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DeWALT 20-Volt Max XR Lithium-Ion Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailer (Tool-Only) EXPIRED

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Home Depot has DeWALT 20-Volt Max XR Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailer (DCN680B) on sale for $199. Shipping is free, or select curbside pickup where stock permits.

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  • Drives 18-Gauge brad nails from 5/8" to 2-1/8"
  • Compatible with all DEWALT 20-Volt MAX batteries and chargers
  • Features a micro nose for accuracy of nail placement

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The DEWALT DCN680B 18-Gauge Brad Nailer drives 18-Gauge brad nails from 5/8 in. to 2-1/8 in. This nailer is ideal for fastening decorative molding, casing, kitchen crown and shoe molding. With its brushless motor the DCN680B is ready to go to work without the hassle of using gas, compressor and hose.
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everaf1982 asked this question on 12-01-2021 at 02:24 PM
12-01-2021 at 02:24 PM
If you mean a wood shelf sitting on top of wooden cleats..I say yes..the cleats should already be held with screws so the Brad nails will make sure the shelf does lift or slide forward
12-01-2021 at 02:24 PM
15 gauge would be much better for your intended need.

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No. 18 gauge brads are only a little thicker than pins. They're literally made from 18 gauge steel wire.

They're small, fast, leave minimal trace (small to non-existent nail heads), and are useful primarily for decorative or cases such as trim/casing, molding, decorative accessories, and "holding" while fastening.

Their benefit is that they're small enough that you typically won't see them unless looking for them and you don't have to fill the nail holes (except in fine woodworking (where you probably aren't using brads anyway, at last not in visible locations). If you look closely at the molding or trim along a floor or around a window, you'll see tiny little holes in the tram from the brad nails that are holding it in place.

For anything structural or that needs strength, brads are only useful as a temporary holding support to assist with stronger fasteners. For example, I will often line up pieces of wood and then place a few nails with the brad nailer to hold them in place while glue dries, or while I then insert screws. I would never rely on brads for anything that is stressed, though.

Any time you're doing something that is structural (has to support a load), it's best to err on the side of extra support. You mention shelves in a closet. . . for that, you'll want to use screws and you'll want to ensure that you're screwing into the wooden studs, not just the drywall. Since you'll typically be going through 3/4" of wood, plus 1/2 of drywall, and then into the stud, you'll want 2 1/2" to 3" screws.

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Thanks, I ordered this from Fasteners on black Friday but had it refunded today with no explanation. I presume they don't have the stock as it was showing OOS shortly after. Thanks for posting.
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Thanks, I ordered this from Fasteners on black Friday but had it refunded today with no explanation. I presume they don't have the stock as it was showing OOS shortly after. Thanks for posting.
Same for me as well. Ordered from Home Depot now.
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Been waiting for this after missing the last few deal posts. Combined with home Depot $20 off $200 coupon and 5% cash back with Chase freedom pay with PayPal
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Been waiting for this after missing the last few deal posts. Combined with home Depot $20 off $200 coupon and 5% cash back with Chase freedom pay with PayPal
Is that an e bay coupon?
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Been waiting for this after missing the last few deal posts. Combined with home Depot $20 off $200 coupon and 5% cash back with Chase freedom pay with PayPal
Can you post the coupon code for $20 off $200 or the link to the coupon​
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Great tool 18GA is a good all around size for 90% of DYI home needs. So handy not to have to drag out an compressor to fix or replace a little trim in the home.
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I have and love it. Kinda heavy and more kick back than I'd Ike, bit still chose this over a hose
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Would this gauge be strong enough to nail that wooden piece when adding selves in a closet that supports the weight?
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Great tool 18GA is a good all around size for 90% of DYI home needs. So handy not to have to drag out an compressor to fix or replace a little trim in the home.

I ended up just buying a small Craftsman pancake compressor. I use it for my brad nailers and to put air in tires. While I agree with your statement, I still find it hard to pull the trigger at $200 especially when the Craftsman version of this nailer was just on sale for $99. A small compressor is the next best thing although having to deal with a hose is still a PITA.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMA...5002001907

Even with a Dewalt to craftsman adapter, it is cheaper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-Dewal...897?_ul=IN
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Just bought, now how to explain that this is a gift to the entire family!!
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Most will say to #GlueAndScrew

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Would this gauge be strong enough to nail that wooden piece when adding selves in a closet that supports the weight?
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I ended up just buying a small Craftsman pancake compressor. I use it for my brad nailers and to put air in tires. While I agree with your statement, I still find it hard to pull the trigger at $200 especially when the Craftsman version of this nailer was just on sale for $99. A small compressor is the next best thing although having to deal with a hose is still a PITA.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMA...5002001907

Even with a Dewalt to craftsman adapter, it is cheaper

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1x-Dewal...897?_ul=IN
For someone like me that's already got dewalt tools and batteries I'd still have to purchase batteries for that linked craftsman. I'm sure that puts me at the $200 price point.

Going with a pancake and pneumatic guns would be cheaper in the long run but I'll probably use brads 90% of the time so in the short term it's more expensive.

I tend to think too long and miss out on the deals which is both good and bad lol.

Edit - I didn't see your adapter when I hit reply. That looks like a problem waiting to break to me.
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Would this gauge be strong enough to nail that wooden piece when adding selves in a closet that supports the weight?
15 gauge would be much better for your intended need.
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