Grizzly 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Grizzly
Model:
H5527
Price:
$32

Description

* 18-gauge brad nailer kit
* 70-110 PSI
* Accepts 5/8" - 2" brad nails
* Magazine Capacity: 100
* Weight: 3.5 lbs.

WOOD magazine review

Grizzly H5527 18 g Brad Nailer

Review Summary

High points: With 100 psi of pressure, this $30 nailer drove brads as efficiently as other tools costing 3–4 times as much. Low points: The low/empty magazine indicator is small and difficult to read. We found it easier to just open the magazine to check on the fastener supply. No on-tool drive-depth adjustment. Contact safety trip tends to dent even hardwoods; a no-mar tip does not come with this nailer.
More points: Despite its shortcomings, it’s hard to argue with the value of a powerful $30 bare-bones nailer. We named the H5527 the Top Value.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Endorsing Grizzly value

Review Summary

I own a good number of Grizzly tools now and haven't been disappointed with any of them, including this one. I've shoot several boxes of nails now and it has performed flawlessly although a no mar tip would have been nice, since the bump after firing does tend to leave small dings in the wood. And again for the price it really is hard to beat Grizzly value, especially when you factor in their stellar customer service.
I know because I've dealt with them more than once and they've always come through in a satisfactory manner.

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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