18-Gauge Brad Nailer NB0040 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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18-Gauge Brad Nailer NB0040

Campbell Hausfeld - 18-Gauge Brad Nailer NB0040

The 18-gauge brad nailer from Campbell Hausfeld fires nails from 5/8 in. to 2 in. long.

$150 (As of 2/1/2004)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Brad Nailers

by Roland Johnson

review date: February 1, 2004

A good 18-ga. brad nailer should be able to drive a variety of nail sizes and to place the nail where you want it to go. It should be easy to load and indicate clearly when the nail supply is low. The safety guard should be positioned behind the nose to give a better view of nail placement, and a driver-guide cover that's easy to remove makes clearing jammed nails a breeze. The depth-of-set adjusters should be easy to read and use, and the exhaust port should be adjustable to direct air away from the user. A one-handed carriage-release lever is convenient. The Campbell Hausfeld brad nailer's driver-guide cover released easily to clear nail jams.

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Editor Test Results:

Driver-Guide Cover Removal Lunch-pail latch

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Campbell Hausfeld
Manufacturer's Web Site www.chpower.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 1-800-543-6400
Depth Adjustment None
Exhaust-Port Adjustment Rotating plastic cover
Safety Guard N/A
Belt Hook None
Nail Size 5/8 in. - 2 in. 18 ga.
Battery Size N/A

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