Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo 23-Gauge Pin Nailer
As soon as I got this Pin Nailer home and out of the box I was on a project out in the workshop. I love making wooden crafts
from scraps of wood. Many require the need for nails to hold them together when glue is not the best option. I thought first
I would build a miniature doll house with the Pin Nailer to get the feel of the tool. I must say it has been a breeze to use,
and fun. I have very little or no damage at all to the wood I am fastening. There is very little afterward to touch up with
wood putty etc. This sure beats the old hammer and nails, thumb busting and cussing, along with bent nails and dented wood
from the hammer.This is a great product and time saver. It is easy to use and has a safety double trigger so you do not have
an accidental firing of the pins.
Of course like any power tool you need to remain alert when operating the Pin Nailer. I will use this product often and enjoy
doing so. I also certainly recommend to anyone this Headless Pin Nailer whom are seeking a professional looking results of
their projects too.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ThisOldGarageNJ Precise !!!
This nailer is small, compact, lightweight and fits comfortably in your hand. I felt it was quiet and easy to operate, and think the double trigger system is good as other pin nailers I've had don’t have any safety at all.
I tried using it in both oak and pine. It drove the pins in easily and countersunk them nicely in both woods, Its comfortable to hold in your hand and very lightweight. As you can see from the pics, I hook mine up to a portable air tank. It makes it extremely portable and I can bring it on most jobs and have plenty of air for the day, Though a small compressor would work easily as well.
The gun loads easily too, Just make sure you install the pins with the arrows pointing down. (pins have direction arrows printed on them) The swivel connector also makes maneuvering easy and can shoot in any direction without the hose tangling up.
Seems solid and well-made and I think it will be the last pin nailer I ever have to buy
September 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Phil289 Jams every other pin
I purchased the kit with the brad and pin nailer. The brad nailer worked great. The pin nailer would have to be taken apart every time I used it. At MOST I could get 3 pins out without taking it apart, blowing it out and sometimes adding oil.
December 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by smchange01 Handy little nailer
The nailer is compact and lightweight. It is a comfortable to my larger hands. It was easy to use out of the box and I had no problems loading it, or needing to adjust the air pressure to get the pins to set properly.
I used it to repair several frames that I had stacked in the shop waiting for a frame clamp I wanted to purchase. The frames were hard- and softwood and of varying sizes. I had no trouble holding the glued corner as I pinned them. A very slight dimple was all that was left, and it was almost out of sight on most of the frames.
The ease of loading and the swivel connector made to nailer very simple to use and to adjust. I was able to use it right- and left-handed without any discomfort. I used two different portable compressors that I had one hand and each powered the nailer without any difficulty.
This is my first pin nailer and it is a wonderful addition to my shop.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt Very Nice Pin Nailer
Had a couple items I need to repair that I had in the garage. The pin nailer work faultlessly. I had no damage to the wood or a dimple where the nail penetrated. It took a while to get use to the safety switch but one you get used to it, it OK. The nailer has an adjustment on the side for the size nails you are going to use. There is no depth adjustment for the nail to penetrate; you will have to adjust it with your air pressure. I didn’t have any problem with the project I was doing with hard wood and softwood. So it may not be an issue. One of its nice features is the swivel connector so it doesn’t put so much pressure on your project/nail gun when you have twist to get the nail to nail. The pin nailer felt pretty good in the hand. Light weight and easy to use. The nailer uses a headless nail and the length of the nails you can use is from 1/2” to 1” long. The only negative thing is that it doesn’t come with a carrying case. Otherwise it a great product.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ToddB Getting good results is finicky
I have no experience with other pin nailers, so I can't compare. After some experimenting I have a few thoughts.
A pin nailer shoots smaller nails that a brad nailer. To me, that infers I'm working with finer, smaller projects and that in turn infers that I want a super clean install. Ideally I'd expect a very clean hole where the pin entered and the pin sitting just below the surface. It seems that the collateral damage in the material around the nail itself is quite dependent on how hard I press the nailer against the wood. It's a fine balance between pressing too hard, which produces quite a bit of horizontal denting to each side of the nail and being too light against the surface which leaves the nail flush with the surface or even proud. I suspect air pressure has some effect, as well. I turned it down from 100 PSI to 90 PSI and it seemed to produce a little less collateral damage, but that left me more vulnerable to the head sitting proud of the surface if not pressed closely enough. I honestly don't know if this is typical of pin nailers. I suspect that I'll get better with it as I get more experience with it, but it's definitely finicky. It's as if the driving pin is a wide bar, instead of a small pin. Obviously, a wide bar couldn't drive the pin in past the surface without leaving a wide indentation.
Loading the gun is easy enough. I think that mechanism seems perfectly solid and well designed.
The swivel connector doesn't leak and is a nice touch.
I'm not impressed with the triggers, though. They're plastic and feel flimsy when using them. I don't think they'll break, but they don't instill confidence that they'll hold up after years of use and they just don't feel good. I think it was a mistake using flimsy plastic for both.
Another irritant is how the trigger leaks air when half depressed. And not just a little. If you press it half way you can drain the tank. I don't know if this is normal or a defect. I couldn't find any discussions on this, so I don't know if other guns do the same thing. My brad nailer does not, so I don't know why this one would need to. The air blow off is noisy and sloppy in my opinion. Maybe there's a darn good reason for it, but I don't like it. Note that if you pull the trigger reasonably quickly, fully engaging it to fire, that air loss is perceived as being part of the firing process, but it would still be a lot quieter without it.
Other than the plastic triggers, the nailer seems to be well made and feels fine in my hand. Sometimes I have to regrip it, though, because my hand slides up and I can't comfortably press the triggers.
Note that there is no surface switch on this gun. If you pull the safety trigger you're ready for a shoot out. It's funny, I've always hated surface switches, but once I had this in my hand I was nervous and wishing it had one!
Would I recommend it? That's a tough call. If a competing product had better triggers, that's reason for consideration. Likewise, if I knew for sure that a competing product didn't let air blow out the trigger when half depressed I'd again be tempted to go with the other product. I'd say compare the models as best you can. You can't really know if the blow-off is normal unless you call the vendor, maybe? Or somehow get to try them in person before you buy them. I'm going to say I recommend it because it wouldn't be fair to say otherwise not having tried other similar nailers for comparison.
June 24, 2013