Dewalt DW325PL Buyers Guide and Review [Summer 2018]

DEWALT DW325PL 3-1/4 Inch 21 Degree Plastic Collated Framing Nailer is a lightweight and compact device that packs more power than it’s weight or dimensions may suggest. Perfect for inexperienced and professionals users alike, this Dewalt device is a combination of user-friendly features and powerful performance. We have gotten our hands on this product, so make sure to read our full review below.

First, let’s take a look at some key features of the Dewalt DW325PL:

• Lightweight, yet sturdy
• Compact and well balanced, therefore perfect for extended use
• Good for professionals and hobbyists
• Selectable firing system
• Lots of power

Dewalt DW325PL

Design and Functionality

Aesthetically speaking, the Dewalt DW325PL doesn’t look much different than most similar framing nailers available today, but what separates this device from others within the price range is the well-balanced design. This leaves a lot of room for maneuver and the device feels good in the hand, which means it’s great for extended use. Even if you aren’t too savvy when it comes to handy work, using this framing nailer shouldn’t be too much of an issue at all. The fact that it’s lightweight just makes things even better, making the device even easier to work with.

All in all, the Dewalt DW325PL doesn’t have any major flaws when it comes to design and functionality. In fact, it seems like a well-rounded nailer, featuring a few nice design innovations we have not really come across before. But, how does that translate to performance? After all, the performance is what matters the most. More about that in the next part of our review.

Dewalt DW325PL Review


The DW325PL’s biggest virtue, when it comes to performance, is the selectable firing system. This allows for easy switching between different operations. Whether you’re working on regular surfaces or engineered lumber, this framing nailer shouldn’t have any issues getting the job done properly. The only thing that could have been engineered better is the exhaust system – if you’re not extra careful with it, it will end up blowing dust in your face while you work. While not a huge issue, this is certainly something to keep in mind. While working with this nailer, try to use it in a way that the exhaust is not right in front of your face.

Other than that, the DW325PL performs very well in all aspects and regardless of the type of surface you’re working on. It’s powerful, it’s fast and it’s really easy to use.



  • Great design
  • Ease of use
  • Lightweight
  • Fast
  • Powerful
  • Affordable


  • The exhaust system

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Final Verdict: Powerful, Well-Design and Slightly Flawed

The Dewalt DW325PL framing nailer is, all in all, a good product. Perhaps one of the best-designed framing nailers we have ever come across, this nailer is incredibly easy to use and perfect for extended use. While it performs very well and gets the job done on every surface without any issues, the Dewalt DW325PL has a problem with the exhaust system. While this is not a flaw that ruins the product and overshadows all of its virtues, some users might find the inefficient exhaust system problematic. However, considering the price and all the good things about this framing nailer, we can only conclude that it is indeed a good investment.