Product Briefs

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    Paslode CS150 Cap Stapler

    A few years ago, I tested some of the new pneumatic cap staplers and cap nailers that had come on the market. Then Paslode introduced the CS150 cap stapler earlier this year, and I decided to try it out, too.

     
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    Ridgid R250AF18 Finish Nailer

    Ridgid's new R250AF18 15-gauge finish nailer runs on a compact 18-volt lithium ion battery pack and weighs 2 pounds less than the competition, says Ridgid.

     
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    Stanley-Bostitch CPACK300 Combination Kit

    Bostitch's CPACK300 combination kit packages three finish tools with a 6-gallon oil-free pancake compressor and a hose.

     
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    Hitachi Nailers and Staplers

    Hitachi has entered the floor-fastening market with five new nailers and staplers.

     
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    Tiger Claw Semi-Automatic Hidden Deck Fastener Installation Gun

    Using hidden deck-fastening hardware makes for a neater-looking composite deck but takes longer than using face-installed screws.

     
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    Power Tank CO2 System

    After years of hauling around a compressor, it occurred to me that for the number of nails I need to drive, I could run my guns off the same Power Tank I used to inflate the tires of my off-road vehicle.

     
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    Duo-Fast Paper Tape Framing Nails

    Collated strip nails for 20-degree full round-head framing nailers are typically held together by rigid plastic strips that can transform into mini projectiles and pile up underfoot like so many ball bearings.

     
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    September's Hot Finds

    Crank For Framing / Auto Feed Cap Stapler

     
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    Hot Finds: Nailer-Driven Screws / Wireless Layout

    Get the speed of a nailer and the holding power of screws with NailScrews new fasteners.

     
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    Arrow Fastener CT50 Cordless Staple Gun

    Featuring a 10.8-volt lithium-ion battery, the CT50 cordless staple gun drives up to 1,500 staples on a single charge, says the maker,

     
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    Launch Time: Stanley-Bostitch 16-Gauge Finish Nailer

    It's hard to find a feature or option not available on the new 16-Gauge Finish Nailer (model FN1664K) from Stanley-Bostitch.

     
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    Launch Time: Senco Coil Siding Nailer

    A new lightweight Coil Siding Nailer (model SCN49) from Senco drives smooth, ring, and screw shank nails in wire-weld or plastic sheet collation.

     
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    Hot Finds: National Nail Stinger Auto Feed Cap Stapler

    National Nail's new Stinger CH38A builds on its predecessor with automatic feeding of plastic caps; just smack and go, like the fast action of a hammer tacker.

     
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    Hot Finds: Wood Ratchet Framing Tool

    Invented by a framer from little more than a truck's chain load binder, this tool has spiked steel plates on each end that you can hammer quickly onto separated wood frame sections.

     
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    Hot Finds: Universal Charger / Truss-Setting Platform / Power Buggy / Siding/Fencing Nailer

     
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    Paslode PowerFramer 350S

    Paslode has given its new nailer — the PowerFramer 350S — a whole new design.

     
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    Senco SCN49 Coil Siding Nailer

    At just over 5 pounds and with adjustable depth-of-drive, the Senco SCN49 coil siding nailer accepts wire and plastic collated nails from 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches.

     
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    New Framing Guns from DeWalt and Senco

    Recently I tested two nailers introduced in 2008. In keeping with the trend toward more compact framing guns, the SN902XP is Senco's smallest, lightest framer yet. DeWalt's D51850, by contrast, is larger and heavier than any of the company's previous models.

     
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    Stinger Cap Hammer

    When the Stinger CH38 Cap Hammer came out, I bought two — even though I already owned a pneumatic cap stapler.

     
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    Launch Time 2005

    This month members of the tool industry will descend on Baltimore for the annual convention and trade show of the Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA), an organization made up of manufacturers and distributors of construction/industrial products. The benefits for you and...

     
 
 
 
 
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