When it comes to nailers, Senco is one of those brands that has a tradition with its long history. Both the contractor and homeowner have relied on their products to make a job easier. If you have been following us for a while, you know I put an addition on my house. One of the projects I was going to do was use LP Smart Siding so when it came to what tool I wanted to use, it was a no-brainer for the Senco SCN49XP Nailer.
However, there has been a little kink in the plans as I am at the mercy of my village. Apparently, they want to toss their weight around and not let me put on Smart LP Siding. So as of now, I have been fighting this and will keep you updated. But that doesn’t stop us from taking a closer look at the Senco nailer.
Senco SCN49XP Nailer Overview
As I noted the company has a long history that dates back to 1935. But the company really came to light when the company entered the fastener business with the creation of the carton stapler. Ever since then, the company has been offering some of the best fasteners for value. This is just one of the reasons, that I wanted to stick with Senco, plus my past experience with their products has been great.
Senco SCN49XP Nailer Features
The Senco SCN49XP is a coil siding nailer that is designed to drive up to 2-1/2″ nails into siding such as fiber cement, cedar, and LP siding. The nailer will drive both wire and plastic sheet collation, plus it will fire both smooth shank and ring shank nails. While it’s great for siding, you can use it for crate pallets, sheathing, framing, decking, and sub-flooring.
The Senco nailer is a pneumatic nailer. The nailer requires 70 – 120 psi to operate.
The trigger can be adjusted to sequential or bumped. Just below the trigger, there is a dial to select the drive depth.
One nice feature is the clear plastic cover so you can see exactly how many nails are left in the coil.
Over the front of the tool, there is a plastic shield for protection.
As you can see, loading nails is easy. Just open the cover, lay the nails flat, and close the cover, it’s that easy.
Senco SCN49XP Nailer Performance
While I haven’t used it on my house addition, we tested it in our shop, also shot some board on a shed and installed some cedar on the side of a garage. Overall, this nailer is awesome. What I like best is the consistency. The nailer is easy to load, never had a jam and as I was told by some contractors, you can pretty much leave your hammer in your pouch.
What I like best about this nailer is that it does exactly as advertised.
Senco SCN49XP Nailer Value
You can pick this up on Amazon for about $350. For me, yes it’s expensive if you are doing a single job. But for those in the business, it’s a great deal since it offers reliability and consistency.
Senco SCN49XP Nailer Final Thoughts
I love this nailer, I am excited to use it. Just messing around the shop, I love how smooth and powerful the nailer is. I like how reliable it is and its consistency. The siding guys I know that use this tool, keep telling me two things. They like the dependability and how it’s consistent. They aren’t reaching for their hammer as often as they used to.
So here is my pain. I want to use it, I just wish my town would get their act in gear. Follow us on Instagram as I will be showing this off very soon as we will be starting the siding job soon.