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Tool: AirStrike 23-Gauge 1-3 / 8 inch Headless Nailer Shop Now
MSRP: $ 129.00
In my shop, my most used air tool by a large margin is a 23 gauge pin nailer. So when I tripped over my compressor hose and the nailer hit the ground for the umpteenth time and finally gave up on the ghost, I went looking for a replacement.
I thought I was just getting the new version of the model I had previously used, but then I started thinking about how to actually use my nailer.
I use it to drive a dozen nails at a time, to hold parts in place while the glue dries, or to put together a quick jig. It turned out that a cordless pin nailer made a lot of sense and this Ryobi cordless pin nailer was added to my cart.
The nailer leads 1⁄2“A 13⁄8“Nails, includes an LED light and the manufacturer claims it will drive up to 3,500 nails per charge (with a 4ah battery).
In use, the nailer behaves very similarly to my pneumatic nailer. Sink 13⁄8”Easily pin nails into oak. As much as I could, I couldn’t‘Don’t even make it jam. The only frustrating thing about the nailer is that‘it is only sold as a tool, so if you are not‘on this battery platform, you‘I’ll need to get a battery and charger to use it.
With a battery, it‘It’s definitely heavier than my old pneumatic nailer, but that’s the only drawback. A little extra weight is a great compromise for losing the compressor tube. LED light is also very popular when I work with my dim light
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