Top 10 Positive Placement Nailer – Power Framing Nailers

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1. Metabo HPT

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Strap-Tite Fastening System, Accepts 1-1/2" Nails, Metal Connector, Metabo HPT Positive Placement Nailer, NR38AK, Pneumatic

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Metabo HPT #ad - Positive safety allows tool to use the nail tip as a guide without damaging the collation. 6 lbs for excellent maneuverability. Same tools. New name. Rated the pro preferred nailer for 6 years running 2014 - 2019 by Builder and Developer Magazine. Accepts 1-1/2" strap-Tite, Paper Strip Collated nails. Sequential drive mechanism ensures precision nail placement. Hitachi power Tools has renamed to Metabo HPT. For fastening various types of pre-punched hole metal connectors to wood. Lightweight and well-balanced at 4.
BrandMetabo HPT #ad
ManufacturerKoki Holdings America, Ltd #ad
Height10.3 Inches
Length12.3 Inches
Weight4.6 Pounds
Width3.2 Inches
Part NumberNR38AK
ModelNR38AK
Warranty5 year

2. Metabo HPT

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Metabo HPT Positive Placement Nailer | Pneumatic | Accepts 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" Nails | Metal Connector | Strap-Tite Fastening System NR65AK2

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Metabo HPT #ad - Adjustable air deflector directs the air exhaust in any direction safety allows tool to use the nail as a guide without damaging the collation.

Accepts 1-1/2" & 2-1/2" strap-Tite, Paper Strip Collated nails. Includes: nr65ak2 nailer, Safety Glasses 875769. Hitachi power Tools has renamed to Metabo HPT. For fastening various types of pre-punched hole metal connectors to wood. Sequential drive mechanism ensures precision nail placement. Strap-tite metal connector nailer. New name. Positive safety allows tool to use the nail as a guide without damaging the collation. Same tools. Rated the pro preferred nailer for 6 years running 2014 - 2019 by Builder and Developer Magazine.
BrandMetabo HPT #ad
ManufacturerKoki Holdings America, Ltd #ad
Height13.2 Inches
Length17.2 Inches
Weight6.4 Pounds
Width3.2 Inches
Part NumberNR65AK2
ModelNR65AK2

3. Metabo HPT

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Short Magazine, Strap-Tite Fastening System, Metabo HPT Positive Placement Nailer, Accepts 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" Nails, Pneumatic, NR65AK2S, Metal Connector

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Metabo HPT #ad - Short magazine allows nailing in the tightest of spaces. Comfortable soft trigger covered with double-molded elastomer. New name. Hitachi power tools has renamed to Malabo HPT. Adjustable air deflector directs the air exhaust in any direction. Positive safety allows tool to use the nail as a guide without damaging the collation. Accepts 1-1/2" & 2-1/2" strap-Tite, Paper Strip Collated nails. Same tools. For fastening various types of pre-punched hole metal connectors to wood.
BrandMetabo HPT #ad
ManufacturerMetabo HPT #ad
Height13.2 Inches
Length11.2 Inches
Weight5.7 Pounds
Width3.2 Inches
Part NumberNR65AK2SM
ModelNR65AK2S

4. DEWALT

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1-1/2-Inch DWMC150, DEWALT Metal Connector Nailer

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DEWALT #ad - Fastener placement made easy with exposed nail tip. At 105" 26. 7 cm tall, fits conveniently inside 12" 305 cm on-center framing and other tight areas. Tool-free adjustable rafter hook for convenience.
BrandDEWALT #ad
ManufacturerDewalt #ad
Height5.03 Inches
Length13.85 Inches
Weight5 Pounds
Width13.86 Inches
Part NumberDWMC150
ModelDWMC150

5. BOSTITCH

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BOSTITCH F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer with Positive Placement Tip and Magnesium Housing with RH-S10D131EP Round Head Plastic Collated Framing Nail 4,000 per Box

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BOSTITCH #ad - Works in: n88rh & n88rh 2MCN. Lightweight magnesium housing; integrated rubber skid pads; rubber grip. Compressor/air tool features: fastener collation, 1 1/2 inch to 3 1/2 inch framing nailer; 1, fastener Depth Control, 050 inch pounds of driving power; sequential and bump trigger. Round head nails at 21 degrees. 2 nailers in one: includes two quick change nosepieces, converts to framing or metal connector applications. Plastic Collated.
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6. Grip-Rite

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Grip-Rite GR150 Multi Blow Joist Nailer, 1-1/2-Inch

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Grip-Rite #ad - Designed to use either standard or tip hardened nails. Robust design with easy maintenance. Multi-blow functionality promotes safer usage, compared to single-blow tools. Small, lightweight and compact only 4. 4 pounds. Shoots both paper and plastic collated joist nails.
BrandGrip-Rite #ad
ManufacturerGrip-Rite #ad
Height12.25 Inches
Length9.5 Inches
Weight0 Pounds
Width3.75 Inches
Part NumberGR150
ModelGR150
Warranty12-MONTH WARRANTY

7. Senco

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Senco Products44; Inc. Nailer Metal Connector 1-1/2In 7L0001N

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Senco #ad - Lightweight and well-balanced. Full round head. Powerful enough to drive through engineered lumber. Patent pending nosepiece design - leads with nail tip for accurate placement.
BrandSenco #ad
ManufacturerSENCO #ad
Height2 Inches
Length3 Inches
Weight5 Pounds
Width1 Inches
Part Number7L0001N
Model7L0001N

8. Senco

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Nailer Metal Connector 2-1/2in

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Senco #ad - Powerful enough to drive through engineered lumber. Lightweight and well-balanced. Full round head. Nose piece probe locates metal connector holes providing accurate nail placement.
BrandSenco #ad
ManufacturerSenco Fastening Systems #ad
Height11 Inches
Length17 Inches
Weight5.9 Pounds
Width17 Inches
Part Number6K0001N
ModelJoistPro 250

9. MAX USA CORP.

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MAX SN438J"SuperLocator", Metal Connection Nailer

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MAX USA CORP. #ad - Maintenance free end cap filter prevents foreign substances from entering the tool. Heavy duty driver blade is 1. 7 times more durable than competitive driver blades. 270 degree metal reinforced rafter hook.

Internal parts last longer and the inside of the tool is kept clean. The filter has a self-cleaning feature; foreign substances are ejected automatically from the tool when the hose is disconnected. Anti-dry fire mechanism senses low nail level to prevent damage to the tool from dry firing. Beefed up contact arm provides greater protection from breakage due to nail jams and accidental dropping of the tool.

Anti-double fire nose prevents a 2ND nail from accidentally being shot when the 1ST nail is firmly pressed against the wood surface. Precision placement nose exposes the nail tip to allow the precise placement of fasteners into the connector holes. 34 degree 1 1/2" Nails. 32 nail capacity.
BrandMAX USA CORP. #ad
ManufacturerMAX USA CORP #ad
Part NumberSN438J
ModelSN438J
Warranty5 Year Limited Warranty

10. Paslode

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Paslode F250S-PP Positive Placement Metal Hardware Framing Nailer #500855

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Paslode #ad - Air-powered metal hardware nailer. 1-year limited warranty. Ideal for metal framing hardware, joist hangers, wall bracing and strap ties. Positive placement metal hardware framing nailer provides productive and accurate metal hardware attachment. Hardened nose probe for accurate nail placement; smart lever system automatically adjusts for different nail sizes.
BrandPaslode #ad
ManufacturerPaslode #ad
Height13.9 Inches
Length19.5 Inches
Weight9.4 Pounds
Width11 Inches
Part Number500855
Model500855
WarrantyN