Video Review of Hitachi's 2" Brad Nailer

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Review by Sailor posted 1295 days ago 3777 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is my review of a great little brad nailer that I have owned for over two years.

Since this is a video, I was wondering if I should post it as a “video” blog post also? I figured I would ask so people wouldn’t think I was spamming or something.

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#1 posted 1294 days ago

I have hitachi’s 1&1/4” brad nailer, their 2 &1/2” finishing nailer and a pair of their coil roofing/siding nailers. All my hitachi tools, especially their pneumatics are top notch for the price paid. I have not had any problems with any of them.

I like your ejecting nail trick. It seemed like it bothered you in the video, no worries we all have our moments.

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#2 posted 1294 days ago

Thanks for the review, nice video. I have had mixed results with Hitachi tools in general. I got rid of my tablesaw and router in favor of other brands. I like my Hitachi impact driver, and have to agree with you that this is a nice looking brad nailer. I decided on the Bostich 2-1/8” brad nailer because of its oil-free design and rear muffled exhaust. The main thing with brad nailers is to get one that can handle 2” brads. Much more useful than the old 1-1/4” nailers.
Thanks again for the review!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 1293 days ago

I have had this same brad nailer for ~2 years, and I love it. It has been completely trouble free through light – moderate use. I think I’ve jammed a total of 2 brads, and it’s a dream to clear. The rear safety makes it much easier to accurately place brads. My Hitachi replaced a Bostich that was ~8 years old, and it is a major upgrade over that specific nailer.

I have heard nothing but raves about Hitachi air nailers of all kinds, especially from roofers who run zillions of nails through their nailers. Seems like Hitachi translates that quality across their air tools.

I don’t have any other Hitachi tools.

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#4 posted 1222 days ago

Thanks for the review. I currenly own a Bostich oil free brad nailer and a DeWalt finish nailer, I bought both use.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 899 days ago

I just took my gun back..two days on the job was jammed and skipped, making holes in trim but no nail!! Good thing this house was paint grade., back to my old 60 dollar reliant nailer..

-- bill

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