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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.

Senco FramePRO 325XP 3-1/4″ Pneumatic Framing Nailer

Senco has announced the upcoming release of its new Senco FramePRO 325XP 3-1/4″ Pneumatic Frame Nailer. The Senco 325XP has already won a 2013 Pro Tool Innovation Award in the category of Pneumatics—noting the retractable rafter hook, tool free depth of drive, and dry fire lockout system. Senco tells us that this addition to the […]

Fasco F58AC RHN20-90 SCR SS/CT Strip Nailer

Fasco has come out with the F58AC RHN20-90 SCR SS/CT. This strip nailer features the ability to handle three 20 degree fastener types including Plastic Strip SCRAIL (for both fine and course threads), BeckDeck double threaded SCRAIL, and Plastic Strip Collated Concrete Pins. The Fasco F58AC has a patent pending magazine design that has two insertion points with top […]

Duo-Fast DF150S-TC TICO Nailer Review

Duo-Fast DF150S-TC TICO Nailer Review

The new Duo-Fast DF150S-TC TICO Nailer is designed specifically for driving 1-1/2″ nails in joist hangers and other metal strapping commonly used in residential construction. This nailer was made for the job site, so you can be sure that you will get the durability you need to handle everyday use. Thanks to its many nice features, like a compact, lightweight body and a probing tip to help find the holes, you can expect a considerable boost to your productivity when it comes to nailing tasks that require these 1-1/2″ type of nails.

Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Strap Nailer Review

Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Strap Nailer Review

With joist hangers, hurricane ties, straps and other and other pieces of perforated metal connectors requiring 1-1/2″ nails in wide use across the country, Paslode has updated their Positive Placement Nailer. The new Paslode PF150S-PP Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer is designed specifically for 1-1/2″ nails and is much more compact and lightweight than its predecessors. This nailer was designed for the job site, so you can be sure that you will get the durability you need to handle everyday use and, thanks to its many updated features, it should help boost your productivity.

Duo-Fast DF350S Round Head Angled Framing Nailer Review

Duo-Fast DF350S Round Head Angled Framing Nailer Review

The Duo-Fast DF350S Framing Nailer is a durable and lightweight framing nailer that packs a solid punch. The Duo-Fast comes with a bunch of great features like a switchable trigger to go from sequential to bump firing, a metal exhaust cap which is great for tapping framing members into place and a dry fire lockout feature that eliminates blank firing

Bosch SN350-20F Full Head Angled Framing Nailer

Bosch SN350-20F Framing Nailer Review

Framing nailers are traditionally oversized, unruly devices that weigh a lot. Really? Somebody should have told Bosch that, because their new SN350-20F Full Force Framing Nailer breaks all the rules. Weighing in at just 8.4 lbs and appearing about 20 percent smaller in girth and overall size than compatible professional framing nailers, this gun is something you’ll want to put in your tool trailer post-haste. If you’re a professional framer this might be the best investment you’ll ever make – next to your business license, that is.

Bosch Full Force Technology finish nailer

Bosch Full Force Technology Pneumatic Nailers

Bosch moves into the area of pneumatics with the introduction of their Full Force Nailers. Theses nailers are a ground up fresh design that utilizes new Bosch technology that makes the tools 10% more powerful and 20% smaller. Along with the new nailers will come a line of matching air compressors.

Hitachi NR90AE framing nailer

Hitachi NR90AE Round Head 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer

The Hitachi NR90AE 3-1/2” Round Head Framing Nailer weights in at only 7.5 pounds and has an ideal power-to-weight ratio for driving nails into the hardest materials. This model is just as hard working as the well known NR83 that proceeded but with a really cool new look and some great improvements.