DEWALT DC628K XRP Finish Nailer Review

dewalt-dc628kThe DEWALT DC628K Angled Finish Nailer is manufactured by DEWALT a leader in contractor power tools including woodworking tool, cordless drills and professional power tools.

The equipment is designed with an engine capacity that conforms to the end users speed while providing a steady nail penetration in both hard as well as soft materials. It features a sequential operating mode that enables exact placement and bump operating mode that offers users production speed. Furthermore, the equipment provides easy nosepiece access that is necessary for removing jammed nails without the need of tool wrenches and screwdrivers. In addition, the equipment offers a safety contact lock-off that allows the disablement of the trigger when it is not being used.

Price and Features

The DEWALT DC628K Nailer kit consists of an 18 volt XRP NiCad-battery, belt hook that is reversible, safety glasses, 1-hour charger and plastic storage-case.

The tool is available for sale in the major retail stores including Amazon where it is retailing for $345.00 down from $383.55 accounting for a total saving of $38.55 (10{9a380f4e84d98486cb4e3fb0b774145dd920d53eef77a0fda2ce39067aee7610}). Furthermore, the equipment ships for free when customers take advantage of the super saver shipping.

Some of the features include:

  • Battery powered power source
  • Integrated LED lights
  • Precise depth control mechanism
  • Sequential operating mode & bump operating mode
  • Safety contact lock-off
  • Swing- open nosepiece
  • Voltage: 18 volts
  • Weight: 15.8 pounds

Who is it for?

The DEWALT DC628K is a practical tool recommended for trim cabinetmakers, carpenters and others, who are routinely engaged in installing baseboard, crown & chair rail moldings, shoe, paneling, staircases, hardwood flooring, windows & door casings.

Pros and Cons

The DC628K features a light weight of 15.8 pounds, making it possible to maneuver the equipment easily while reducing operator fatigue. The equipment offers a fast and consistent nail penetration. Its unique engine design enhances productivity by making it possible for the equipment to work according to the user’s speed, firing 4 or 5 nails per second. This compact portable tool can drive rapidly 1 ¼ to 2 ½ inch nails- 5 nails per second. The equipment can fire these nails through hardwood, softwood and plywood.

The fact that it is cordless eliminates the challenges exhibited by having to drag around cords, bulky compressors and dirty hoses; this makes it portable and flexible. The equipment features integrated lights which enhances accuracy.

Compared with other models the equipment at 15.8 pounds is a bit heavier.

Why you should buy it

The DEWALT DC628K combines the ease & speed of pneumatic nailing and precision of hand-nailing. Moreover, the equipment features a 34- degree angled rear load magazine that holds 110 nails. In addition, its 6- position dial enhances movement and saves time between several applications; users do not have to stop in order to evaluate the precise depth settings.


The DEWALT DC628K XRP 1-1/4-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch 15-Gauge 34 Degree Angled Finish Nailer features a narrow nose that fits into narrow spaces like inside cabinets and under toe kicks. Furthermore, its angled magazine allows users to nail corners without getting the magazine on the way.