Find The Right Pallet Nailer: The Pallet Nailer Buyer's Guide
October 6, 2014
You've probably heard of framing nailers, but what about their not-so-distant cousin, the pallet nailer? Pallet nailers look and function very similar to a framing nailer - the only difference being these special nail guns are designed for industrial applications, such as building and repairing pallets and crates. Typically available for use with coil nails, there are also a few strip nailers available for pallets and crating - such as the Bostitch BRT130, the MAX HS130 or the Fasco F91A RHN20.
The biggest difference that separates a pallet nailer from other types of nail guns is in its intended use - for industrial and manufacturing applications. Whereas a framing nailer is typically found on a construction site, pallet and crating nailers are typically found in warehouses or high-production facilities. These heavy-duty tools are built for high-volume use - built extra tough to handle the rigors of frequent, repetitive use for several hours at a time. Some pallet nailer variations, such as the MAX CN70PAL (available for special order only, on NGD), are built with specific applications in mind. The CN70PAL is an identical tool to the popular MAX CN70, the only difference being the CN70PAL is missing its magazine. Eliminating the magazine on this tool allows it to become extra versatile - for automated manufacturing use.
Our top picks for pallet nailing applications, check out a variety of different models available from Everwin, MAX and Senco. With several models available, depending on the fastener size desired, each of these manufacturers has something special to offer its end user.
Known for quality and cost-effectiveness, Everwin is a relatively new brand to the market - but don't let that fool you, these tools are built with a high level of quality and integrity. Get the quality and durability of other name brands - at a fraction of the cost. Choose between the Everwin PN57, the PN57PP, the PN70 or the PN100 - with additional models expected to launch later this month.
A familiar name in framing, pallet nailing and roofing - MAX offers a lineup of time-tested, industry proven pallet and crate nail guns. Choose between the MAX CN55, the MAX CN70, the MAX CN80, the MAX CN100 and the previously mentioned MAX HS130. With tools available for a range of 1" to 4" pallet nails, there is a MAX pallet nailer for every manufacturing operation.
Another industry-leader, Senco offers a full-line of pallet nailers including the PalletPro 57F, the PalletPro 100, the PalletPro 130 and the SCN65XP. Senco's claim to fame, look for the bright red body color on its recently updated lineup of framing and pallet tools - as well as many other Senco Brand products. Senco also offers a five-year limited warranty on some of its pallet nailers - and all of its XP series tools - so you can have the peace of mind knowing your tool will be running for years to come.
Your Pallet Nailer Leaders,
The Team At Nail Gun Depot