Top 5 Best Cordless Brad Nailer

Cordless Brad Nailers , Power Tools Jul 30, 2019 No Comments

If you’re thinking of investing in a cordless brad nailer then you’ve come to the right place. Slightly smaller to a finish nailer in size, is the brad nailer. Although finish nailers are extremely versatile, it can be beneficial to use a brad nailer for some jobs. Today we are going to take a look at the growing market of cordless brad nailers.

Brad nailers are used for jobs which require a thinner gauge of nail (generally around 18 gauge brad nails) such as installing cabinet skins, paneling, and any trim or molding. The head on these nails it much smaller allowing you to save on wood putty used for filling holes larger nails can leave.

If you want to learn more about the best nailer/nail gun for you, please read our Best Nailer/Nail gun guide.

Below we take a look top 5 best cordless brad nailers on the market.

 ModelWeight 
DEWALT DCN680D1 DEWALT-DCN680D15.3lbs
PORTER-CABLE-PCC790LA-Cordless-Brad-NailerPORTER CABLE PCC790LA5.9lbs
Hitachi-NT1850DE-18V-Cordless-Brad-NailerHitachi NT1850DE7.3lbs
Ryobi Airstrike Brad-NailerRyobi Airstrike 18V9.8lbs
DEWALT DC608KDEWALT DC608K7.4lbs

1. DEWALT DCN680D1 Cordless Brad Nailer

This cordless brad nailer from Dewalt comes with a 20V max li-ion batteries (a nominal 18V). The DEWALT DCN680D1 has bee designed with practicality in mind with features such as an automatic shut off if not in use and the batteries being chargeable from a vehicles power socket when driving to work on a jobsite.

The DCN680D1 handles 18-gauge brad nails with ease from 5/8” to 2-1/8”, giving consistency and speed for every job. It has a flywheel design using a brushless motor retrieves energy from each rotation and drives up to 850 nails per charge.

A handy feature is the low nail lockout, which works to prevents dry firing and leaving those unwanted and unprofessional marks on the work surface. As well as having an information detail on the side of the strip magazine, helping you to determine the type of fastener required for your job.

For more information on the – DEWALT DCN680D1

Pros
  • Consistent and speedy
  • Low nail lockout feature
Cons

2. PORTER-CABLE PCC790LA – Cordless Brad Nailer

Known for its quality power tools manufactured in the US is Porter Cable. They have added to their range this great cordless brad nailer – the PORTER-CABLE PCC790LA. It has a fastener length capacity of 5/8″ – 2″ and its strip magazine can hold up to 100 nails at a time.

This cordless battery powered brad nailer handles at 18 gauge nail and then depth of drive is adjustable via an easy to use dial. It comes with a handy belt clip so you can hook your nail gun to your tool belt to free up your hands.

Porter Cable have thought of usability here, with this cordless brad nailer being able to dispense 1300 nails with a single charge. There is also a simply tool free jam releaser.

For more information on the – PORTER-CABLE PCC790LA

Tip – Using the jam releaser: Take out the battery, pull on the release lever (Red), then to clear the jam, loosen the latch situated at the nose of the nailer

Pros
  • Cordless nailer
  • Multifunctional LED lights
  • Low maintenance
Cons
  • Comes with a small battery.

3. Hitachi NT1850DE 18V

Another company moving into the battery powered brad nailer is Hitachi. The cordless Hitachi NT1850DE brad nailer comes with a unique air spring drive system similar to that in its pneumatic nailer lineup.

The NT1850DE comes with a brushless motor powered by a 3.0Ah Lithium Ion battery, which has been designed to be lighter and smaller than a standard 3.0Ah battery, allowing for this cordless brad nailer to deploy 1,650 nails to per charge.

There is a helpful alterable belt hook and a low battery LED indicator. As with most battery brad nailer on this list there is a tool free jam release on this strip magazine cordless nailer.

For more information on the – Hitachi NT1850DE

Pros
  • Compact battery
Cons
  • Weighty
  • Bulky safety

4. Ryobi 3 Piece 18V One+ Airstrike

You have no doubt seen the Ryobi brand, you may even have one in your tool shed. Well this may be a new addition – the Ryobi 3 Piece 18V One+ Airstrike Brad Nailer Kit. This dual mode cordless brad nailer is capable of delivering 60 nails a minute using its fast multi shot mode as well as allowing you to switch to a high precision single sequential drive.

The battery can be fully charged within 30 minutes using the provided P117 charger. The rubber overmould provides a good grip on the handle allowing you to work in comfort. At the back of the Ryobi Airstrike battery brad nailer is an adjustable wheel, allowing your to alter the air pressure.

Jam clearance is simple with this strip magazine brad nailer. You simply pop open the the front of this cordless brad nailer and pull the jam. To save on power Ryobis IntelliPort technology turns the nailer off when you are not using.

For more information on the – Ryobi 3 Piece 18V One+ Airstrike Brad Nailer Kit

Pros
  • Solid construction
  • Reasonable price
  • Easy to unjam
Cons
  • Slightly the heavy side.

5. DEWALT DC608K 18-Volt 18-Gauge 2-Inch Brad Nailer

This strip magazine cordless brad nailer is the second Dewalt on this list. Like its counterpart the DEWALT DCN680D1, the DEWALT DC608Ks 18V XRP Ni-Cad battery is compatible with other 18V battery in the Dewalt range. Taking around 1 hour to fully charge, the battery is designed to have 40% longer charge time than standard ones.

This battery powered nailer is capable of driving in nails from lengths of 5/8 inches to 2 inches. The boxy fully enclosed strip magazine can hold 110 nails, and prevents dust and debris finding its way into the magazine.

For nail depth precision, there is a 12-position dial is there to select desirable depth. To keep your cordless nailer in good condition, DeWalt have provided a durable hard carry case

For more information on the – DEWALT DCN680D1

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Consistency of nail depth
  • Good balance
Cons
  • Weighty
  • Bulky safety

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