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.

Review8.9(out of 10)
Bostitch EHF1838K flooring nailer

Bostitch EHF1838K 18 ga Flooring Stapler Review

Bostitch EHF1838K 18 Gauge Engineered Flooring Stapler Kit Bostitch is no newcomer to the fastener market.  They introduced their first Model AO desk stapler in 1914, and they released the first Coil Nailer back in 1965, the model N2.  When it comes to fastening 3/8” engineered hardwood over a wood subfloor, you can’t just reach […]

Senco FinishPro 21 LXP

The “Just Right” Senco FinishPro 21LXP

Why chose between a brad nailer and a micro pinner? That’s the question developers asked when developing the Senco FinishPro 21LXP 21 gauge pinner. It’s the solution for situations that 18 gauge just leaves too much finish work, but 23 gauge doesn’t offer the holding power. “The 21LXP provides the perfect balance of fastening strength […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Ryobi Airstrike narrow crown lights

Ryobi P360 Airstrike One+ 18 Gauge Stapler Review

I was thrilled to receive the Ryobi 18V Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler (P360) to review after having the chance to use its cousin, the 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer, a few months back. Together, they have become my go-to tools for trim fastening. Having a wainscoting job to do gave me the perfect opportunity to […]

Senco SLS150Mg 18-gauge crown stapler

Senco SLS150Mg 18 Gauge 1/4″ Crown Stapler

The Senco SLS150Mg 18 Gauge 1/4″ Crown Stapler arrived in late 2013. Senco gave us a sneak peek of what to expect ahead of time. We were impressed and awarded it with our Pro Tool Innovation Award for Pneumatics. Senco SLS150Mg Crown Stapler Features The Mg in the model number is for, as you probably […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ryobi AirStrike fascia

Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18V Cordless Brad Nailer

I’ve been wanting to get my hands on the new Ryobi P320 AirStrike 18V brad nailer since it came out. Who wouldn’t? It’s a $129 cordless brad nailer that works with my other Ryobi ONE+ tools like the Ryobi P360 18 gauge stapler. Normally, I’d go and just buy one, but for several months it seemed […]

Senco FinishPRO 23ga pin nailer

Senco FinishPRO 23SXP and 23LXP Pin Nailers

We don’t see a ton of new pin nailers hit the market, so when one does, it’s an attention-grabber. That’s the project carpenter in me talking, anyway. Senco is bringing two new 23 gauge pneumatic micro pinners (pin nailers) to retail shelves near you. There is the Senco FinishPRO 23SXP 1-3/8″ pin nailer and the […]

Bostitch Smart Point Brad Nailer Review

In the world of pneumatic nailers there’s not much that excites me anymore, unless we’re talking about brad nailers and Jennifer Aniston in the same sentence. And then I came across the 18 gauge Bostitch Smart Point brad nailer. It’s not Jennifer, but to a guy who works as a carpenter all day, it’s at […]

Bosch FNA250-15 15 ga Angled Finish Nailer Review

Bosch FNA250-15 Angled Finish Nailer Review

The FNA250-15 15-ga finish nailer from Bosch is quite possibly the most convenient and lightweight finish nailers we’ve used to-date. With conveniences like a trigger that can easily change modes without having to be replaced, to an adjustable drive depth that can be activated with your fingers, this tool is taking construction and finishing to a new level of simplicity. Its small size and lightweight frame makes it easy to maneuver into tight spots and get that last corner shot. We actually brought it along to a few job sites and interviewed several pros, letting them handle and use the Bosch FNA250-15 Finish Nailer for themselves. Reactions, while different, were all quite positive. Most shared similar comments about how the tool was easy to hold, had little girth, and could be adjusted at will. Though we never encountered any jams, the business end of the tool can be taken apart so easily that it was easy to see that any difficulties or problems could be dealt with quickly and conveniently.

Arrow Intros EBN320RED Electric Brad Nail Gun

Arrow Intros EBN320RED Electric Brad Nail Gun

Arrow introduced the new EBN320 R.E.D. Professional Electric Brad Nail Gun, built for the perfect professional finish solution for  professional building trades and do-it-yourself markets. RED stands for “Reliable, Ergonomic and Durable”. The latest addition to Arrow Fastener’s new R.E.D. product line, the EBN320 R.E.D. Electric Brad Nail Gun uses up to 2″ (50mm) 18 […]

Bosch BNS200-18 18 ga Brad Nailer Review

Bosch BNS200-18 18 ga Brad Nailer Review

We’ve tried about every Bosch nailer to-date, and it looks like, with the BNS200-18 18 Gauge Brad Nailer, the company just may have saved its best for last. It’s smaller than most brad nailers we’ve seen to-date. It’s also extremely light at just over two pounds. It feels natural in the hand and is extremely maneuverable, with above-average ergonomics and features that really count – like dry-fire lockout and a tool-less trigger mode change. In a word, it’s fantastic.