Air Tool Reviews

Pro Tool Reviews publishes reviews of pneumatic tools or air tools from most major manufacturers. Our air tool reviews includes framing nailers, finish nailers, staplers, and brad nailers. Pneumatic tool reviews of roofing & siding nailers as well as air compressor reviews also fill this section. While recent excitement surrounds the use of cordless nailers and battery-powered products, pneumatic nailers and air tools still dominate. These tools occupy a wider place in framing and construction. Pneumatic Air Tool Reviews vs Cordless On the jobsite you’ve got to get your work completed on time and on (or under) budget. That means you need the most efficient method for framing and finishing. That involves the speed and agility offered by pneumatic air tools. Cordless nailers knock out punch lists quickly, but nothing currently matches the economics (and ergonomics) of an air powered nailer. That goes for framing as well as finishing applications. When you search through these reviews, pay attention to the ratings so you understand how we rated each tool and how well it did in our testing categories.

Metabo HPT Tank XL

Metabo HPT Tank XL Wheelbarrow Compressor

Power A Whole Team Of Nailers With Metabo HPT’s Tank XL Compressor The Metabo HPT Tank XL wheelbarrow compressor (EC2610EA) powers a whole fleet of nailers for all of your framing, roofing, or siding needs. With its wheelbarrow design and Honda GX 160 motor, the next iteration of Metabo HPT’s Tank series of air compressors […]

Metabo HPT 8-gallon The Tank air compressor

Metabo HPT 8-gal Portable Air Compressor EC1315SM

Power an Entire Crew of Framers With this Metabo HPT 225 PSI Air Compressor Construction workers know how important it is to have enough power to get the job done. That goes double when it comes to nailing, which is integral to the building process from start to finish. The Metabo HPT 8-gallon 225 PSI […]

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Inflator Review 2848-20

Milwaukee M18 Cordless Inflator Review 2848-20

The Milwaukee 2848-20 Inflator Claims to Be the Fastest 18V Model on the Market When Milwaukee Tool made the claim that its M18 2848-20 cordless tire inflator was the fastest 18V model on the market, we had to get it in and test it for ourselves. Having used nearly a dozen of these cordless tools […]

best air compressor for home garage

Best Air Compressor for Home Garage

Considerations When Choosing an Air Compressor Forget choosing the best air compressor—choosing any air compressor for any task requires that you understand a few key things. You need to know what CFM means, how the cycle rate affects your airflow, and the form factor you need (portable stack, pancake-style, standing tank, etc). When choosing the […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 15-Gauge Finish Nailer Video Review

Milwaukee’s 15-Gauge Finish Nailer got a big upgrade with the 2839 model. Improved visibility, design, and a new nitrogen air spring drive system are just a few things we’ve noticed that make the upgrade worth it. The shop’s under construction, but Kenny’s at his traveling desk to tell you more about the nailer that’s just […]

Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Inflator

Makita 18V High-Pressure Inflator Delivers Up To 160 PSI While cordless inflators all perform the same basic function, some models feature an extra degree of refinement. The Makita DMP181 18V Cordless High-Pressure Tire Inflator improves upon previous models with a higher PSI limit, faster inflation, and some convenience features to easily top off car, truck, […]

Review9.6(out of 10)

Ryobi Cordless Narrow Crown Stapler Review | P361

A rock solid tool with a price that wont break the bank Could you benefit from a battery-powered narrow crown stapler? We got our hands on the Ryobi 18V cordless narrow crown stapler (P361) to see if it might make for a good investment. At first glance, it looks like an affordable solution for DIYers […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Ryobi P321 Brand Nailer

Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer Review | P321

Ryobi Improves Its Cordless Brad Nailer with an Updated Model Out of the five Ryobi nailers and staplers I have bought, the one I reach for most often is my Ryobi Cordless 18 Gauge Brad Nailer. Ryobi refreshed many of their cordless nailers, including the handy Ryobi P326 16ga nailer as well as their narrow […]

Ryobi Narrow Crown Stapler

How to Use a Narrow Crown Stapler and Why

Do you need a narrow crown stapler? What is a narrow crown stapler and how do you use it? Are there wider crown staplers? Which narrow crown stapler should you buy? If you have questions about these handy carpentry tools, we have answers! What is a Narrow Crown Stapler and Do You Need One? If […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Ryobi Cordless Nailer

Ryobi P326 16 GA Finish Nailer Review

Ryobi updates their 18V Cordless Finish Nailer Driving 16 to 15 gauge nails between 0.75-inch to 2.5-inch, finish nailers are extremely useful on the jobsite or around the house. They are great at installing door casings, crown molding, window sills, and other carpentry jobs where strength is important. We use brad nailers for trim that […]