Professionals and homeowners who are taking up a house siding project often ask, ”What are the top 10 pneumatic siding nailers available on the market?” The pneumatic siding nailer is distinctive from the other two types of pneumatic nailers—the framing pneumatic nailer and the roofing pneumatic nailer. The siding nailer is used to attach siding to structures of various materials. Each material calls for the use of a different type of nail. Thus, a siding nailer must be able to accept multiple kinds of nails to be considered eligible as one of the best pneumatic siding nailers. The overall weight, size, and comfort level of use is also an essential factor, as well as the ability to adjust driving pressure for different types of materials.
1. The BOSTITCH Coil Siding Nailer
BOSTITCH produced this device to be a top pneumatic siding nailer. It is adaptable enough to handle nails from 1 ¼ inch to 2 ½ inches in length of various types. You can load as many as 300 nails at a time letting you stay on the job for a longer duration. The tool offers a depth adjustment faculty that you need to work with different materials. The nailer has the power to work with steel siding and the ability to fasten softwoods without damage.
2. The Freeman PCN65 Coil Siding Nailer
Freeman offers this affordable pneumatic siding nailer at one of the best prices on the market. The tool is lightweight yet durable. A side mechanism allows for easy loading of up to 400 wire or plastic-coated nails. The ergonomic grip lets you work all day without developing hand cramps. The soft foot lets you work with a variety of siding materials—including everything from cement to softwood—without worrying about marring the surface or denting the material.
3. Makita AN611 Coil Siding Nailer
You have the option of adjusting the depth to which you are sending your nail with by 1/16-inch gradients with this tool. The depth adjuster is a simplistic hand operated mechanism that does not require a specialized tool. The nailer handles nails as small as 1 1/4 -inch or as large as 2 1/2 -inch. The device is safe to use on any siding surface and has a cushioned foot that leaves no scratch or puncture marks.
4. Metabo HPT NV65AH2 Coil Siding Nailer
Metabo built this nailer to be efficient, quick, and durable. The machine features a side-loading magazine acceptor for your nails and atilt bottom to allow you easier access to those tight fits. The mechanism is guided by a tool-less depth adjuster for a quick and easy change from one material to another. A cushioned nose protects siding materials from accidental marks, dents, or punctures. You can adjust the exhaust in any direction to avoid those irritating poofs of air in your face.
5. Valu-Air CN55R15-Degree Coil Siding Nailer
Valu-Air originally produced this low-cost pneumatic siding nailer as a fending tool to drive nails and staples into fence posts. The construction industry immediately picked it up as a siding nailer, and the rest is history. The nailer comes equipped with a selective actuation switch to move from sequential nailing to one-stroke nailing with ease. Its unique design lets you drive 1-inch to 2 ¼-inch nails at a 15-degree angle. The machine can drive up to three nails per second.
6. Hitachi NV75AN Coil Siding/Framing Nailer
Hitachi designed this nailer to cover two construction jobs at once—siding and framing. Framing nailers typically fire longer nails to a deeper depth than siding nailers. With framing, it is important to maintain a tight fit, but with siding, it is important to have a loose fit to allow the siding to breathe. The NV75AN is adjustable to perform both tasks. Its unique open toe nose design allows for quick removal of jammed nails.
7. NuMax SFN64 Pneumatic Nail Gun
The SNF64 is a straight angle nailer that drives 16-gauge fasteners. The handle is ergonomic to make the all-day task of driving nails an easier task. The body is lightweight, durable, and can take a drop without needing repair. The gun is a good choice for interior, and exterior work as the cushioned nose leaves no marks anywhere it is used. The function easily adjusts to the desired depth and the type of nail used.
8. AeroPro CN65RA Coil Siding Nailer
AeroPro designed this pneumatic nailer for the deep drives that thicker siding requires while also minimizing any marks or dents to mar the appearance. The drive face sits at a 15-degree angle and has a cushioned foot. The device only handles 2 ½-inch nails, which makes it an ideal gun to assure that those thick trim pieces stay in place. The device is supplied through a single-action loading mechanism that refuses to jam letting you work for longer times between reloads.
9. 3PLUS HCN54SP Pneumatic Coil Nailer
3PLUS originally intended this low-cost pneumatic nail driver as a roofing nailer. Many in construction use it as a siding nailer for its lightweight and dependable performance. The device drives a 1 ¾-inch nail to the chosen depth. The device can drive three nails per second when set as sequential, or it can fire a single nail when you choose. The gun uses an 11-gauge nail that is driven at a 15-degree angle.
10. DeWalt DCN692M1 Dual Speed Nailer
DeWalt designed a product that will wow those who want a dual purpose pneumatic nailer that can adjust between being a framing and a siding nailer. The device comes with a dual speed mechanism that can drive 1-inch to 3 ½-inch nails with equal authority. The kit includes a dual speed brushless motor that raises the pneumatic power to make it a framing tool. To use for siding, remove the auxiliary motor and run off the air-compressor to drive the smaller siding nails.
There are still those who work in the construction industry who remember the carpal tunnel and tendonitis developed when slinging a hammer all day. Those days are gone. The pneumatic nailer has replaced the hammer for most uses during construction, which is excellent when considering the frailty of many of the siding materials used today. You can avoid those unsightly dents, punctures, and scratches by choosing the best pneumatic siding nailer on this list for your home project.
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By BCR Writing Staff