FREE SHIPPING - Electric Brad Nailer - 1 1/4in. Nail Size
Don't waste your money.
Bought this to use nailing my shoe molding and quarter round trim as I installed a wood floor. Doesn't have the torque to drive even a 1" nail or brad, much less a 1 1/4". Also, poor quality & workmanship... the darn thing jams up constantly. I have adjusted the allen screw settings and lubricated the slide, but still sticks almost every time. Don't buy it... get something... anything... else. I wound up drilling a pilot hole and using a hammer for my trim work. This tool is a piece of junk.
July 2, 2013
Shot the first time and was a dud, second shot into soft wood trim ,jammed, took apart to unjamb, 3rd shot went halfway, jambed, and case cracked. will return this week, followed directions, put pressure on back of unit, I'm in the construction business and am very familiar with nailsguns, didn't want to buy compressors and hoses for simple jobs around the house. I assume Northern will refund without any issues
February 13, 2012
This Nailer is best on the market for its type. These electric nailers all have limitations. If you follow the directions and use it correctly it works well. You must not use an extension cord it loses power. You must press on the Head firmly. If you do it will drive the longest brad home. Occasionally spray the chamber with dry oil free silicone.
October 17, 2011
I give up
This is the second electric brad gun I have tried. The first one (can't remember the brand) got through a major flooring job before permanently jamming. I bought this model to build a kitchen island, and got about halfway through before it jammed. As I was taking it apart to remove the offending brad, I noticed a crack in the housing. I hoped to at least finish the job I had bought it for, but every time it fired after that, the housing further deteriorated until the unit became non-functional.
March 14, 2011
This nail gun is a piece of junk. I bought one and sent it to the factory because it would not work. It took a year to get it back. It worked for about 20 nails and quit. It is a 14.5 amp gun, most circuits are 15 amps. If anything is running other than the nail gun it lowers the amps. I installed a 20 amp circuit just for the nail gun. The outlet is one foot from the breaker. It still would only set the nails 50% of the time. If you buy one of these guns you need to remember this review.
July 21, 2009
Drives brads very well (even long ones) will small countersink consistantly and in hard-woods. MUST keep pressure down on head during driving or nail will not drive to right countersink depth. This is obvious requirement with this kind of tool and definitely not fault of this tool. You need to do same with pneumatic. Very powerful and I am very satisified, especially for price. Makes driving brads a breeze. I had to return the 1st unit I received because the brads bound up in the driving head; nailer had been used and returned as evidenced by scratches and receipt condition. Northern was very easy to work with for return and even provided new nailer and pre-paid return sticker before I sent other one back - very satisfied.
July 14, 2009
Had to return
Not enough power to go through even a soft piece of moulding...very disappointing!
September 11, 2008
Solid inexpensive brad nailer.
The quality and performance of this tool is excellent for the money. Following the recommendations of prior reviewers I used a 12 gauge 50 ft extension cord powered from a 20 amp outlet and the tool performed perfectly. I did back up the top of the tool opposite the firing end with my hand or knee and all of the Porter Cable 1 1/4 in brads I used were set completely (pressure treated pine).
Note that just for the sport of it I tried the tool using a 100 ft 12 gauge extension with out success. The brads failed to completely seat by about 1/4 in.
Minor power inconveniences aside this is an excellent inexpensive tool.
August 31, 2008
Electric Brad Nailer — 1 1/4in. Nail Size
Excellant value and performance. Drives brads in completely and leaves minimal marring. You will need at least a clean 15 Amp power source. A 20 Amp source is recommended to insure brads are fully seated in hard woods.
August 18, 2008
For the money it is outstanding... I bought it to replace the Campbell-Housefield brad nailer that broke when dropped. This one has is easier to use (trigger lockout doesn't hang up) and more powerful.
August 18, 2008