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May 16, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Framing Nailer Reviews

Our framing nailer reviews include both stick and coil models for the carpenter or framer. We target our writing to those who needs to rely on a nailer all day long. Let’s face it—on the jobsite you can’t afford to have a tool slow you down. Also be sure to visit our best framing nailer shootout article to see what we thought of the current crop of tools. Framing Nailer Reviews on the Jobsite The framing nailer must have certain features and performance metrics to stand up to our rigorous testing. This includes dry fire lockout, an easy-to-load magazine, and 2-stick capacity. It needs to handle well and feel ergonomic in the hand. It also must fire hard enough to drive 3-1/2 inch 16d framing nails into a stud wall. Most of our reviews are done by professionals in the field, or utilized in a similar capacity by our Pros. We aim to understand how each tool will perform the job of quickly fastening 2×4 studs and/or other similar materials.

Review8.2(out of 10)
Paslode Framing Nailer F-350S

Paslode Framing Nailer Review – F-350S

Paslode, a company known primarily for its work in framing tools and accessories, sent us two framing nailer models for our recent framing nailer shootout. One of the models was a gas-powered, cordless nailer that performed really well in the Cordless division. Keep an eye out for that review later. Today, however, we’ll look at […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Hitachi Metabo HPT NR83A5 Pneumatic Framing Nailer

There are a lot of solid framing nailers on the job, but Hitachi’s have been a tradesman’s favorite for years now. Reliable, low-maintenance, and powerful, the NR83 and the NR90 models have built more trusses, windows, sub-floors, roofs, and all of other types of framing than anyone can count. Both the company and its customers have […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Makita Framing Nailer AN92301

Makita Framing Nailer Review – AN923

When we ran our Best Framing Nailer Shootout, we expected to see the classics crop up in the top finishing places. But as these things sometimes go, some of our manufacturers threw us a couple curveballs to shake things up a bit. Finishing up in 6th place, the Makita framing nailer is one of those […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
DeWalt Framing Nailer

21° DeWalt Framing Nailer Review – DWF83PL

Recently, we put a variety of pneumatic and cordless framing nailers through the ringer to see which ones came out on top. We tested build quality, feature sets, firing capabilities, and more. You can read our full Framing Nailer Shootout right here. Today we’re taking a closer look at the DWF83PL DeWalt Framing Nailer. Feature Set Standard […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Estwing Framing Nailer

21° Estwing Framing Nailer Review – EFR2190

Framing can be tough work, but like any other job, having the right tools helps. But how to go about settling on that “right” tool? With so many varieties on the market, we can struggle to figure out which model suits our needs best. That’s why we grabbed both pneumatic and cordless models from a […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Milwaukee Framing Nailer

3-1/2″ Milwaukee Framing Nailer Review 7200-20

Roofing and framing out houses is hard work, and we appreciate when a tool doesn’t go out of its way to make that job any harder. We recently took a look at 14 different framing nailers, both pneumatic and cordless models, to see which manufacturers actually improve the framing experience by making quality tools. Running each […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Ridgid R350RHF Framing Nailer

Ridgid R350RHF Framing Nailer Review

It seems like everyone has new pneumatic framing nailers this year. Ridgid has updated their popular R350RHE (along with their roofing nailer) with several points worth noting. The new Ridgid R350RHF certainly shares similar characteristics to its predecessor, but it’s more than just a new model number with a slightly different design. Editor’s Note: The ratings […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Hitachi NR90AE(S1) 3-1/2" Framing Nailer Review

Hitachi Metabo HPT NR90AE(S1) 3-1/2″ Framing Nailer Review

When we published the results of our framing nailer shootout, we got some feedback echoing our same thoughts – why didn’t Hitachi (now Metabo HPT) do better? The NR83A5 is one of the best-built framing nailers available, but after our battery of tests, it came in 10th place overall. Still, we want to know how […]

Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer

Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer Receive Upgrades

Hitachi Power Tools recently announced their new line of pneumatic framing nailers. The improved Hitachi A5 Series Framing Nailer models come in a variety of options, which include a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer, a 21° Plastic Strip Nailer without Depth Adjustment, a 30° Paper Strip Nailer and a 16° Coil Nailer. Hitachi modeled the new A5 […]

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 […]