old And I’m about to start building my own pole barn house. This would make the process a lot easier!
Hey, saw your clip on Instagram. This is something I could really use. My wife and I just came back from Puerto Rico, volunteering for 5+ months of disaster relief. Since we’ve gotten back I started picking up some small repair/addition jobs. I don’t have a framing nailer and this would help me tremendously. While my wife needs a little bit of a break, I am getting ready to leave in about 2-1/2 weeks to volunteer my time for the disaster relief work in Florida. This framing nailer would really come in handy since in most locations there is no power. I’ve always been a DEWALT person but all my cordless tools are 18v. Looking to move the 20v DEWALT tools. Thanks for the great, non bias review.
It would be wonderful to get this gun to replace my out dated paslode framing nailer. I use them for my side work doing small framing of cabins and sheds usually where I have no power and no air compressor
My finished basement flooded and I need to do all new framing. This thing would be pretty useful.
So why 21 degree over 30. Around me 30 degree is most common. I like the full round of the 21 but you can carry so much more with the 30. Besides code reasons why would someone choose 21 degree nails? Other than that I have been trying to get my boss to go cordless on our nailguns since they started coming out. I have been using my cordless Brad nailer tag that with a new framer maybe he’ll be convinced!
I have used 21° for most of my adult life. I grew up out West and I think they are more popular out there from the Hitachi nr83A
Aaron from Manitoba. I need this because I’m going to be building a garage for my parents and I don’t want to stick them with the bill for a new nailer!
its dave from @tristaterenovations , I need this gun for the safety features 100%!!!
I was doing an addition with my OLD porter cable with the broken depressor on the tip, and I shot a 3″ framing nail DIRECTLY, into my thumb. locked my thumb in place, missed all major bones and nerves, but lesson learned! never use a broken framing nailer…
Hi! Really good page with nice stuff!
Please please send me one to ARGENTINA!!
My name is Morgan. I live in Athens, GA. Currently working as an carpenter/remodelers apprentice and learning the trade. Spent most of my 20s on the wrong career path that wasn’t fulfilling and when I was let go of my last job, I finally took the plunge into carpentry at 31. It was always something I wanted to do since I was in high school but everyone talked me out of it.
Now I’m 1.5 years into it and couldn’t be happier with my life. I wake every Monday without dredge of going to make my living and it is amazing how it has changed the dynamic of my family. My 3 year old son tells me all the time how he can’t wait to be a ‘builder like daddy’ and begs to come to work with me every morning. Something I wouldn’t wish on him with my previous career choices but now I am happy to see him get into.
With that being said, I have started out with all corded tools. Cheaper and easier to get me into the trade but I would love to start switching over to more cordless tools. Having a cordless nailer would really help me with being more efficient and getting onto the same level as the lead carpenter we have. Also, I have Dewalt drills, so being on the same battery platform is a plus.
Man I need this gun bad, huge Dewalt fan. Just getting going with my side work and that tool would help me get alot more work done every day for my customers. When I’m not framing 5,500 square foot beach houses here in North Carolina, either way still love the vids tool pig hope you come back to carolina beach soon sorry I missed ya.
I would love to win this nailer, as it would speed up the process on my workshop. I’ve been looking at these nailers for a while and winning this would add to my small but growing collection.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hey, Im Caitlin, a 22 year old building apprentice from good ol’ New Zealand! The reason I’d love to win this gun is because I’m currently hand nailing which means I’m getting less time on framing, which in turn means my apprenticeship is not progressing as it should. Time is money, huh?
Cheers guys (and gals) and good luck everyone
Love the Instagram page. I’m 23 and frame for a living. Got a small little crew my dad has the skill saw dewalt released and I’m mad jealous of his saw. I can’t offord one. And he only got luncky to find it at a pawn shop. This gun would be used hardly around my family and would love to put it to the test. Dad would get a slightly used Christmas gift this year. Good luck to everyone I’m sure everyone has story behind it.
My name is Andrew and I am 31 and live in Atascadero Ca. I work on mostly remodels and having a cordless nail gun would be perfect. that way i dont have to drag out a compressor and hose just to nail off a couple things. Plus I am already on the dewalt platform so it would work out great! keep up the good work on all the reviews.
I work electrical in Hawaii and as an electrician, we use mostly use power tools on jobsites, because we are the one who make the power for the rest of the trades, so we usually work with no power until we have it all hooked up, and using extension chords and air hoses from generators and compressors just get in the way of everything. We frame a hand full of small things on the jobsites and also put up our own blocking’s. I think this tool will be great for me because it’s chordless, nice size and weight, not too big and not too heavy, and it uses collated nails which can be found all over the jobsites I work at.
Would love to get out of air hosss and compressors. I’m just a dad, retired from law enforcement helping his three children remodel their homes. Dewalt makes excellent tools and would love to add another to the collection.
Having this nail gun would be an amazing addition to a new woodworking shop that I am in the process of building up. Just continuing to carry on the things that my father taught me as a child and want to be able to do the things he taught me with my own tools. This would be amazing!
I’m Tracy from North Carolina!
Ironic, I just emailed you yesterday about a cordless nailer. Nice to get advice from such a trusted source. Thanks for the quick reply!
I need this nailer to do smaller projects with tools I can handle! I hate the cords ! My hubby prefers Pneumatic tools, but not getting tangled up in a cord at every step is safer and less aggravating. It’s time for me to have my own tools to use and what better place to start than with a Dewalt!
Thanks for all you do!
Hi I’m Craig from New York. I am a diy and bought my first house and have to rebuild my deck, shed and lots of other projects.
I don’t know about others, but I don’t see Paslode continuing with their cordless gas models with these truly cordless nailers coming out the past year or so. I’ve had a cordless paslode nailer for a long time and it’s a real pain in the gas, literally. You always have to have fresh gas, which leads to a lot of waste with forgotten canisters laying around, running the gun doesn’t smell great, and the gas adds up over time.
Being able to work without the setup time of a compressor and a hose made getting the paslode worth it to me, but with Metabo HPT, Dewalt, and others having these cordless models I just don’t see people going with gas anymore. I’ve been looking at getting one of the cordless nailers and everyone has said Dewalt’s last model had some shortcomings compared to other manufacturers; the rafter hook being almost unusable. I hope the new Dewalt model fixes all the shortcomings and raises the bar for other manufacturers to compete with. I have a basement to frame, and I hope this new Dewalt nailer will meet the challenge.
Carpenter by blood 4 generation and boy how things have changed in the last 20 years started building with my grandpa when I was about 7 built a cordwood home, talk about a sight to see but here in the NC coast building back after florance you’ve got to have the right tools for the job to insure getting people back into their homes as quickly as possiable sometimes this means doing things out of the kindness of your heart as I was helping a gentleman in his 80’s repair his dock so he could take his grandson out fishing my lovely 10 year old paslode decided it was done so no problem with that grabbed some hand drives and got it all patched up but now being without a nail gun and a good framing addition coming up in a week this give away couldn’t come st a better time and oh how happy I’d be to not buy gas canisters anymore or the expensive 30 degree nails!
My wife and I just started a remodel / addition on our house. We could not afford a GC so we are doing a lot of the trades ourselves to save money. This framing gun would help a ton!
Hey I’m shawn,
I’m a carpenter bc I was given a weeks guaranteed work and a chance to stay if I was good. Quit my job that night. Went to college but dropped out senior year bc my job was cool. I need this gun. I’m saving for the new van and my toolaholic ways are slowing me down.
My wife and I just started a home remodel / addition project! We could not afford a GC so we are doing it ourselves. Any tools would help us greatly!
Me and my wife have our first baby due in February. We are all so building our forever home this spring. We have saved alot of money through the years and I have worked in the construction field for 12 years, we have worked very hard to get to this point in our life. I paid my dues and worked very hard the past 12 years starting out as the grunt and slowly working my way up. We are building a log cabin style home out in thw country and power will be hard to come by at first. It qould be so much easier with this gun and not having to run a compressor and hose. Thank you for doing giveaways like this and good luck to everyone who entered and hopefully someone deserving wins.
These are some pretty good stories, I’m looking for one to help my son build his skateboard ramps, for him and his friends, that they’re always rebuilding, but it’s not looking good, haha.
I have a small town carpentry company that’s growing. I always need more tools to be spread out on jobs.
Hi my name is Tim Petteruto. i am a heavy equipment mechanic and dont have many DIY Homeowner tools. i am about to build a deck off the master bedroom and will need a framing nail gun. this would be perfect as i have been eyeing the dewalt cordless.
21 years old
Currently in school getting my level 2. I’ve been trying to save up for new tools as all I have are my dad and grandpas hand me downs which aren’t all the greatest.. having this nailed would help me get started and take on new projects and give me motivation to continue to accel in this trade. I am young and I am in this for the long haul! Thank you and goodluck to all ??
My name is Matt I live in the Albany NY region. I’ve been working construction since I was 14. My grandfather was a carpenter and so was my father. I wanted to further my knowledge so I went to College for the field I wanted to be in.
I’ve worked for a couple different Construction Companies since being out of school. I currently work for a large Construction Outfit as a Project Superintendent. I manage day to day operations with sub contractors and make sure the projects are completed on time and with in budget. But every once in a while (which has be more and more lately) I have to throw my tool belt back on and frame or do finish carpentry. I’ve been slowly adding to my Dewalt collection over the years. Buying one piece at a time.
I would love nothing more than to add this to my collection due to the main reason of wanting to “cut the cord” on having to drag out my compressor and nail gun and have to worry about a sub contractor tripping or over my hoses.
I enjoy the field of work that I am in right now, but sometimes I ask myself if it’s what I want to do until I retire. I’ve been trying to take on more and more side work, just to get my wife and I through the winter., and have considered going out on my own to start up my own Company. I’d love to be able to go out and buy this at my local store but I’m sure this beautiful tool comes with an hefty price tag, and being that I have a 2 year old daughter, mortgage, and student loans to pay back my money is pretty much wrapped up in higher priorities. I’ve entered sweepstakes like this before and have never one anything, but I figured it would be worth a shot!
I have a paslode framer from ‘05. I’ve been eying this nailer for awhile now. Would love to give it a go. Would honestly use it more for ldc projects than everyday jobs.
My name is Conner and I am just finishing up my final year of Construction Management. I went into my degree thinking I would like to become a project manager for a big company. I started working for a home builder and absolutely fell in love with everything in the trades. I began taking it serious early on trying to learn everything I could from the older generations. In the following month I plan to get my LLC and take on side jobs. This DeWalt nailer would really put me on the right path to having the right tools to get the job done!
Hey, my name is Carlos and I am a 25 year old apprentice carpenter. I mostly do framing and form work. Im hoping to build up my tool collection, and id love to put this nail gun to the test! Im used to the paslode, so I would love to compare.
I’m Jon from WA state and am a machinist by trade but a full blown diy’er. I could use this nail gun because it would be by first nail gun I’ve owned. I just built a 24×24 pole barn with the help of 2 friends who are much better equipped for carpentry and I definitely learned the value of having the right tools and good tools which your instagram posts help out a ton with too!
Catch 22. Not making money so can’t buy tools. Don’t have tools so can’t make money.
So I started off with the bottom of the barrel tools or 2nd hand tools. I still have and use a 10”Pro Tech table saw with a plywood tabletop and homemade fence, but I digress.
I don’t make enough to buy all the tools I want. But I care enough to know that better tools results in better work. So I’ve slowly been getting better tools.
I used a Harbor Freight 21 degree nailer for framing up some walls (my only framing nailer). While it works, I deal with all of its shortcomings. Like how it will never shoot the last two nails of each set of nails. Or the constant fear that the guns going to explode from all that air pressure. So of course, replacing that with this Dewalt will make me work so much more efficient.
It’s your Instagram feed along with other grammer’s that help expose me to new tools and reviews. It helps me select which tools to buy because I need to be very selective. And winning a tool once in a while from giveaways definitely help!
Anyway, it’ll be awesome to win/have this. I will nearly be able to work without a compressor if I add this to my arsenal. Compressors and hoses are so annoying. Especially in this day of 18v cordless tools that are so capable.
Honestly I have a 30 degree cordless for myself but I wanted to talk about my younger brother. He just started in the plumbing trade with me and works at the same company. He has impressed me so much in the 3 months that he has been working with us. He picks up on stuff so fast and wants to understand more. Our boss trusted him so much that he gave him his own truck to run around and do small odds and ends stuff. He just started getting small drills and tools but he could really use this to grow faster!
My name is Josh and I am young handyman outside of St. Louis. I’ve had my own company for a couple of years now and have been slowly working towards building a well rounded tool collection with goal of achieving a largely cordless jobsite except for the occasional specialty item. Cordless nailers are bordering on cost prohibitive and this framing gun would a much used and welcome addition to my 20V set. I actually have a large remodel job that was started just last week that this would be perfect for. Always enjoy your posts!! Thanks.
Forgot my it name @joshallen15
My name is Jarrod I am a 25 year old superintendent with a love for framing and general construction. I plan to build a home in the next couple years and this addition to my collection will make a huge difference for me and my build!
I thoroughly enjoy watching your reviews on tools and it has helped me pick a few out.
I’m John from the FL Panhandle. Right now, I’m using 2 Bostitch Coil guns from the 90s. Talk about being heavy. We are a small roofing and remodeling company where these cordless guns would be great, as we aren’t framing a house but build walls, trusses or porch joinsts. Would make our days much more productive not hauling out the hoses and stuff.
Side note: pretty excited about that 20v yellow and black router that’s soon to drop. 🙂
I’m entering into this as a guy who’s been building residential & commercial blogs for the past 20 years. Along the way I’ve worked with and for a number of great teachers. Some of whom I’ve developed very close bonds. Probably the most influential is my friend Bill. He’s a man who’s “retired” from two 20+ year careers now and fills his time at retirement homes and elsewhere as a handyman— utilizing his engineering and architectural knowledge to build/rebuild ramps and such for the elderly (he’s 77). The man has taught me more about being a quality human than he has any part of the building and design process. These days he swears keeping active is what’s keeping him alive. I’d love to keep him out there as long as his body will allow. We pair up on small ramp and renovation jobs… I’m the muscles and he’s the brains. But the old guys body is starting to break down and along with his knees and back.. his grip is gone. Swinging a hammer (vibration in general) deadens his hands for a day or week and it’s slowing him down. I’m nominating my friend and mentor bill lemon as a worthy recipient of such a tool. He saw mine and I could tell he was intrigued. For a guy that never stops giving to others, i vote bill.
Thanks for all the reviews! Your page is a must stop before all buys I make at my local building supply store.
Chris benson in Eugene, OR.
Forgot to add my IG name. Christopher j benson. Thanks pig!
I’m 31, and from northern VA. I’m a professional fire fighter one day and now entering into the builders world as well. I just took a leap this year and started building my first house. I’ve done majority of the work exclusively by myself. After being attached to an air hose and/or cord with my older tools, I can see why everyone runs off of a battery platform now. I will have final inspection very soon and would love to have a battery powered framer for the next build. I’m pushing to get battery powered saws and nailers on our fire apparatus now too. That would be a game changer for fire fighters everywhere.
Instagram is gr1113n
Hey my name is Evan and I’m 25 and have been working in the carpentry trade since 19. I’ve recently started buying new cordless desalt system and would love to add this to my tools. It’s also much needed as I’m working with 17 year old hand me down gun and compressor. Awesome review #toolpig
Derek Cahilll, I do work out of the West suburbs of Chicago. I am a lead on my sites and at the age of 26 still learning a lot along the way. 4th generation trades man and about 90% of the tools used on my site are 20+ years old tools from my dads last big run of “new” tools. (Ya know before ridged was orange. Ha!)
Just started doing side jobs on my own in the last year on weekends and with the hours I’m putting in doing remodels and framing this would fit in perfect to what I’m looking for to be effective and efficient as I continue to learn and grow.
Hi, my name is Jacob Leslie. I a 5th generation carpenter. We specialize in remodels and home repair. I believe this tool is essential for efficiency compared to dragging a hose and compressor out at every job. I own one of the original dewalt 20v framers and it has built about 3 houses and several remods. I’ve had it rebuilt once already. I would love to get a side by side comparison. Hope you pick me but either way I’m sure it will be a great addition for someone’s collection. Keep up the good work.
I’m a self taught carpenter looking to expand my work and skills in the field and this would be a great tool To push myself to frame more
Hopefully this is the real toolpig and not someone imitating him? Lol kidding. But glad you got control back of your site because I know I enjoy it and find it very informative for all the tools out there that I’m curious about but don’t have the money to buy tools without proper vetting of tools. Most of the stuff you review I don’t have a chance to use beforehand but this one is different.
We had one of these on site for a while (I’m a journeyman commercial union carpenter in Pittsburgh) and this thing is awesome. We only had it for a couple weeks but this would make work so much easier. It’s quieter than running a compressor and of course no hoses all over the place. It’s fire rate kept up to speed with whatever task I needed it to. It’s not overly bulky and fairly comfortable to grip and use. Just a great tool all in all
Hopefully you keep control of the site and keep putting out great product. Same goes for dewalt of course.
This would be a great addition to my tools currently working with my father and learning from him , I am now starting to start buying my own tools to start doing my own jobs and help my pops out more
Hey Paul! Great review man.
I’m Keith Sheehan, and I’m currently working as a gc apprentice and studying to get my license at the beginning of 2019. Some jobs require a lot of framing and some just require some blocking or packing out openings and this gun would be an awesome addition to bring to my job site. Would love to not have to worry about finding an outlet, carrying a compressor and dragging around an air hose. Congrats to the winner of this tool! I gotta get one in my hands!
Hey my name is Kyle bishop I’ve been framing now for just over a year and have fallen in love we now only have corded guns and saws but if this de Walt cordless was here now for these jobs it would help the job go by much more smoothly
I have used this framing nailer before and I loved it! It did have some occasional misfires and did not sink every single nail but hopefully they addressed those issues. I am a home Remodeler from California and I currently dont a framing nailer.
We need this because my guys are old and can’t hear anymore. Heavy gun and loud compressors are killing them softly (or loudly). Thanks guys, love your insta.
Seriously, all my guys are getting old. They’re lugging around a heavy ass framing gun hooked up to a loud compressor. Help please, my guys are dying over here. Thank you in advance. BTW, I love your insta.
Hi my name is Paker Murphy and I am 22 years old. I am attending trade school to become a carpenter and I have fallen in love with framing. I have started to buy some tool as a table saw and a miter saw. I have been using a hammer to drive all my nails in and this tool would be a great addition to my dewalt collection (the 2 tools I own haha) but it would also increase my production rate! Thank y’all so much for giving tool reviews it makes it easy for guys like me to go to a page you trust and then go out and buy a tool and get to work!!
Love stories like this! We all start with nothing. Looks like you are on the right track!
Glad to hear! Thanks!
I’m very fortunate to be in the cordless tool era. I have an old paslode but it acts up and probably needs cleaned. I want this nailer because I want to get into building decks and don’t want to lug around an air compressor and have a hose getting in the way. DeWalt has always made quality tools and I would expect nothing less from this gun.
This would be a great addition. Have been looking for a cordless framing nailer to finish out basement in Denver co. It’s between the Paslode and dewalt right now. Never used the dewalt but keep seeing good thing about this
Trying to start my own company and tools tend to be very expensive. The description to this nailer sounds amazing could be a handy tool.
I am an apprentice Carpenter and I am very thankful that I live in the cordless tool era! I do a few small deck jobs on the side and I just have a car, so space in general is very limited when transporting tools to a job site hahaha. I have been debating for quite some time about getting a cordless framing nailer, but can’t justify the expense because I do have tools to do the job ( old tools from my father) but not having to drag a compressor, cords and hoses along with me would be a dream. Love your account on Instagram. Very informative and fun to watch. Cheers.
Glad the site is back up, I’m a JW from Nebraska and loved the attitude and comments I saw from you guys about the hack. I could really use a good framing nailer. I have 21 degree pneumatic framing nailer I got from Ebay a few years ago, can’t even see the brand, was desperate, couldn’t spend a whole lot on one at the time. Now whenever I put nails in it, it shoots out nails if I have it plugged in compressor, very dangerous, dont always remember to unplug before refilling the nails. Currently trying to work on redoing my chimney chase and framing out my garage to turn it into a shop, just trying to get into woodworking. That Dewalt looks awesome. would never spend that much on a new one for myself, cant justify with the wife. Looks like it has a comfortable grip. Don’t have any Dewalt tools as of yet.
hi im from croatia i have 24 years old my instagram name is:toolsmonster.I loved to have your dewalt cordless framing nailer because i love tools and love doing some things from wood and i love dewalt but here in croatia dewalt is too much expensive,and i dont can afford it!
These days doing some recostruction on my house (2-nd floor) for me and my girlfriend from drywall,painting,some electrical changes and more i can send you a picture if you want.And i need to change one side of my roof because if it rains water goes in house,id loved to have your dewalt for that then i dont need to use a hammer.I will use your dewalt nailer for everything where i need nailer it will be much easier for me.Thank you for reading this and sorry for my bad english!
I’m a young farmer/ carpenter just building my tool collection. I love showing the older guys how great battery tools can be! This would be a huge step in the right direction. Thanks for your time!
Having that sure would help during my entire house remodel and the new shed build. Plus its already on the same battery platform as my other tools!
Hey Tool pig. My insta account is @iamthrill. I just want to say that i am a habitat for humanity lead carpenter framing homes. We struggle getting tools to our site as the ‘big guys’ donate the home owners version of there cordless line up. I am trying to convince the up anoves that a cordless site is not only more efficient but way more safe. The framer nailer you posted from dewalt would be a great step in that direction as were about to install trusses and hoses everywhere would be tough! Thanks for thinking of me… Mark
Love it. I’ve worked on some habitat for humanity homes. I volunteer as often as I can afford to. My next disaster relief trip will be N Carolina or Florida.
Its been a huge eye opener to me how many people volunteer just to help. Its been a refreshing change not focusing on the bottom line but getting roofs on to help the less fortunate.
Hi my name is Demetrio. Not sure if this is the article I need to be on for the giveaway of the 21° framing gun but here I am. I work on Insurance claims for usaa . Anything to do with water and fire loss. Most of the time theres no power on the houses do to damage it has. I recently was robbed of about 80 % of my dewalt cordless tools. Just in an instant. Just like that my thought system boxes were gone.. went thru the whole process and emotions but I understand that there is nasty ppl in this world that do not care. Anywho I do a lot of framing work especially on the fire damage houses we also replace a lot of the studs on a water loss home because once you open up the sheetrock it opens a big can of worm of old damage. And even when they tell me on the regular basis not to replace what’s not covered by the Insurance we still do. I would not want to leave a property like that. Plus they are our veterans. It the least we can do. I would love to win this giveaway.
Wow nice work ethic bro! We do the same kind of work and don’t leave anything behind that could harm the homeowner.
This would be perfect for on my jobsites. Saves time from hand banging nails into concrete forms all day
I really could use this on the farm… I am constantly struggling to keep my old pasload going…. prettt sure it completely bit the dust the other day… sent it off to get fixed and they said there wasn’t an economical way to fix it. Working alone where there is no air or electricity nearby my pasload has been a lifesaver for over 10 years… I run all Milwaukee cordless stuff so I don’t have the extra batteries and charger to buy the tool only which places this thing out of my budget…
I’m just a DIY guy but I could use this to build my new shed and shop! Haven’t bought one yet because of the price tag.
I would love this tool since is one of the best which will help me to do high quality jobs to bring glory to God
Need this for when I’m in the middle of the lava framing concert forms or small pump station and don’t have access to power!
I love my paslode framer but wish it used regular stick nails like this dewalt. It would be great to not need to carry around multiple kinds of nails.
I’m a DIYer on a budget. I have several projects lined up I could use it on. I always have to borrow a framing nailer and compressor from a buddy.
I love the brushless platform of dewalt , I’m heavily invested . But I have a broken hitachi pneumatic gun a hose and compressor having a cordless framing nailer would be great . Less tools to haul in my vehicle , no tripping hazards and use it in situations with out power !!
Hopefully this is the real toolpig? Lol kidding but glad you got back control of your site because it’s very informative to us buying tools without being able to touch them. But with this dewalt cordless framing gun I’ve actually had the pleasure of testing one out on site, (I’m a commercial union carpenter from Pittsburgh) and this thing was awesome. It’s not loud, it didn’t require me to drag a hose around and it’s firing mechanism kept up with every task I tried with it. Just an awesome tool through and through. Hope dewalt and you keep up the great products you’re putting out there for us.
Ig – steelcitylegend
I really been interested in getting a battery operated framing nail gun. Right now I run a pneumatic . Sure would be nice to have a totally cordless and airless nail gun especially for when I’m called to do framing for LDC project. Would also be great for hopefully when I head over to the Panhandle to do disaster relief for hurricane Michael.
Hopefully this is the real toolpig? Lol kidding but glad you got back control of your site because it’s very informative to us buying tools without being able to touch them. But with this dewalt cordless framing gun I’ve actually had the pleasure of testing one out on site, (I’m a commercial union carpenter from Pittsburgh) and this thing was awesome. It’s not loud, it didn’t require me to drag a hose around and it’s firing mechanism kept up with every task I tried with it. Just an awesome tool through and through.
Ig – steelcitylegend
Nice review. I’m from Columbia, Mo. This would be a great gun to have. Would like it for building fence, decks, and light framing! @calebhopke on Instagram
Would love to add this gun to my arsenal. Recently started upgrading my diy selection of tools to Dewalts professional grade tools last year and I’m in the market for a new framer. Think this would be a great fit for the smaller projects I tackle! Thanks for the in depth review Toolpig!
I definitely need this! Love the article
Would love to have one of these to help make production a little faster in NC building back after the storm my old long batter gas paslode has its moments framed out a 16×20 area think it drove about 5 nails. Having the ability for bump fire would just be gold!
I’m Dan, just starting off my remodeling company. Branching off working for a big company. Looking to get into a platform and I’m swaying toward dewalt.
My go to cordless platform dewalt use them for everything. The new gun looks great as well.
I’m Zach Miller from ashe county NC. This nail gun would be very useful and a money maker for my type of work. We do a lot of decks and remodeling work. Where we don’t need a big air compressor and airhoses drug out every day. I love their 18g nailer ,but you can’t do any framing work with them. Lol. And 400 dollars is a big chunk of change to throw down on one tool. The wife thinks so any way. To me it’s going to be making me money by getting contracted jobs done quicker. Thanks @toolpig for all the giving back you do for the community and your fans. A lot of people would probably just get the tools and sell them on eBay or their local news paper. Keep doing you brother
I could use it to help the friends when i do disaster relief work in Florida! Love not having to have a compressor hooked up for the nail gun.
I could use it to help the friends when i do dusaster relief work in Florida! Love not having to have a compressor hooked up for the nail gun.
My fiancé and I are building our first home in the middle of the woods without any power yet. We would absolutely love to use this to help frame it up alongside the compressor nailer. Already on the dewalt 20v system so it would fit right in! ??
Great Outlook! Dealt is an industry leader. Great to have a modernized cordless option for the smaller jobs
I need this framing nailer in my life for several reasons. One: I need it because I’m tired of dragging a hundred foot air hose to the peak while setting trusses. Two: I am in love with the dewalt brand. Slowly but surely I am trying to build up my collection of dewalt power tools. And three: I’ve been working in construction for almost a decade now and need every advantage I can get to maximize efficiency and reliability. I’m a big fan of your work over on Instagram! Keep up the good work!
I’ve used paslode for years but want to try something else that doesn’t use gas. Like you mentioned it’s an added expense.
I would love to have this as a framing nailer and to be my first framing nailer. I am 3 months away from getting my certificates. I’m currently a student in the Building Trades Carpentry program at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. Taking the courses has taught me a lot about residential construction and building to codes. The DeWalt framing nailer would be an excellent first nailer to have.
This tool would be great for me to have as trying to move forward in this industry it is had to afford some of the newer tools that make work quicker and more efficient.
Love your IG page, very informative! Would love to have this gun. Getting ready for a bunch of remodel work and trying to build my tool collection, this would be a great addition.
I like Dewalt, I’m not on their cordless platform but I do like their pneumatic nailers. I have a 18g nailer that I used to put the crown molding and baseboards on our house. My old porter cable gun broke and so I had to replace it and got this dewalt. I’d love to get this cordless nailer to finish a fence project.
My brother and I have been working on some Pallet Wood Furniture and have some ideas for some future specialized American Made, America Pride work. This gun would truly help us out. Some work will be donated to various American Legions that our family members are a part of. Price in market is steep at the moment and a chance to own one would be phenomenal. Love your page on Instagram and hope to be considered.
I’m 21 and currently finishing up my last year of my Construction Management degree. I work for a home builder but here in the next month I plan to get my LLC and take on my own jobs which means I will be in the process of buying more tools. This DeWalt gun is something I’ve really been interested in but could never afford.
I recently transitioned from a desk job to construction. I learned to love the trades after finishing my own basement earlier this year. I’m working to build my tool collection and have already started with the Dewalt platform and I love them. This framing nailer would really open up a lot of doors for me and save my costs significantly so I don’t have to rent a nailer on jobs. Thank you for the contest!
Name is Jeff aka @stewcob on insta. Just bought our first house and gonna be doing all kinds of remodeling especially a buld our of a much needed man cave.
Love the reliability the tool offers.
Had to leave all my tools behind to keep the move cheep. Sending things from Hawaii on a boat to the states is expensive.
Would love the opportunity to get me one of these bad boys to help my new house become a home.
Thanks tool pig
I’m working on transitioning from a desk job to a contractor role. I already have started my collection of tools on the Dewalt platform and a framing nailer would seriously help out my cause. I recently finished my basement and absolutely love learning and honing my skills. I’d appreciate the help to get my career off to a great start!
I’d really love this been wanting a battery powered framing gun for a while but there so expensive, this one looks amazing. @themagnificentjimmyf
I’ve had my eye on 20v nailer for awhile just haven’t been able to justify the cost yet
Nice review ? would love to have this to avoid having to log around a compressor. Dewalt is awesome ?
My name is Tim i am a DIY guy around the house. mechanic by trade, diffrent set of tools… i am about to build a deck/patio for a friend and this would come in handy.
Great Review! This would be awesome so I don’t have to log around a compressor. Love Dewalt ?
Love the black and yellow. My name is Tim, i am getting the materials together to build a deck beginning of next month and have been contemplating pneumatic or cordless framing guns.
Thanks for the opportunity
I would really like to win this gun dont have a big budget I’m from the middle of nowhere ks and we make shitty ugly Homes pretty ?
I would absolutely love to try this nailer and a complete diehard dewalt guy. I am a GC and do a ton of different type of work and caring around compressor and hose can be a pain a lot of the times so and I have been dying to get some cordless nailers to speed up production. This would be a great start to going cordles for nails and would love to give it a try.
Would love a cordless framing nail gun.
My name is Tim I am a heavy equipment mechanic so I love tools and working with my hands. I have been slowly building a DIY homeowners tool set but haven’t got a framing nail gun yet. I am about to build a deck for a friend and have been contemplating a cordless nail gun or pneumatic.
Thanks for the article and chance to win one.
Thats a great tool. I only seen it in action. I don’t own it.
Hey there! Being a carpenter in Russia is tough already, not even to say when winter comes and it gets waaaay below zero (-30C). At such time the workers get a lot of troubles starting from frozen hose and oil. This gun would be a rescue for us!
I have used this nailer before and was pleased at how it performed except it would misfire a couple times and it was having problems sinking every nail…but still held up and helped out ..mostly used for remodeling houses and decks. I am from California and could use this framing nailer because I dont have one , I’m hoping that they fixed the miscues.
WinniPIG Manitoba. Need a new gun to build my dad a garage in the spring. @manitobacarpenter
I’m a carpenter hanging doors most of the time. Working in older homes to update them can be a challenge. Most of the time it requires some light framing to re square openings. I would be grateful to use a cordless nailer to do my light framing work, sure beats that ear splitting porter cable pancake compressor! Thanks for the write up!
Looks like a nice gun, I’d like to go cordless/gasless to replace my aged original style pasalode that has seen better days…
I’m trying to start my own Construction Company. It’s always been a dream of mine. Everything I buy is Dewalt when it comes to the cordless tools. I have been trying to build my up my own fleet of Dewalt 20v tools piece by piece. I think this would be an awesome addition and allow me to “cut the cord” on my compressor, I would definitely go out and buy this from Home Depot but with a 2 year old daughter, a mortgage, and student loans $400.00 isn’t easy to come by easily.
Sure could use one of these! Be nice to get rid of the hose especially for smaller projects! Love to use on a LDC project.
Wow looks like a great tool !
Would love to win this and give a try. Trying to remodel this 1860 farm house we were swindled into buying. Would help out a lot. And from Pa. Thanks for the chance and ig is “evul_eyez77
Adding a cordless framing gun to the arsenal has been in the back of my mind for awhile now. Dewalt has been a proven innovator in the cordless world and I’d love to be able to start on their platform with this gun
Instagrame name @pauldfrizzy
I have the earlier versions which worked okay for awhile then the bump mode stopped working. The idea is great so hopefully getting my hands on this version to see the upgrade.
I’d really like to try this gun. But the almost 400 dollar price tag scares me off and then getting mixed reviews makes it even harder. But with home depots return policy I could take it back in 90 days. This is such awesome Tec. And makes me excited!
I tried the earlier version of this tool and was not impressed. Jammed repeatedly.
I’ll have to give the new version a try.
One correction to your article though, the plastic strip nails, as pictured in your article are actually 20-22 degree, not 28 degree.
yep I saw last night before it was published. I got distracted and forgot to update. thanks.
I would be so lucky to win this gun, I am 23 from a place called Darwen in England, how convenient it would be to have this to put towards my small but efficient tool collection. It would help me out so much on my remodelling. Seen as I’m not a experienced builder by any means it would help speed up my jobs.
P.s I’m jealous of how many tools you have and I’m even more jealous your mrs gets involved with your page. My girlfriend doesn’t even want to know.
Thanks for your ever consistent tool advice