By TOOLS OF THE TRADE Editors
The compact pneumatic 1-1/2-inch Tico Nailer (DF150S-TC) is designed to make fastening metal hangers to wood framing with framing-bracket nails faster and more efficient. Unlike tools that use nails to locate holes in the hangers, it has a locator probe that lets workers quickly and easily position nails in the metal hardware. Features include a built-in rafter hook, adjustable air exhaust, a cushion grip, and dry-fire lockout. The tool is designed to use paper-tape collated, bright, or galvanized nails in .131- and .148-shank diameters, and its single-strip magazine makes it more maneuverable in tight spots. Price: $360. 888-631-2020. www.duo-fastconstruction.com.