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DeWalt DCN701 20V Max Cable Stapler

DeWalt DCN701 20V cordless cable stapler

Electricians have a new best friend with the new DeWalt DCN701 20V Max Cable Stapler. The big deal here is definitely time savings. If you’re currently hammering in your cable staples, you’ll fly through your installations with a stapler like this. DeWalt says you’ll go twice as fast, but there are some areas I think it can speed things up even more.


The system is designed for Romex (NM-B) wire and cable primarily. You can also use it on low voltage applications. The stapler fires 1-inch insulated cable staples. DeWalt will carry a new line of compatible fasteners that are UL listed (DRS1800)


DeWalt 20V Max Cable Stapler: New Tool Tip-Off

What makes it a viable solution is a cable guide to keep you from shooting a staple through the insulation.

Without a battery, the stapler weighs 4.7 pounds. That’s not bad for the cordless nailer/stapler class. We recommend going with a 2.0 Ah slim battery to keep the overall weight down. Runtime shouldn’t be an issue.

The tip-to-tail length is pretty compact. That’s going to be a big help in areas that tighten up more than standard stud spacing. Overall, it looks like the DeWalt 20V Max Cable Stapler is something electricians and cable installers can be genuinely excited about.

This Made in the USA with Global Materials stapler is scheduled to launch in early 2019 and retail for $248 as a kit with a 2.0 Ah battery. A bare tool option will also be available for $199.

DeWalt 20V Max Cable Stapler Specifications

  • Model: DCN701
  • Power Source: DeWalt 20V Max battery packs
  • Fastener: 1″ insulated cable staples
  • Weight: 4.7 pounds bare
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $199 bare, $249 kitted with 2.0 Ah battery
  • Available: Early 2019

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Carolyn Harvey

Cable Stapler found the new thing, hopefully, make easier my work.

Mark Griffin

Waste!!!! Even the picture is a tail all. Too big to even be useful except on long straight runs.

Mike Richards

So we looked into one of these about three years ago (don’t remember the brand) but the supply house said they stopped selling them because the depth wasn’t consistent enough. Depending on the hardness of the wood, results varied widely, as I best remember the vendor telling us.

Eric Thomas

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Tim Schrock

Stacy Lindenfelser Your next new tool

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