20 Most Recent Dewalt DC616kn 18 - volt 16 - gauge straight finish nailer Questions & Answers


There are two possiblilites. One is that the switch is broken (the electrical part of it has failed) and the other is that the motor is broken. Usually is the first based on my experience.

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019


I have both the DC616 and 618 and have used them sucessfully for about three years. Two main things go wrong. There is a drive belt that breaks (drives the spool that give the energy to drive in the nails), second are two small rubber bands on either side of the drive head that break. The bands can be accessed by taking off the front silver cover, the drive belt is access by spliting the case. Make sure you are using the correct nails or the drive pin may become bent and will jamb repeatedly. Hope that helps!

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Dec 05, 2018


Four flashes is a low battery, multiple flashes indicates a jam.

It may be hard to see - or the driver is stuck. Remove all nails and check again - see silver? It's either the driver (push it back up) or a nail (remove it with pliers.)

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Aug 13, 2015


firstly its always better to change both of the bands even if one is broken this always keeps the drive trim.all seems well clean all the contacts ie battery and gun (do not use any cleaning products this will cause grease)just wipe clean with paper towel.

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Dec 12, 2012


if the nailer is for 18 guage nail use 18 gauge nail if not 16 guage will jam. if it is not the problem is the profile return asyy may jam in side.

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Aug 02, 2010


Try another brand of nails -- maybe your gun doesn't like those. Also, blow any dirt out of the nail magazine.

Dewalt DC616kn... | Answered on Nov 25, 2009


What? If it won't shut off when it trips the limit valve. You need to replace the pressure switch.

Dewalt Air Tools... | Answered on Oct 25, 2019


Not enough volume... if psi is good just increase the size of the line.

Dewalt Air Tools... | Answered on Oct 02, 2019

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