|Craftsman||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|18177||4.3 pounds||100 nails||70 to 110 psi||Yes||33 degrees|
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.
|DeWalt||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|D51275K||3.9 pounds||110 nails||70 to 120 psi||No||34 degrees|
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.
DeWalt Industrial Tool
|Hitachi||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|NT65MA2||4.4 pounds||100 nails||70 to 120 psi||Yes||34 degrees|
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.
|ISM||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|DA250||5.8 pounds||100 nails||80 to 120 psi||No||33 degrees|
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.
ISM Fastening Systems
|Makita||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|AF632||5.5 pounds||125 nails||65 to 120 psi||No||25 degrees|
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.
|Max||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|NF550/15-65||4.6 pounds||100 nails||70 to 100 psi||Yes||34 degrees|
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.
Max USA Corp.
|Porter-Cable||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|DA250B||4.25 pounds||100 nails||70 to 120 psi||No||34 degrees|
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.
|Senco||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|FinishPro||4.4 pounds||100 nails||80 to 120psi||No||34 degrees|
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.
|Spotnails||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|XBA1564||4.2 pounds||100 nails||80 to 100 psi||No||34 degrees|
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.
|Stanley-Bostitch||Weight||Fastener Capacity||Operating Pressure||Select-Fire Trigger||Collation Angle|
|3.8 pounds||130 nails||70 to 120 psi||No||25 degrees|
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.