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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Best Nail Gun for Anyone in 2021

When you ask who makes the best tools, the answers vary. It’s a long-held belief around here that the manufacturer with the best cordless drill doesn’t necessarily make the best miter saw. The same can be said for each type of nailer. In fact, the best nail gun in the various categories and styles we […]

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 […]

Arrow Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Pneumatic Brad Nailer

Arrow PT18G Takes Care of Your Light Work For small trim and interior molding work, the Arrow Pneumatic Brad Nailer looks promising. It’s light and durable, and it has those key features to make you more productive. Arrow PT18G Key Features The Arrow PT18G features a rubber non-marring tip to help keep your work surfaces […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18ga brad nailer

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18ga Brad Nailer 2746-21CT

The second-generation 18ga finish nailer from Milwaukee Tool boasts a whole new redesign. The new Milwaukee M18 FUEL 18ga Brad Nailer improves both visibility and the rate of fire. No small update, this tool truly feels and operates like a completely new tool. Using it at the 2019 Milwaukee NPS19 Media Event, we experienced fast […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer

Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer Review

Before I really get into this review, let me tell you a story. It’s called, “The Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailer: A Love Story in Three Short Paragraphs.” As an on-site, custom woodworker, the idea of “cutting the cord” has always appealed to me. Rather than having to drag out multiple tools from the van, making […]

Senco FinishPro 16XP Application

Senco FinishPro 16XP – More Power, Fewer Misfires

The new Senco FinishPro 16XP hopes to get your attention by tackling two sources of frustration – power and misfires. As always, the question is whether there’s a substantial change in the current model or if it’s just hype. Senco (now Kyocera Senco) is using what they call EX-Clear. This stamped spring latch system has […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
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 […]

Porter-Cable 20V Max Cordless Nailers PCC790LA_A1

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 […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
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. […]