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Tool Test: Pin Nailers

For fastening small, stain-grade moldings, nothing works better than glue and a few headless pins 

When you're assembling detailed work, such as cabinets, stairs, or other woodwork, nothing comes in handier than a 23-ga. pin nailer. These tools fire thin nails that are nearly invisible when countersunk. Finish carpenter Kit Camp takes a look at the latest 23-ga. pinners on the market. After testing six models, Camp rated a Cadex as the best overall and ranked a Hitachi as best value. The other tools tested included models from Duo-Fast, Porter-Cable, Ridgid, and Senco.

Tool Test: Pin Nailers

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