Hose-Free Hitachi Framer
Powered by an 18v battery, this new nailer is great for quick jobs and high work.
Hitachi’s NR1890DR framing nailer uses an 18v battery and brushless motor to charge a permanently-sealed compressed air canister that drives the nail. Available in versions for both paper and plastic-collated nails, this cordless nailer features an adjustable depth of drive, a substantial rafter hook, and a control panel to select different modes for sequential or rapid nailing. It’s particularly useful for punch-out work and remodeling, where it can save considerable setup time. In this episode of Tool Tech, host Patrick McCombe explains the Hitachi framer’s features and gives it a test drive with 3-1/2 in. nails.
Hitachi 18v Cordless Framing Nailer
Product number: NR1890DR
Senior 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.