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.
Editor Test Results:
|Manufacturer's Web Site
|Manufacturer's Phone Number
||7.75-in. x 1.6-in. x 7.5-in.
||1/2-in. to 1-3/8-in.
||Built-in air duster, blow gun and swivel coupler