Senco Fusion Nail Gun

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Forum topic by Joseph Crivelli posted 08-15-2011 05:53 PM 1766 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Joseph Crivelli

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08-15-2011 05:53 PM

On Saturday I practiced with my new Senco Fusion 18 ga. Nail Gun (FN55AX) for the first time.
I’ve never used a nail gun before, but I found the Senco extremely easy to use.

This is a cordless gun with a permanently-sealed nitrogen gas cylinder. The battery is an 18 volt Li-ion which charges 80% in 15 Minutes and 100% in 45 Minutes. The gun has a solid feel and is very well balanced.

The selector switch has 3 options – Off, Contact-Actuation (Bump Fire), or Sequential (Trigger Pull).
There is a mechanical Depth Adjustment dial with a guide.

I attached a scrap piece of 3/4” plywood to a 2×4 scrap in Sequential mode. The nails went through the plywood with no trouble. The gun recycles in about 3 seconds after firing.

Then I attached a piece of molding to a scrap piece of 3/4” fir by bump-firing 3 nails. No problem!

I’d been looking at nail guns for a while, but I didn’t want to buy a compressor.

Paslode has cordless guns, but the gas cylinder needs to be replaced. I’ve also seen comments about the odor of the gas used.

The Senco gun comes with 1 battery and a charger in a large tool bag. The bag is zipper and has plenty of pockets and compartments both inside and out. There is a velcro strap inside to secure the gun and a moveable pad to cushion it.

First Impression – This is a quality tool that will work for years.


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#1 posted 08-20-2011 08:34 PM

I went the noisy Porter Cable pancake compressor. It’s loud but I’ve never had problems with the gun yet. I’ve replaced the first compressor with another of the same type. And of course there are a million and one uses for a compressor once you have one in the shop. It is good to find a tool that works, thanks for posting this.

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