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May 6, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Air Tool Reviews

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.

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.

Grip Rite GRTCH350 framing nailer

Grip Rite GRTCH350 Framing Nailer

Most of us know the name Grip Rite from their screws and nails but they also have a extensive line of common and specialty nail guns of which the 33 Deg clipped Head Framing Nailer GRTCH350 is going to be a new member soon.

Tiger Claw Semi-automatic Air Fastener

Tiger Claw Air Screw Nailer for Groove Fasteners

At the 2009 IBS, Tiger Claw debuted a new “semi-automatic” installation tool that dramatically reduces the installation time for Tiger Claw’s groove fasteners. To work it, you simply slip the hidden deck fastener into the nose of the gun and position it in the groove of the board with the gun flat against the supporting joist. The gun automatically enables perfect positioning of fastener and screw installation with the pull of a trigger.

Fasco Pneumatic Stapler with Windstrips

Fasco Pneumatic Stapler with Windstrips

We stopped by the Fasco America booth at the 2009 International Builders Show (IBS) and got a look at Windstrips – one of the most innovative, time-saving solutions we’ve seen for drying in roofs. The product has been developed to install easily and quickly while still providing the best wind protection for drying-in with 30 lb. tar paper. A standard 1-1/8″ wide, 350″ roll will protect approximately 800 sq. ft. of roof area.

Hitachi NT65MA3 15 gauge nailer

Hitachi NT65MA3 15 Gauge Finish Nailer Review

With a nifty color scheme and futuristic styling, the Hitachi NT65MA3 2 1/2-Inch 15 Gauge Finish Nailer has the good looks to back up its strong performance and fancy features. With the 34 degree nail magazine, you will be able to get the head of this nail gun into the tightest corners. Don’t let its light weight of 4.4 lbs fool you either because it packs enough power to drive 2-1/2” finish nails into almost any material.

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.

Hitachi EC119SA air compressor

Hitachi EC119SA Air Compressor Review

The Hitachi EC119SA 4-Gallon Twin-Stack Air Compressor comes with many big compressor features in a compact and portable unit. With class leading power, this unit is ready for action. Featuring a powerful 2.5 HP induction motor that runs at 15 Amps which is coupled to a cast pump iron cylinder that has oversized bearing and is oil lubed.