Best Nail Gun? Nailing Power in Wood & Composite Decking, Speed, Tip Grip, Noise, Weight

Best Nail Gun? Nailing Power in Wood & Composite Decking, Speed, Tip Grip, Noise, Weight

Nail Guns: Milwaukee, Paslode, DeWalt, Ridgid, Craftsman and Metabo HPT. Framing nailers compared for weight, noise, closeness to object for 90 degree nail drive, nailer speed (seconds to drive 25 nails), performance on composite material (depth of nail), and framing nailer tip grip. I purchased all of the cordless, battery powered framing nailers and supplies used to test the nailers to ensure an unbiased review. So, thank you for supporting the channel!

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  1. Paul Denison on February 26, 2023 at 1:56 am

    Great info. Could you please compare small job site radios like the M12, Hercules, Bauer, Ryobi, Ridgid etc. Thanks !

  2. Todd Bigelow on February 26, 2023 at 1:57 am

    How about testing 1/2 inch cordless impact guns?

  3. Bruce Mullis on February 26, 2023 at 1:58 am

    Was shopping for one this week. I was going to suggest this video but you beat me to it. Really watch all of your videos.

  4. Brandon Watkins on February 26, 2023 at 1:58 am

    No Ryobi??

  5. Mark R on February 26, 2023 at 2:00 am

    We rock the Milwaukee and it is very powerful. Much more powerful than a pneumatic framing nailer. It is quite heavy though for sure. If all I did was framing I would probably try the paslode. But I am a general who does a lot of remodel work, so having a nailer that works with no fuss all the time is great.

  6. Aaron Craig on February 26, 2023 at 2:03 am

    I would love to see a test of skillets pots and pans ect. Love the videos!

  7. Nathan Davis on February 26, 2023 at 2:03 am

    What’s with the cartridge in the paslode? Seems odd, I always liked the Bostitch pneumatic from my experience.

  8. Cigars And Whiskey on February 26, 2023 at 2:04 am

    god sent

  9. Mr. G on February 26, 2023 at 2:05 am

    Did you leave the clear plastic on the LED screen of your digital scale? My OCD is getting triggered!

  10. Brett Simpson on February 26, 2023 at 2:05 am

    What about a comparison of 18 gauge nail/staple guns? I’m in the market for an 18 gauge nailer but I wonder about price, build quality, accuracy of the trigger control not shooting multiple times at once, and definitely interested in which one leaves the smallest marks on the work piece. Would also be various if there’s a difference between a battery power vs a pneumatic

  11. Steven Woodward on February 26, 2023 at 2:05 am

    I have that Milwaukee nailers, and it is really nice tool. My favorite is the brad nailer that Milwaukee makes. It is the straight 18g, and I usually shoot 2” brads out of it…It literally would shoot into cinder blocks…lol. I would love to see you test generations against themselves. Take gen 1 vs each newer iteration…(impacts, trim nailers, brad nailers, oscillating tools and circular saws). I would love to see if they are making them tougher, or making them have a designed shelf life. Keep up the good work, we love you brother! Many Blessings!

  12. g dog on February 26, 2023 at 2:08 am

    Please do finishing nailers next

  13. Angg Voagg on February 26, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Anyone else started watching his vids for things you actually use but then just started watching all of them mostly to see what he comes up with to test them?

  14. Andrew Dehne on February 26, 2023 at 2:10 am

    Amsoil vs maxima dirtbike 4 stroke engine oil?

  15. Andre Reggio on February 26, 2023 at 2:12 am

    4,004 comments as of this one. WOW! Knot bleeding is my problem. (asked before) Can you measure knot covering capabilities of primer paint and varnish type products. To speed up bleeding testing, try simulating knot bleeding with permanent ink. Here is why. I once re-wallpapered a hotel lobby, and in preparation removed a hung picture that revealed a permanent markers inked "COFFEE" that was put on the sheetrock apparently during the construction phase, that had seeped through the wallpaper. Very surprising discovery. I just repapered and remounted the picture. Plus maybe pepper mills/grinders? Single handed versus two hands???? Manual vs motor driven?

  16. R on February 26, 2023 at 2:12 am

    can you do a review on black and deckers matrix? and of the same category

  17. Robby Keeney on February 26, 2023 at 2:13 am

    The whole point in having a nail gun is to get the job done quick. I think these electric nailers fail at that.

  18. Suzanne Christie on February 26, 2023 at 2:13 am

    Fantastic comparison, thank you! And that’s why I buy Milwaukee!

  19. Tom Smith on February 26, 2023 at 2:13 am

    suggestion – review of foam paint brushes! I love your reviews. And I can’t find decent foam brushes. They fall apart and they’re too soft. Some kind of test with thick paint or primer, and a rough surface?

  20. Morbeatz on February 26, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I worked with SENCO, such a badass one.

  21. Timothy Land on February 26, 2023 at 2:14 am

    You should test the best pump gas between Conoco and chill and on cue, etc. and also make sure to test XP racing they’re popular and test 87 low and 91 high

  22. Tyler Pickle on February 26, 2023 at 2:14 am

    All these videos do is proove I bought into the correct brand. I own this nailer plus several of the others. Awesome nailers.

  23. Naysoeaung Sanda on February 26, 2023 at 2:16 am

    Heavy and big stuff is suck to carry around work site that all I know you don’t want it to hang on you even for 30 minutes.

  24. patradoid on February 26, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Thanks man for great work always

  25. Andy’s World on February 26, 2023 at 2:18 am

    You are awesome 👏

  26. LamboDingus on February 26, 2023 at 2:18 am


  27. Bert Blankenstein on February 26, 2023 at 2:19 am

    Ahh, don’t forget to drive nails in to aged fir. A classic test piece.

  28. Cannon McCall on February 26, 2023 at 2:20 am

    I should point out that while it isn’t advertised, I know that milwaukee and ridgid have a tendency to install temp sensors on both the battery and the tool, mostly to stop it from freezing up or blowing apart in extreme temps.
    EDIT: I mostly know this because I disable the temp sensor on a milwaukee impact when working in a freezer set to -16f (no idea why the hell food needs to be at -16…) and I shattered the end off while seating a 1 inch bolt for a sub regulator. Not all of them have it, but some do. Unsure if the nail guns do or not. All I know is I love my milwaukee nailer.

  29. Benjamin Bennett on February 26, 2023 at 2:20 am

    Um you tested metabo hpt lower end nailer. 1) NR3690DR is their latest nailer, you tested the one that is well over 5 years old. 2)You engaged the safety feature of the metabo hpt that helps prevent accidental fires. 3) The metabo hpt NR3690DR drives 3 nails per second, giving you 8 seconds for 25 nails.if you going to say something is the best you need to compared each top of line nailer.

  30. A is for Annihilation on February 26, 2023 at 2:21 am

    I have no use for a nailer but I still watch cuz I Iove your tests & if any1 asks I send them here.

  31. Kevin J Lee on February 26, 2023 at 2:22 am

    Can you do non stick frying pan comparisons those from Marshall’s etc

  32. Luther Leonard on February 26, 2023 at 2:24 am

    Hi, ratchet screwdriver like the one Linus Tech Tips created. Can you do a comparison of the top ten? Thank you 🤙🏽

  33. mark0101 on February 26, 2023 at 2:27 am

    Could you please do finishing nailer gun comparison?

  34. Jeffrey Ingraham on February 26, 2023 at 2:27 am

    I’m thinking it would be cool to see an Olympic style showdown of all the tools in a lineup… saws, drills, sanders etc… Milwaukee, vs dewalt, vs Bauer etc…

  35. TruthTeller on February 26, 2023 at 2:29 am

    The new Ryobi nail gun is not bad either.

  36. Jarome Jacksan on February 26, 2023 at 2:30 am

    I did it myself. I used Woodglut woodworking plans for this.

  37. Taurus on February 26, 2023 at 2:36 am

    I went to the National Farm Machinery show over the weekend and found some really cool lawn mower blades you should test.

    The company is Meg-Mo and they’re rotary cutting blades for standard mower decks, and supposedly are 10x harder steel than normal blades.

    Would be really cool to see you test those out!

  38. loserssoldier on February 26, 2023 at 2:38 am

    Can you tell us more about that freezer? It looks very useful and efficient to only have one of its bays open to room temperature air at once

  39. A BC on February 26, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Great video
    I wonder if you could do a comparison on the Battery powered pin nailers for lighter work? Be interesting to see what kind of thickness wood they can handle and how they compare for jamming and performance or if they’re all roughly similar? (As they often look quite similar)
    Cheers 👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧

  40. John Gamba on February 26, 2023 at 2:40 am

    In cordless… Need “weight factor” on ratings and not just first to last… Ex. Just in weight, I cannot go a whole day on rafters, wall etc. ex. firing between studs or above the shoulders… I appreciate switching to the Paslode (or going air) The extra 2 lbs on the Milwaukee electric takes its toll… the compromise of the Metabo HTP seems a good second choice for a moderate day with a tired arm or switching hands (and there are a lot more of those days than it used to be)
    The weight for tip placement at angles is hard on the wrist..The Milwaukee tip is well designed but overall cannot make up for the weight…. I would add MORE POINTS to lower weight in the average best to worst rating …

  41. Jacob Lahr on February 26, 2023 at 2:44 am

    I think dewalt makes craftsman

  42. JosePeriutjr on February 26, 2023 at 2:44 am

    Earned my subscription! Straight to the facts with no extra fluff! Amazing reviews

  43. SlimSavage on February 26, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Would love to see comparison of handheld 120v and/or cordless rotary hammer/ground rod drivers.
    Also would love to see you do a ladder comparison. Include the Little Giant and see how it holds up against the usual suspects that you see on jobsites day to day.
    Thanks so much for everything you do.

  44. c2 on February 26, 2023 at 2:46 am

    What about the 21 degree nailer from dewalt? I think it may be an improved/newer model from their 30 degree nailer. Love the videos you do, thanks for all the hard work Todd! I always feel better when I see a product I purchased before watching a video do well in your tests.

  45. skelafeti on February 26, 2023 at 2:47 am

    senco, no better framer. give me my air!

  46. Timothy Courtemanche on February 26, 2023 at 2:48 am

    I just did a quick search of your channel and does not appear as though you’ve done palm nailers. That would be a cool video. Maybe do both pneumatic and battery operated ones in the same video. Though it’s looking like Milwaukee is the only one making a battery powered palm nailer; it’s in their M12 line up.

  47. Rob Smith on February 26, 2023 at 2:48 am

    Great information

  48. themeez1000 on February 26, 2023 at 2:48 am

    As a Milwaukee fan boy this makes me

  49. KG on February 26, 2023 at 2:51 am

    Gratefully appreciate this video! How I’m viewing this is these machines are good if you do not have temporary power for a compressor. Otherwise you cannot beat a pneumatic nailer

  50. RitzWood on February 26, 2023 at 2:53 am

    The one video I always requested. Thank you PF! 👏🏻👏🏻

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