Everyone who has watched a certain bespectacled and bearded woodworker on television use a pneumatic powered nailer and stapler to tack a piece of wood securely in place knows that these tools can be really handy. But there are so many different kinds of compressors and nailers … how can you choose which is right for you?
Obviously, if you get a combo kit of a compressor, gun and hose, you leap ahead in the game, which is why I was asked to round up eight compressor/nailer/stapler combo kits for review.
Nailing the Right Kit
Clearly, if you’re planning to add pneumatic fastening to your arsenal of power tool woodworking, there are lots of decisions to make in this “combo” category. Generally I think they present good value, and their all-in-one convenience will get you popping those fasteners in no time. While I wasn’t charged with the task of picking a “Best Bet” here, I would suggest you look beyond a lowball price when making your choice. As that old cabinetmaker’s adage goes, buy the best quality tool you can afford, and you’ll only cry about it once.