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Best Nailers Compared
Check out the best of the best nailers by type…
- Best BRAD Nailer
- Best FINISH Nailer
- Best FLOORING Nailer
- Best FRAMING Nailer
- Best PALM Nailer
- Best PIN Nailer
- Best ROOFING Nailer
What’s Hot – Bestselling Nail Guns and Staplers
Dewalt DC608K 18-Volt 18-Gauge 2-Inch Brad Nailer Kit (read review)
Senco PC0947/FP18KIT 18-Gauge Brad Nailer Compressor Combo Kit (read review)
Porter-Cable DA250C 1-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch 15-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (read review)
Senco FN65DA F-15 15 GA Fusion Finish Nailer (read review)
Senco FinishPro 42XP 15 Gauge 1-1/4-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch Finish Nailer (read review)
Paslode 902000 16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer (read review)
Dewalt D51257K 1-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch 16 Gauge Finish Nailer (read review)
Dewalt DC616K XRP Cordless 1-1/4-Inch – 2-1/2-Inch 16 Gauge Finish Nailer Kit (read review)
Paslode 901000 18 Gauge Finish Nailer (read review)
Bostitch FN1664K 16-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer (read review)
Bostitch MIIIFN 1-1/2- to 2-Inch Pneumatic Flooring Nailer (read review)
Bostitch MIIIFS 1-1/2-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Floor Stapler (read review)
Bynford Hardwood Flooring (Narrow crown staples such as Senco “L” etc) (read review)
Paslode CF325 Cordless Framing Nailer With Nail Kit (read review)
Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer (read review)
Grex P635 23 Gauge 1-3/8-Inch Length Headless Pinner (read review)
Bostitch HP118K 23-Gauge 1/2-Inch to 1-3/16-Inch Pin Nailer (read review)
Bostitch RN46 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer (read review)
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On a Tight Budget? How about a Nailer for less than a $100!
You can get a surprising number of nail guns and staplers for less than the $100 mark. In general they are not heavy duty professional standard tools, but they’ll do the trick if you have a one off project or an ongoing or ad hoc low usage requirement. We’ve collated a bunch over at Amazon.com if you are interested:
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Latest Nail Gun Reviews
Senco FramePro 602 Full Round Head Sequential Nailer Review Introduction: The Senco FramePro 602 is designed for comfort as well as nailing speed. It has an easily adjustable depth of drive feature and drives smooth shank nails from 2 to 3-1/2 inch long ring shank nails from 2 to 3 inch long. The nailer is easy to use and its magazine is shorter allowing the user a better line of sight when operating the nailing gun.
Senco FramePro 602 Full Round Head Sequential Nailer Technical Details
- Nailgun application: framing
- Nailgun type: Pneumatic
- Operating pressure: 80 to 120 psi
- Operating power: 869 inch per pounds
- Weight: 8.4 pounds
- Length: 13.25 inches
- Width: 4.17 inches
- Height: 20.00 inches
- Nail types: smooth or ring type shanks from 2 to 3-1/2 inch long, round or flat head, wire collated
- Payload: up to 75 nails
- Delivers the necessary power to drive nails into almost any kind of wood, including engineered lumber
- Designed for comfort and ease of use with better balance
- Delivers consistent power no matter how many nails are shot
- Dry fire lockout
Senco FramePro 602 Full Round Head Sequential Nailer Review
The Senco FramePro 602 nailer is one of the more stick nailing guns on the market. It is easy to handle and has a contoured, soft grip handle for comfort and its light weight helps to minimize arm, hand and shoulder fatigue, especially when operating the nailer for hours at a time. The exhaust vent is easily adjustable to keep the discharge of air and matter away from the work area and the users face. The depth of drive is also easily adjustable with a push button system. The depth of drive can be adjusted easily, on the fly and even while wearing work gloves. That saves down time while keeping production and efficiency high.
The professional contractor and remodeler find the Senco FramePro 602 nailer efficient and the right nailer for the job most of the time. The weekend home improvement warrior will appreciate the accuracy of the nailer and the added safety features such as the dry fire lockout capability.
The Senco FramePro 602 nailer is effective when framing, fencing, truss assembly, decking, subfloors and joist and rafter work. The nailer is bound to be the gun most often called upon to fulfill all the necessary framing needs. It does not matter if the project is big or small, the Senco FramePro 602 nailer is just right for any and all framing applications.
The Senco FramePro 602 is especially helpful when toe nailing in place. The toe nail tip has a saw tooth tip to grip the wood, without damaging the surface, and prevent slipping when driving the nails. The nailer accommodates smooth and ringed shanks in variable lengths to cover all applications.
The Senco FramePro 602 nailer works with any capacity compressor and works as efficiently with a 3 gallon compressor as it does with a 30 gallon compressor. The Senco FramePro 602 is also equipped with a male quick connector, twist on connection with a pressure removal connector. Only use the prescribed connections and tubing when operating the Senco FramePro 602 nail gun.
” I bought this nailer a couple of weeks after hurricane Katrina in preparation for the work ahead rebuilding some of my house. I’ve driven about 4000 nails and it has worked flawlessly. I’ve framed walls, hung sheathing, nailed decks and rafters. It has set every nail from 2″ to 3 1/4″ with no problems. I’ve also nailed some ceiling joist when the wood was too old/hard to nail by hand … no problems. I have not tried 3 1/2″ nails yet but from the performance I’ve experienced so far, I don’t expect those to be a problem.
The nailer has double fired on a couple of occasions but I was in tight situations where my arm movement was restricted and I’m sure that was the cause. I’ve read some really good reviews about Hitachi nailers but if I had it to do over I would buy the Senco FP602 again. I highly recommend this gun. ”
By J. Krebs, USA
A final Comment about the Senco FramePro 602 Full Round Head Sequential Nailer
The Senco FramePro 602 provides the power necessary to tackle just about any framing job, using almost any kind of lumber. The streamlined designed makes the Senco FramePro 602 efficient and easy to use. It can be used effectively by professionals as well as the everyday home improvement fan. The built in safety features such as the dry fire lock and the adjustable air vent takes away some level of danger while using the nailer. That doesn’t mean the user can just set caution and safety aside when using the nail gun. It means there are additional ways in place to help keep the user safe from injury.
The Senco FramePro 602 is often identified as the work horse of the tool box as it is the one tool that can fill multiple capabilities. The ease of filling the magazine and adjusting the nail depth drive makes the Senco FramePro 602 one of the more efficient nail guns on the market.
Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer Review Introduction: The Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 is a framing nailer that delivers consistent power and accurate nail placement. It is durably built – housed in a light weight magnesium body. The nailer has built in wear guards to protect it from wear and damage while out on the job site and to prolong its life and usefulness.
The Stanley Bostitch n89c-1 coil framing nailer can be used for almost any framing application by professional contractors or the everyday home owner who likes the challenge of a home improvement project. It is the perfect nail gun for pallet and crating, bridging, decks, truss work, fencing, sheathing, framing or masonry applications.
Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Technical Details
- Nailgun application: framing nailer
- Nailgun type: Pneumatic
- Operating pressure: 70 to 120 psi with ¼ inch NPT thread fitting
- Driving power: 1,050 inch per pounds
- Weight: 9.5 pounds
- Length: 14 inches
- Width: 12.25 inches
- Height: 5.50 inches
- Nail types: 15° coil framing fasteners from 2 to 3-1/2 inches long with a shank diameter of 0.099 to 0.148 inch
- Payload: up to a maximum of 300 nails
- Delivers sufficient power to drive nails into any type of wood, including engineered lumber
- Delivers consistent power on every shot
- Adjustable exhaust vent
- Push button nail depth set
Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer Review
The Stanley Bostitch n89c-1 nailer is a light weight nailing gun, but it is tough and durable and able to take the punishment a construction site can deliver. Its 300 nail capacity makes it the right tool to make any framing event productive. It has a pistol grip handle designed for comfort and to relieve arm and hand stress, strain and fatigue.
The nail gun has an adjustable air vent to keep exhaust and construction residue away from the users face and out of the work area. Changing the filter regularly will help keep the inner workings of the nail gun clean and prevents degradation of the nail gun. The Stanley Bostitch n89c-1 nailer also features an adjustable nail set guide that is activated by a push button system. Its compact design, due to the coil rather than stick design, and size makes it the right nail gun for tight places such as attic areas and working between joists and rafters.
The nail depth adjustment can be set simply by a push button operation, minimizing down time when shifting gears. The different length of nails that can be used make the Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer and all around nailing gun ready to address any fastening application easily and dependably.
The Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer works well with any compatible compressor, no matter the capacity and the quick connect hose lowers the degree of difficulty considerably when setting up the nailing gun for use. The nailer is also equipped with a ¼” male quick connector, twist on connection with a pressure removal connector. Only use the prescribed connections and tubing when operating the nail gun.
The Bostitch N89C also features a nail trigger lock to prevent accidental firings and possible injury to the user or anyone in the area. The gun also has built in wear guards to minimize wear and tear on the gun and preserve its integrity and longevity.
” Just bought this gun after my old bostitch stick nailer died. I must say this thing is amazing.
As a contractor, I love the features it has. It feels well balanced and is easier to fit in smaller spaces than the traditional stick nailer. I like how I can set it down on its face when im working, I just grab it and go. no laying down and picking up.
A bonus feature that I did not expect nor does the write up tell you about is that It comes with a factory rafter hook that is well placed.
The only thing I can say bad is that it didn’t come with a case, not really a big deal but here on the coast rust is a problem so I like to keep tools in their cases.”
Cant go wrong with this gun.
By Mike, USA
Great Framing Nailler
” This review is from: Stanley Bostitch N89C-1 Coil Framing Nailer (Tools & Home Improvement)
This framing gun is everything I expected it to be. I like the coil nailers better than the stick nailers because they are much easier to work with in tight areas. Not to mentioned the N89C-1 is capable of driving 16d nails which was the advantage of the stick nailers before. Amazon’s great price and fast shipping just makes everything that much better.
Note: The framing gun comes with two triggers “Smart” (Black Trigger) and “Sequential” (Gray trigger). I left the “Smart” trigger on as that is what I have always used. Some people like to change out the triggers because of the possibility of a double fire if the gun hits the surface twice. If you can control the gun and not let it bounce back after the recoil you shouldn’t have any problems with double firing. ”
By Macguyver, USA
Final Comment about Stanley Bostitch N89C-1
Despite its heft due to the 300 nail capacity, it is the nail gun for any job. Its compact size makes it easy to work in small or tight areas and still deliver nailing action with speed and accuracy. The nailer is equipped with a rafter hook that allows the gun to be placed on a nail and out of the way, rather than put it down and risk kicking or stepping on it.
The 300 nail capacity lends itself nicely to production and in construction time is money and production is defined by time. The nailer is found to shoot and drive nails accurately every time and seldom jams or misfires. The major selling point for a pneumatic nail gun is they have fewer moving parts and few parts means less to wear out or damage from constant use at a busy project construction site or a weekend do it yourself project.
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Paslode S200-S16 Framing Stapler Review Introduction: The Paslode S200 S16 is a pneumatic driven stapler designed to increase speed and productivity when framing. The gun drives 16 gauge staples from ¾ inch to 2 inches long. It is a ½ inch crown air powered stapler that is light weight and just the right fastener for vinyl siding, insulation, soft wall sheathing, roof sheathing and floor decking. It is a top loading stapler and holds two strips of staples.
Being compact in size, it is a convenient tool to bring around the construction site or use around the home. The Paslode S200 is just right for everyday use and is rugged enough to stand up to such wear and tear. Professional contractors, as well as the weekend do it yourself warrior, find it a useful fastener, as it fulfills multiple needs.
Paslode S200-S16 Framing Stapler Technical Details
- Power source: air powered
- Stapler type: Pneumatic
- Operating pressure: 80 to 120 psi
- Air required: 100 psi
- Weight: 4.9 pounds
- Length: 12 inches
- Width: 4.5 inches
- Height: 10.75 inches
- Staple length: ¾” to 2”
- Payload: 150, double strip
- Staple load type: top load magazine style
- Features nail lock
Paslode S200-S16 Framing Stapler Review
The Paslode S200 is a work horse when it comes to performing framing work. The Paslode S200 shoots 12 staples per second and with the 150 staple, two magazine capacity, there is sufficient capacity to performing stapling events and make the project easy to complete in a timely manner. The improved bumper geometry was designed for consistent low pressure return during rapid fire stapling that avoids the staple double jumping, impeding the flow of the work.
The upper piston has been redesigned to eliminate the valves from experiencing seizure under adverse conditions such as humidity, high heat and excessive dust. The stapler is designed with comfort in mind. The well balanced design reduces arm and hand fatigue during marathon stapling sessions, allowing the user to exert consistent production. The handle is designed with a soft grip and it’s contoured to better fit the user’s hand comfortably and reduce carpal tunnel syndrome.
The nose of the stapler has a clear zone making it easier to clear out jams quickly and with little down time. The top load feature is ideal for quick load maneuvers.
The magazine is a slide out, end loaded compartment that is easy to open with one hand. The magazine slides in and the end cap is secured with a twist of bolt. The magazine compartment is durable and will stand up to the wear and tear of constant staple loading. The magazine protects the staples from damage and clean from dirt and grime.
The Paslode s200-s16 framing nailer is suitable for everyday use and its rugged construction assures the user of a long and productive life.
The Paslode s200-s16 framing nailer works with a 3 gallon compressor as efficiently as it does with a 30 gallon compressor. The staple gun is also equipped with a male quick connector, twist on connection with a pressure removal connector. It is important to use only the prescribed connections and tubing when operating the nail gun.
“I used the Paslode S200-S16 primarily on one project and it worked flawlessly! I installed medium shakes on a gabled gazebo roof and the gable ends as well. I give it a 5+ stars! I also used it to replace some fence boards and it worked perfectly there too. I don’t think the other reviewer was fair in review of the gun if he was having compressor issues. Have a competent compressor dialled in and this will work flawlessly.”
By A. Klee, USA
A final Comments about Paslode S200-S16 Framing Stapler
The Paslode s200-s16 framing nailer is an alternative to using a nailing gun, when nails are not necessary. The staple gun is light weight, making it comfortable to use and is air powered to give the staples the punch they need to fire and penetrate accurately.
The contoured handle and soft grip offers a great deal of comfort and minimizes arm, shoulder and hand fatigue. The staple magazine opens and closes easily, making it quick and easy to load and get back to work without a lot of down time. The nail stapler is efficient to use as it has finger and thumb operated controls making working with the gun efficient. The Paslode s200-s16 framing nailer features nail lock capabilities to prevent accidental firing.
If the stapler jams, it is easy to clear because of the redesigned clear zone, which makes maintenance very easy. The stapler also shoots 12 staplers per second, making it a production machine and with limited down time, it has the capability to be the work horse of all the staple guns.
The Surebonder 9772 Pneumatic 21 Degree Round Head 3-1/2 inch Framing Nailer introduction: The Surebonder 9772 nailer is used in framing and drives collated nails made of plastic from 2 inches to 3-1/2 inches long. The nailer is light weight and made of rugged cast aluminum construction that withstands everyday construction site punishment. The nailer has a soft handle with contoured grip to minimize hand and arm fatigue when nailing for hours at a time.
This is the ideal nailing tool for fastening siding, decking, fencing, roof decking, subflooring, sheathing and any other kind of framing. The nailer comes with a high impact, plastic, durable carrying case, hex wrench and lubricating oil. Keeping the nailer properly lubricated will preserve the inner workings of the nailer.
Surebonder 9772 Pneumatic Framing Nailer Technical Details
- Nailgun application: framing
- Power source: air powered
- Nailgun type: pneumatic
- Operating pressure: 80 to 100 psi, with a maximum of 120 psi
- Weight: 8.2 pounds
- Length: 18.11 inches
- Width: 14.60 inches
- Height: 3.94 inches
- Nail types: Round head and fastener sizes from 2 inches to 3-1/2 inches in diameter
- Payload: 75 nails per strip
- Contains enough power to drive nails into any kind of lumber including engineered lumber
- Compact, durable body is designed for balance, hand fit and style
- Delivers consistent power with every shot, assuring straight and effective nail placement
Surebonder 9772 Pneumatic 21 Degree Round Head 3-1/2 inch Framing Nailer Review
The Surebonder 9772 nailer is just the right nailing tool for framing projects including sheathing, subflooring, siding, fencing and roof decking. The Surebonder is ruggedly built and streamlined to be lighter in weight and easier and more comfortable to use. The body is made of cast aluminum which gives the nail gun durability. It has built in safety mechanism to prevent accidental firing and it has a soft grip, contoured handle for comfortable use.
The nailgun uses 21 degree plastic collated nails, as well as plastic collated round head nails made by other manufacturers. The gun operates at a pressure of 60 to 100 psi and has a maximum operating pressure of 120 psi. The nails shoot straight and true and rarely jam. The Surebond holds 75 nails at a time and are housed in a magazine that keeps them protected from damage before being fired.
The Surebond has an adjustable depth drive and air exhaust cover. The depth drive can be changed by hand rather than with a wrench, minimizing down time when switching gears during the project. The nailer also features sequential or bump fire operation, depending on the application and the nailer is outfitted with a protective tip to avoid damaging any wooden surface while nailing.
The Surebonder 9772 nailer works with a 3 gallon compressor, however, higher capacity compressors may also be used. The nailer is also equipped with a male quick connector, twist on connection with a pressure removal connector. Only use the prescribed connections and tubing when operating the nail gun.
The air filter is designed to remove contaminants and moisture from the compressed air. Changing the air filter regularly will keep the power at optimum levels and prolong the life of the nail gun. This will also preserve the integrity of the nail gun.
I bought this gun to finish my basement and have put 1000 2 3/8ths inch ringed nails through it without 1 jam. The gun really drives the nails well and it uses the paper collated which is great because you dont have the plastic flying around. Would definitely recommend. I dont know how it would stand up to commercial use but for a do it yourselfer like me it is great!
By Brian B, USA
Surebonder Nailer is a keeper!!
Buying the Surebonder 9772 Framing Nailer has been a great investment at a fraction of the cost compared to other brands. I used it to build my deck and it worked beautifully. You can’t beat the price.
By Fran, USA
Final Comments about the Surebonder 9772 Pneumatic Framing Nailer
Professional contractors or do it yourselfers find the Surebonder 9772 nailer the right nail gun for the job. It is user friendly and designed for durability, efficiency and comfort. It delivers the right amount of power to nail almost any kind of wood with ease and precision.
The contoured handle and soft grip offers a great deal of comfort to minimize arm and hand fatigue. The nail magazine opens and closes with a flip of the switch and loads easily and quickly. The nail gun is efficient to use as it has finger and thumb operated controls making working with the gun efficient. The gun features nail lock capabilities to prevent accidental firing.
The Surebonder 9772 nailer is sure to become the go to piece of equipment on any framing project. Its state of the art design will make it the work horse of the tool box and adds efficiency to any project.