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05-12-2010 06:02 PM

I am having bought for me from my family a new battery operated nail gun.I originally bought a new porter cable gas nailer and now I cant get gas so Dewalt seemingly who now own porter cable offered me 50% off a new nail gun similar I will still be out of pocket but this is a chance to own a nice new battery nailer I prefer 16 gauge finish for my work anyone got one and can share they are doing a dc618kbv- gb which I like with three batteries and a charger what do you think. My family are paying the balance for my birthday on the nineteenth may when I’ll be 59 years young let me know what you think before I make a decision guys’n gals please.Alistair here is the one in question. Alistair

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#1 posted 05-12-2010 10:14 PM

Hi there Alistair,

I have had one for several years, and love it – no air compressor setup, no dragging hoses around, no smelly gas… One battery charge lasts a good long time, I’ve never had to switch batteries in the middle of a job, so a kit with 2 batteries is probably sufficient if available and cheaper… As far as the strength of the nailer, I have shot 2.5” nails through 1” thick oak stair treads without any problem, have built 2 sets of stairs with it… Great tool IMO. Lmk if you have any other questions…



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#2 posted 05-12-2010 11:27 PM

Hi Alastair,
I’ve used this gun for about 4 years and love it. I’m a finishing joiner by day and use it a lot. Never let me down. Check out

It only has two batteries, but is a lot cheaper than Rutlands, and is local to us! I have dealt with these guys a lot from their shop in East Kilbride, which is where I got my gun, and they are also great to deal with.

Kind Regards,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 11:53 PM

I had the porter cable too. You’ll love the dewalt. Had mine since they came out, never missed a beat.

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#4 posted 05-13-2010 01:13 AM

If you want the latest and greatest you can get this tool.

The only down side is that I don’t believe they make a 16 gauge nailer

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#5 posted 05-13-2010 02:49 AM

Alistair I have had this nailer for a little over a year now and if it is possible I have over used it. It really is surprising that it works as well as it does. There have been three others at the shop that I work at that have seen mine and went out and bought one. It is extremely convenient and does a really good job. You can actually shot 1/2 inch nails (the paperwork says that you can’t), it takes a little practice to figure out the depth settings so my only recommendation would be to test fire some nails in scrap wood that is the same as what you will be nailing. I am anxiously waiting for Dewalt to make a pinner that is battery operated.

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#6 posted 05-13-2010 03:04 AM

I’ve had one for several years love it.

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#7 posted 05-13-2010 03:11 AM

i think you should do it scotsman…ive had dewalt power tools and have had great use from them…jim gives it a thumbs up and he does a ” little wood work ” from time to time…lol…so he might be on to something..good luck and enjoy…grizzman

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#8 posted 05-13-2010 06:05 PM

I bought my Dewalt nailer on ebay. The description said it was broken. it would only drive one nail, & jam.

I took a gamble , & bid $105 that’s about 70#. I figured I could fix it, & what I bid was about the price of the battery, & charger, so I wouldn’t be out anything, I took it apart when I got it, & found that the two rubber bands for the plunger return were broken. I ordered the parts from my local Dewalt dealer. They costed me about $9. I installed them, & it works like a charm. It’s one of my favorite tools.

You’ll only need two batteries, because you can shoot an awful lot of nails on one charge.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 05-13-2010 06:11 PM

I bought the one with the three batteries ,as that’s what was on offer. I should have it by next week or so I am very pleased question do ordinary 16 gauge nails fit this or do they have to be the slanted type?Alistair

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#10 posted 05-13-2010 06:31 PM

This 18v cordless nailer fires 20 degree, 16 gauge nails, which are 1.6mm in diameter and range from 32mm to 63mm in length.

They should be Dewalt brand.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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