Product Briefs

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    Product Watch: 23-Gauge Pinner

    A 23-gauge pinner is perfect for fastening small returns and delicate pieces that would be destroyed by a brad nailer. Cadex, known for well-made and feature-laden guns, has just released the CP23.30, a low-price alternative to some of its fancier tools.

     
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    Product Watch: Feature-Rich Finish Gun

    Bostitch recently upgraded its 15-gauge finish nailer with an eye toward making life easier for the trim carpenter. The gun has a small, thumb-operated blowgun for clearing away dust and debris and a small battery-powered LED on the nose.

     
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    Product Watch: Reliable Hammer Tacker

    If it weren't for hammer tackers, the tedious task of applying felt paper and housewrap would be intolerable. As part of Arrow's new RED line, the HT50iRED has a bottom-loading mechanism that the maker says tightly secures the staples and makes jamming less likely than in rear-loading models.

     
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    Product Watch: Thor's Hammer

    Framing hammers take a lot of abuse, and after a while their striking surfaces can start to break down. To prolong the life of the Hardcore Hammer, its maker recessed the waffle face (made from hardened steel) slightly from the head's smooth outer ring.

     
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    Product Watch: Twin-Trigger Flooring Stapler

    With the Hitachi N2503AF you can install thin wood flooring without having to contort yourself into awkward positions to hold the nose at the proper angle.

     
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    Fall 2010 Hot Finds

    Dual-Bevel Glide Miter Saw / Palm Nailer / Rotary Hammer / Impact Driver

     
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    Paslode CR175C Cordless Roofing Nailer

    Last week I was at the Remodeling Show in Baltimore, where I attended a demonstration of the CR175C, a new fuel-powered roofing gun from Paslode. With so many types of nailers having gone cordless, I had been wondering if and when someone would develop a workable gun for roofing.

     
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    Winter 2010 Hot Finds

     
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    Hot Finds: Senco Fusion Cordless Nailers

    Rather than rely on fuel cells, Senco's all-new Fusion cordless nailers operate on the same principle as pneumatic tools: compressed air.

     
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    Hot Find: Milwaukee Cordless Palm Nailer

    Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. has added a professional-grade battery-powered palm nailer (model 2458-20/21) to its 12-volt cordless M12 line.

     
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    Launch Time 2010: Bostitch Gas-Powered Finish Nailers

    Three all-new hose-free gas-powered finish nailers have been introduced, along with a hose-free gas framing nailer that is the first to use full round-head wire-weld nails, says Bostitch.

     
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    Launch Time 2010: Duo-Fast Construction Compact Pneumatic Tico Nailer

    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.

     
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    Rockler Model 31166 Corrugated Fastener Nailer

    Rather than build frames in place stick by stick, some trimmers assemble door and window casings on the floor and shoot them into place on the wall.

     
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    Senco Fusion Finish Nailer

    When I heard that Senco was introducing a new cordless finish nailer, I was both excited and skeptical — excited because I dislike using hoses, and skeptical because as a long-time user of cordless finish guns I am aware of their shortcomings.

     
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    Paslode PF150S-PP Hardware Nailer

    I have used or owned most of the metal-connector nailers on the market, so when I heard that Paslode was introducing a new, smaller Positive Placement tool, I was eager to try it.

     
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    Makita AC310H Compressor and Coil Nailers

    Makita brought a couple of its Japanese-market nailers to the U.S. and paired them up with a new compressor.

     
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    Grabber Joist Jaws

    Framers and deck builders struggling to position long joists can give themselves an extra hand with Joist Jaws by Grabber.

     
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    Bosch SN350-20F Framing Nailer

    When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.

     
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    Stinger CH38A Cap Stapler

    When Bosch introduced its first line of pneumatic nailers last spring, it claimed that the tools were 20 percent smaller and 10 percent more powerful than the competition.

     
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    Launch Time 2009: Stanley-Bostitch PN50 Mini Impact Nailer

    The PN50 Mini Impact Nailer is 60 percent smaller than most other pneumatic palm nailers but performs the same function, says the maker.

     
 
 
 
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