Tag: finish nailer

New Porter Cable Nailers

Porter Cable just released two new 20V Max Nailers.  They released the 18 Gauge Narrow Crown Stapler kit model PCC791LA and the 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Kit model PCC790LA.  I was going to do two separate articles on these nailers, but since they are pretty close to being the same, I figured I would condense it into one article. Both of these nailers comes in kits which means you get the tool, 1- 1.5Ah battery, a charger and some nails or staples depending upon which one you buy.  For me, I think these are more designed for the Home...

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DeWALT DCN660 20V Brushless 16 Gauge Finish Nailer

We have done a ton of nailers in recent years.  While we love the idea of being free from the air hose and noisy compressor, it always seems like battery powered nailers are still not at the top of the game and can’t compete with air nailers.  However, today that has changed.  I have to say this is the best battery powered finish nailer on the market, hands down.  I am sure you’re asking why. Simple, this does two things that some of the other battery powered nailers haven’t been able to do.  First, this nailer is very consistent....

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Senco FinishPro 21LXP Pin Nailer

It’s no surprise that if you want to use a nailer for finish work you really only have two real options.  You can either use a 18 gauge brad nailer or a 23 gauge pin nailer.  The 23 gauge is nice because it doesn’t leave a big hole after you fire a nail.  On the downside, it doesn’t have the best holding power.  With an 18 gauge, you get the holding power, but you also get a bigger hole.  With the new Senco 21LXP Senco is trying to bridge the gap so you get the holding power of an...

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Senco F-16A 5P0001N Cordless Nailer – The Future in Cordless Nailing

When Eric told me I was going to review an F-16 I was very excited.  I went right to Ebay to find a flight suit and helmet.  Then it dawned on me that he was talking about the Senco Fusion F-16A nailer.  I was still very excited because the Fusion is an innovative out of the box technology that is in a league of its own.  Sure there are other cordless nailers but the Fusion does not need fuel and doesn’t have a ramp up delay like flywheel nailers.  I have been using the Fusion F-18 for over a...

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Paslode 16 Gauge Angles Lithium-Ion Trim Nailer Review – IM250A LI

I am a huge fan of nailers.  Primarily because they make my life so easy.   A user  has three options to choose from: Pneumatic Gas Battery All three options have pros and cons, but my choice of nailer is the gas nailer.  Yes, they are the most costly to operate, but I think they give you the biggest bang for your buck.  If I have to spend a little more in order to not have to carry around a compressor, hose and worry about people kicking it over, it’s worth it.  Plus I don’t have to listen to the compressor kicking...

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RIDGID 18-Volt Cordless 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

If there is one tool I love, which who can just pick one, it would be a nailer.  There are a lot of different manufacturers who make nailers, some good and some just plain bad.  As you can tell by the title, today we are going to cover the Ridgid 18V cordless nailer.  This is a 15 gauge angled finish nailer model R250AF18.  One thing we always like doing is reading what other people are saying about a tool.  That way when we perform our review, we can see if we experience the same pros and cons.  One thing we...

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Stanley Bostitch Brad Nailer GBT 1850K Review

Lately we have done a lot of reviews on nailers, such as the Senco Fusion, Paslode Roofing nailer, Paslode Framing nailer, Dewalt nailer and now the Bostitch Brad nailer.  I don’t know why, but I love nailers.  Maybe it’s the idea of having something in my hand that I can fire without a FOID card or maybe its just the idea of being able to save time and build something.     Right off the start I have to say I really like this nail gun, but I do have two issues with it which I will get into shortly.  I was very excited about opening the box up and testing this out.  The first thing I noticed was this nail gun comes in a nice plastic carrying case.  Opening the carrying case, I could see Bostitch included more than just a nail gun.  There was one 3.6V Lithium-ion battery and 1 one hour charger, but there is also a car charger, which is handy for those who like to nail on the go.  The manual and warranty card was also included, along with a nice color step by step guide on how to clean and maintain your nailer.  I saw a place where you could store three firing cartridges, but there were no cartridges.  At first I was a little disappointed because that meant I had to rough a...

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Senco Fusion Finish Nailer – FN65DA – Review

By now you have probably heard about the Senco Fusion nailing system.  If you have go ahead and skip this paragraph.  If not well the Fusion is Senco’s new nailing system that allows the user to break free from an air compressor and fuel cells.  That’s right, it works right off one 18V Lithium-ion battery to power this nailer.  The idea and concept behind the Fusion are very cool. Specifications of the Senco Fusion Aluminum Drive Cylinder Uses 15 gauge nails Fastener Length – 1 1/4″ – 2 1/2″ Weight – 14.7 lbs Length – 20″ Warranty – 2 years...

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Campbell Hausfeld Nailer

     Campbell Hausfeld Overview Well, this has been one of our longest reviews.  Over three months in the making.  Usually with our reviews we can wrap them up in a couple of weeks with all the different tests and runs on a jobsite or two.  The Campbell Hausfeld was different.  The reason being is while this nailer has all the fancy options a professional nailer needs, its also designed for the homeowner.  After we tried the nailer, we were very impressed and actually thought this could be used by the professional.  So we took it to a non union site and let one of the carpenters run it for a week.  While it was hard for him to put his Makita down, he agreed.  After a week, he basically wanted to keep it.  At this point we knew it wasn’t just us who saw something more in this nailer.  We decided to bring it to a few more jobsites and a couple more homeowners to get more feedback on this nailer. The model number for our review of the Campbell Hausfeld finish nailer is CHN70699AV.  This nailer uses a 15 gauge nail from 1″ to 2-1/2″ nails.  As we stated, this nailer comes with all the bells and whistles.  There is a built in laser for greater accuracy when nailing.  Even a stud finder helps the user place the nails in the correct locations. ...

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Dewalt Nail Gun Review – Model D51256K

     Dewalt Nail Gun Overview For some nail guns are a must and for others they are great when you need one, but other times they just take up shelf space.  If either of these cases pertain to your circumstances, you might want to take a look at the Dewalt Nail gun model D51256K.   All in all this is a great nailer.  Over the years we have been used to using Paslode, but this Dewalt actually surprised us.  The unit as a whole only weights about 3.9lbs. which is great for someone using this all day long.  The Dewalt nail...

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