Did you know that Makita makes air tools? This is something that I tend to forget, and I assume the same is true for most of you. That’s why their 2-inch brad nailer is this week’s unfamiliar tool of the week.
The 18-gauge 5/8″ to 2″ AF505 brad nailer features a 100-nail magazine, quick release nail guide cam-lock for easy jam clearing, tool-free depth adjustment, aimable exhaust port, rubberized grip, adjustable belt hook, low nail indicator, and a standard quick release hose connection.
It’s also priced quite fair at $80-90. The kit comes with the tool, a small bottle of oil, a spare non-marring tip, safety goggles, and a tool case.
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If you are looking…
to spend less, consider the Hitachi NT50AE2 ($60).
to spend a little more, consider the Ridgid R213BNA (magnesium housing).
for cordless brad nailer, consider the Ryobi Airstrike (built-in air generation).
I haven’t looked at the Makita 2″ brad nailer before today, but it seems like a decent option. User reviews seem to be positive. If any readers have experience with this model, please share your opinion of it!