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10 Best Brad Nailers

Senco FinishPro 18MG

Senco FinishPro 18MG

The Senco FinishPro 18MG is lightweight yet rugged and durable thanks to its magnesium construction, making it perfect for all-day use, even as you go up and down ladders and move around your job site. It features a sturdy rubber grip for enhanced control.

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NuMax S2-118G2

NuMax S2-118G2

If you’re on a budget but can’t compromise on power, the pneumatic NuMax S2-118G2 is a sure bet that won’t wreak havoc on your wallet. It boasts a die-cast aluminum body that works with 18-gauge nails and staples alike, making it one of the most versatile choices around.

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Bostich BTFP12233 Smart Point

Bostich BTFP12233 Smart Point

Thanks to its small nose, the Bostich BTFP12233 Smart Point is a precision tool perfect for when the job has to be done right the first time. It comes with an exceptional seven-year manufacturer’s warranty and a helpful owner’s manual.

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Stanley TRE550Z

Stanley TRE550Z

The Stanley TRE550Z is a fine choice for the builder or DIY enthusiast who doesn’t own an air compressor, as it’s powered by a standard electrical outlet. It has high- and low-power modes to suit the density of your materials, and also works with staples.

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Porter-Cable PCC790LA

Porter-Cable PCC790LA

The battery-powered Porter-Cable PCC790LA eliminates the need for a separate compressor, saving you some cash and freeing you from having to struggle with any cords. It fires reliably as well, making it unlikely that you’ll put empty holes in your trim.

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Makita XNB01Z

Makita XNB01Z

The Makita XNB01Z’s anti-dry firing mechanism virtually eliminates the possibility of inadvertently creating empty holes in your cabinets because you forgot to reload the magazine. The LED charge level indicator lets you know when it’s time for a recharge.

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DeWalt DWFP12231

DeWalt DWFP12231

The DeWalt DWFP12231 is a pneumatic model that’s well-powered for smaller jobs. It’s compatible with 18 gauge nails up to two inches long and offers easy pressure adjustments, so you can control its depth of penetration without interrupting your workflow.

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Makita AF505N

Makita AF505N

With its ultra-narrow machined nosepiece complete with non-marring rubber bumpers, the Makita AF505N allows for precision finishing even in tight spaces. It features a tool-free depth adjustment and an easy-access cam-lock that makes clearing jams a breeze.

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Hitachi NT50AE2

Hitachi NT50AE2

The Hitachi NT50AE2 allows its users to easily move between trigger or contact-fire modes with the flip of a switch, making it easy to go from one task to the next with little interruption. Its depth-of-drive selection dial ensures a professional finish.

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DeWalt DCN680D1

DeWalt DCN680D1

The small nose on the DeWalt DCN680D1 allows you to place nails very accurately. The DC brushless motor has a longer lifespan than brushed versions and is more efficient, which means that you’ll be able to get more work done on the same amount of charge.

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