Senco 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Senco
Model:
FN55AX
Price:
$350

Description

The Senco Fusion FN55AX 18 gauge cordless brad nailer drives 5/8" to 2.13" Senco AX and AY series brad nails. Includes two year manufacturers warranty. Comes complete with nylon bag, 18V Lithium-Ion battery, and charging system. No lubrication required. Eliminates the need for air hoses, compressors, and costly fuel cells. State of the art Fusion technology utilizes a sealed nitrogen gas cylinder to store energy. This new cordless technology is setting the stage for the next generation of cordless nailers. Features include a patented reflex-shot design for immediate trigger response (no ramp up times), adjustable depth of drive, extremely durable aluminum magazine and drive cylinder, trigger switch for bump fire or sequential operation, LED worklight, adjustable belt hook and EZ clear latch for fast jam clearing. The Senco Fusion 18-gauge cordless brad nailer is excellent for decorative trim, window beading, trim panels, rattan, scribe molding, cabinets and picture frame assembly.

WOOD magazine review

Senco Finish 25 14.4-volt Brad Nailer

Review Summary

It's heavy and feels awkward at first, but after using the 14.4-volt rechargeable Senco Finish 25 on a few jobs I knew it would become a permanent addition to my shop. As a cabinetmaker who also makes custom molding, I'm working on job sites as much as in my shop, so I appreciate the freedom the Finish 25 affords me.
It's a real timesaver to not have to lug around an air compressor and hose—and I don't have to worry about scratching a client's hardwood floors, cabinets, or countertops. The Finish 25 has ample power for driving brads in hardwoods as well as pine and plywood. Although it has multiple depth settings, I left it on the deepest setting most of the time and was pleased with the results. It has excellent tip visibility for brad placement, and it never left an indentation on the wood. I also like that it will not fire when the magazine empties, protecting the driver. Still, I wish the nailer was smaller to reach into tight spaces, and that it would stand on its battery. It comes with two batteries and a one-hour charger. -- Tested by Ben Svec, Contributing Craftsman

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

3

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