First up in our framing nailer reviews is a fantastic and cost-effective 21-degree nailer from NuMax.
If you’re regularly undertaking projects where a hammer would be too slow and too much effort for you nailing needs, a framing nailer steps think up a notch from the smaller brad nailers we looked at last week.
Coming in with a shower of advantages and not too much customers are griping about, check out the core features of this nifty nailer before we explore it in more depth…
This NuMax framing nailer is a real all-rounder worthy of a place in any serious toolkit. Whether you’re decking or roofing, sheathing or fencing, the SFR2190 is a versatile performer in one powerful package.
With a die-cast aluminum body, this nailer feels much more expensive than it really is. This translates to a heavy-duty nailer that weighs under 9 pounds. Even if you need to use the nailer for extended projects driving thousands of nail, you should find yourself burdened down.
The standard issue black trigger fires out one nail after another. Quick-smart sequential firing comes with the red trigger provided. This is a nice touch and lets you ramp things up if the needs of the project dictate.
The manufacturer recommends 21-degree nails and suggests the plastic-collated variety. This is the type that comes grouped together on little strips. The magazine accommodates nails from 2 inches right on through 3 1/2 –inch beasts so you’re spoiled for choice even for more challenging nailing projects.
Running your air compressor at 70 PSI is perfect for most regular applications. You can run on up to 115 PSI if you need to work with denser and harder materials. The ¼-inch NPT fitting thrown in makes connection a cinch so you’ll be up and running straight out the box as long as you have that compressor in place.
Although this nailer is cut out for aggressive and ambitious projects, you don’t want speed and performance at the expense of a smooth, accurate finish. The no-mar tip keeps your workpiece mercifully dent-free. If you need a bit more holding power, you can easily disable this feature.
As with all the best nailers, the exhaust rotates fully through 360 degrees. This means that whatever angle you’re nudged into with your nailer, your workpiece won’t get belched with fumes and neither will your face.
You’ll be able to tweak the driving depth without any fanfare so you can streamline your work and save even more time on bigger projects.
With wearable parts backed for the first month and a 1-year limited warranty in place, you really can’t ask for too much more at this price point.
Before rounding out with our verdict, check out a summary of the leading advantages and minor drawbacks so you can see at a glance if this nailer makes sense for your workshop…