The DeWalt cordless nail gun has become one of my best time-saving tools I have ever purchased. The amount of time this tool now saves me makes me wonder why I did not buy one sooner.
Dewalt Cordless Nail Gun
If you use a nail gun half as much as I do, then you will love the absolute convenience of this tool. The cordless nail gun known as the DEWALT DC618K XRP 18-Volt Cordless 1-1/4 Inch – 2-1/2 Inch 16 Gauge 20 Degree Angled Finish Nailer Kit has become one of my biggest time savers over my regular pneumatic air guns. Let me explain why and you will be able to judge for yourself just why I believe this was such a great investment to have this tool as part of my tool inventory.
To begin, lets first look at how things get handled before having this gun. Depending on the day at work, I come to the point where I have just finished installing all the hardwood floors, floating floors or tile work. You see after you have installed the floors there is one of two things that you’re going to do to finish off the job at this point. You are going to run baseboards around the room, or you may need to add base-shoe around if you just installed hardwood or floating floors to cover the expansion joints along the edges when the baseboards already exist.
Now when you have just finished laying the wood, you would just simply plug your 18 gauge pneumatic gun that is a finish nailer for those who may not know, into your compressor hose and start installing the baseboard or base shoe around the perimeter of the room. I still do this to this day for the most part when installing baseboard or base shoe. Where I tend to change from doing this, is when I have laid hardwood throughout an entire new house for instance and through different levels. Now when it’s time for the baseboards, rather than moving and relocating the compressor and hoses around the house and up and down the levels, I take the DeWalt cordless nail gun. No compressor to carry around and set up from level to level that saves time and energy from a long day.
Where the DeWalt cordless nail gun comes in super handy and saves considerable amounts of time and energy from hauling the compressor and hoses around is when you’re installing a floating floor. You see when you’re doing a hardwood floor you already have all the gear there to nail the wood to the floor. Changing up air nail guns to do the baseboards is straightforward at that point. With a floating floor, you do not require any air nail guns to put the floor in place. If you need to go outside to bring the equipment into the house like your compressor gear to install the baseboards, then you’re taking some extra time setting up and packing up at the end of the day. With the cordless nail gun your in and out in no time.
The same scenario also works if you have just finished tiling, and you now require baseboards around the room. Setting up the compressor and hoses takes far more time than just grabbing the cordless. If you are doing a large job trimming out, then it makes sense to use the compressor and different size finish nail guns to do the job. I find there are many jobs that I do in small bathrooms or one room in a house where I can save as much as 30 minutes on a job by just grabbing my Dewalt cordless nail gun and nail in a few strips. If I had to us my compressor, it would take longer to setup and strip down than to do the actual job itself.