Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Finish Nailer Reviews

When talking about finish nailer reviews you have a wide assortment of models. These nailers can include small pinners and brad nailers or even larger finish models for holding in crown or base molding. Our reviews take into account all of these nailer types, and we cover every manufacturers as well. Finish Nailer Reviews by the Pros Our finish nailer reviews, and our reviews of brad nailers, pinners, and staplers cover the models and manufacturers used by tradesman. We also test in all carpentry, trim, and finish applications. We look for build quality, ergonomics, ease of use, weight, firing consistency, and more. Most of all, we carefully test and compare each tool against the competition. We also use the materials and fasteners that enable it to function in a variety of uses. Because of our trade-focused methods, our reviews give you a better feel for using the tool in the field.

Senco FinishPro 16XP Application

Senco FinishPro 16XP – More Power, Fewer Misfires

The new Senco FinishPro 16XP hopes to get your attention by tackling two sources of frustration – power and misfires. As always, the question is whether there’s a substantial change in the current model or if it’s just hype. Senco (now Kyocera Senco) is using what they call EX-Clear. This stamped spring latch system has […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Hitachi 18V Brushless 23 Gauge Pin Nailer

Hitachi Cordless Pin Nailer: 18V Brushless NP18DSAL

We spend a lot of time using powerful nailers for “big work,” like framing and roofing. But smaller nailers provide the finishing touches that show our clients the wow factor. For (almost) all intents and purposes, an 18-gauge finish or brad nailer is appropriate for trim. Today we’ve got the new Hitachi Cordless Pin Nailer, more […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Senco FinishPro 30XP Action

Senco FinishPro 30XP 15-Gauge Finish Nailer

Have you ever noticed that the tools we use often must become more refined over the course of a job? What started with a chainsaw ends with 400 grit sandpaper. What was once dug up with a front-end loader is now gently screeded to a smooth surface. Even the social tools we use are similar. […]

Bostitch Cordless Framing Nailer Coming This Fall

Bostitch Cordless Framing Nailer Coming This Fall

Due for a fall release in 2017, Bostitch unveils plans for their new line of cordless framing and finish nailers. Each Bostitch cordless framing nailer will run on the brand’s 20V Max battery as will the finish models. The new line includes an 18 GA Brad Nailer, 16 GA Straight Finish Nailer, a 15 GA FN […]

Hitachi Palm Nailer

First Hitachi Palm Nailer Announced

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced the newest addition to its Pro Preferred Pneumatic Nailer lineup with the company-first 3-1/2-inch Hitachi Palm Nailer, model NH90AB. It’s designed specifically for driving bulk nails in confined spaces where a nailer might not fit and there’s no room to swing a hammer. The NH90AB accepts commonly used bulk nails […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Hitachi 15 Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer

Hitachi 15 Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer

Nailers aren’t just for the bones and roof of a building. We use them throughout the construction process for larger trim, molding, shelving, and door installation – hence the category known as finish nailers. They make quick, one-handed work out of slow, two-handed hit-the-nail-on-the-head work plus there’s no chance an errant swing can cause damage. […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Senco Hybrid Hose Profile

Senco FinishPro 18BMg 18 Gauge Finish Nailer Review

We had some random projects to wrap up around Clint’s house and received a reason to get them done in the form of the new Senco FinishPro 18BMg Brad Nailer. It came along with Senco’s new Hybrid Hose and some swivel couplings to try out as well. Paired with the PC1010N 1 gallon compressor from […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Hitachi NT50AE2 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Profile

Metabo HPT NT50AE2M 18 Gauge Finish Nailer Review

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) has enjoyed a very high reputation in pneumatic nailer circles for quite some time now. Go to any jobsite that’s involved in roofing, framing, or finish work and you’re likely to find more than one Metabo HPT nailer in use. I was in the market to replace my aging […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Ridgid R250AFE 15 Gauge Angled Finishg Nailer Profile 2

Ridgid R250AFE 15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

Finish nailers should be simple, right? Use compressed air to propel a small nail into wood without messing up the surface. Do this repeatedly throughout the day and don’t interrupt the workflow with anything other than the occasional nail refill. Sadly, not all finish nailers can handle this. Oiling, jams, and misfires can stoke frustration […]

DeWalt Pneumatic Nailers Family

Full Line of DeWalt Pneumatic Nailers Announced

From our friends in Maryland comes a new and complete family of DeWalt Pneumatic Nailers. To make sure that you’re all in with the Yellow and Black on the jobsite, DeWalt also has a couple of compressors and their own line of fasteners to pair up. The new line boasts 11 tools ranging from 15 gauge finish […]