New Fastening Tools At STAFDA 2018!

While at the STAFDA (Specialty Tool & Fastener) show in balmy Phoenix last week, we got a sneak peek at these sweet new cordless and pneumatic nailers. Check out Nail Gun Depot’s YouTube channel for quick-videos from the show, or read below to see the innovative new products coming from Metabo HPT, Grex, Cadex, Fasco, and other top brands in fastening.

Fasco America shows off the F70G Cordless Joist Hanger Nailer

Fasco’s Faster Joist Hanger Nailer

Fasten metal plates without being “tied down” by air compressor hoses. Fasco’s F70G Cordless Hanger Nailer is fast and powerful, driving two to three nails per second, from 1-1/2” to 2-1/2” in length. Already available at Nail Gun Depot, the joist nailer has a positive placement nose, non-slip grip, and single-shot actuation. Use it for fastening joist hangers, stud plate ties and post bases.

Fasco F70G Joist Nailer Video

Grex's Cordless Micro-Pinner

Certain to stir up interest, the new Grex GCP650 23-gauge cordless pin nailer conveniently runs on a propane cylinder and two AAA batteries. Based on the popularity of its 18 gauge sibling, the GC1850, this Grex 23 gauge cordless should be a hit when it arrives in December. Already trusted for the performance of their corded 23-gauge tools, the cordless micro pinner features durable components, all-metal construction (minus the outside housing) and shoots 2” pin nails.

Grex 23-Gauge Cordless Pinner Video

Grex 23 Gauge Cordless Micro Pinner

Metabo HPT’s Slick A5 PRO Nailers

Continuously innovating, the brand formerly known as Hitachi Power Tools adds sleek framing and finish nailers to their A5 PRO lineup. Check out the NP50A 23-Gauge Pin Nailer, the NT50A5 2” Brad Nailer, and the NR90AC5 3” Framing Nailer.

Each nail gun features dry-fire lockout and depth adjust. The 2” brad nailer has an integrated air blower and a “true” dry-fire lockout that lets you use the last nail in the magazine before shutting off, unlike other nailers which cut out with a handful of nails left.

Metabo HPT A5 PRO Nailers Video

Metabo Hitachi shows off NT50A5 Pneumatic Nailer

Cadex’s 7 For 2019

Cadex has big plans for 2019. Taking the sturdy V3 tool as a foundation, the company, known for precision trim tools, has spawned five different models: two L-series cleat nailers (one with a rolling base), a 20-gauge cleat nailer for thin floorboards (such as bamboo), an 18-gauge cleat nailer, and a 16-gauge brad nailer.

But wait, there's more! Cadex will also release two cordless nailers, a 16-gauge finish and 18-gauge brad nailer with built-in light, 4 amp battery and no-mar tip. Cadex plans to drop all of the new nailers in early 2019, so stay tuned.

Cadex Nailer Video

Cadex Cordless Nailer

So, which of these new tool(s) are you most interested in? Let us know in the comments!


~ The Nail Gun Depot Team

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  • Walter Pasuisaca November 9, 2018 at 1:12 PM

    Grex GCP650 23 am waiting for this tool

  • Mitch schwartz November 9, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Grex gcp650.

  • Bruce berg November 29, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    I need to nail guns for driving duplex nails 16 Penny Please respond

    • marketing November 30, 2018 at 3:54 AM

      Hi Bruce,

      Thanks for your question! For duplex nails, we recommend the Jaaco NP-9021D plastic strip nailer. And, for those wondering, a 16 penny-inch nail (or 16d) refers to 3-1/2" length nails.

  • Chuehue Yang July 3, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Let me know when the cadex cordless nailer comes out! I'd love to buy it!!

    • Nail Gun Depot July 5, 2019 at 5:27 AM

      Unfortunately, manufacturing delays have hindered the launch of the Cadex cordless nailers. As they become available, we'll be sure to update!

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