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March 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Worx WX840L Cordless Finish Nailer and Stapler

Worx Cordless Finish Nailer

Worx Unleashes Their First Cordless Nailer on the DIY World

To us, the cordless nailer seems perfect for DIYers. It forgoes the compressor and gives the maximum amount of freedom. It also definitely beats using a hammer and nails when dealing with projects around the house. Worx has added the WX840L 18-gauge Finish Nailer and Stapler to the Power Share cordless lineup, marking the company’s first foray into the world of cordless finish nailing.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: Worx WX840L
  • Drives 18 gauge 3/4″ – 2″ brad nails and 3/4″ – 1-1/2″ crown staples
  • Fires 80 nails per minute
  • Fires up to 500 nails per charge (2.0Ah battery)
  • Side-loading magazine
  • 6.7 lbs (with battery)
  • Single fire or sequential fire
  • Tool-less depth adjustment
  • LED lights indicate nail jams and battery level
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Kit Price: $179.99

Worx Cordless Finish Nailer Key Features

The Worx Cordless Nailer and Stapler drives 18-gauge brad nails from 3/4″ to 2″ in length, as well as 3/4″ to 1-1/2″ narrow crown staples. Powered by the 2.0Ah 20V Power Share battery, the WX840L can fire off 80 nails per minute and up to 500 nails before you have to recharge the battery. We like the hybrid nature of this tool. We love the Ryobi P360 narrow crown stapler and we still use that tool on various projects. If you want to fire brad nails, however, you have to also buy the Ryobi P320.

Worx Cordless Finish Nailer

Worx WX840L Ergonomics and Convenience

Convenience and comfort are the names of the game with the Worx Cordless Nailer. It weighs in at only 6.7 lbs, even with the battery. This lowers the strain of overhead stapling and nailing. When not in use, it stands on its own or hangs off your belt (just don’t mount the belt clip upside-down as they did in the press photos!).


The cordless stapler features a mode selector switch that lets you toggle single-nail firing or rapid sequential firing. A tool-less depth adjustment knob lets you sink nails below the surface or flush with it. It also includes a non-marring tip to keep your work surfaces scratch-free.

Worx Cordless Finish Nailer
Yes, this is obviously a studio photo as they mounted the belt clip upside-down—oops!

The Worx Cordless Nailer also features side-mounted LED work lights to light up your work surface. Indicator lights indicate the tool status. A flashing red light indicates a nail or staple jam. A solid red light tells you the battery needs recharging. The light flashes green when the tool is overheating—letting you know you may need to slow up or let the tool cool down. A solid green light appears when you’re empty on nails. You can also check your fastener supply via the viewing window on the side-loading magazine.

The Worx Cordless Nailer and Stapler can use any standard 18-gauge brad nail or narrow crown staple, so you won’t have to special order any proprietary fasteners.

Pricing

You can pick up the Worx WX840L Cordless Nailer kit for $179.99. Worx also has a bare tool option for $139.99. Either can be found online at Amazon, or directly from Worx.com. It comes with a 3-year warranty as well.

The kit includes the tool, a 20V 2.0Ah battery, 1-hour charger, 200 1-1/2″ 18-gauge brad nails, 200 1-1/4 narrow crown staples, belt clasp, allen wrench, backup non-marring pad, and carrying bag.

Worx 20V Power Share 18 Ga. Nail and Staple Gun Specs

  • Model: Worx WX840L
  • Voltage: 20V Max
  • Nail Types: 3/4 in. – 2 in. 18 ga. brad nails
  • Staple Types: 3/4 in. – 1-1/2 in. narrow crown staples
  • Magazine Capacity: 100
  • Shooting Speed: 80 nail/minute; 500 nails/charge (2.0Ah battery)
  • Weight: 6.3 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $179.99

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Richard Sparks

It worked for a couple of days, and have not been able to get it to work since.

Joe Jasieniecki

6 pounds ,to heavy

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