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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Air Tool Reviews

Pro Tool Reviews publishes reviews of pneumatic tools or air tools from most major manufacturers. Our air tool reviews includes framing nailers, finish nailers, staplers, and brad nailers. Pneumatic tool reviews of roofing & siding nailers as well as air compressor reviews also fill this section. While recent excitement surrounds the use of cordless nailers and battery-powered products, pneumatic nailers and air tools still dominate. These tools occupy a wider place in framing and construction. Pneumatic Air Tool Reviews vs Cordless On the jobsite you’ve got to get your work completed on time and on (or under) budget. That means you need the most efficient method for framing and finishing. That involves the speed and agility offered by pneumatic air tools. Cordless nailers knock out punch lists quickly, but nothing currently matches the economics (and ergonomics) of an air powered nailer. That goes for framing as well as finishing applications. When you search through these reviews, pay attention to the ratings so you understand how we rated each tool and how well it did in our testing categories.

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Best Nail Gun for Anyone in 2021

When you ask who makes the best tools, the answers vary. It’s a long-held belief around here that the manufacturer with the best cordless drill doesn’t necessarily make the best miter saw. The same can be said for each type of nailer. In fact, the best nail gun in the various categories and styles we […]

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

There’s nothing like the accuracy and speed of a metal connector nailer when you’re installing straps and hangers. Paslode has always been a name we’ve turned to for this specialty nailer, but there was some room for improvement on their 1.5-inch model. The F150S-PP Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer addresses two of the biggest […]

DeWalt 20V Cordless Strap Nailer

Pneumatic vs Cordless Nailers: What’s the Best Choice?

We’ve been reviewing cordless finish nailers for many years now. In fact, many products are in their second or even third generation of tools. Still, should you jump in and pick up one of these battery-powered nailers? In an effort to keep you from spending your hard-earned money on something that sounds too good to […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL cordless air compressor

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Air Compressor

The long-awaited Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless air compressor has been on jobsites for a while now. Carpenters have put its 1,600 18-gauge nails-per-charge claims to the test. Some users have even tried this Milwaukee battery-powered air compressor with impact wrenches and for tire inflation. I’m a professional plumber by trade. While it may seem unusual […]

Best Air Compressor Reviews 2021

Nearly every professional contractor uses an air compressor. Of course, it’s not just a construction tool. Automotive, woodworking, aviation, marine, and many others use a compressor to power air tools. When we got our team together to decide on the best air compressor, we sparked a fierce debate concerning brands, styles, prices, and much more. […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Review | The Tank

Metabo HPT Pancake Air Compressor Runs Two Framing Nailers at Once Ever thought how nice it would be to run more than one framing or roofing nailer using a smaller compressor? That’s what the Metabo HPT pancake air compressor—nicknamed The Tank—claims it can do. Pros Easily ran two framing nailers in our testing Higher PSI […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Framing Nailer

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Framing Nailer Review

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless framing nailers (2744-21 and 2745-21) hit store shelves back in June 2020. They put out both 21-degree and 30-degree models that work identically save for the nails used. We only wish it would have been here in time for our best framing nailer shootout. Pros Zero delay, even in bump […]

Review8.4(out of 10)

DeWalt 20V Max Cordless Roofing Nailer Review DCN45RN

For Punch List Work and Small Jobs, the DeWalt 20V Max Roofing Nailer is a Huge Timesaver The DeWalt 20V Max roofing nailer is the first cordless roofing nailer we’ve been able to get our hands on that uses just a battery for its power source. No gas cartridges, no fumes, no hoses, no compressor. […]

Arrow Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Pneumatic Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Takes Care of Your Light Work For small trim and interior molding work, the Arrow Pneumatic Brad Nailer looks promising. It’s light and durable, and it has those key features to make you more productive. Arrow PT18G Key Features The Arrow PT18G features a rubber non-marring tip to help keep your work surfaces […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Quiet Compressor

Milwaukee Cordless Compressor

Milwaukee Cuts the Cord with 2-Gallon Quiet Compressor They finally did it. We’ve talked to a lot of Pro carpenters and remodelers over the years. Right after mentioning their desire for a Milwaukee cordless framing nailer, another tool entered the conversation…a Milwaukee cordless compressor. Pros should like the specs on the Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2-gallon […]