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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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Ryobi P321 Brand Nailer

Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review | P321

Ryobi Improves Its Cordless Brad Nailer with an Updated Model Out of the five Ryobi nailers and staplers I have bought, the one I reach for most often is my Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer. Ryobi refreshed many of their cordless nailers, including the handy Ryobi P326 16ga nailer as well as their narrow […]

Ryobi Narrow Crown Stapler

How to Use a Narrow Crown Stapler and Why

Do you need a narrow crown stapler? What is a narrow crown stapler and how do you use it? Are there wider crown staplers? Which narrow crown stapler should you buy? If you have questions about these handy carpentry tools, we have answers! What is a Narrow Crown Stapler and Do You Need One? If […]

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Ryobi Cordless Nailer

Ryobi P326 16 GA Finish Nailer Review

Ryobi updates their 18V Cordless Finish Nailer Driving 16 to 15 gauge nails between 0.75-inch to 2.5-inch, finish nailers are extremely useful on the jobsite or around the house. They are great at installing door casings, crown molding, window sills, and other carpentry jobs where strength is important. We use brad nailers for trim that […]

LokiThor Jump Starter Feature

LokiThor Jump Starter and Tire Inflator | JA301

LokiThor Handles Automotive Troubles with the Force of Thunder At this point, portable jump starters fall into that category that we consider “no-brainers” for anyone that spends any time at all in an automobile. They’re light, effective, and inexpensive enough that it just makes sense to have one in your vehicle in case of emergency. […]

Ingersoll Rand IR 2475F10DY diesel compressor

Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Diesel Reciprocating Compressor

IR Two-Stage Compressor Offers Reliable Air Supply for Mobile, Every-Day Use The Ingersoll Rand Truck-Mounted Two-Stage Diesel Driven Reciprocating Air Compressor (IR 2475F10DY) provides fuel-efficient compressed air when electric power isn’t readily available. IR specifically designed this compressor for field service and remote pneumatic applications, making it an ideal solution for auto servicing, farm and […]

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart 20V 2-Gallon Cordless Air Compressor Review HPCP01B

Hart Cordless Air Compressor Leaves Power Outlets Behind We all know the frustration of walking out to the car early in the morning, only to find you’ve got a flat tire. What do you do? Maybe grab the spare, or chance it trying to make it to the corner gas station to fill it up? […]

DeWalt 20V MAX Cordless Air Compressor Feature

DeWalt 20V Compact 2.5 Gallon Air Compressor (DCC2520)

DeWalt Compact Air Compressor Gets the FlexVolt Advantage Now with FlexVolt Advantage technology, the DeWalt DCC2520 20V Max Compact 2.5-gallon air compressor brings 20V battery compatibility to the original DeWalt DCC2560. The 2.5-gallon DeWalt air compressor targets contractors, remodelers, finish carpenters, and trim installers with a compressor that boasts 81% more nails per cycle when […]

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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 […]

Best Air Compressors for 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. […]