Tool Review: Quick & Efficient

DeWALT’s Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer is a Versatile Option for Contractors

by Ali Turner, editorial assistant


Sometimes a job call can be a relatively small task, one where you’re expected to show up, get it done, and get moving to the next site. For those service repairs and quick fixes, the 20V MAX 15º Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer Kit from DeWALT® is ideal. Ditch the hoses, compressors, and gas cartridges and get one of the most convenient cordless options on the market today.

A brushless motor allows for increased runtime and durability, and at just 6.7 lbs., users will find that arm fatigue is not an issue with this coil roofing nailer. The tool’s bump-fire mode allows roofing contractors to fire nails very quickly, yet precisely. Furthermore, the 20V MAX 15º Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer is incredibly durable, as is the case with all DeWALT tools, meaning that it will last for years if taken care of properly.

With the impressive 20V MAX Battery, the coil roofing nailer can install up to 100 sq.ft. of asphalt roofing shingles per charge. The compact lithium ion pack is a popular option across the DeWALT platform, and it is interchangeable with many other DeWALT tools. The battery also comes with a three-LED fuel gauge system that lets the user know immediately what the charge status is. The compact lithium ion pack provides up to 33% more capacity than standard 20V MAX battery packs, and it has a quick 35-minute charge time. The 20V MAX line of products from DeWALT allows roofing contractors to maximize their time by eliminating the use of cords on the jobsite. Not only does this increase productivity, but it also provides for a safer worksite on the roof by eliminating trip hazards.

The 15º canister holds up to 120 wire collated roofing nails, while a tool-free nail tray easily adjusts to accommodate a full range of roofing nails. A coil nailer is a perfect choice for roofing professionals, as the tool carries the nails, rather the needing the user to carry a pouch. Contractors can fire up to three nails per second on just a 2 Ah battery. Having the ability to fire dozens of nails without having to frequently reload is key to getting a job done quickly and efficiently.

Our team took the DeWALT 20V MAX 15º Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer to task on a few squares of asphalt shingles. To make it more interesting, we chose a spot on the roof that was particularly tight, which highlighted the benefits of using such a compact cordless tool. Additionally, since the shingles were laid down in a narrow spot, our team expected to experience arm fatigue from holding the nailer in a fixed position for an extended period of time. However, thanks to the light weight of the 20V MAX 15º Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer and the ergonomic handle, there were no instances of arm or back fatigue from installing the shingles. Also, it comes with a belt hook for added convenience.

When time is of the essence and a job needs to be completed quickly, yet thoroughly, DeWALT’s 20V MAX 15º Cordless Coil Roofing Nailer is the tool you can rely on. Its high-powered battery, light-weight frame, ergonomic handle, and high nail-holding capacity makes it one of the most versatile and convenient tools in your toolbox.

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