Hose-Free Connector Nailer
The magazine of this trouble-free time saver holds two racks of nails, for less time spent reloading.
I’ve been using Paslode’s PF150S-PP metal-connector nailer for several years in our deck-building and remodeling business, and it has proven itself to be a trouble-free time saver. I especially like how the magazine holds two racks of nails, which means less time spent reloading. Perhaps the tool’s only drawback is the air hose, which gets caught on any possible snag, so I was anxious to try the battery-powered DCN693M1 cordless metal-connector nailer from DeWalt. This nailer, which is part of DeWalt’s 20v MAX line, has adjustable depth of drive, a rafter hook, and dry-fire lockout.
I’ve been using this hose-free nailer for almost a year and I’ve found it to be a useful, reliable tool, and not having to drag around a hose is a huge plus. It doesn’t seem to have as much power as the Paslode (it leaves a greater percentage of nails that must be finished with a hammer), but its minimal setup makes it my first choice when I have only a few connectors to install.