|Review by jake||posted 08-28-2009 01:01 AM||4155 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I wanted a small nail gun for woodworking projects but didn’t always like firing up my compressor. The Arrow shoots 18 gauge nails up to one and a quarter inch long. Good for the 3/4 inch lumber from the big boxes I often buy. I use quite a bit of oak and it drives the nails fully through solid oak, with the nail head just below the surface for a clean look. The reviews on Amazon were amazingly poor, but a few spoke of it doing a good job with the right power. I found out first hand that this is very true. I have a small outdoor shop and used a heavy duty but long extension cord on my first attempt. It only drove the nails 3/4 of the way through. I unplugged the unit and plugged it right into the outlet and it fully drove the nails. I like the ease of it being electric, its overall small size and light weight, ability to drive nails through hardwood and the small gauge nails make a small hole that is almost imperceptible to see and easy to fill. It did not mar the surface of the wood either, as I have used pneumatic units that made a dimple in the wood from their force. Overall this a handy tool as long as you have decent wiring to stand up to the draw. As I write this I do not have the tool next to me but it is listed as 14 amps on Amazon. I am making an entertainment center that I will post in the next few weeks, which I have used this gun extensively on, tacking pieces together after gluing them and I loved not having to clamp them and wait for the glue to set in many parts of the unit. For that reason alone I am a fan of this handy tool. I hope the negative reviews don’t kill this item off.