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March 2, 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.

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

Hitachi Cordless Brushless Finish Nailers

Hitachi Power Tools recently introduced a new series of Hitachi cordless brushless finish nailers that includes the NT1850DE 18-gauge 2-inch cordless brad nailer, the NT1865DM 16-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless straight finish nailer, and the NT1865DMA 15-gauge 2-1/2-inch cordless angled finish nailer. All of the Hitachi cordless brushless finish nailers in this series are powered by Hitachi’s new […]

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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 […]

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Porter-Cable 20V Max 18 Gauge Brad Nailer

Porter-Cable 20V Max 18 Gauge Brad Nailer

Cord cutting is all the rage lately, whether it’s from the cable company or on your power tools. Just like the liberation you feel when you cease to pay $150 a month for 15 minutes of commercials per hour, the ability to work without being tethered to a cord or hose and compressor is exhilarating. I always welcome […]

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Milwaukee M18 15-gauge Angled Finish Nailer

Milwaukee M18 15-gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review

As a trim carpenter I was strictly a pneumatic nailer guy until about two years ago. That’s when I was introduced to some battery powered nailers that changed the way I think about lugging a heavy compressor to the job site. They can do just about everything I need, and I’ll swap the extra tool […]

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Stockade ST400i Fencing Stapler - Featured Lo-Res

Stockade ST400i Cordless Fence Post Stapler

We live in a golden age of power tools – particularly cordless power tools. It seems there are very few areas where cordless tools have yet to replaced hand tools and even corded tools. One of the remaining outliers is in the agricultural sector. Sun, wind, and rain don’t deter the people that bring food […]