Internet #300350027

Model #AF601

Pneumatic 16-Gauge, 2-1/2 in. Straight Finish Nailer

  • Engineered for more precise finish
  • Nail lock-out mechanism protects tool/work surface from dry-fires
  • "Tool-less" depth adjustment for more precise nailing
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Product Overview

The Makita 16-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer combines a myriad of features and powerful performance in a compact size. It has a rear-loading magazine that accepts standard 16-Gauge. straight finish nails sized 1 in. to 2-1/2 in. The nail lock-out and large windows alert the user when to reload nails as the contact arm and trigger are used together for controlled firing. With a compact size and weighing in at only 3.8 lbs., the Makita 16-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer was engineered for all-day professional use. Additional convenience features include a reversible belt hook that allows the tool to remain close-by, a multi-directional exhaust port that directs exhaust air away from the user, a built-in air duster that provides convenient air flow to clear your workspace and a 2-mode selector switch offering quick control over nailing operation.
  • Efficient motor design offers leading power performance
  • Nail lock-out mechanism protects tool and work surface from dry-fires
  • Tool-less depth adjustment for more precise flush and countersink nailing
  • Built-in air duster provides convenient air flow to clear work surface
  • 2-mode selector switch for control over nailing operation
  • Multi-directional exhaust port directs exhaust air away from operator
  • Tool-less easy to clear nose for fast and easy nail extraction
  • Housing bumpers protect tool and work surface
  • Magnesium body offers durability and less weight
  • Includes two removable no-mar tips; convenient on tool storage
  • Powerful motor design drives standard 16-Gauge, straight finish nails from 1 in. to 2-1/2 in. length
  • Reversible belt hook allows the tool to remain close
  • Integrated rubber soft grip for operator comfort
  • Rear lock-and-load magazine holds up to 100 nails for maximum efficiency
  • Narrow nose design allows easy nailing access in confined areas
  • Ideal for trim work, baseboard and crown molding installation, flooring and other woodworking applications
  • 3-year limited warranty
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Ratings
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Power TypeAirAirAirCordless Electric
Nail Gauge16161616
Nailgun Angle34000
Maximum Fastener Size1 in2-1/2 in2-1/2 in2-1/2 in
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCordless
Minimum Fastener Size2-1/2 in1-1/4 in3/4 in3/4 in
ReconditionedNoNoNoNo
IncludedCase,Oil,Safety GlassesBagBag,NailsNails
Air Tool TypeAir NailerAir NailerAir NailerAir Nailer
Motor Type Brushed
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
11.75
Product Width (in.)
3.75

Details

Air Tool Type
Air Nailer
Compressor/Air Tool Features
Fastener Depth Control
Condition
New
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Included
Case,Oil,Safety Glasses
Loading type
Strip
Maximum Fastener Size
1 in
Minimum Fastener Size
2-1/2 in
Minimum Recommended Air Delivery SCFM @ 90PSI
2.7
Minimum Recommended Operating Pressure (psi)
70
Nail Gauge
16
Nailgun Angle
34
Power Type
Air
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
180-Day
Tools Product Type
Air Tool

Questions & Answers

9Questions16Answers

Can you load individual finishing nails, one at a time, into this nailer, or does it require spec...

Asked by rookienailer January 20, 2020
3
Answers

Thank you for your question. Makita does not recommend loading individual nails which can cause jamming and misfires. We advise using the “strip-style nails” sold at most nail/tool retail stores.

Does the home depot protection includes the drivers blades , pistons and seals ?

Asked by ENRIQUE May 2, 2019
2
Answers

This website should answer your questions and if not there is an option up top for support. https://www.makitatools.com/service/warranty

what nails do I buy for baseboards for this Makita I'm buying

Asked by char February 6, 2018
4
Answers

2 inch nails

Where Can I get one in Fiji ?? Any shop ???

Asked by Kaku December 10, 2017
1
Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact our HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question.

How to get replacement no mar tips for this product

Asked by Branden August 7, 2017
2
Answers

Nailer comes with extra tip. If you somehow eventually go through two tips, I'm sure replacement tips are readily available from Makita

Will this gun work with Hardie trim? I am installing Hardie trim (1x4x12) and wondering if this g...

Asked by SE June 21, 2017
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. Yes, the AF601 16 Gauge, 2-1/2" Straight Finish Nailer will drive nails through this material. Please follow the included instruction manuals.

How much it's the weight

Asked by Gato March 14, 2017
1
Answer

This weighs 3.8 pounds.

Where it's made

Asked by Perron February 21, 2017
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The AF601 16 Gauge, 2-1/2" Straight Finish Nailer is made in China. Please be advised that all of the Makita corporation's manufacturing centers around the world are held to the same Quality Criteria regardless of location.

Where is made

Asked by Gato February 14, 2017
1
Answer

Thank you for your question. The AF601 16 Gauge, 2-1/2" Straight Finish Nailer is made in China. Please be advised that all of the Makita corporation's manufacturing centers around the world are held to the same Quality Criteria regardless of location.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
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  • 85% recommend this product
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Nice and light, great nail set when shooting nails. ...
Nice and light, great nail set when shooting nails.
by Doorhanger
1 person found this helpful
Well designed finish nailer, good quality and features
This Makita 16ga finish nailer will be replacing my basic Porter Cable nailer. The Makita has some nice refinements that make it nicer to use. The lockout feature is very nice--many times I've been dry firing without realizing I was out of nails, so I will definitely be using that. The depth adjustment knob on the Makita is much nicer, with detents and markings on the gun that show you which direction to turn for deeper or shallower driving. The Makita also has a tooless latch to clear any jams--fortunately I think I've only had one jam in any of my pneumatic nailers, so I probably won't use it much, but it's nice to have. The one design detail I did not like is the loading of the nails. Nails have to be fed into the back of the holder, and the strips of nails get stuck during loading. I have to pull them past the follower before they will slide forward. (see video for demonstration) Not a huge deal, but it was surprising in an otherwise very refined nail gun. The Makita drove 1" and 2" nails without any issues. The gun seemed slightly quieter than my old Porter Cable. The driver pin for the Makita seems to be aligned well--when the nails were counter sunk, it typically did not hit the wood around the nail head. By contrast, my Porter Cable would usually produce a hole in the wood up to twice the size of the nail head. The Makita pneumatic guns all have a feature to vent air out of the back of the handle--apparently to blow dust off of work. While novel, I personally don't think I'll ever use that feature, as I don't typically have much dust when I'm doing assembly or nailing, and would typically use a dust collector or vacuum instead of a jet of air to clean it up. Very nice nailer and a nice upgrade from the basic Porter Cable that I have been using.
by L111
6 people found this helpful
Great Finish Nailer!! Perfect for most small nailing needs!!
This is a very high quality great finish nailer. Starting with unpacking the item, the nail gun comes in a very nice hard plastic case that comes with a small bottle of oil along with safety glasses! The hard case is great for storing the nailer while preventing excessive dust from getting near the nailer. The nailer itself has a great balanced feel in your hand with a very comfortable grip. The nailer has a very solid and well constructed feel. There is a hook mounted on the nailer which is nice for hanging on a secure spot while working on a ladder or working on ceiling work. The nailer has a single sequential actuation mode along with a contact actuation mode for more repetitive nailing. The nailer can use 1" to 2.5" nails. I strongly recommend this product. This type product is great for more than just fiinish trim. The longer nails work great for making misc. wooden storage boxes and craft type work. There is a depth adjustment on the nailer which is very handy depending on the material and depth of set you are looking for. As mentioned earlier, I would definitely recommend!!
by HomeDepotCustomer
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So lightweight! Unbelievable!...
So lightweight! Unbelievable!
by HomeDepotCustomer
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This nail gun is light weight and easy to use....
This nail gun is light weight and easy to use. Awesome product.
by JAMIE
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It works most of the time, but sometimes fires inconsistent...
It works most of the time, but sometimes fires inconsistent not driving the nail all the way, or jamming.
by JOHN
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