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HitachiWeightFastener Range (length and guage)Magazine CapacityTool Height (from nosepiece to exhaust plate)Tool Length (from tool body to end of air inlet fitting)Collation AngleDepth of Drive Adjustment
NR65AK6.2 lbs.1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches (.131, .148, .162)2244 nails (2 strips) 0 to 400 (loaded)13-3/16 inches17-5/8 inches34-degreeNo
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StoryID
501022
ToolNumber
1
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626601
Tester Comments
The NR65AK is a sleek, streamlined, downright good-looking tool. It's a breeze to fit into a 16-O.C. joist bay. Its nail-probe hanger-hole locator is excellent. The optional short magazine really makes it compact, but reduces your magazine capacity by half. It's the lightest tool in the category, is well balanced, and feels good. Hitachi thought this tool through and engineered it to set the standard for this category. On its own, I love this tool. Throw in the color-coded Tracker nails and I think it can't be beat.
Price
$389

Contact
800-829-4752
www.hitachi.com/powertools
PaslodeWeightFastener Range (length and guage)Magazine CapacityTool Height (from nosepiece to exhaust plate)Tool Length (from tool body to end of air inlet fitting)Collation AngleDepth of Drive Adjustment
5250/65S PP9 lbs.1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches (.131, .148, .162)44 to 48 nails (2 strips)13-5/8 inches12 inches30-degreeYes
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StoryID
501022
ToolNumber
2
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626601
Tester Comments
Paslode's probe-style hole locator is the best in the group. The probe is very visible, which means that even in awkward positions you can still place nails easily and accurately. It's a well-made, low-maintenance tool and worked perfectly; however, it's the heaviest tool in the group, which can make it somewhat tiring to use. Its code-stamped nails are a big plus.
Price
$399

Contact
800-682-3428
www.paslode.com
SencoWeightFastener Range (length and guage)Magazine CapacityTool Height (from nosepiece to exhaust plate)Tool Length (from tool body to end of air inlet fitting)Collation AngleDepth of Drive Adjustment
SN60MC7.7 lbs.1-1/2 to 2-1/2 inches (.131, .148, .162)30 nails12-13/16 inches14 inches18-degreeNo
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StoryID
501022
ToolNumber
3
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626601
Tester Comments
The SN60MC is solidly built and mechanically dependable. Working head on, it fired nails well; however, its nail probe system didn't support the nail well: If you pushed on it too hard the nail would shoot in at an angle, which concerned us in the field. Its body is compact, but it's hard to see the nail probe, especially in awkward positions.
Price
$499

Contact
800-543-4596
www.senco.com
Stanley-BostitchWeightFastener Range (length and guage)Magazine CapacityTool Height (from nosepiece to exhaust plate)Tool Length (from tool body to end of air inlet fitting)Collation AngleDepth of Drive Adjustment
N88RH-2MCN7.9 lbs.1-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches (.131, .148, .162)61 nails14-3/4 inches19-7/8 inches21-degreeYes (with framing nose)
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StoryID
501022
ToolNumber
4
ComponentId
tcm:78-1626601
Tester Comments
Stanley-Bostitch is on to something with this dual-purpose nailer. Built on a framing nailer's body, switching nosepieces makes it a hardware nailer in seconds. The tool-less nosepiece exchange works smoothly. A framing nailer is a lot of tool for joist and rafter bays, though, and, although it's light, it can be tough to move around. I wish they could slim it down and find a way to dummy-proof it a bit better, because I'll surely lose a small nosepiece. The tool went into full production in September.
Price
$549

Contact
800-782-6539
www.stanleyworks.com