Electricians have a new best friend with the new DeWalt 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)
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.
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: $210.05 bare, $248.00 kitted with 2.0 Ah battery
- Available: Early 2019