How Does a Nail Gun Work

How Does a Nail Gun Work?

Photo: Nail guns can look intimidating even for the most experienced woodworkers. These power tools make jobs look effortless as they drive nails into the toughest woods with exceptional ease, which should explain why they are one of the most popular power tools out there. But, once you understand … Read more

Nail Gun vs. Hammer

Nail Gun vs. Hammer: What’s the Difference?

Nail guns and hammers make life easier for woodworkers and other professionals as they come in handy for everything from framing houses to DIY projects. However, not everyone understands these two tools well enough. Our side-by-side comparison of the two tools below should make things clear and help you decide … Read more

Common Nail Gun Problems

Trouble Shooting Guide: 6 Common Nail Gun Problems

Photo: DeWalt It can be incredibly frustrating when your nail gun starts to malfunction in the middle of an important project or will not work at all. While the actual problem will vary significantly from one nail gun to the other, there are some common ones that are often the … Read more

Makita AF365 Review

Makita AF635 Review: Powerful and Compact Finish Nailer

Photo: Makita What We Like Powerful and efficient motor Durable metallic construction Convenient tool-less adjustments Effective tool and work surface protection A compact and highly portable unit Reliable dust and exhaust air remover Comfortable handling and grip What We Don’t Like Carry case has no space for nails Bottom Line … Read more

Bostitch N62FNK-2 Review

Bostitch N62FNK-2 Review: High-Capacity & Efficient Finish Nailer

Photo: Bostitch What We Like High 130-nail magazine capacity Reliable exhaust air re-direction Effective workspace debris removal Excels in poorly-lit spaces Simple adjustable mode trigger Oil-free tool operations What We Don’t Like Awkward depth setting dial location Bottom Line A finish nailer designed to support intensive interior and exterior finish … Read more

NuMax SFL618 Review

NuMax SFL618 Review: Affordable Pneumatic Flooring Nailer

Photo: What We Like Affordable Strong and durable construction 3-in-1 nail gun for T-Cleats, L-Cleats, and Staples Ergonomic long handle Magazine cover for quick and smooth feeding What We Don’t Like Lacks a reload indicator Bottom Line An affordable pneumatic flooring nailer that has 3-in-1 versatile functionality, and is … Read more

DeWalt DWFP12569 Review

DeWalt DWFP12569 Review: Lightweight Pneumatic Flooring Nailer

Photo: DeWalt What We Like Lightweight (10.6 lbs.) Versatile 2-in-1 functionality Long ergonomic handle Interchangeable non-marring base plates Durable driver blade What We Don’t Like No dry fire lockout Bottom Line A lightweight pneumatic flooring nailer that minimizes fatigue for quick and comfortable floor installation. Introduction Floor installation can be … Read more