Last year we introduced you to something new and pretty exciting; it was the world’s first Gasless second fix framing nailer. It was the DeWalt DCN690 and you can read our review here.

Since the release of the 690 DeWalt have been busy listening to feedback from customers and working to improve their ground breaking tool; and now they think they have! DeWalt have been pretty sketchy with the release of information about the DCN692 nailer but we’ve managed to scrape together some titbits here and there and can bring you this exclusive preview.

Much like its predecessor the DCN692M2 joins the ever reliable and DeWalt XR range and runs off a XR 4.0Ah battery. It also boasts a brushless motor, which gives it added capacity and longevity over a brushed equivalent.

DeWalt have given the 692 a speed control system which didn’t exist on the DCN690, so you the user can choose how fast you want the nail gun to fire. With that functionality and a combination of the 4Ah battery which gives you incredible runtimes, and the brushless motor, the DCN692 the ability to fire around 1000 nails per charge of the battery and that is unbelievable for a single charge.

Another benefit of running off the XR 4ah battery of course is that your batteries are compatible with the entire DeWalt 18v XR li-ion range, so you can put your batteries to good use on a multitude of different tools.

The DCN692’s motor gives the user the ability to fire a 90mm ring shank nail into soft wood and a 63mm into hard wood which is most impressive for a machine of this type.

But the real party piece of DeWalt’s gasless nail gun ventures is the consistency of performance in varied temperatures. Those of you that are on and off your nail guns throughout the day and year will no doubt be all too aware of the grief they can cause in very low or high temperatures. Winters and Summers (even in Britain) really don’t suit gas nailers and you have probably at some point or another been sat there with a gas canister between your legs trying to warm it up just to get it to fire.

Well no more! With a full battery operation, you do not get the inconstancy in performance due to a slight change in temperature. Whether it’s -15 degrees up in Scotland or 40 degrees (as if) down in sunny Cornwall, your DCN692 will operate exactly the same. The lack of gas also means that cleaning and general servicing or maintenance will be down to a minimum.

The DeWalt 692 will be available in two options, either as a body only the DCN692N or with 2 li-ion batteries as the DCN692M2

We do know that many of you are asking about a DeWalt XR gasless finishing nailer and although we have no solid updates to bring you, I can safely say that it is being worked on by the design geeks over at DeWalt and as soon as there is news we’ll be the first to bring you it!

So that’s the forthcoming DeWalt DCN692 nail gun, are you going to get yourself one? & Do you think that gasless is the way to go in the future for nail guns? Let us know by commenting and remember to share with your DeWalt fanboy mates using the social buttons below.


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