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Dewalt DCN21PLM1 20V MAX 21-degree Plastic Collated Framing Nailer Kit

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The 20V MAX 21-degree Plastic Collated Cordless Framing Nailer delivers the performance demanded by pro's to get the job done. The DCN21PL can drive a range of plastic collated fasteners up to 3-1/4 in. and 0.148 in. in diameter into a wide range of materials. Its compact shape, well-balanced design, and easy-to-operate features make it a highly productive tool capable of getting the job done quickly and efficiently. 100% battery power means you can show up and start working without wasting time setting up a compressor or spending money on costly fuel cell replacements.
  • Dual-speed motor optimized to drive a wide range of fasteners for versatility
  • Tool-free selector switch for sequential or bump-fire modes
  • Tool-free depth adjustment for precise nail placement
  • High-strength aluminum magazine with easy-to-operate pusher latch
  • Stall release lever to reset driver blade in the event of a jam
  • Adjustable rafter hook
  • Easy access to the nosepiece for removing jammed nails
  • Dry fire lock out prevents tool from firing when nails are low
  • 21-degree magazine holds up to 49 plastic collated nails
  • Capable of driving .0148 in. diameter nail into dense wood
  • Framing Nailer - DCN21PL
  • No-Mar Tip
  • Manual
  • 20V MAX Battery - DCB204
  • Charger - DCB115
  • Kit Bag
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warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Length: 13.25 in.
Width: 4 in.
Height: 16.5 in.
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Batteries Included: 1
Battery Amp Hour: 2 Ah
Battery System: 20V MAX
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
CSA Safety: Yes
Case Included: Yes
Case Type: Bag
Charger Included: Yes
Depth of Drive: Tool-Less
Dry Fire Lockout: Yes
ETL Safety: No
Fastener Capacity: 49
Fastener Collation: Plastic Strip Collation
Fastener Gauge: other
Fastener Length (Max.): 3-1/4 in
Fastener Length (Min.): 2 in
Fastener Type: Framing Nails
Firing Modes: Sequential / Bump
Jam Clearance: Lever
Magazine Angle: 21 Degrees
Magazine Type: Top Loading
Motor Type: Brushed
Power Source: Electric-Cordless
Tip Style: Non-Marring
UL Safety: Yes
Voltage: 20V



3.4 / 5.0
9 Reviews
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1 Star
Jams constantly
I bought this gun for small jobs and punch work on new construction. The feed chute jams whenever there is a break in the nail strips as in having a second clip in. The next clip nail head pops up and catches on the frame. It also will jam at the nose with a bent nail that has to be pried out. Of all things that should be basic by now, these two are unexpected.
August 29, 2019
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Very smooth and consistency and shooting nails
Nails shoot smooth without kickback and consistently drive all the way in
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June 29, 2019
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Still needs some work
Size, weight, and functionality were great. However, this gun is useless when shooting into old growth framing materials. I ultimately returned the gun after trying to frame a bathroom in a 200 year old historic renovation project. The gun was useless trying to shoot into the old dougfur framing. I can definitely see it’s uses, but it wasn’t worth the space it took up in my truck.
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June 29, 2019
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Love it
Great purchase, only reason for the 4 star is the fact that every once in awhile a nail doesn't go all the deep enough. Maybe 1 out of 100 so really cant complain. Other than that I love it.
June 1, 2019
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Great Gun But Dewalt needs to make a hard case
I originally bought the 30 degree gun (actually had 2 of them) and they kept jamming. I think the high degree of angle is a problem. Returned it and got this 21 degree gun instead and havent had a single jam. Great tool. BUT!........ DeWalt are you listening? You need to offer a hard case for this gun. Every other DeWalt tool I have lives in a nice hard case and this gun does not fit into a Tstak or tough system case unless I stuff it into the extra deep tough system case with tons of other stuff. Not what I want to do. Give us a hard case for this gun!
April 21, 2019
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Great Gun - EXCEPT...
I currently own both the DCN692M1 & now this DCN21PLM1. The main reason for uprading/replacing is because nails for the DCN692 are hard to procure & moreover, are not "code" in a growing # of municipalities.
The DCN21 is a great gun itself & the only negative, I have observed thus far is the increased weight & especially the size- hence a one star deduction. The product/kit gets another star deduction for DeWalt being sooo cheap, as to not provide a Hard CARRY CASE. I can't even use the case, which did come with the DCN692, because the DCN21 is BIGger & just won't fit- even with modification, which I have done with other tools...

C'm'on, DeWalt... care about your customers to at least give them the option to have hard carry cases (instead of the skimpy soft cases on ALL of our expensive tools/investments, as we don't like them sloshing around, getting banged/scratched-up...
March 20, 2019
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cordless nailer
Finally warmed up so I could try this out.I would not recommend trying to build a complete house with this nailer as it recycles slowly.But for specialty items such as installing rafters or anything up in the air it would work well.Always nice to not have to drag air hoses around while on ladders or scaffolding.It weighs as much or more than air nailers of the same size.All in all it is a nice tool but unless you have a use for it I would not recommend for hobbiests.Contractors I would recommend it
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February 4, 2019
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Nice for small jobs
I received the framing nailer and was impressed with it's over all apperience. The one thing I did notice right away was the balance of the unit, even after installing the battery it did improve some. This framing nailer will be a great addition for use in small project areas but for long term use I will stick with my air nailers.
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January 11, 2019
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Very nice and versatile
Over had it for a month already and I am very impressed with the two features for energy mode and power mode. Both work as they are said to. Although when it's in energy mode and bump mode, it wont sink 3in nails all the way. Also it's a little bit heavy. If I were to use it as a actual farmer it would fatigue my arm. I have used it to remodel a garage and it is so convenient for climbing thru rafter and so forth with no air hose. Also the rafter hook I think could be reviewed. Seems to always get in the way.
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January 5, 2019
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