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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.

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Milwaukee M18 Fuel 18-gauge finish nailer side

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18-gauge Finish Nailer Review

I run just about all my trim off an 18-gauge nailer. The head doesn’t leave a large divot, so you don’t have to double fill your nail holes. It’s perfect for case, base, chair rail, and crown molding—just about any type of trim in a residential environment. This is really my go-to tool. I’ve even hung pre-hung […]

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Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Finish Nailer Review

Cordless nailers have really picked up momentum in the last year. Even models by traditionally DIY brands have been heralded by Pros for the convenience they offer in leaving the compressor and hose behind. While the foundations were laid years ago, technology is reaching out to a point where cordless finish nailers can be both […]

Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer

Grex GC1850 Cordless Brad Nailer

The idea of getting rid of the hose and compressor for your nailer is nothing new. Fuel cell nailers have been around for a while and lithium-ion nailers have made heads turn the past few years. The problem with leaving the hose behind is that no one has come up with a really compact solution. […]

Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer in use

Porter-Cable 20V Max 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer

Porter-Cable Expands Cordless Nailer Line with 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer Following the recent launch of Porter-Cable’s 20V Max 18 Gauge Finish Nailers, a new 16 gauge model has been announced. This is great news for trim and finish carpenters looking for a more complete line before jumping into the battery platform. The new Porter-Cable […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers Family

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers Announced!

We knew that Milwaukee had some cordless finish nailers in the works, but we weren’t sure when we’d officially be given word on them. Today is that day, my friends. Milwaukee M18 Fuel Finish Nailers are taking advantage of brushless technology to lay claim as the first cordless nailers to consistently seat nails below flush […]

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Porter-Cable 20V Max Cordless Nailers

Porter-Cable 20V Max Cordless Nailers Announced with Two 18 Gauge Models We’re hanging out in Louisville checking out outdoor power equipment, but thanks to the magic of technology we’re really excited to tell you about the new Porter-Cable 20V Max Cordless Nailers that have just been announced! Porter-Cable is no stranger to nailers, but this is […]

DeWalt 20V Max Angled Finish Nailer

DeWalt 20V Max Angled Finish Nailer

Clint DeBoer and Mike Hurta were able to get their hands on the new DeWalt DCN660B 20V Max Angled Finish Nailer at the DeWalt media event earlier this year in Charlotte. In fact, our Editor-in-chief declared his love for this DeWalt cordless nailer publicly on Twitter. The new DeWalt DCN660B cordless 16 gauge angled finish nailer will be available this October. The […]

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Ridgid Hyperdrive 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Feature

Ridgid Hyperdrive 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review

As a finish carpenter by trade, a brad nailer is a very important tool in my box. I pull that nail gun out at least 5 times a week. But along with that lightweight pneumatic nailer, I have to lug my air compressor around and contend with the inevitably tangled mess of an air hose. […]