Cordless finish nailers have been around for a long time now. Manufactures have usually been quick to point out that they weren’t meant to replace pneumatic nailers, which have higher output capacities. The only thing limiting how many nails you can fire with a pneumatic are the CFM ratings on your gun and compressor, and how much trim you can run.

DeWalt is challenging this idea with its new 20V MAX 16 gauge angled nailer, the DCN660, which they say is “designed to be the primary finish nailer for contractors, remodelers, trim and finish carpenters, and cabinet makers and installers.” Slated to hit the market in October 2015, this gun comes with features we’ve come to expect from cordless nailers such as tool-free jam release, tool-free depth adjustment, and tool-free stall release, and a bump-fire mode for fast-paced work.

When running on the 2.0Ah battery that comes with the DCN660D1 kit, DeWalt says it will fire 800 nails per charge in sequential mode, and an impressive 2200 nails per charge in sequential mode when equipped with the 5.0Ah battery (sold separately). When compared to the DC618, the DCN660 is 2.3 lbs. lighter and an inch shorter.

How does it fare in the field? Stay tuned for more as we’re awaiting a sample to test.

Estimated Release Date: October 2015
Cost of the DCN660D1: estimated at $399