Pin Nailer P635 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Pin Nailer P635

Grex Power Tools - Pin Nailer P635

Grex has introduced a pin nailer with a magazine that adjusts automatically for nail lengths.

$190 (As of 4/1/2006)

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Editor's Review:

by Roland Johnson

review date: April 1, 2006

My first pin nailer, which I bought a decade ago, was a great tool for fastening glazing stops and other delicate moldings and for performing numerous glue-clamping chores. A 23-ga. pin nailer leaves such a small hole that it's seldom necessary to fill it. But many of the early models lacked a trigger safety and required that the nail carriage be adjusted each time you wanted to load it with a different length of nail.

Grex has introduced a pin nailer with a magazine that adjusts automatically for nail lengths. Its nose has a narrow profile for easy pin placement in tight places, and it comes with a soft nose cover to help avoid marring. It also has a trigger safety mechanism to prevent accidental firing.

It features rear air exhaust and includes a built-in silencer for slightly quieter operation. Nail jams can be cleared easily by loosening a couple of hex-socket screws; this model even includes a wrench and holder on the tool. I drove lots of long nails into hard maple with this tool without a single misfire or a nail left proud of the surfacea nice feat indeed.

—Roland Johnson is a contributing editor.

Editor Test Results:

Driver-Guide Cover Removal N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Grex Power Tools
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 888-447-3926
Depth Adjustment Automatic
Exhaust-Port Adjustment N/A
Safety Guard Double-trigger safety lock
Belt Hook Yes
Nail Size 3/8 in. to 1-3/8 in.
Battery Size N/A

I've owned one for about 2 months now and use it often. I keep a pair of micro nippers handy in case of a mis-guided pin the nippers are sold at hobby shops. I have no complaints on the tool its great and would buy one again.

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