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INSTRUCTION MANUAL
GUIDE D’UTILISATION
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
DC612, DC613, DC614, DC615, DC616, DC617, DC618, DC619
16 Gauge Cordless Nailer
Cloueur sans fil de calibre 16
Clavadora inalámbrica de calibre 16
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y
PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
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Angled 20˚
E
F
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Straight
D
C
D
E
F
A
B
L
K
E
A
J
H
J
I
L
I
G
G
H
A. Trigger
B. Contact trip lock-off
C. Depth adjustment
wheel
D. Headlights/Low
battery indicator
E. Jam clearing latch
F. Contact trip
G. Magazine
H. Pusher
I. Bump/sequential
selector switch
J. Reversible suspension
hook
K. No-mar pad
L. No-mar tip storage
TOOL SPECIFICATIONS
DC612
Firing Mode
Selective
Voltage
Multi (14.4 & 12)
Height
12'' (305mm)
Width
4.18'' (106mm)
Length
12.75'' (324mm)
Weight
7.8lbs. (3.57kg)
Magazine Angle
Straight
Loading Capacity Up to 110 Nails
DC613
Sequential
Multi (14.4 & 12)
12'' (305mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.75'' (324mm)
7.8lbs. (3.57kg)
Straight
Up to 110 Nails
DC614
Selective
Multi (14.4 & 12)
12.4'' (315mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.5'' (317mm)
7.8lbs. (3.57kg)
Angled 20˚
Up to 120 Nails
DC615
Sequential
Multi (14.4 & 12)
12.4'' (315mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.5'' (317mm)
7.8lbs. (3.57kg)
Angled 20˚
Up to 120 Nails
DC616
Selective
18
12'' (305mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.75'' (324mm)
8.5lbs. (3.8kg)
Straight
Up to 110 Nails
DC617
Sequential
18
12'' (305mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.75'' (324mm)
8.5lbs. (3.8kg)
Straight
Up to 110 Nails
DC618
Selective
18
12.4'' (315mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.5'' (317mm)
8.5lbs (3.8kg)
Angled 20˚
Up to 120 Nails
NAIL SPECIFICATIONS
Nail
Lengths
Shank Diameters
Nail Stick Angles
Angled
1-1/4'', 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/2"
(32mm, 38mm, 44mm, 51mm, 65mm)
16 gauge
20˚
Straight
1-1/4'', 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/2"
(32mm, 38mm, 44mm, 51mm, 65mm)
16 gauge
0˚
DC619
Sequential
18
12.4'' (315mm)
4.18'' (106mm)
12.5'' (317mm)
8.5lbs. (3.8kg)
Angled 20˚
Up to 120 Nails
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ABOUT THIS OR ANY DEWALT TOOL, CALL US TOLL
FREE AT: 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258)
WARNING! Read and understand all
instructions. Failure to follow all instructions listed below may result in electric shock,
fire and/or serious personal injury.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WORK AREA
• Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered
benches and dark areas invite accidents.
• Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks
which may ignite the dust or fumes.
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away
while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
ELECTRICAL SAFETY
• Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry
the tool. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp
edges or moving parts. Replace damaged cords
immediately. Damaged cords may create a fire.
• A battery operated tool with integral batteries or a
separate battery pack must be recharged only
with the specified charger for the battery. A charger that may be suitable for one type of battery may
create a risk of fire when used with another battery.
• Use battery operated tool only with the specifically designed battery pack. Use of any other batteries
may create a risk of fire.
PERSONAL SAFETY
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not
use tool while tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol, or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury,
• Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your hair, clothing,
and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair can be caught in moving
parts. Air vents often cover moving parts and should
also be avoided.
• Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is in the
locked or OFF position before inserting battery
pack. Carrying tools with your finger on the switch or
inserting the battery pack into a tool with the switch on
invites accidents. Be sure contact trip is also in the
locked off position. This prevents nailer from accidental discharge.
TOOL USE AND CARE
• Use clamps or other practical way to secure and
support the workpiece to a stable platform.
Holding the work by hand or against your body is
unstable and may lead to a loss of control.
• Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your
application. The correct tool will do the job better and
safer at the rate for which it is designed.
• Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off.
Any tool that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
• Disconnect battery pack from tool or place the
switch in the locked or off position before making
any adjustments, changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventative safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
• Store idle tools out of reach of children and other
untrained persons. Tools are dangerous in the
hands of untrained users.
• When battery pack is not in use, keep it away from
other metal objects like: paper clips, coins, keys,
nails, screws, or other small metal objects that
can make a connection from one terminal to
another. Shorting the battery terminals together may
cause sparks, burns, or a fire.
• Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp
and clean. Properly maintained tools, with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
• Check for misalignment or binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, and any other condition
that may affect the tool’s operation. If damaged,
have the tool serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
• Use only accessories that are recommended by
the manufacturer for your model. Accessories that
may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous
when used on another tool.
SERVICE
• Tool service must be performed only by qualified
repair personnel. Service or maintenance performed
by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
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FIG. B
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FIG. D
FIG. E
FIG. F
• When servicing a tool, use only identical
replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual.
Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk
of electric shock or injury.
Important Safety
Instructions for Nailers
WARNING: When using any nailer, all safety
precautions, as outlined below, should be followed to avoid the risk of death or serious
injury. Read and understand all instructions
before operating the tool.
• Hold tool by insulated gripping surfaces
when performing an operation where the
cutting tool may contact hidden wiring.
Contact with a “live” wire will make exposed
metal parts of the tool “live” and shock the
operator.
• Actuating tool may result in flying
debris, collation material, or dust which
could harm operator’s eyes. The operator
and all those persons in the general area
should wear safety glasses with permanently attached side shields. Approved
safety glasses are imprinted with the characters “Z87.1”. It is the employer’s responsibility to enforce the use of eye protection
equipment by the tool operator and other
people in the work area. (Fig. A)
• Always wear appropriate personal hearing and other protection during use.
Under some conditions and duration of use,
noise from this product may contribute to
hearing loss. (Fig. A)
• Disconnect battery pack from the tool
whenever clearing a jam, performing any
maintenance or repair, moving the tool
or when the tool is unattended.
• Do not remove, tamper with, or otherwise cause the tool, trigger, contact trip
lock-off, or contact trip to become inoperable. Do not tape or tie trigger or contact
trip in the on position. Do not remove spring
from contact trip. Uncontrolled discharge
could result.
• Do not operate a tool if any portion of the
tool, trigger, contact trip lock-off, or contact trip is inoperable, disconnected,
altered, or not working properly.
Damaged parts or missing parts should be
repaired or replaced before use.
• Do not alter or modify the tool in any way.
• Always assume that the tool contains
fasteners.
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General Safety Rules – For All
Battery Operated Tools
• Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or key that is left attached
to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal
injury.
• Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and balance enables
better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
• Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or
hearing protection must be used for appropriate
conditions.
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• Do not point the tool at co-workers or
yourself at any time. No horseplay! Work
safe! Respect the tool as a working implement. (Fig. B)
• Keep bystanders, children, and visitors
away while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
When the tool is not in use, it should
be locked in a safe place out of reach of
children.
• Do not carry the tool from place to place
holding the trigger. Accidental discharge
could result.
• Always use contact trip lock-off when
tool is not in immediate use. Using the
contact trip lock-off will prevent accidental
discharge.
• Do not overreach. Maintain proper footing
and balance at all times. (Fig. C)
• Use the tool only for its intended use. Do
not discharge fasteners into open air,
concrete, stone, extremely hard woods,
knots or any material too hard for the
fastener to penetrate. Discharged fasteners may follow unexpected path and cause
injury. (Figs. D, F)
• Do not use the body of the tool or top
cap as a hammer.
• Always keep fingers clear of nail track of
magazine to prevent injury from inadvertent release of the pusher. (Fig. G)
• Refer to the Maintenance and Repairs
sections for detailed information on the
proper maintenance of the tool.
• Always operate the tool in a clean, lighted area. Be sure the work surface is clear
of any debris and be careful not to lose footing when working in elevated environments
such as rooftops.
• Do not drive fasteners near edge of
material. The workpiece may split causing
the fastener to ricochet, injuring you or a coworker. Be aware that the nail may follow
the grain of the wood (shiner), causing it to
protrude unexpectedly from the side of the
work material. Drive the chisel point of the
nail perpendicular to the grain to reduce risk
of injury. (Figs. E, F, L)
• Keep hands and body parts clear of
immediate work area. Hold workpiece with
clamps when necessary to keep hands and
body out of potential harm. Be sure the
workpiece is properly secured before pressing the nailer against the material. The contact trip may cause the work material to shift
unexpectedly. (Fig. G)
• Do not use tool in the presence of flammable dust, gases or fumes. The tool may
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FIG. H
FIG. I
FIG. J
FIG. K
FIG. L
produce a spark that could ignite gases
causing a fire. Driving a nail into another
nail may also cause a spark. (Fig. H)
• Keep face and body parts away from
back of the tool cap when working in
restricted areas. Sudden recoil can result
in impact to the body, especially when nailing into hard or dense material. (Fig. I)
BUMP/SEQUENTIAL SELECTOR SWITCH
Sequential Action
(Fig. J)
• When using the tool in sequential
action, do not actuate the tool unless
the tool is placed firmly against the
workpiece.
Bump Action
(Fig. K)
• When using the tool in bump action, be
careful of unintentional double fires
resulting from tool recoil. Unwanted fasteners may be driven if the contact trip is
allowed to accidentally re-contact the work
surface.
TO AVOID DOUBLE FIRES:
• Do not engage the tool against the
work surface with a strong force.
• Allow the tool to recoil fully after
each actuation.
• Use sequential action trigger.
• When “bump” actuating the finish nailer,
always keep tool in control. Inaccurate
placement of tool can result in misdirected
discharge of a fastener.
• Do not drive nails onto the heads of other
fasteners. Strong recoil, jammed fasteners,
or ricocheted nails may result. (Fig. L)
• Be aware of material thickness when
using nailer. A protruding nail may cause
injury.
• DEPTH ADJUSTMENT: To reduce risk of
serious injury from accidental actuation
when attempting to adjust depth,
ALWAYS;
• Remove battery pack.
• Engage contact trip lock-off (Fig. M).
• Avoid contact with trigger during adjustments
• Do not drive nails blindly into walls,
floors or other work areas. Fasteners driven into live electrical wires, plumbing, or
other types of obstructions can result in
injury. (Fig. N)
• Stay alert, watch what you are doing and
use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use tool while tired or
under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while
operating power tools may result in serious
personal injury.
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FIG. N
WARNING: Use of this product will expose
you to chemicals known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects and
other reproductive harm. Avoid inhaling
vapors and dust, and wash hands after
using.
• Avoid prolonged contact with dust from
power sanding, sawing, grinding,
drilling, and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash
exposed areas with soap and water.
Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes,
or lay on the skin may promote absorption
of harmful chemicals.
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust,
which may cause serious and permanent respiratory or other injury.
Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on a stable
surface where it will not cause a tripping or falling hazard.
Some tools with large battery packs will stand upright on the battery
pack but may be easily knocked over.
• The label on your tool may include the following symbols. The
symbols and their definitions are as follows:
V ..........volts
A ..........amperes
Hz ........hertz
W ..........watts
min ......minutes
........alternating current
no ........no load speed
....direct current
........Class II Construction
..........earthing terminal
........safety alert symbol
.../min....revolutions per minute
BEFORE OPERATING THIS TOOL, CAREFULLY READ AND
UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE “IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” SECTION.
Important Safety Instructions
for Battery Packs
Your tool uses a DEWALT battery pack. When ordering replacement
battery packs, be sure to include catalog number and voltage:
Extended Run-Time battery packs deliver more run-time than standard battery packs. Consult the chart at the end of this manual for
compatibility of chargers and battery packs.
NOTE: Your tool will accept either standard or Extended Run Time
battery packs. However, be sure to select proper voltage. Batteries
slowly lose their charge when they are not on the charger, the best
place to keep your battery is on the charger at all times.
The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton. Before using
the battery pack and charger, read the safety instructions below.
Then follow charging procedures outlined.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
• Do not incinerate the battery pack even if it is severely damaged or is completely worn out. The battery pack can explode
in a fire.
• A small leakage of liquid from the battery pack cells may
occur under extreme usage or temperature conditions. This
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The RBRC™ Seal
The RBRC™ (Rechargeable Battery Recycling
Corporation) Seal on the nickel cadmium and
nickel metal hydride batteries (or battery
packs) indicate that the costs to recycle these
batteries (or battery packs) at the end of their
useful life have already been paid by DEWALT. In some
areas, it is illegal to place spent nickel cadmium and nickel
metal hydride batteries in the trash or municipal solid waste
stream and the RBRC program provides an environmentally
conscious alternative.
RBRC™ in cooperation with DEWALT and other battery
users, has established programs in the United States and
Canada to facilitate the collection of spent nickel cadmium
and nickel metal hydride batteries. Help protect our environment and conserve natural resources by returning the spent
nickel cadmium and nickel metal hydride batteries to an
authorized DEWALT service center or to your local retailer for
recycling. You may also contact your local recycling center
for information on where to drop off the spent battery.
RBRC™ is a registered trademark of the Rechargeable Battery
Recycling Corporation.
Important Safety Instructions for
Battery Chargers
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS: This manual contains
important safety instructions for battery chargers.
• Before using charger, read all instructions and cautionary
markings on charger, battery pack, and product using battery pack.
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 120 volts are present at
charging terminals. Do not probe with conductive objects.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Do not allow any liquid to get
inside charger.
CAUTION: Burn hazard. To reduce the risk of injury,
charge only DEWALT rechargeable batteries. Other types of
batteries may burst causing personal injury and damage.
CAUTION: Under certain conditions, with the charger
plugged in to the power supply, the exposed charging contacts inside the charger can be shorted by foreign material.
Foreign materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic
particles should be kept away from charger cavities. Always
unplug the charger from the power supply when there is no
battery pack in the cavity. Unplug charger before attempting
to clean.
• DO NOT attempt to charge the battery pack with any
chargers other than the ones in this manual. The
charger and battery pack are specifically designed to
work together.
• These chargers are not intended for any uses other
than charging DEWALT rechargeable batteries. Any
other uses may result in risk of fire, electric shock or
electrocution.
• Do not expose charger to rain or snow.
• Pull by plug rather than cord when disconnecting
charger. This will reduce risk of damage to electric plug
and cord.
• Make sure that cord is located so that it will not be
stepped on, tripped over, or otherwise subjected to
damage or stress.
• Do not use an extension cord unless it is absolutely
necessary. Use of improper extension cord could result
in risk of fire, electric shock, or electrocution.
• An extension cord must have adequate wire size
(AWG or American Wire Gauge) for safety. The smaller the gauge number of the wire, the greater the capacity
of the cable, that is 16 gauge has more capacity than 18
gauge. When using more than one extension to make up
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the total length, be sure each individual extension contains at least the minimum wire size.
Recommended Minimum Wire Size
for Extension Cords
Total Length of Cord
25 ft. 50 ft.
75 ft. 100 ft. 125 ft. 150 ft. 175 ft.
7.6 m 15.2 m 22.9 m 30.5 m 38.1 m 45.7 m 53.3 m
Wire Size AWG
18
18
16
16
14
14
12
Do not place any object on top of charger or place the
charger on a soft surface that might block the ventilation slots and result in excessive internal heat.
Place the charger in a position away from any heat
source. The charger is ventilated through slots in the top
and the bottom of the housing.
Do not operate charger with damaged cord or plug —
have them replaced immediately.
Do not operate charger if it has received a sharp
blow, been dropped, or otherwise damaged in any
way. Take it to an authorized service center.
Do not disassemble charger; take it to an authorized
service center when service or repair is required.
Incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of electric shock,
electrocution or fire.
Disconnect the charger from the outlet before
attempting any cleaning. This will reduce the risk of
electric shock. Removing the battery pack will not
reduce this risk.
NEVER attempt to connect 2 chargers together.
The charger is designed to operate on standard
household electrical power (120 Volts). Do not
attempt to use it on any other voltage. This does not
apply to the vehicular charger.
Using Automatic Tune-Up™ Mode
The automatic Tune-Up™ Mode equalizes or balances the
individual cells in the battery pack allowing it to function at
peak capacity. Battery packs should be tuned up weekly or
after 10 charge/discharge cycles or whenever the pack no
longer delivers the same amount of work. To use the automatic Tune-Up™, place the battery pack in the charger and
leave it for at least 8 hours. The charger will cycle through the
following modes.
1. The red light will blink continuously indicating that the 1hour charge cycle has started.
2. When the 1-hour charge cycle is complete, the light will
stay on continuously and will no longer blink. This indicates that the pack is fully charged and can be used at
this time.
3. If the pack is left in the charger after the initial 1-hour
charge, the charger will begin the Automatic Tune-Up
mode. This mode continues up to 8 hours or until the
individual cells in the battery pack are equalized. The
battery pack is ready for use and can be removed at any
time during the Tune-Up mode.
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does not indicate a failure. However, if the outer seal is
broken and this leakage gets on your skin:
a. Wash quickly with soap and water.
b. Neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon juice or
vinegar.
c. If battery liquid gets into your eyes, flush them with
clean water for a minimum of 10 minutes and seek
immediate medical attention. (Medical note: The liquid is 25-35% solution of potassium hydroxide.)
• Charge the battery packs only in DEWALT chargers.
• DO NOT splash or immerse in water or other liquids.
• Do not store or use the tool and battery pack in locations where the temperature may reach or exceed
105°F (such as outside sheds or metal buildings in
summer).
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. Never attempt to open
the battery pack for any reason. If battery pack case is
cracked or damaged, do not insert into charger. Electric
shock or electrocution may result. Damaged battery packs
should be returned to service center for recycling.
NOTE: Battery storage and carrying caps are
provided for use whenever the battery is out of
the tool or charger. Remove cap before placing
battery in charger or tool.
WARNING: Fire hazard. Do not store or
carry battery so that metal objects can
contact exposed battery terminals. For example, do not
place battery in aprons, pockets, tool boxes, product kit
boxes, drawers, etc., with loose nails, screws, keys, etc.
without battery cap. Transporting batteries can possibly
cause fires if the battery terminals inadvertently come in
contact with conductive materials such as keys, coins,
hand tools and the like. The US Department of
Transportation Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) actually prohibit transporting batteries in commerce or on airplanes (i.e., packed in suitcases and carry-on luggage)
UNLESS they are properly protected from short circuits. So
when transporting individual batteries, make sure that the
battery terminals are protected and well insulated from materials that could contact them and cause a short circuit.
CAUTION: Battery pack must be securely attached to
tool. If battery pack is detached, personal injury may result.
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4. Once the Automatic Tune Up mode is complete, the
charger will begin a maintenance charge; the red indicator will remain lit.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR FUTURE USE
Chargers
Your tool uses a DEWALT Charger. Your battery can be
charged in DE WALT 1 Hour Chargers, 15 Minute Chargers
or Vehicular 12 volt charger. Be sure to read all safety
instructions before using your charger. Consult the chart on
the back cover of this manual for compatibility of chargers
and battery packs.
FIG. 2
15 MINUTE CHARGER
1 HOUR CHARGER
Charging Procedure
DANGER: Electrocution hazard. 120 volts are present at
charging terminals. Do not probe with conductive objects.
1. Plug the charger into an appropriate outlet before
inserting battery pack.
2. Insert the battery pack into the charger. The red
(charging) light will blink continuously indicating that
the charging process has started (Fig. 2).
3. The completion of charge will be indicated by the red light
remaining ON continuously. The pack is fully charged and
may be used at this time or left in the charger.
Indicator Light Operation
Charge Indicators
Some chargers are designed to detect certain problems that
can arise with battery packs. Problems are indicated by the
red light flashing at a fast rate. If this occurs, re-insert battery
pack into the charger. If the problem persists, try a different
battery pack to determine if the charger is OK. If the new
pack charges correctly, then the original pack is defective
and should be returned to a service center or other collection
site for recycling. If the new battery pack elicits the same
trouble indication as the original, have the charger tested at
an authorized service center.
HOT/COLD PACK DELAY
Some chargers have a Hot/Cold Pack Delay feature: when
the charger detects a battery that is hot, it automatically
starts a Hot Pack Delay, suspending charging until the battery has cooled. After the battery has cooled, the charger
automatically switches to the Pack Charging mode. This feature ensures maximum battery life. The red light flashes
long, then short while in the Hot Pack Delay mode.
PROBLEM POWER LINE
Some chargers have a Problem Power Line indicator. When
the charger is used with some portable power sources such
as generators or sources that convert DC to AC, the charger
may temporarily suspend operation, flashing the red light
with two fast blinks followed by a pause. This indicates
the power source is out of limits.
LEAVING THE BATTERY PACK IN THE CHARGER
The charger and battery pack can be left connected with the
red light glowing indefinitely. The charger will keep the battery pack fresh and fully charged.
NOTE: A battery pack will slowly lose its charge when kept
out of the charger. If the battery pack has not been kept on
maintenance charge, it may need to be recharged before
use. A battery pack may also slowly lose its charge if left in
a charger that is not plugged into an appropriate AC source.
WEAK BATTERY PACKS: Chargers can also detect a
weak battery. Such batteries are still usable but should not
be expected to perform as much work. In such cases, about
10 seconds after battery insertion, the charger will beep
rapidly 8 times to indicate a weak battery condition. The
charger will then go on to charge the battery to the highest
capacity possible.
previously. DO NOT CONTINUE to use under these
conditions. Follow the charging procedure. You may also
charge a partially used pack whenever you desire with
no adverse affect on the battery pack.
5. Under certain conditions, with the charger plugged into
the power supply, the exposed charging contacts inside
the charger can be shorted by foreign material. Foreign
materials of a conductive nature such as, but not limited
to, steel wool, aluminum foil, or any buildup of metallic
particles should be kept away from charger cavities.
Always unplug the charger from the power supply when
there is no battery pack in the cavity. Unplug charger
before attempting to clean.
6. Do not freeze or immerse charger in water or any other
liquid.
WARNING: Shock hazard. Don't allow any liquid to get
inside charger.
CAUTION: Never attempt to open the battery pack for any
reason. If the plastic housing of the battery pack breaks or
cracks, return to a service center for recycling.
Installing and Removing the
Battery Pack
CAUTION: Engage contact trip lock-off before removing
or installing battery.
FIG. 3
FIG. 4
Important Charging Notes
1. Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the
battery pack is charged when the air temperature is
between 65°F and 75°F (18°- 24°C). DO NOT charge
the battery pack in an air temperature below +40°F
(+4.5°C), or above +105°F (+40.5°C). This is important
and will prevent serious damage to the battery pack.
2. The charger and battery pack may become warm to
touch while charging. This is a normal condition, and
does not indicate a problem.
3. If the battery pack does not charge properly:
a. Check current at receptacle by plugging in a lamp or
other appliance
b. Check to see if receptacle is connected to a light
switch which turns power off when you turn out the
lights.
c. Move charger and battery pack to a location where
the surrounding air temperature is approximately
65°F - 75°F (18° - 24°C).
d. If charging problems persist, take the tool, battery
pack and charger to your local service center.
4. The battery pack should be recharged when it fails to
produce sufficient power on jobs which were easily done
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M
NOTE: Make sure your battery pack is fully charged.
To install the battery pack into the tool handle, align the
base of the tool with the notch inside the tool’s handle and
slide the battery pack firmly into the handle until you hear the
lock snap into place.
To remove the battery pack from the tool, press the
release buttons (M) and firmly pull the battery pack out of the
tool handle. Insert it into the charger as described in the
charger manual (Fig. 4).
COMPONENTS
Refer to Figure 1 at the beginning of this manual for a complete list of components.
OPERATION
Mode Selection
WARNING: Always wear eye and ear protection when
operating tool.
The DEWALT cordless nailers are assembled in accordance
with the ANSI Standard SNT-101-2002.
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Before operating this tool, look at the selector switch to
determine the actuation mode. Read all instructions before
selecting actuation mode.
Preparing the Tool
• DEWALT cordless nailers DC613, FIG. 5
DC615, DC617, and DC619 are
ONLY capable of operating in
sequential action mode (Fig. 5).
SEQUENTIAL ACTION
Use sequential action for intermittent
nailing where very careful and accurate
placement is desired.
To operate the nailer in sequential
action mode:
1. Flip the switch located on the body FIG. 6
of the tool just between the trigger
and magazine to the left, as shown
in Figure 6.
2. Fully depress nosepiece against
the work surface (motor will start).
3. Pull trigger (nail will drive into work
surface).
4. Release trigger.
5. Lift nosepiece off work surface.
6. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for next application.
CAUTION: The contact trip needs to be depressed followed by a trigger pull for each nail followed by a release of
both the contact trip and trigger after each nail.
• DEWALT cordless nailers DC612, DC614, DC616, and
DC618 are equipped with a bump/sequential selector
switch (Fig. 6).
BUMP ACTION
Bump action is intended for rapid nailing FIG. 7
on flat, stationary surfaces.
When using bump action, two methods
are available: place actuation and
bump actuation.
Flip the switch located on the body of the
tool just between the trigger and magazine
to the right as shown in Figure 7.
To operate the tool using the PLACE ACTUATION
method:
CAUTION: A nail will fire each time the trigger is
depressed as long as the contact trip remains depressed.
1. Depress the contact trip against the work surface.
2. Depress the trigger.
To operate the tool using the BUMP ACTUATION
method:
1. Depress the trigger.
CAUTION: NEVER spray or in any other way apply lubricants or cleaning solvents inside the tool. This can seriously
affect the life and performance of the tool.
NOTE: The battery pack is not fully charged out of the carton.
Follow instructions outlined (see Charging Procedures).
1. Read the Safety Instruction section of this manual.
2. Wear eye and ear protection.
3. Ensure magazine is empty of all fasteners.
4. Check for smooth and proper operation of contact trip
and pusher assemblies. Do not use tool if either assembly is not functioning properly. NEVER use a tool that has
the contact trip restrained in the actuated position.
5. Keep tool pointed away from yourself and others.
6. Insert fully charged battery pack.
Using the Contact Trip Lock-off
(Fig. 8, 9)
WARNING: Always wear eye and FIG. 8
ear protection when operating tool.
Each DEWALT nailer is equipped with a
contact trip lock-off (B) which when
pulled downward with the lock symbol
B
showing as shown, prevents the tool
from firing a nail.
When the contact trip lock-off is FIG. 9
folded in as shown, the tool will be
fully operational. The contact trip lockoff should always be locked off whenever any adjustments are made or
when tool is not in immediate use.
B
NOTE: Tools equipped with selective
actuation, when in bump fire mode will
allow the motor to start upon trigger pull. This is normal operation. The contact trip lock-off constrains the contact trip from
discharging a nail.
Loading the Tool
CAUTION: Keep tool pointed in a safe direction when
loading nails.
CAUTION: Never load nails with the contact trip or trigger
activated.
CAUTION: Always remove battery pack before loading or
unloading nails.
LOAD AND DRAW METHOD (FIG. 1)
1. Insert fasteners into the rear of the magazine (G).
2. Pull pusher (H) back until the nail follower falls behind
the nails.
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3. Release the pusher.
LOCK AND LOAD METHOD
CAUTION: Keep fingers clear of pusher to prevent injury.
CAUTION: The contact trip lock-off should always be
locked off whenever any adjustments are made or when tool
is not in use.
1. Pull pusher back until it locks.
2. Insert fasteners into the rear of the magazine.
3. Push forward on the pusher until it releases and slides
forward.
UNLOADING THE TOOL
CAUTION: The contact trip lock-off should always be
locked off whenever any adjustments are made or when tool
is not in use.
1. Pull pusher back until it locks.
2. Tip the tool up until the nails slide freely out the back of
the magazine
3. Open the jam clear door on the nosepiece to verify there
are no nails remaining.
Adjusting Depth (Fig. 10)
The depth that the fastener is driven can be adjusted using
the depth adjustment wheel (C) on the side of the tool.
WARNING: To reduce risk of serious injury from accidental actuation when attempting to adjust depth,
ALWAYS:
• Remove battery pack.
• Engage contact trip lock-off.
• Avoid contact with trigger during adjustments.
1. To drive the nail shallower, rotate the depth adjustment
wheel (C) counterclockwise. There are six depth settings,
1 being the shallowest and 6 being the deepest.
2. To sink a nail deeper, rotate the depth adjustment wheel
(C) clockwise.
FIG. 10
D
C
Headlights (Fig. 10)
There is a headlight (D) located on each side of the nailer.
Headlights turn on upon battery insertion, activation of the
trigger, or depressing the contact trip. The lights will automatically shut off after 10 seconds unless tool remains in use.
NOTE: These headlights are for lighting the immediate work
surface and are not intended to be used as flashlights.
LOW BATTERY INDICATOR: The headlights will flash four
consecutive times and then shut down to indicate low battery.
English
2. Push the contact trip against the work surface. As long
as the trigger is depressed, the tool will fire a nail every
time the contact trip is depressed. This allows the user to
drive multiple nails in sequence.
CAUTION: Do not keep trigger depressed when tool is
not in use. Keep the contact trip lock-off engaged in the
locked position when the tool is not in use.
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JAMMED NAIL INDICATOR: The headlights will flash continually if a nail becomes jammed in the nosepiece (see
Clearing a Jammed Nail).
Clearing a Jammed Nail (Fig. 11)
If a nail becomes jammed in the nosepiece, keep the tool
pointed away from you and follow these instructions to clear:
1. Remove battery pack from tool and engage contact trip
lock-off.
2. Pull the pusher back until it locks in place then remove
the nails.
3. Lift the jam clearing latch (E) then FIG. 11
pull up to open front door (O).
4. Remove bent nail, using pliers if
necessary.
5. If driver blade is in the down
position, insert screwdriver or
N
other rod into nosepiece and
E
push driver blade back in position.
O
6. Close the front door and engage
the wireform under the 2 arms (N) on the nosepiece.
Push latch until it locks in place.
7. Reinsert battery pack.
NOTE: The tool will disable itself and not reset until the
battery pack has been removed and reinserted.
8. Reinsert nails into magazine (see Loading the Tool).
9. Release pusher.
NOTE: Should nails continue to jam frequently in nosepiece,
have tool serviced by an authorized DEWALT service center.
Cold Weather Operation
When operating tools at temperatures below freezing:
1. Keep tool as warm as possible prior to use.
2. Actuate the tool 5 or 6 times into scrap lumber before
using.
Hot Weather Operation
Tool should operate normally. However, keep tool out of direct
sunlight as excessive heat can deteriorate bumpers and other
rubber parts resulting in increased maintenance.
Suspension Hook (Fig. 12)
The DEWALT cordless nailers include an
integrated suspension hook (J) and can be
attached to either side of the tool to accommodate left- or right-handed users.
If the hook is not desired at all, it can be
removed from the tool.
FIG. 12
J
TO REMOVE SUSPENSION HOOK
1. Remove battery pack from tool.
2. To switch the tool from right- to left-hand usage simply
remove the screw from the opposite side of the tool and
reassemble on the other side.
3. Replace battery pack.
WARNING: Remove nails from magazine before making
any adjustments or servicing this tool. Failure to do so may
result in serious injury.
CAUTION: Disconnect battery pack from tool before
making any adjustments, changing accessories, servicing, or moving the tool. Such preventative safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
CAUTION: When not in use, place tool on its side on a
stable surface where it will not cause a tripping or falling
hazard. Some tools with large battery packs will stand
upright on the battery pack but may be easily knocked over.
MAINTENANCE
Daily Maintenance Chart
ACTION Clean magazine, pusher, and contact trip mechanism.
WHY
Permits smooth operation of magazine, reduces wear,
and prevents jams.
HOW
Blow clean with compressor air. The use of oils, lubricants periodically or solvents is not recommended as
they tend to attract debris.
ACTION Before each use, check to insure all screws, nuts and
fasteners are tight and undamaged.
WHY
Prevents jams and premature failure of tool parts.
HOW
Tighten loose screws or other fasteners using the
appropriate allen wrench or screwdriver.
Cleaning
Use only mild soap and a damp cloth to clean the tool. Many
household cleaners contain chemicals which could seriously
damage plastic. Also, do not use gasoline, turpentine, lacquer or paint thinner, dry cleaning fluids or similar products.
Never let any liquid get inside the tool; never immerse any
part of the tool into a liquid.
CHARGER CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Disconnect the charger from the AC outlet
before cleaning. Dirt and grease may be removed from the
exterior of the charger using a cloth or soft non-metallic
brush. Do not use water or any cleaning solutions.
Lubrication
CAUTION: NEVER spray or in
any other way apply lubricants or
cleaning solvents inside the tool. This can
seriously affect the life and performance
of the tool.
DEWALT tools are properly lubricated at
the factory and are ready for use.
However, it is recommended that, once a year, you take or
send the tool to a certified service center for a thorough
cleaning and inspection.
Repairs
To assure product SAFETY and RELIABILITY, repairs, maintenance and adjustment (including brush inspection and
replacement) should be performed by a DEWALT factory
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service center, a DEWALT authorized service center or other
qualified service personnel. Always use identical replacement parts.
CAUTION: Disconnect battery pack from tool before
making any adjustments, changing accessories, servicing, or moving the tool. Such preventative safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
CAUTION: Remove nails from magazine before making
any adjustments or servicing this tool. Failure to do so may
result in serious injury.
TO SERVICE
1. Remove 3 T25 slotted screws from top cover. Remove
cover from housing and set aside.
2. Using a nail or punch, apply pressure to the pin (Q)
sliding the pin out from the metal structure (Fig. 13).
FIG. 13
W
V
R
S
U
Q
3. Push driver/return assembly (R) toward nosepiece and
hold in place against the lower bumper (V) as you roll
back the activation arm Assembly (S). Remove activation
arm assembly and set aside.
4. Use a flat blade screwdriver to pry up on the return cord
assembly (T) until the detents release. Lift up to remove
(Fig. 14).
FIG. 14
FIG. 15
DRIVER/RETURN ASSEMBLY
Available by calling
1-800-4-DEWALT
T
5. Remove the driver/return assembly (Fig. 15).
6. Inspect lower bumper (V), upper bumper (X), and other
surfaces for cracks or damage and replace if necessary
(Fig. 16). Replace damaged return cord assembly.
FIG. 16
FIG. 17
Y
V
X
RETURN CORD
ASSEMBLY
Available by calling
1-800-4-DEWALT
TO REPLACE RETURN CORD ASSEMBLY
NOTE: For correct cord position during assembly, refer to the
proper orientation of the return cord assembly in Figure 15.
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FIG. 18
Y
FIG. 19
Accessories
Recommended accessories for use with your tool are available at extra cost from your local dealer or authorized service
center. If you need assistance in locating any accessory,
please contact DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., 701 East Joppa
Road, Baltimore, MD 21286, call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800433-9258) or visit our website www.dewalt.com.
CAUTION: The use of any other accessory not recommended for use with this tool could be hazardous.
Three Year Limited Warranty
3. Repeat above procedure for other rubber cord.
TO REASSEMBLE NAILER
1. Insert the tip of the driver/return assembly blade into the
matching hole in the nosepiece (Fig. 20).
FIG. 20
FIG. 21
FIG. 22
Z
In addition to the warranty, DEWALT tools are covered by
our:
AA
BB
AA
2. Move contact trip (Z) to the side while pulling back on
the return cord assembly (Fig. 21).
3. Engage the hooks (AA) on the return cord assembly to
the notch (BB) in the metal structure then push down to
snap into detents (Fig. 22).
4. Slide the driver/return assembly (R) toward the nosepiece and hold.
5. Insert activiation arm assembly by first engaging the cam
pin (U) to the solenoid; then align the pivot holes (W) to
the metal structure (Fig. 13).
6. Slide the pin (Q) through the metal structure, capturing
the activation arm assembly and spring.
7. Ensure the activation arm is fully engaged as shown in
Figure 23.
8. Replace the cover to housing, insert 3 T25 slotted
screws and tighten.
FIG. 23
DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty
materials or workmanship for three years from the date of
purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to
normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit www.dewalt.com
or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty
does not apply to accessories or damage caused where
repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other
rights which vary in certain states or provinces.
1 YEAR FREE SERVICE
DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts
caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year
after purchase.
2 YEARS FREE SERVICE ON XRP™ BATTERY PACKS
DC9096, DC9091 and DC9071
90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of
your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason,
you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase
with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products
sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see
country specific warranty information contained either in
the packaging, call the local company or see website for
warranty information.
FREE WARNING LABEL REPLACEMENT: If your warning
labels (Fig. 24) become illegible or are missing, call 1-800-4DEWALT for a free replacement.
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1. Align one of the rubber tabs (Y) from the new return
cord assembly with the corresponding slot in the driver
(Fig. 18).
2. With your finger, push and bend the rubber tab around
corner (Fig. 18) while pulling the rubber cord until tab is
firmly in place (Fig. 19).
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FIG. 24
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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MANY COMMON PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED EASILY BY UTILIZING THE CHART BELOW. FOR MORE SERIOUS OR PERSISTENT PROBLEMS,
CONTACT A DEWALT SERVICE CENTER OR CALL 1-(800)-4-DEWALT.
DISCONNECT BATTERY PACK FROM TOOL BEFORE ALL REPAIRS
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
FIX
Tool doesn’t turn on
Low battery charge or damaged battery
Charge or replace battery
(Headlights don’t turn on)
Terminals are dirty or damaged
See authorized service center
Contact trip lock is in a locked position
Unlock contact trip lock
Bent contact trip
See authorized service center
Tool internal electronics not reset
Remove battery, wait 3 seconds and reinsert
Damaged internal electronics
See authorized service center
Tool doesn’t actuate
Motor stops running after 2 seconds
Normal operation; release trigger or contact trip and redepress
(Headlights on, motor does not run)
Contact trip or trigger not depressed
See instruction manual
Damaged trigger
See authorized service center
Bent contact trip
See authorized service center
Contact trip lock in the locked position
Unlock contact trip lock
(Sequential mode only)
Damaged internal electronics
See authorized service center
Tool doesn’t actuate (Headlights flash 4 times)
Low battery charge or damaged battery
Charge or replace battery
Tool doesn't actuate
Jammed fastener
Remove the battery, clear the jammed fastener, (push driver blade
back up manually if necessary) and reinsert battery pack
Jammed mechanism
See authorized service center
Tool doesn’t actuate (Headlights on, motor runs)
Damaged internal electronics
See authorized service center
Tool doesn’t actuate
Damaged return system
Replace return system; see authorized service center
(Headlights on, motor runs, driver blade stuck down)
Debris in nosepiece
Clean nosepiece
Damaged driver/return assembly
Replace driver/return assembly; see authorized service center
Tool operates, but does not drive the fastener fully
Low battery charge or damaged battery
Charge or replace battery
Depth adjustment set too shallow
Rotate depth adjustment wheel to a deeper setting
Tool not firmly applied to workpiece
See instruction manual
Material and fastener length
Choose appropriate material or fastener length
too rigorous an application
Damaged or worn driver blade tip
Replace driver/return assembly; see authorized service center
Damaged or worn driver/return assembly
Replace driver/return assembly; see authorized service center
Tool operates, but no fastener driven
No fasteners in magazine
Load fasteners into magazine
Wrong size or angle fasteners
Use only recommended fasteners
Debris in nosepiece
Clean nosepiece
Debris in magazine
Clean magazine
Worn magazine
Replace magazine; see authorized service center
Damaged or worn driver blade
Replace driver/return assembly; see authorized service center
Damaged pusher spring
Replace spring; see authorized service center
Jammed fastener
Wrong size or angle fasteners
Use only recommended fasteners
Damaged or worn driver blade
Replace driver/return assembly; see authorized service center
Material and fastener length
Material or fastener length inappropriate
too rigorous an application
Low battery charge or damaged battery
Charge or replace battery
Debris in nosepiece
Clean nosepiece
Debris in magazine
Clean magazine
Worn magazine
Replace magazine; see authorized service center
Worn or damaged pusher spring
Replace spring; see authorized service center
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