New Grex and Hitachi Cordless Brad Nailers
In this member-exclusive product review, Patrick McCombe shows how these lightweight cordless nailers improve on time-tested technology.
Grex and Hitachi both have new cordless 18-ga. nailers, but we’ve seen the same methods for driving nails before. The Grex is a gas-fired gun that uses AAA batteries to spark the internal combustion engine within. The Hitachi uses a spinning flywheel design that was first seen on DeWalt’s cordless finish nailers.
Grex Cordless 18-ga. Brad Nailer
Product number: GC1850
Hitachi cordless 18-ga. Brad Nailer
Product number: NT1850DE
Associate editor Patrick McCombe has been testing power tools on behalf of national publications for more than 15 years, and he regularly meets with product manufacturers to try out new introductions. In the Tool Tech series, Patrick reviews the latest tools and materials, discusses building technology, and shows time-tested techniques for better, more-efficient home building.