Cadex - V1/23.35 Pin Nailer - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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V1/23.35 Pin Nailer

Cadex - V1/23.35 Pin Nailer

The Cadex V1/23.35 Pin Nailer offers more holding power shooting 23-ga. slight-head brad nails

$200.00 (As of 9/8/2011)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: Tool Test: Pin Nailers

review date: September 8, 2011

Feature The Cadex is essentially identical to the Grex model I have been using for the past few years. Not only does it have all the features of the other decked-out models—belt hook, rear exhaust, nice nosepiece, solid construction— but it also shoots 23-ga. slight-head brad nails, which offer more holding power.

Flaw Although I didn’t have any problems, I’ve heard complaints of previous Cadex tools leaking at the blow-gun fitting. I’m a fan of the blow-gun feature for clearing sawdust from a workpiece, but it seems that the more O-rings there are, the greater the chance of one leaking.

Bottom Line Definitely the Cadillac of the test, the Cadex compares favorably to some of the bigger-name models currently on the market, but for a more reasonable price.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Cadex
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 604-876-9909 (distributor)
Weight 2.1 lb.
Dimensions 7.75-in. x 1.6-in. x 7.5-in.
Nail Sizes 1/2-in. to 1-3/8-in.
Nail Capacity 100
Nail Type 23-ga. pins
Safety Guard N/A
Special Features Built-in air duster, blow gun and swivel coupler

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