DeWalt 18g Brad Nailer #D51238K

WOOD magazine rating


* Weight: 6.1 lbs.
* Length: 15.75"
* Width: 13.13"
* Height: 3.75"
* Tool-free depth adjustment assists in locating the perfect depth setting for precise nail penetration
* Side low-nail indicator window allows user to quickly and easily see when it is time to re-load
* Overmolded no-mar pad increases visibility and reduces marring on material
* Tool-free jam clear eliminates down-time from bent fasteners caught in the nosepiece
* Tool-free 360 degree exhaust channels air and dust away from user
* Trigger lock-off allows trigger to be disabled when not in use

WOOD magazine review

DeWalt D51238K Brad Nailer

Review Summary

High points: Can drive 2" brads into hardwood at 30 psi less than its maximum recommended pressure, which should extend the life of the tool. Small rear-mounted contact safety trip makes it easy to see the nail path and accurately put brads close to obstructions. Little jamming, even when driving at low pressure into steel. Depth-setting slide bar is easy to use, lockable, and repeatable (you can return to a previous setting with the help of indexing lines on the bar).
Low points: Quick-release nose swings open only about 30°, limiting access to the drive path when you need to clear a jammed fastener. This nailer requires both oil and a ¼" quick-connect fitting, neither of which is provided with the tool. More points: Although the D51238K ships from the factory as a sequential-fire unit, DeWalt sells an accessory trigger (part no. D510020) that turns it into a contact-firing nailer.

Detailed Ratings

out of 5





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