Framing Nailer Reviews

Our framing nailer reviews include both stick and coil models for the carpenter or framer. We target our writing to those who needs to rely on a nailer all day long. Let’s face it—on the jobsite you can’t afford to have a tool slow you down. Also be sure to visit our best framing nailer shootout article to see what we thought of the current crop of tools. Framing Nailer Reviews on the Jobsite The framing nailer must have certain features and performance metrics to stand up to our rigorous testing. This includes dry fire lockout, an easy-to-load magazine, and 2-stick capacity. It needs to handle well and feel ergonomic in the hand. It also must fire hard enough to drive 3-1/2 inch 16d framing nails into a stud wall. Most of our reviews are done by professionals in the field, or utilized in a similar capacity by our Pros. We aim to understand how each tool will perform the job of quickly fastening 2×4 studs and/or other similar materials.

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Best Nail Gun for Anyone in 2021

When you ask who makes the best tools, the answers vary. It’s a long-held belief around here that the manufacturer with the best cordless drill doesn’t necessarily make the best miter saw. The same can be said for each type of nailer. In fact, the best nail gun in the various categories and styles we […]

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer F150S-PP

There’s nothing like the accuracy and speed of a metal connector nailer when you’re installing straps and hangers. Paslode has always been a name we’ve turned to for this specialty nailer, but there was some room for improvement on their 1.5-inch model. The F150S-PP Paslode Positive Placement Metal Connector Nailer addresses two of the biggest […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Fuel Framing Nailer

Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless Framing Nailer Review

The Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless framing nailers (2744-21 and 2745-21) hit store shelves back in June 2020. They put out both 21-degree and 30-degree models that work identically save for the nails used. We only wish it would have been here in time for our best framing nailer shootout. Pros Zero delay, even in bump […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Metabo HPT 3.5 in coil nailer flooring

Metabo HPT 3-1/2 Inch Coil Nailer Review – NV90AG(S)

The Metabo HPT 3-1/2 inch Coil Nailer is the former, reliable-as-the-day-is-long Hitachi NV90AG(S) with a redesigned head guard. It’s technically a new tool but we’ve actually been using the Hitachi-branded model for years. We’ve been framing up a storm on a recent house remodel: new floor joists, walls, sheathing—you name it. It gave us the […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer

The light and compact Everwin Joist Hanger Nailer fits in tighter spaces than its competitors and improves upon manual metal framing hardware installation by a long shot. We’re using it to construct a porch over a home’s front door by tying into the existing roof – let’s show you how it works. Pros Notably light […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita AN924 framing nailer

Makita AN924 Framing Nailer

We used the new Makita AN924 Framing Nailer on several jobs over a period of several weeks including a complete home remodel. The work required the construction and modification of more than a few stud walls. Having used a Hitachi NR90AE nailer for over a decade, the Makita AN924 held its own as a powerful […]

Best Framing Nailer Shootout and Review: Pneumatic and Cordless

Best Framing Nailer Reviews and Head-to-Head Results 2021

Finding the best framing nailer for your work means different things to different Pros. Are you a framer or a remodeler? Is price the biggest issue, or is it driving power, weight, or recoil? No matter what your priorities, chances are our Pro team has considered it in this head-to-head review. Of course, we put […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer

Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer F58A RHN20-90C SCR Review

I’ve been building for years, but I’ve never used a Fasco product. Until now, I’ve been content with my reliable Hitachi nailer to help me frame out the bones of one structure after the next. Well, today I’ve got my hands on the newest Fasco Framing Nailer and Scrailer. Fasco, originally an Italian company known for […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Bostitch Framing Nailer

Bostitch Framing Nailer Review – F21PL2

When framing or roofing, it helps to have the right tools for the job. But how do we settle on that “right” tool? With so many varieties on the market, we can struggle to figure out which model suits our needs best. We recently got a hold of both pneumatic and cordless models from a […]

Review8.4(out of 10)
Senco Framing Nailer

Senco Framing Nailer Review – 4H0101N FramePro 325FRHXP

The FramePro 325FRHXP Senco framing nailer is relatively lightweight, but it hits hard. With its sub-$200 price tag and power, it placed 8th in our Best Framing Nailer Shootout last July. With both pneumatic and cordless models competing, we were able to run 14 different models through a battery of tests to see which framing […]