Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Nailer Reviews

If you haven’t yet used a cordless nailer you’re missing out. Our cordless nailer reviews put these non-pneumatic nailers and nail guns into the hands of Pros. We try and see if they can hold up to the rigors of jobsite abuse. While many of these products aren’t as lightweight as their pneumatic counterparts, there are distinct advantages. Our nailer reviews test gas models and battery-powered tools for how they fit into a contractor’s daily work. For the fuel models, advances such as new Paslode framing fuel allow for better use in cold temperatures. The same goes for better li-ion batteries. Cordless Nailer Reviews for Roofing, Trim, and More The thing with new cordless nailers is that they can tackle a wide variety of applications. New products have come to market from Milwaukee, Makita, Paslode, RYOBI, DeWalt, and others. These products include cordless trim nailers, framing nailers, pinners, and even cordless roofing nailers like the Paslode CR175C. For punch lists and interior trim carpentry, our cordless nailer reviews have been consistent. Also, these tools can really save on setup and teardown time.

CRAFTSMAN V20* BRUSHLESS CORDLESS FRAMING NAILER CMCN621PLB

CRAFTSMAN V20* BRUSHLESS CORDLESS FRAMING NAILER CMCN621PLB

CRAFTSMAN Takes V20* Cordless Nailer Line to Another Level with 21° Brushless Framing Nailer If you’re ready to stop dealing with the hassles of hoses and compressors, a cordless framing nailer is an attractive concept. We got our hands on the CRAFTSMAN V20* Brushless Cordless Framing Nailer (CMCN621PLB) to see how it handles framing duties, […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Metabo 18V 18ga. Brad Nailer FEature

Metabo HPT Cordless 18-Gauge Brad Nailer NT1850DF

The Metabo HPT Provides Pneumatic Power With 18V Cordless Freedom There’s no doubt that leaving the hose and compressor behind is a great idea, but cordless nailers have suffered from much larger sizes and weights than their pneumatic counterparts. We brought in the updated Metabo HPT cordless 18-gauge brad nailer to see how its improvements […]

Paslode CFN325XP Cordless Framing Nailer Feature

Paslode Cordless XP Framing Nailer CFN325XP

No Hose, No Compressor, No Problem for the Lightweight Paslode Cordless XP Framing Nailer Plenty of Pros swear by the Paslode Cordless XP framing nailer. Today we’re going to take a look at the updated version, the Paslode CFN325XP—replacement for the CF325XP. Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer Performance Power House The major benefit to this Paslode […]

Metabo HPT Cordless Metal Connector Nailer Review

Metabo HPT 36V Cordless Metal Connector Nailer NR3665DA

Metabo HPT Delivers Cordless Positive Placement Nailer with Zero Firing Delay Metabo HPT did a wonderful job on their cordless framing nailer. Supplementing it to further eliminate the need for hoses and compressors, the Metabo MPT 36V cordless metal connector nailer has been getting a lot of love from our team. Metabo HPT 36V Cordless […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Ridgid 18V Brushless Cordless Framing Nailer

Ridgid 18V Brushless Cordless Framing Nailer Review R09894

Ridgid’s 18V Framing Nailer Has the Power to Sink Nails in LVL The idea of a cordless framing nailer isn’t new—they’ve been around for years. But dialing in the performance, power, and runtime to seriously consider switching from pneumatic has been a challenge. We got our hands on the Ridgid 18V cordless framing nailer to […]

Ridgid 18V Nailer Review

Ridgid 18V 18ga Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Ridgid Upgrades their 18V, 18 Gauge Brad Nailer When I fired up my air compressor to test my old 18 gauge brad nailer against the new Ridgid 18V brad nailer, I had hoped it was the last time I ever had to hear the noise of the compressor again. My dog was hoping the same […]

Review9.7(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 23-Gauge Pin Nailer 2540 Profile

Milwaukee M12 23-Gauge Pin Nailer 2540 Review

Compact and Lightweight, the Milwaukee M12 Pin Nailer is a Joy to Use The smallest of the nailers we consistently use, many folks have wondered about a legitimately compact cordless pin nailer. We got our hands on the Milwaukee M12 23-Gauge Pin Nailer and there’s no question it’s smaller than most. We also wanted to […]

Senco F-35FRHXP Cordless Framing Nailer

Senco Releases First Full Round Head Cordless Framing Nailer Senco has announced that coming later this month, they’ll release their first full round head cordless framing nailer. The Senco F-35FRHXP Framing Nailer joins the already-robust line of nailers, with this cordless model utilizing the proprietary Fusion technology to drive up to 3-1/2 full round head, […]

Milwaukee Second-Generation 18-Gauge Brad Nailer Video Review

Milwaukee Gen 2 M18 Fuel 18-Gauge Brad Nailer Video Review

The newly updated Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18ga Brad Nailer improves both visibility and rate of fire. No small update, this tool truly feels and operates like a complete redesign. Using it at the 2019 Milwaukee NPS19 Media Event, we experienced fast firing with zero ramp-up delay. Similar to the way the Hitachi cordless framing nailer operates, the battery […]

DeWalt 20V Cordless Strap Nailer

Pneumatic vs Cordless Nailers: What’s the Best Choice?

We’ve been reviewing cordless finish nailers for many years now. In fact, many products are in their second or even third generation of tools. Still, should you jump in and pick up one of these battery-powered nailers? In an effort to keep you from spending your hard-earned money on something that sounds too good to […]