Finish Nailers drive 1-2 1/2 in. nails into hardwood.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for woodworkers and carpenters, 15 gauge Model D51276K and 16 gauge Model D51257K are designed with Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM) feature, which allows for oil-free or oil-lube operation. Internal piston catch provides consistent drive on each shot, while tool-free jam clear helps remove bent nails, and 360° exhaust cap channels air and dust away from user. Tool-free depth adjustment lets user quickly set depth for proper nail countersink. At 3.85 lb, both nailers minimize user fatigue.

Original Press Release:

DeWALT Introduces 15 and 16 Gauge Finish Nailers

- Innovative Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM) Offers Users Increased Flexibility on the Jobsite -

June 2008 - DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, launches a new line of heavy-duty 15 gauge and 16 gauge finish nailers (D51276K and D51257K). DEWALT designed the new nailers with a patent-pending Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM) feature that allows for oil-free or oil-lube operation, providing users with added flexibility. Built for woodworkers, carpenters, and cabinet shop professionals, the nailers are ideal for applications including crown molding, interior and exterior trim work, door and window casings, paneling, cabinetry, staircase building and hardwood floor installation.


For increased performance, the D51276K and D51257K nailers are able to drive 1" - 2 ½" nails into hardwoods, such as oak. Additionally, DeWALT designed the nailers with an internal piston catch that provides maximum power and a consistent drive on each shot. A tool-free jam clear helps users quickly remove bent nails, and a 360 degree exhaust cap channels air and dust away from the user throughout operation.

Ease of Use

DEWALT built the D51276K and D51257K nailers with an innovative Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM) system that offers users the flexibility to choose between oil-free or oil-lube operation. The Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM) system incorporates a new dual stack piston-ring design and a new non-stick head valve design which maintains the durability of the motor regardless of users' oil preference. For quick and easy fastener reloading, DEWALT designed the magazine with a lock and load or load and lock feature. Both units are equipped with a tool-free depth adjustment that allows the user to quickly set the depth for proper nail countersink.

At 3.85 lbs, both units have a lightweight design that helps to reduce user fatigue and a molded grip on the center handle offers increased user comfort. Both nailers are equipped with a tool-free adjustable belt clip allowing the user to easily transport the nailer. The nailers are also designed with a low-profile, non-marring rubber tip and a clean line of sight down the body of the tool for increased visibility.


For increased reliability and longer life, the D51276K and D51257K are designed with a dual stack ring design that maintains the piston seal longer, even with wear over time.

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DeWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools with more than 300 power tool and equipment products as well as 800 power tool accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors and nailers, as well as saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screw driving accessories and more. DeWALT tools can be found wherever tools are sold, nationally and internationally. With over 1,000 factory owned and authorized service locations, DeWALT has one of the most extensive repair networks in North America.

Specifications: D51276K and D51257K Finish Nailers




Replacing Model






Nail Length

1-2 ½"

1-2 ½"

Magazine Angle

34 degrees



Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM)

(Oil-free or Oil-Lube)

Sealed Lube Dual Tech(TM)

(Oil-free or Oil-Lube)

Depth of Drive Location

Tool Free/Protected Below Trigger

Tool Free/Protected Below Trigger

Jam Release

Tool free

Tool free

Adjustable Air Exhaust

Tool free

Tool free

Belt Hook

Tool free adjustable

Tool free adjustable

Operating Pressure



Nail Capacity




Sequential with option for bump

Sequential with option for bump

Trigger Lock



Tool Height



Tool Length



Tool Width

Tool Weight
3.85 lbs
3.85 lbs

Estimated Retail Price


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