DEWALT DWFP12231

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DEWALT DWFP12231

DEWALT DWFP12233

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DEWALT DWFP12231 vs DEWALT DWFP12233

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Specifications

DEWALT DWFP12231

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DEWALT DWFP12233

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Details

Returnable
90-Day
90-Day
Power Type
Air
Air
Condition
New
New
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Corded
Tools Product Type
Air Tool
Air Tool
Included
Case, Nails
Case
Tool weight (lb.)
2.65
5.15
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Fastener Collation, Fastener Depth Control
Fastener Collation, Fastener Depth Control
Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Air Nailer
Voltage (v)
No Voltage
20v
Reconditioned
No
No
Maximum Fastener Size
2 in
2-1/8 in
Nailer Features
Fastener Collation, Fastener Depth Control
Fastener Collation, Fastener Depth Control
Minimum Fastener Size
5/8 in
5/8 in
Nailgun Angle
0
0
Multi-Purpose
Single Purpose
Single Purpose
Cord Style
Pneumatic
Pneumatic
Nail Gauge
18
18
Firing Mode
Full Sequential
Full Sequential
Magazine Capacity
100
0
Loading type
Strip
Strip
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
2.8
1.2
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)
70 PSI2
70 PSI2

Dimensions

Product Height (in.)
13.09
13.09 in
Product Width (in.)
3.74
3.74 in
Product Depth (in.)
13.03
13.03 in
Air Inlet Size (in.)
1/4
0.25
Nail Gauge
18 gauge
18 gauge
Nail Gun Angle
0 degree
0 degree

Reviews

DEWALT DWFP12231

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The gun looks and feels good, but once it gets plugged in that is when it falls apart. Right out of the box it had a blown O-ring in the exhaust port and that caused a slow leak that couldn't be stopped. It still allowed the gun to work, so I figured I would try it out to see if I even liked it befo...

I Love it. For the price, in my opinion, the gun can't be beat..... I have read some reviews that complane about the gun firing "off angle" but one of the basics of nail gun usage is that you fire with the gun aligned across the grain and not in line with it. All small gauge nailers tend to deflect...

Shoots nails straight easy power adjust for thin material

This brad bailer is perfect for furniture projects and trim work. Its quick release nose is great for clearing any potential problems. Although I have yet to need to clear a jam. The other brands just dont compare. The head is a little large for nailing in tight corners from the inside but works fin...

This gun worked flawlessly for basement remodel. Went through 1500 staples and it never jammed once. Easy to use.

Couldn't find it anywhere but online. But I'm glad I went out of my way! I'm very pleased

I would easily buy another. It's light and has been very reliable.

this nailer was a godsend while installing baseboard.

I haven't used this for large jobs yet but in testing and several small jobs it has worked well. No jams. Quick to load.

Initially had trouble with getting it to drive nails when trigger was pulled. Later discovered that my line pressure had dipped a few pounds below 90 and when I moved the pressure up to 90+ it worked fine. Was surprised that it was so sensitive to the pressure.

DEWALT DWFP12233

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First off, the warranty for this 18 gauge Dewalt Brad nailer is now 7 years compared to 3 years for the previous model which I think is great. Other enhancements are the Precision Point tip, better tool-less jam release mechanism, swivel quick connection (at least on mine noticed product picture ha...

This is a very nice nailer with a number of good features. 1. The tip is small and therefore easy to place accurately. The no-mar tips are DeWalt yellow, and I found that was also helpful for seeing the tip and judging nail placement. I was able to place brads exactly where I wanted them - better t...

Needed a nailer to do a inside project for my wife, and this nailer did the job! Great tool..

I bought one of these three months ago with the hope of forever replacing the cheap Harbor Freight equivalent for good and, for the short amount of time it worked, it worked great until, it bit off the head of a nail and completely stopped working. I called Dewalt and they weren't of any help, the p...

I have had hitchi nailers for the last 18 years and having broke the plastic nail holder on my last two Brad guns i bought I was ready to try a new brand . I tried a senco and it was nice and quite but it couldn't sink every nail when nailing into maple so after two days of nail punching every fourt...

I really like this nailer, no jambs so far. lightweight. great warranty. easy to load and adjust.

I trim houses professionally and put anywhere from 2 to 5 thousand brads through a gun weekly. I have had great experiences with DeWalt saws, and I didn't want to buy another Rigid because I have had two snapped two drivers in two years. I figured I'd give this gun a go since it was prices about 20...

No assembly needed - all I had to do was load brads and plug in the compressor hose. So far, the nailer hasn't missed a beat. It takes a wide range of brad lengths that adds to its versatility. Came with a nice hardshell case. The case is made to hold the nailer, but doesn't include much in the way...

Works as expected. I was able to install all moulding quick and easy no problems

Works flawless, has a lot of power. Would highly recommend.

Questions & Answers

DEWALT DWFP12231

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Can you use this to install cedar pickets to a fence?

Yes, this will work on cedar. In general a Brad nailer gun works on almost all woods. Dense really hard exotics woods become more of a challenge for all Brad nailers in general. I've used it to drive through 4800 Janka rated 3/4" Patagonian Rosewood and been partially successful in some nails. Solid Cedar and Oak are 3-4 times softer.

You can but I would not suggest it. There is not a head on this nail that will hold the picket once the weather starts to expand and contract the wood picket. It is more suitable to use a 2" nail with at least a clip head, which will depend on which gun you get. Sorry I didn't see this earlier

Would not recommend

You should never use a brad nailer to attach Cedar pickets the nails will Rust

Yes and a whole lot more.

Would this compressor be appropriate for a small flat roofing job with a roofing nailer?

Yes, the DCC2560T1 can be used for this application.

Yes. It provide upto 135 PSI with 2.5GAL Tank. Definitely enough for roof nailing but you need extra batteries.

Do you think this will work with a 3 gallon air compressor/tank? It will go up to 150psi. Thanks...

The DWFP12231 has a recommended operating psi of 70 to 120 psi.

Yes, but I would keep the air to around 90. The 3 gallons of air just means you'll have less reserve and your compressor will cycle more often. I'm using a 3 gallon currently myself.

Yes it will work. Depending on how much you need to get done it will probably make the compressor run more frequently. I run mine on a 5gal at 100psi with no problems.

Yes this will work.

Yes

Yes, you only need about 80-100 psi to run this gun. You should be ok. However, I just had the gun jam on me and stopped working completely you might consider looking into better brands like hitachi or senco if you want something more reliable. However if it’s not gonna be used a lot then this is a ok nailer for the money.

Definitely. Yes, I have a 3 Gals , 125PSI Craftsman compressor it works excellent with this Dewalt 18Gauge 2inch Brad Nailer

yes sir, it does excellent job

DEWALT DWFP12233

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How can the rear exhaust keep "contaminates" away from work?

Contaminates in this case refers to drywall dust, sawdust, and dirt that commonly accumulates on the floor/sills of a construction site. An adjustable exhaust is a very desirable feature because the discharge from the gun will send a huge dust cloud up in your face if it's aimed in the wrong direction. This gun lacks an exhaust, and thus, nailing baseboard in a dusty house becomes a nightmare..

Some guns blow the exhaust into the nailing path. If your attaching say a fabric being used in a photo shoot you don't want to see excess dirt. The rear exhaust guarantees it won't be in the path of the brad.

This nailer DOES have a rear exhaust. It is on the base of the handle next to where the air hose connects to the gun. Contaminates (CON-Tam-IN-Uts) is a noun referring to small dust particles that can contaminate the work space. There is a small air exhaust on the handle of the nail gun. Engage the exhaust and it becomes an air blower than can clear the work place.

You may be referring to contaminates as the noun form of the word. Oil would be a contaminate and perhaps the rear exhaust would direct it from being blown on your work.

what sizes of brads can be used with this nailer

You can use, 5/8 in. to 2-1/8 in. I've used different brands too. Great nailer!

This model uses 18-gauge brad nails from 5/8 in. to 2-1/8 in. length.

5/8”-2” 18ga

5/8 to 2 1/8

5/8 long to 2 inch maximum 18 gauge straight Brad's Not finish nails, Brad's only

5/8 - 2 inch 18 gauge straight brads

Like it says in the home page for this nailer, it takes brads from 5/8 to 2 inch.

I used DeWalt #DBN18150-2 nails.

Product #DBN18150-2, 1 1/2 inches.

18 gauge brads 2.25 inches max

Can I use this to hang pegboard on 2 x 4's?

Yes, this model can be used for that application.

Yes, but keep in mind the connection isn't permanent. You might consider an adhesive in between your peg board and 2 x 4 before bradding.

I would say yes to hanging pegboard on the 2 x 4's. Now my thoughts are what are you going to hang on the pegboard. If you intend on hanging heavy tools on it I would personally opt for a 16 gauge gun.

Yes, you could use it to hang peg board. But, it would be better to use "screws" to hang you peg board. The nail gun can be used to temporarily hang the peg board until you can go back and finish installing the screws. The nails that this gun shoots are not suited for that type of application.

I wouldn't think so since the nails I used are only 1 1/2 inches.

Please be aware that "brads" do not have heads, per se, but they do have small ridges at the top to strengthen the connection. Peg board and hardboard is not wood, basically sawdust and glue. Movement over time will cause the pegboard to crumble around the brad and it will pop out. Brads to temporally hold then use pan head screws with large surface heads. Some styes come with thin washer molded into head. These are the best.

The specs say it is over 13 inches tall. It doesn’t look that tall. Can someone confirm the heigh...

No way. The distance from the head of the nailer to the back of the housing is 10 inches; the "length" from the nailer body to air inlet is 11 inches.

It is about 13.4 inches tall

Measuring from left to right, as pictured, it's actually 11 inches WIDE...the case makes it 13 inches total.

Still looking for height as I have a pretty tight area that 13” won’t fit. So height from where the brad is shot to the top of the silver part is what I need. Looking at the picture, I’m talking top to bottom, not left to right. Thanks!!!

its 10 inches from tip to top.