Specs are provided by each manufacturer and are not verified by Tools of the Trade.
CraftsmanWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
181774.3 pounds100 nails70 to 110 psiYes33 degrees
Craftsman 18177
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
I like the select-fire switch at the trigger. The depth-of-drive adjustment, while on the small side, is well placed. It opens easily for clearing jams. I also liked the balance, weight, and nail loading. The fit and finish were just a hair below perfect, but this is a nice tool.
Price
$199

Contact
Sears/Craftsman
800-377-7414
craftsman.com
DeWaltWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
D51275K3.9 pounds110 nails70 to 120 psiNo34 degrees
DeWalt D51275K
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
I like the smart depth-adjustment a lot. The attached tool hanger is great, and the safety lock on the trigger is a nice feature. The tool is well balanced and light. My only complaint is that you have to change the trigger to bump-fire.
Price
$199

Contact
DeWalt Industrial Tool
800-433-9258
dewalt.com
HitachiWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
NT65MA24.4 pounds100 nails70 to 120 psiYes34 degrees
Hitachi NT65MA2
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This is a great all-around tool. It is light, comfortable to hold, and is well balanced. The blow gun is one of the most creative features I've seen in a finish nailer. I like the select-fire trigger. It has good nail loading. better box.
Price
$210

Contact
Hitachi Power
Tools
800-829-4752
hitachipowertools.com
ISMWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
DA2505.8 pounds100 nails80 to 120 psiNo33 degrees
ISM DA250
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This tool worked dependably, sinking nails in hardwood and softwood consistently. The tool's weight is OK, but its poor balance made it feel heavier than it is. Its adjustments were stiff and I needed a tool to clear jams.
Price
$185

Contact
ISM Fastening Systems
800-378-3430
ismsys.com
MakitaWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
AF6325.5 pounds125 nails65 to 120 psiNo25 degrees
Makita AF632
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
5
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This is a solid, well-built, dependable performer. It is among the heaviest in the group, but it has nice balance. Its depth-of-drive adjustment works nicely. It has a basic features package, but the tool performs very well in all applications.
Price
$271

Contact
Makita USA
800-462-5482
makitatools.com
MaxWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
NF550/15-654.6 pounds100 nails70 to 100 psiYes34 degrees
Max NF550/15-65
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
6
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This is a nice performer. It has the easiest to use depth-adjustment and a select-fire trigger. It was a little nose heavy, and the jam clearing wasn't as easy as I'd like.
Price
$299

Contact
Max USA Corp.
800-223-4293
maxusacorp.com
Porter-CableWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
DA250B4.25 pounds100 nails70 to 120 psiNo34 degrees
Porter-Cable DA250B
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
7
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This tool's design is basic and dependable. The adjustments work well. I like the balance, and the weight is good for all-day use.
Price
$199?$229

Contact
Porter-Cable
800-487-8665
porter-cable.com
SencoWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
FinishPro4.4 pounds100 nails80 to 120psiNo34 degrees
Senco FinishPro
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
8
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This tool is a solid choice. I like the balance, weight, and feel. The adjustments are easy to work and the tool feels like it'll last through a tornado. I also like that it's oil-free, which saves time at setup.
Price
$239?$289

Contact
Senco
800-543-4596
senco.com
SpotnailsWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
XBA15644.2 pounds100 nails80 to 100 psiNo34 degrees
Spotnails XBA1564
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
9
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
The most compact tool of the bunch, it has nice balance and the weight is very low; however, my hands felt cramped when I held the tool and I found it too small for my liking.
Price
$200

Contact
Spotnails
800-873-2239
spotnails.com
Stanley-BostitchWeightFastener CapacityOperating PressureSelect-Fire TriggerCollation Angle
3.8 pounds130 nails70 to 120 psiNo25 degrees
Stanley-Bostitch
StoryID
501396
ToolNumber
10
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626998
Tester Comments
This tool is a home run. It's well balanced and the magnesium body makes it light and quite comfortable to hold all day. I really like the removable nail cartridge?a great innovation. It requires no oil, which saves a step.
Price
$199

Contact
Stanley-Bostitch
800-556-6696
stanleybostitch.com