Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer Review

Hitachi NR65AKS nailer review introduction. The Hitachi NR65AKS is full of features; the nailer will actually let you use a nail as a guide with out doing any damage to the rest of the collation. The lightweight 5.5 pound nailer delivers an impressive power output to nail through any strapping on the job site. Plus it’s made by Hitachi, a leader in the design and manufacture of nail guns.

Hitachi NR65AKS Review







Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer specifications

  • Nail gun application:  Strap Nailing
  • Power source: Compressed Air / Pneumatic
  • Weight: 5.5 pounds
  • Unit height: 5 inches
  • Unit Length: 19 inches
  • Unit Width: 15.5 inches
  • Color: Silver and Black
  • Fastener collation: Plastic collated
  • Fastener Depth Control: N/A
  • Maximum fastener size: 2.5 inches
  • Minimum fastener size: 1.5 inches
  • Nail type: Strap nails
  • Nail gauge: .148 gauge to .162 gauge nails
  • Magazine size: N/A
  • Air Inlet: 3/8 of an inch
  • Magazine angle: 36 degrees
  • Warranty: 7 year limited warranty
  • Operating Pressure: 80 – 120 PSI

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Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer Review

The Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer is full of well though out engineering designs. To begin with the tool is one of the slimmest in its class, allowing tight squeezes into almost any spot. The 5.7 pound nailer promotes easy maneuverability and is easy on your arms and back. The NR65AKS also has an incorporated adjustable air deflector, allowing the user to point exhaust gases in any direction they please.

It is is designed with a sequential firing mechanism in order to ensure nails are placed exactly where you want them. The dry fire lock out feature prevents unnecessary wear and tear on the nailer as well as ensures the piece your nailing stays in place. A uniquely designed nosepiece allows the user to aim the nailgun with the actually nail, with out doing any damage to the collation or nail gun.

The 36 degree angled magazine loads from the rear and accepts nails from lengths of 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches. Acceptable nail diameter ranges from .148 to .162. The air inlet is conveniently located on the bottom of the tool and accepts 3/8 of an inch air hose. The nose is easily clear with no tools, and a racket style grip makes holding onto the Hitachi NR65AKS nail gun is no problem.

The Hitachi NR65AKS strap nailer is perfect for strap-tite, joist hangers, truss ties, and truss hangers for floors. The nailer has quite some kick to it due to the powerful pneumatic design. Included in the box is a pair of safety goggles and a couple handy wrenches.

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Final Thoughts about the Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer

The Hitachi NR65AKS Nailer is an excellent choice for metal strapping applications. This nail gun is designed for heavy-duty abuse on the construction site and will handle almost anything you can throw at it. During our tests our unit performed flawlessly with out any hiccups, jams, or misfires. The dry fire lock out system performs exactly as described. Over all this is a well built tool.

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