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Tis' the season to surprise your favorite woodworker or craftsman with the latest and greatest new tools and accessories. This year, we've included our top five picks that are certain to make for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Check out Nail Gun Depot's top gift ideas for the holidays, and steal a deal for yourself, family and friends.
A true stocking stuffer in price and size, grab Grex's all-new edge guide and enjoy precision nailing with most Grex 23 gauge micro pinners, or 18 gauge Grex brad nailers. Available in two models, the FT230.1 is fitted to work with most Grex 23 gauge micro pin nailers, including the P635, P645, P645L, P650 and P650L; while the FT180.1 18 gauge edge guide supports both the Grex 1850GB "Green Buddy," as well as the new GC1850 cordless brad nailer. Both edge guides retail on Nail Gun Depot for $25 plus shipping, OR can be obtained for FREE when purchasing any participating Grex holiday promo bundle with respective tool and sample fasteners. Holiday bundles are limited-time and limited-quantity items, so be sure to grab a kit before they're gone!
Looking to charge things up? A Dewalt FLEXVOLT battery may be the perfect accessory for your favorite woodworker. Don't let the $155 price "shock" you, Dewalt's FLEXVOLT System is setting a new industry standard. The DCB606 FLEXVOLT 6.0 Ah battery pack is the first of its kind, powering 20V MAX tools, 60V MAX tools and 120V MAX tools; and offering three times the power compared to the DCB9096 18V battery, and four times longer run time than the DCB201 1.5 Ah battery packs. Needless to say, we had to include it on our list. Just make sure you have a corresponding Dewalt cordless tool to use your FLEXVOLT battery with.
When it comes to electric staplers, Fasco's Maestri 7C-16 (63100) rules the roost. Designed with reinforced fiberglass and offering a super durable body, the 7C-16 electric stapler maximizes power and speed. Don't take our word for it, this electric upholstery stapler can fire up to 100 staples a minute! Users also benefit from a removable front plate for jams, rear-loading magazine with feeder, large trigger, and a safety device to prevent accidental firing. This 3/8” crown electric stapler is excellent for frame and picture construction, door and window frames, decorative trim, moldings, upholstery, furniture repair, cable sheathing, carpeting and more. Truly a multi-purpose device, get your own 7C-16 on Nail Gun Depot, now available for a limited-time at $149 - while supplies last. And, don't forget to add a Spotnails P-97482 heavy-duty upholstery staple remover to complete the ensemble.
For the bundler, Senco is covering Christmas with their limited-edition 3-Tool Finish & Trim Combo Kit. Only available until supplies are depleted, the Senco 1Y0060N finish combo kit is perfect for all of your finish and trim woodworking and cabinetry projects. The kit comes complete with a FinishPro 35 15 gauge finish nailer, FinishPro 18 brad nailer, SLS18 finish stapler, and canvas tool bag for storage. The best part? You currently can get all this for a special $199 extended Cyber Weekend price! And, Nail Gun Depot is throwing in a FREE Senco PC0489 Blow Gun if you order before December 23rd. Whether you give this gift to yourself - or someone else - we doubt it will disappoint.
If you're shopping high-end for the holidays, our premium pick for gift giving this year is none-other than Hitachi's new lineup of lithium-ion cordless finish nailers. Available in extremely limited quantities before January 1st, this exclusive new series includes the NT1850DE 18-Gauge 2” Cordless Brad Nailer, the NT1865DM 16-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Straight Finish Nailer, and the NT1865DMA 15-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Angled Finish Nailer. Lose the air hose, compressor and gas fuel cartridges; this series of Hitachi cordless finish nailers is powered exclusively by Hitachi’s all-new, upgraded 3.0Ah compact lithium-ion battery, which delivers comparable power at roughly half the weight. Not to mention, the battery is universal to all other Hitachi 18V Li-Ion slide type battery-powered tools. Pair that with Hitachi's Brushless motor technology, which adds longer run time, reduces maintenance, and improves durability - and we see each of these tools making for a happy New Year. The driving system used in these finish nailers is similar to Hitachi’s pneumatic line, featuring a unique air spring drive system that uses compressed air to drive each nail. This results in zero ramp up time, increased shooting speed, recoil that feels like a pneumatic nailer, quicker response time between fastener shots, better flush driving- even at an angle, and easy maintenance. And if you aren't sold yet, Hitachi is even supporting these tools with a limited-lifetime warranty for complete peace of mind.
Ready to start shopping? Don't forget to order early and avoid the last minute holiday rush.
So, which of these items do you hope to find under the tree this year?
~Wishing A Happy Holiday Season From The Team At Nail Gun Depot
Get up-close and personal with the Paslode CF325XP cordless framing nailer in this four video series. Learn about the tool's key applications, how to maximize productivity with it, and how you can benefit from the technical features on this Paslode framing nailer.
~ The Team At Nail Gun Depot
Nail Gun Depot's CYBER WEEKEND SALE Starts Friday November 25th. Preview The Deals Here:
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~The Team At Nail Gun Depot
If you haven't heard, we've moved! As many of you already know, 2016 has been a BIG year for Nail Gun Depot. In the shadow of our 15th Anniversary celebration last year, we launched a brand-new, mobile optimized website last spring, expanded our already expansive online product lineup for the summer, and have now extended our physical footprint - by 40,000 square feet - to round out the year.
Our new headquarters and fulfillment center, located at 1740 Carillon Blvd. in Cincinnati, is our largest location yet. Boasting an expansive 50,000 square foot structure, our new facility includes a full-service repair center, corporate offices and call center, a showroom, and a spacious distribution and fulfillment center.
As always, expect the same great service as before. Our website, phone and email will all remain the same, as we transition into our new home.
So, what does this mean for you?
With a larger distribution center, we will now have the ability to stock more products and maintain a greater inventory. Stay tuned to NailGunDepot.com for inventory additions, and be sure to subscribe to the Nail Gun Network for the latest product news and updates!
On behalf of everyone at Nail Gun Depot, thank you for your continued business. We look forward to growing with you in the years ahead.
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot
Hitachi Power Tools committed to cutting the cord, when they announced the newest additions to their finish nailer lineup last week. The brand proudly introduces a new series of battery-powered cordless, Brushless models; the NT1850DE 18-Gauge 2” Cordless Brad Nailer, the NT1865DM 16-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Straight Finish Nailer, and the NT1865DMA 15-Gauge 2-1/2” Cordless Angled Finish Nailer. All will be available starting January 2017. This series combines Hitachi’s reputation for quality pneumatic nailers, with its unique Lifetime Tool Warranty on cordless products, to deliver the quality and performance customers demand from Hitachi.
Get more done with less, and experience total fastening freedom with Hitachi. Lose the air hose, the compressor and gas fuel cartridges. This series of Hitachi cordless finish nailers is powered exclusively by Hitachi’s all-new, upgraded 3.0Ah compact lithium-ion battery, which delivers comparable power at roughly half the weight. This new battery has the same capacity as a conventional 3.0Ah Li-Ion battery, but benefits from a shortened height - nearly ¾ of an inch - and weighing 0.6 lbs. less (compared to Hitachi's previous battery), making the work experience lighter, more comfortable and more convenient. These batteries are also equipped with Hitachi’s Multiplex Protection Circuit to prevent over-load, over-charge and over-discharge, which further extends the lifetime of the battery. Add the fact they are fully compatible with all other Hitachi 18V Li-Ion slide type tools, for even more flexibility across Hitachi’s cordless line. Each Hitachi cordless finish nailer comes with one 3.0Ah lithium ion battery.
The battery charger (model UC18YFSL) cools the battery during the charging cycle to prevent overheating, and comes with a red light indicator to clearly indicate the stage of charging the battery has achieved.
Moving past the battery, all cordless nailers in this series also feature Hitachi's Brushless motor technology; for longer run time, less maintenance and increased durability. The driving system used is similar to Hitachi’s pneumatic line, featuring a unique air spring drive system that uses compressed air to drive each nail. This results in zero ramp up time, increased shooting speed, recoil that feels like a pneumatic nailer, quicker response time between fastener shots, better flush driving- even at an angle, and easy maintenance.
Each finish nailer comes with an on-tool battery charge indicator and easily adjustable tool-less depth-of-drive dial - perfect for adapting to woods of varying density. Additionally, each has a selective actuation switch that lets the user select between sequential mode or bump fire mode, when rapid nailing is preferred. A convenient tool-less, easy-to-clear nose makes it quick and simple to extract a nail should one jam during use.
An integrated pivoting belt hook adds convenience, and can be adjusted to fit on either side of the nailer (excludes the NT1865DMA). A no-mar nose cap protects the work surface from markings, while narrow nose pieces help facilitate nail placement in hard to reach areas and tight corners. A built-in LED light on each nailer comes in handy when working low light areas. Ergonomically formed, a soft grip handle is designed for comfort during extended use. For added safety, located on the control panel at the base of the handle is a power button. When activated, the nailer is ready for use. It automatically shuts off power after 30 minutes of inactivity. Also, a side-lock switch is incorporated to prevent accidental firing. To sum things up, Hitachi went the extra mile to ensure these cordless finish and brad guns are durable, safe and easy to use.
To further support that notion, Hitachi is offering a Lifetime Lithium-Ion Tool Warranty on each of these cordless, Brushless finish nailers. A 2-year Lithium-Ion Battery Warranty and 1-year Lithium-Ion Charger Warranty are also included, for ultimate peace of mind.
The NT1850DE cordless 18-gauge brad nailer accepts a versatile 5/8” to 2” range of 18-gauge brad nails. Tackle trim work, furniture assembly and other finish applications with ease, when using the Hitachi NT1850DE. At only 7.3 lbs, this brad nailer is lightweight, well-balanced, and capable of driving up to 1,650 nails per charge. A visual nail reload indicator located on the magazine turns yellow when nail quantities are getting low, to help prevent blank drives.
The NT1865DM cordless 16-gauge finish nailer runs 1” to 2-1/2” 16-gauge finish nails, making it the perfect choice for installation of molding, chair rails, cabinetry and other finish applications. Capable of driving up to 1,500 nails per charge, and weighing in at only 7.3 lbs, this cordless finish nailer is among the lightest in its class. A dry fire lock-out feature also prevents the Hitachi NT1865DM finish nailer from activation when the nail count is low.
Last, but certainly not least, the NT1865DMA cordless 15-gauge angled finish nailer drives a range of 15-gauge DA type angled finish nails from 1-1/4” to 2-1/2” in length. Not only is the Hitachi NT1865DMA capable of driving up to 1,100 nails per charge, but weighing in at only 7.5 lbs., this cordless finish nailer is also among the lightest in its class. Furthermore, the 34° angle of its magazine allows a user to reach into corners or tight spaces with ease; and an open magazine allows fasteners to be easily viewed, so blank drives can be avoided. As with the 16-gauge model, a dry fire lock-out prevents the NT1865DMA from activation when the nail count is low.
For the contractor, remodeler or weekend warrior seeking a quality cordless finish nailer to deliver convenience and reliable performance, look no further than Hitachi’s all-new cordless, Brushless lithium-ion finish nailers.
To learn more, we've included a brief video tutorial below:
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot
The Hitachi NR90AE(S1) air-powered, round head framing nailer, drives plastic collated strip nails from 2" to 3-1/2" in length. A new head guard design featuring exterior head bolts allows for easier disassembly, reducing downtime for maintenance. Comes with five-year manufacturer's warranty. At 7.5lbs, this Hitachi framing nailer is among the lightest in its class. Learn more about the Hitachi NR90AE(S1).
Construction contractors and building framers expect to get the most from their tools. The same tools they depend on everyday to get a job done on time and on budget - with quality fit and finish. But, which tools guarantee the best bang for your buck? Today, we take a look at Nail Gun Depot's top three framing nailers by customer choice. We'll get up-close and personal with each of these framing guns, looking at similarities and differences, all while offering a comprehensive profile for each featured tool.
We start with the Senco FramePro 325XP (4Z0101N). Featuring a lightweight and compact design, this Senco excels in all applications relevant to framing, sheathing, truss building, sub-flooring and deck building. Designed to drive clipped head, paper tape strip framing nails, this air-powered framing nailer was engineered to fit between studs and joists with ease - and it shows. This Senco framing nailer is easy to handle and maneuver, perfect for tricky corners and tight working conditions.
Oh, and did we mention it also uses less air to drive nails to their proper depth? Pair that with Senco's "TrueDrive" magazine, which reduces jams and mis-feeds, and we bet you'll fall in love at first drive. Senco backs the FramePro 325XP with a five-year XtremePro limited warranty, for added peace of mind.
Next, let's take a look at Paslode's third-generation CF325 cordless framing nailer, the CF325XP (905600). Replacing the previous generation CF325-Li (902600), Paslode's latest version of its hit cordless framing nailer definitely lives up to expectation - if not exceeding. As we've come to love with previous generation models, no hose or compressor is required - simply slide the tool's lithium ion battery into place, insert a Paslode orange framing fuel cell, and you're up and running. You'll find this Paslode framing nailer features all the great benefits of its predecessor, but with a generous 15% increase in driving power, low temperature usability (tool works in conditions down to 14 degrees Fahrenheit when using all-season fuel cell), and up to 50% longer run time per battery charge. Eligible for Paslode's 2 Year Service Promise [when registered properly with Paslode], and paired with a five-year limited warranty out-of-box, peace of mind shouldn't be an issue with this Paslode nailer.
Other features you'll enjoy on the Paslode 905600 include aggressive teeth for toe nailing, compact design (fits between 16″ o.c. studs, joists and roof trusses), battery standby, tool-free depth of drive adjustment, utility hook, nail lockout to prevent blank drives, and a stainless steel magazine raceway for improved durability and easy loading.
Last, but certainly not least, Hitachi recently launched their NR90AE(S1), which stacks up almost feature for feature with the previous NR90AEPR model. The difference? Look for a refreshed head guard design with exterior head bolts. The new head guard now allows for easier disassembly, which reduces downtime for maintenance. Like its competition above, the NR90AE(S1) is backed by a five-year warranty through Hitachi Tools. And at 7.5lbs, this Hitachi framing nailer is one of the lightest in its class - perfect for preventing user fatigue when used in long-duration projects. The NR90AE(S1) features a selective action trigger, two-piece aluminum magazine to minimize repair expenses, sawtooth safety for maximum grip, and tool free adjustable depth of drive.
As expected, the Hitachi NR90AE(S1) plastic strip framing nailer is great for framing, sheathing, truss building, sub-flooring, decking, fencing and pallet assembly. A true construction contractor's dream... and then some.
Now that we've looked at our top three picks for framing, which nail gun should you choose?
If you're looking to cut the cord, we definitely recommend the Paslode CF325XP, as it offers time-tested reliability and industry-leading performance. But, for those who want quality without the extra expense of a cordless nailer, consider the Hitachi NR90AE(S1). The Hitachi offers contractor-grade quality at an affordable price - which is why we tend to see so many of them on the job for years and years. And, we couldn't forget the Senco FramePro 325XP, which is a best-seller on Nail Gun Depot. Packed with popular features, priced to sell, and backed by Senco's five-year XtremePro warranty - there's a reason why so many customers swear by the Senco 325XP.
The decision is yours.
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot
The Senco FramePro 325XP (4Z0101N) pneumatic framing nailer features a lightweight and compact design - offering improved performance in applications that include framing, sheathing, truss building, sub-flooring and decking. The Senco FP325XP runs paper tape framing nails, and is designed to fit between studs and joists with ease. Senco's "TrueDrive" magazine reduces jams and mis-feeds. Learn more about this Senco stick nailer on Nail Gun Depot:
The Nail Gun Network proudly presents the following guest post, adapted from Senco's "Pro Tips" Blog.
There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right nailer for your job. The differences between an 18, 21 or 23-gauge system may seem slight, but can make or break your project.
For finish and trim applications, the standard tool has been the 18-gauge pneumatic nailer. Its nails are more narrow than 15 or 16-gauge variations, and as a result, they are less likely to split narrow trim and molding.
When it comes to delicate moldings or pre-finished trim, pros will often switch to a 23-gauge pin nailer. In these applications, an 18-gauge has the tendency to split the wood, especially hardwoods, or leave unsightly marks. On the other hand, headless or slight-head 23-gauge pins are extremely thin and nearly invisible, eliminating the concern for splitting and damage.
It is important to note, in some cases, 23-gauge pins may not have the holding strength required for a solid connection, and an adhesive may be necessary to assist with permanent placement.
While an examination of height, weight, length and magazine size of the respective nailers will reveal more similarities than differences, there are other factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate tool.
The 18-gauge brad nailer offers the most versatility across multiple applications, and is a cost-competitive option. Plus, the widespread availability of 18-gauge brads is a plus. But, there are a few drawbacks to consider. Since it requires the nose piece to be depressed for actuation, an 18-gauge brad nailer can leave a dent in softer wood. The thicker head of an 18-gauge nail can also mean more touch-up work, and because it’s the largest of the three, working with an 18-gauge nailer in tight corners can be a challenge.
When compared to the 18-gauge, a 21-gauge pinner is more expensive, provides less columnar strength, and fastener lengths are much more limited. However, a 21-gauge pinner is over a third smaller. It leaves a much smaller indent than an 18-gauge brad, improving aesthetics. Plus, it’s more compact and lightweight, is easier to maneuver in tight spaces, and its ultra-thin nose improves line of sight. For example – if your project involves MDF, and an 18-gauge is just too much firing power, consider the 21 gauge pinner.
Compared to a 23-gauge pin, a 21-gauge fastener provides better shear strength and more holding power. But, it’s about 10% bigger.
A 23-gauge micro-pinner, such as the Senco 23LXP, eliminates almost any need for touch up finishing. But, 23-gauge headless pins are not structural, and due to the reduced holding power, adhesive may be necessary to create a permanent bond. Don't let this scare you, 23-gauge pin nailers are imperative to anyone dealing with trim woodwork.
Need some extra advice? Nail Gun Depot's expert customer service team is happy to help!
~The Team At Nail Gun Depot
The first of its kind, the Grex GC1850 cordless brad nailer is powered by 2 AAA batteries and fuel cell only. Capable of driving 18 gauge brad nails up to 2" in length, the Grex GC1850 is the only cordless brad nailer that is as small as a traditional air-operated finish nailer. An industry first, this cordless brad nailer is powered by 2 AAA alkaline batteries - that last at least 50,000 shots; and a fuel cell that lasts approximately 1,300 shots per cartridge. This Grex brad nailer eliminates battery related downtime - without sacrificing power. Watch and compare it to the competition here.