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June 18, 2021

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.

Hitachi Cordless Framing Nailer Video Review

Hitachi Cordless Framing Nailer Video Review

Cordless nailers are around just about everywhere you look these days. They’re mainly on 18V battery platforms, but there are also some 12V models running around. That’s fine for finish nailers with their relatively low power requirements. But what about moving into bigger nailers like the new Hitachi cordless framing nailer? Not only are Pros […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Ryobi Cordless Pin Nailer P318 Review

Ryobi Cordless Pin Nailer: P318 23-Gauge Airstrike Incoming

Ryobi cordless pin nailer – it’s probably the easiest to make from a power standpoint, yet a class that isn’t widespread in the cordless sector. But for woodworkers and carpenters securing more delicate pieces, it’s a must-have tool. The Ryobi P318 enters the race as part of the AirStrike system of cordless nailers. It moves in […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Milwaukee M12 cordless stapler roof

Milwaukee M12 Crown Stapler 2447-21

I’ve been looking for a better stapler for over 20 years. I’ve used them all, from the plain silver Stanley and Arrow models, to the reverse handle Powershot products. All of them do the job with some degree of efficiency, but over time hand fatigue always sets in. And let’s not talk about hammer tackers […]

Senco Fusion F-15 FN65DA Finish Nailer

Senco Fusion F-15 Angled Finish Nailer Review

The Senco F-15 FN65DA 15 gauge angled finish nailer takes a whole new approach to cordless nailing. With a sealed nitrogen cylinder and a lithium-ion battery to keep things powered, what you have is an powerful, yet fairly compact and light trim nailer that will not only keep up with pneumatic nailers but also drive nails repeatedly into the hardest of materials.

Review8.8(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Framing Nailer

Metabo HPT Cordless Framing Nailers Review

When it comes to battery-powered framing nailers—nailers that only use a battery and not gas cartridges—there are only a handful of players currently on the market. We got to test the Metabo HPT Cordless Framing Nailers, including the NR1890DRM and NR1890DCSM. These include a 3-1/2″ 18V cordless 21° plastic strip framing nailer and 30° paper […]

Makita 12V CXT Pin Nailer

Makita 12V Max CXT Pin Nailer

New to the Makita cordless 12V platform, the Makita 12V Max CXT Pin Nailer offers a hose-free solution to finish and trim work. This pin nailer comes with a Makita 12V CXT 2.0 Ah battery.  It can fire 1,250 pins on a charge and can drive six different lengths of 23-gauge pins. The 12V edition of the […]

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 […]

DeWalt 20V Max 18 Gauge Stapler Announced

DeWalt 20V Max 18 Gauge Stapler Announced

DeWalt recently announced an expansion of its nailer offering with the DeWalt 20V Max 18 Gauge Stapler for narrow crown. The stapler drives 18 GA 1/4-inch narrow crown staples from 1/2- to 1-1/2-inches for installation of cabinetry, furniture, paneling, and flooring underlayment. It features a brushless motor, tool-free selectable trigger, low nail lockout, tool-free stall release […]

Hitachi Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers

Metabo HPT Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers

Metabo HPT (formerly Hitachi Power Tools) cordless brushless finish nailers include the NT1850DESM 18-gauge 2-inch cordless brad nailer, the NT1865DMSM 16-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless straight finish nailer, and the NT1865DMASM 15-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless angled finish nailer. All of the Metabo HPT cordless brushless finish nailers in this series are powered by a 3.0Ah lithium-ion battery which is […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
dewalt cordless strap nailer

DeWalt Cordless Strap Nailer Review DCN693M1

A strap nailer or metal connector nailer has got to be one of my favorite tools. It definitely falls under the “most helpful” tool category. There have been plenty of projects in years past where I simply hammered in straps or used screws to secure joists to stud walls or beams. Upon getting my hands on a nailer with a positive […]