DEWALT DC616KA Cordless 16-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer Review

dewalt-dc616kaNo compressor. No joking. No hoses. Well, no dips in power or speed, either. DEWALT DC616KA gives the opportunity to a variety of customers to work fast and to deliver quality products. It allows dealing with all sorts of wood – soft and hard, as well as with steel, concrete and masonry. It lets you do what you want to do with it, as long as you don’t need any air hoses or extension cords.

This kit is a model produced by DeWalt, an American company created in 1922, leader in the area of contractor power tools, including cordless drills, wood-washing tools and other professional tools. The company’s headquarters are based in the US, with offices and affiliated representatives all over the world. The owner of this kit handles the toughest applications very readily. It is very efficient and practical among the other similar kits.

Price and main features list

It has a set of rich features, of which the most important are listed below:

  • 17 Pounds,
  • 18.50 inches( Length)
  • 15.25 inches( Width)
  • Battery-Powered
  • 18 volts
  • The batteries are NiCAD type and included as part of the package
  • It accepts most brands of 16-gauge nails
  • It the kit you will find: two 18V XRP batteries, a one hour charger, reversible belt hook, no-mar tip, safety glasses and the heavy-duty kit box

The kit can be purchased for about $340. Therefore, compared to other similar packages in its class, you realize that it is quite cheaper and affordable than most of the other brands. This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.

Who is it for?

It is an appropriate tool for professionals in the domain of constructions and carpenters, but all those passionate about remodeling their houses will find the kit a must-have.

Pros and cons

The heavy-duty design of the DC616KA is conferring a high degree of usability and various improvements including in comparison with other similar products of the same company. For example, the speed can be set up in two moods, bump and sequential, an advantage that is clearly missing in other nailers. In comparison with other similar kits, it doesn’t require gas cartridge. A disadvantage can be represented by the weight. This product is very popular due to its simple settings, accessibility among many other factors. Let me also include its design that allows users to get going with various options. The nosepiece is clear and very accessible.

Maybe you may find it a bit heavier, but it’s not a deal-breaker though. It does the job with finesse.

Why you should buy it

If you are a person passionate about home improvement, you should necessarily have it. For professionals, it offers a high level of mobility and performance. This great nailer is also built according to the highest safety standards, thanks to a special contact-trip lock-off that prevents accidental fires.


The DEWALT DC616KA 1-1/2-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless 16-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer is appropriately priced, it’s easy to operate and has enough features thus purchasing it would be an investment worth making.

There is a newer model of this item:
DEWALT DC616K XRP 18-Volt Cordless 1-1/4-Inch – 2-1/2-Inch 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer Kit