Best Electric Brad Nailers in 2020

Best Electric Brad Nailers in 2020

Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
Makita AF505N Brad Nailer, 2-Inch
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer, Straight, 16GA (PCC792LA)
Best Overall Electric Brad Nailer
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer, 18GA, Precision Point (DWFP12233)
Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
Makita AF505N Brad Nailer, 2-Inch
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer, Straight, 16GA (PCC792LA)
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer, 18GA, Precision Point (DWFP12233)
$31.20
$104.75
$249.95
$106.49
1.41 ounces
3.08 pounds
5.7 pounds
5.46 pounds
5.9 x 3 x 3.6 inches
10.25 x 2.5 x 9.38 inches
14 x 4.6 x 13 inches
3.74 x 13.09 x 13.03 inches
120 volts
120 volts
20 volts
20 volts
Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun
$31.20
1.41 ounces
5.9 x 3 x 3.6 inches
120 volts
Makita AF505N Brad Nailer, 2-Inch
Makita AF505N Brad Nailer, 2-Inch
$104.75
3.08 pounds
10.25 x 2.5 x 9.38 inches
120 volts
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer, Straight, 16GA (PCC792LA)
PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer, Straight, 16GA (PCC792LA)
$249.95
5.7 pounds
14 x 4.6 x 13 inches
20 volts
Best Overall Electric Brad Nailer
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer, 18GA, Precision Point (DWFP12233)
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer, 18GA, Precision Point (DWFP12233)
$106.49
5.46 pounds
3.74 x 13.09 x 13.03 inches
20 volts

With the best electric brad nailer, you are able to perform a wide variety of task both at home and on a construction site. However, knowing which of the many models out there is the best of them all is not the easiest thing to do. This is exactly why we have conducted this review.

Below we have listed some of the best electric bred nailers that are currently available on the market for purchase. For each one we take a look at all the different functions and features, as well as any pros or cons that the power tool may have. Based on all of this, we make our final recommendation on which one is the best of them all.

Electric Brad Nailers in 2020: Our Top Picks

#1 Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Nail Gun

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Empty magazine indicator
  • Easy to clear jams
  • Reasonably priced

Although the Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Electric Nail Gun has many great functions and features, it is let down in some important areas. One good thing about it is that it is easy to clear any jams that occur in it. The power tool also has an indicator that shows exactly when the magazine is empty. This will stop you from dry firing and let you work quicker.

Because it is powered by mains electricity and so needs to be plugged into the mains power, it means that you are not free to move around your workspace, as you are tethered to a socket via a power cord. When it comes to setting the depth adjustment, you only have the option of either low or high. You are not able to fine tune the depth adjustment so that you can get it perfect for the job that your are working on.

As a result of the Stanley TRE550Z Electric Staple/Brad Electric Nail Gun not have loads of power, it can struggle, even when on the higher power setting, to drive brads into harder woods, such as teak, oak, or maple.

PROS

  • Empty magazine indicator
  • Easy to clear jams
  • Reasonably priced

CONS

  • Tethered by power cord
  • Unable to fine tune depth adjustment
  • Lacks power

#2 Makita AF505N Brad Nailer

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Has a narrow nose
  • Tool free jam clearing
  • Reasonably priced

Coming in at a reasonable price, the Makita AF505N Brad Nailer has a number of unique and innovative features that sets it apart from the rest of the competition. One of these is its nose, which is very narrow. This allows you to get the nailer into tight and cramped spaces in order to use it.

On the end of the nose there is a rubber tip, which helps to prevent marring from occurring on the surface that you are nailing into. It has a jam clearing system that is completely tool free and so allows you to unjam the power tool quickly and easily. Where it is lacking, however, is its level of power.

With the Makita AF505N Brad Nailers you are able to fire out brads that are 1.5 inches long. However, it will struggle to fire any that are longer than that length.

PROS

  • Has a narrow nose
  • Tool free jam clearing
  • Reasonably priced

CONS

  • Lacks power

#3 PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Powerful 20 volt battery
  • Built in LED lights
  • Relatively inexpensive

The highly portable PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer is able to provide you with all of the power that you would ever need, despite the fact that it is battery powered. All of the power it does have comes from the strong 20 volt battery that it uses. The fact that it is battery powered means that you are not tethered to a mains socket via a power cord.

Thanks to the fact that it has built in LED lights, the nailer is good to use in those places where there is little or no light as the LED lights illuminate the area where you are working in. It also has a good mechanism for adjusting the depth, which helps to make sure that you get the job done right every time. With it coming with a cheaper price tag than many other similar nailers, it represents good value for money.

However, the PORTER-CABLE 20V MAX Finish Nailer nail guns is lacking in that it does not have a bump to fire mode setting. This means that it is probably not well suited to use on construction sites where a professional tradesman has the need to fire a large number of brads in a limited amount of time. The nailer is easy to use for beginners.

PROS

  • Powerful 20 volt battery
  • Built in LED lights
  • Relatively inexpensive

CONS

  • No bump to fire mode setting

#4 DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Tool free jam clearing
  • Works with various sized brads
  • Two different modes

Powered by air, the DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer is strong and durable, and so can be used for a variety of different applications both around the home and on a construction site. Because it has jam clears that are tool free, you will save a considerable amount of time having to do this over the life span of the power tool.

It has two different mode settings in the form of bump and precision. To increase the speed at which you are able to fire the nails out, simply tap the front of the bred nailer. Similarly, the power tool can be limited so that it only fires out one nail per each and every pull of the trigger. This helps with keeping your work precise.

The DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Bred Nailer nail guns is capable of working with brad nail that are as little as less than 1 inch in size and with ones that are as big as 2 inches in size. This, again, means that this power tool lends itself well to lots off different types of DIY / construction jobs, both in the home and on site.

Because the bred nailer is quite expensive, it may not be suitable for those individuals who are on a budget. The nailer is easy to use for beginners.

PROS

  • Tool free jam clearing
  • Works with various sized brads
  • Two different modes

CONS

  • Expensive price tag

FAQs – A Buyer’s Guide

Here we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about electric bred nailers and nail guns electric. By doing this, you will have all of the information that you need to go out there and purchase the right power tool for your needs. To help us here, we enlisted the help of several industry experts and DIY gurus.

Are electric brad nailers any good?

Electric bred nailers are good for a whole host of different DIY / construction type jobs. However. What is best about electric ones, specifically those that are battery powered, is the fact that with them you are not tethered to a mains socket via a power cord and so you are able to move freely around your workspace without any restriction.

As well as those featured in the above list of Our Top Picks, some other good electric bred nailers include the Hitachi Cordless 18G Straight Brad Nailer, the BOSTITCH 20V MAX Finish Nailer Nail guns, the Ryobi 3 Piece 18V One+ Airstrike Brad Nailer Kit, the WEN 61720 3/4-Inch to 2-Inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer and the Craftsman C3 19.2v Brad Nailar.

What is the best electric nail gun?

There are many different makes and models of electric nail gun currently available on the market that claim to be there best out there. However, from our own experiences of using these kinds of power tools we have our favorites.

These include the Makita xnb01z 18v lxt lithium ion cordless 2 bred nailer, the Metabo HPT Brad Nailer, the WEN 61721 18-Gauge 3/8-Inch to 2-Inch Pneumatic Brad Nailer, the NuMax SFN64 Pneumatic 16-Gauge 2-1/2″ Straight Finish Nailer, and the Senco SLP20XP 1-5/8-Inch 18 Gauge Brad Nailar.

Are there any good electric nail guns?

A nail gun is a great option for firing nails into materials and is, of course, much easier than having to manually hammer them in. Even better than a regular nail gun is one that is electric powered, specifically ones that are battery powered. What is great about these power tools is that they give you the freedom to move around, where that is in your own home or on a construction site.

With a battery powered nail gun electric it means that you do not have to worry about keeping in close proximity of a power socket at all times. These types of power tools come at all different costs, however, just like is true with anything in life, the more you pay for one the more you get in terms of functions and features. A good rule of thumb here is to stick with the well known manufacturer names, such as Ryobi, Dewalt, Bosch, and Makita.

Some of our favorites from these brands include the DEWALT 20V MAX Cordles Bred Nailar (featured in Our Top Picks), the Ryobi P320 Airstrike 18 Volt One+ Lithium Ion Cordless Brad Nailar, the Bosch GSK18V-LI 18V Cordless li-ion Brad Finishing Nailer, and the Makita AF505N Brad Nailar (featured in Our Top Picks).

What are the best Brad nailers?

As previously explained, if you stick with the big power tool names, then you will not go far wrong purchasing a bred nailer from them. This is because they know what they are doing and have been manufacturing such products for many years. They all typically offer guarantees and warranties also, should you ever experience any problems with them.

Many of our particualr favorites have already been mentioned throughout this review. Any of those would make a great bred nailar for either a home DIYer or a professional tradesman on a construction site.

The Best Electric Brad Nailer in 2020 Of Them All

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer

Having looked at each of the above electric bred nailers in great detail, we are finally in a position to make our recommendation as to which of them is the best of them all. However, should you not agree with our own personal favorite, then, realistically, any of the others that featured in the list of Our Top Picks would make a good alternative.

Because it has a tool free jam clearing system in place, is able to work with various sized brad nails, and has two different mode settings, the DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Brad Nailer is our favorite. However, it is let down by the fact that it is so expensive and may mean that it is out of your price range, regardless of how good it is.