|Review by 47phord||posted 04-22-2012 12:36 PM||10111 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I picked this set up from Menards as a birthday present to myself. I had a Harbor Freight brad nailer that was, well, a harbor freight tool; a total piece of stinky-stuff. So, I was in the market for a new one plus I had been dreaming about getting a pin-nailer as well when I saw this kit on sale for $80. I picked it up after checking the return policy (knowing that ‘Tool Shop’ can be on par with ‘Harbor Freight’ in terms of quality) and took it home.
First I’ll give the basic specs: The 15 Ga. Nailer can shoot nails between 1 1/4” and 2 1/2” and has a capacity of 40 nails. The 18 ga. brad nailer/stapler can shoot brads from 5/8”-2” or staples from 5/8”-1 5/8” and has a capacity of 100 for both. The Pin nailer can shoot pins from 1/2”-1” and can hold 140 pins. You control how deep the fasteners go on all three by varying the air pressure. All three tools come with a sample set of fasteners so I was able to test them right away. The hardest wood I have on hand right now is Oak, and all three drove their respective fasteners into that with no trouble at all. The safety interlock on the 15 ga. nailer is a little chunky but not bad. The interlock on the brad nailer is completely unobtrusive so you can see exactly where you are shooting. The pin nailer doesn’t have a safety interlock, so don’t point it at anyone (or your hand for that matter). All three also have have a flip-up cover on the front for easy jam-clearing; which I haven’t had to use yet.
I’ve used all three on various projects and I must say I am very happy with all three. True, I am a weekend woodworker and as a result these don’t get used constantly so I can’t say how they would do in a more strenuous environment. For the money and my needs however, I can’t imagine a better deal.