As we previously mentioned, Campbell Hausfeld recently released a new line of pneumatic nailers. We now have our hands on CH’s new CHN706 angled finisher nailer, and are in the process of giving it a very rigorous review. In the meantime, take a look at our [very positive] first impressions of the nailer.
Setup: The nailer is virtually ready to go out of the box.
Maintenance: The nailer is relatively maintenance-free. Our nailer has not jammed yet, but we can tell that jams would be quick and easy to clear.
Ease of Use: CH’s finish nailer is very user-friendly. This would be a good nailer for those unfamiliar with pneumatic tools. The detailed instructions manual is also tailored towards beginners.
Comfort of Use: Simply put, the nailer’s a pleasure to use. We have absolutely no complaints.
Power: We threw everything we could at the nailer, such as an underpowered compressor and the longest nails the tool can handle, but its performance was top-notch.
Features: We will discuss this in much more detail later on. The nailer has several unique features – some snazzy and useful (such as the studfinder), and one or two that we don’t care for (mini bubble level).
First Impressions Summarized: We think this is a decent tool. Quite frankly, we did not expect that a tool marketed towards beginners and serious DIYs alike could impress us, but it did.
CH’s angled finish nailer is currently available via Amazon for a modest mid-level price of $140.