18-Gauge Brad Nailer 46309 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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18-Gauge Brad Nailer 46309

Central Pneumatic - 18-Gauge Brad Nailer 46309

Central Pneumatic’s 18-gauge brad nailer fires nails from 3/8 in. to 2 in. long.

$50 (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 Central Pneumatic brad nailer is a very basic tool, with reasonable performance; it was the least expensive tool tested.


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Editor Test Results:

Driver-Guide Cover Removal Four Allen-head screws with keyhole slot

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Central Pneumatic
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-423-2567
Depth Adjustment None
Exhaust-Port Adjustment Loosen four Allen-head screws
Safety Guard Behind nose
Belt Hook None
Nail Size 3/8 in. - 2 in. 18 gauge
Battery Size N/A

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