Senco - FinishPro 10-in. Pin Nailer - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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FinishPro 10-in. Pin Nailer

Senco - FinishPro 10-in. Pin Nailer

The Senco FinishPro nailer drives tiny, headless pins designed for use with delicate trims and other small applications.

$130 (As of 10/25/2005)

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Editor's Review:

by Roland Johnson

review date: October 25, 2005

Micro is the right word to describe the size of the pin you can shoot with the new FinishPro 10 nailer from Senco. The tiny, headless (23-ga.) pin, available in 1/2-in., 5/8-in., 3/4-in., and 1-in. lengths, leaves a nearly imperceptible hole that pretty much eliminates the need for putty.

Because they are headless, the pins don’t have a lot of holding power, but they are perfect for tasks such as securing delicate trim while glue dries or holding a glazing bead in place. The headless pins also are ideal for attaching small moldings with little worry of splitting.

The FinishPro 10 is both compact and lightweight (2.25 lb.). The handle has a comfortable, soft grip. A rear exhaust directs dust and possible contaminants away from the worksurface.

I found the carriage easy to operate and load. However, when changing nail lengths, an adjustment slide must be moved, something that took a bit of getting used to.

Editor Test Results:

Driver-Guide Cover Removal Comfortable Grip

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Senco
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-543-4596
Depth Adjustment N/A
Exhaust-Port Adjustment N/A
Safety Guard N/A
Belt Hook N/A
Nail Size 1/2 in. - 1 in., 23 gauge
Battery Size N/A

The concept of this pinner is great. When it is working well it is great. However, I have had a lot of trouble keeping it performing optimally.In a word, jamming. The gun constantly jams with a pin halfway in the wood. Using a shorter pin might help a little. I have had the gun to a Senco dealer for adjustment and they say it is fine. For softwoods the gun may be fine, but I could not recommend it for hardwoods.One other problem is the pins being left proud of the wood, specifically on harder woods. Using shorter pins does help.

I've used this pinner on two projects. Even when my compressor is pumped up to its 100 psi maximum the pins are not set below flush in hard woods like oak and mahogany. Consequently, you see a small, bright spot on the finished product. The resulting defect may be acceptable for cabinet work but it is not suitable for furniture projects.

Pins are driven well in all lengths and in all types of wood except the longest pins are not driven all the way into hard woods like oak. The lack of a depth adjustment is a failing. I'm not sure from an engineering standpoint if it is possible to include one, but it might help to overcome the variability of depth of drive in different woods. In soft woods the pin disappears while in hard it sits proud.

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