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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Ridgid R175RNF Coil Roofing Nailer

What to Look for in a Pro Roofing Nailer

It’s a safe bet that most nails driven on modern construction sites aren’t put there by a hammer. Framing and roofing nailers have made the job faster and easier, so it’s no surprise they get put in the game while hammers ride the bench—at least for the bulk of the work. We compared the best framing […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

The light and compact Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer fits in tighter spaces than its competitors and improves upon manual metal framing hardware installation by a long shot. We’re using it to construct a porch over a home’s front door by tying into the existing roof – let’s show you how it works. Pros Notably light […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
DeWalt pin nailer loading

DeWalt DWFP2350K 23-gauge Pin Nailer Review

The DeWalt DWFP2350K 23-gauge pin nailer is an exceptionally well-designed pinner that easily installs finer workpieces while eliminating the need to fill nail holes. It’s also great for attaching small trim pieces and reducing the amount of touchup required before painting. I’ve put the finishing touches on several projects with it and found it easy […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Everwin Coil Framing Nailer FCN90

Everwin Coil Framing Nailer FCN90

The Everwin Coil Framing Nailer dubs itself the most compact 3-1/2 inch coil framing nailer on the market. The FCN90 model number differs slightly from the 2017 Pro Tool Innovation Award-winning FCN90L, which is the lightest coil framer available. Our crew put this Everwin framing tool to the test on many jobs over the last few […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita AN924 framing nailer

Makita AN924 Framing Nailer

We used the new Makita AN924 Framing Nailer on several jobs over a period of several weeks including a complete home remodel. The work required the construction and modification of more than a few stud walls. Having used a Hitachi NR90AE nailer for over a decade, the Makita AN924 held its own as a powerful […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Ridgid 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer

Ridgid 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer with Clean Drive R250AFF

The Ridgid R250AFF 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer with Clean Drive is part of their latest series of finish nailers featuring a tighter drive track to reduce the number of jams and misfires you get. Pros Clean Drive track reduces jams Easy access for jam clearing Smooth thumbwheel depth adjustments Narrow nose design improves shot placement […]

Best Framing Nailer Shootout and Review: Pneumatic and Cordless

Best Framing Nailer Reviews and Head-to-Head Results 2021

Finding the best framing nailer for your work means different things to different Pros. Are you a framer or a remodeler? Is price the biggest issue, or is it driving power, weight, or recoil? No matter what your priorities, chances are our Pro team has considered it in this head-to-head review. Of course, we put […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Senco Stapler

Senco 16-Gauge 1-Inch Crown Heavy Wire Stapler

If you hear the word “stapler” and don’t get a vision of Milton from the cult classic “Office Space”, you may have just found your next movie rental. But today we’ve got an entirely different kind of stapler meant for an entirely different line of work. Instead of Milton’s soul-numbing paper collation, the Senco 16-Gauge 1-Inch Crown Heavy […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer

Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer F58A RHN20-90C SCR Review

I’ve been building for years, but I’ve never used a Fasco product. Until now, I’ve been content with my reliable Hitachi nailer to help me frame out the bones of one structure after the next. Well, today I’ve got my hands on the newest Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer. Fasco, originally an Italian company known for […]

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 […]