Hitachi has come out with a new 18V 23-gauge pin nailer, NP18DSAL, capable of driving in pins up to 1-3/8″ long.
It features a no-push safety nose, which they say is non-marring and provides a clean finish. The new compact 3.0Ah battery, included in the kit, can power the nailer through 3,000 nails per charge.
There’s a tool-less driving depth adjustment, and LED worklight that you can turn off if desired.
The new nailer also features dry fire lockout, on-tool battery charge indicator, belt hook, soft grip handle, and rubber bumpers on the body.
Price: $280 for the kit
The kit comes with a charger, 3.0Ah battery pack, safety glasses, carrying bag.
I love that we have options now, when it comes to cordless pin nailers. There’s this one, a new Makita 18V pin nailer, and a new Ryobi AirStrike pin nailer. Good times.
The question is this – what is more appealing, more compact air-powered pin nailers connected to a cordless air compressor, or a cordless pin nailer that is powered by a battery pack? All of the cordless pin nailers I’ve seen, despite being smaller than larger sized nailers, are still larger than comparable air nailers.
That all said, this new Hitachi pin nailer has all the makings of a good nailer. I recently purchased a Hitachi air pin nailer. Do I have regrets? Not really, but I’m glad to have the option to go cordless if I need or want to in the future.