NuMax Nailer Review Roundup – SBR50 2″ Brad Nail Gun

numax nailer

The SBR50 NuMax Nailer...

NuMax may not be the biggest brand name in power tools, nail guns included, but they seem to be onto a winner with the SBR50 NuMax nailer. The SBR50 is a low-price entry brad nailer, 18 gauge and fires up to 2″ brads.

In our review roundups so far, many top-brand nail guns have performed well from the likes of Hitachi, Porter Cable and DeWalt as you may expect. However, we are interested to see why actual customers of the relatively unknown NuMax nailer rate the SBR50 as highly as the top brands.

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NuMax Nailer

At the time of writing this review for the NuMax SBR50 nailer, there were only 5 user reviews. However, while this may be too low a number to get a good picture of the NuMax nailer performance, it does give an indication as to how well received the nail gun is from professionals and DIY enthusiasts.

The SBR50 brad nailer scored an impressive 4.4 out of 5 stars average from those customers. 3 of them rated the SBR50 5 stars, 1 person rated 4 stars and the last person rated 3 stars. No 2 or 1 star ratings were awarded.

So what did they have to say about the SBR50?

NuMax SBR50 – The Good

Well all reviewers agree that the overall product is of high quality, performance and value…

“Superb product and exceptional value!”

“This product is lightweight, well balanced, and has a soft rubber grip…”

“This gun has good reviews all around, solid construction, and it shoots Brad nails up to 2″ (all the way down to 1/2″)…”

“What a surprise to find after 1000 nails, and no jambs, it is as good as new. Great buy…”

“Good investment for the money sure beats hammering finish nails and using a nail set. great time saver!”

“Used it to nail trim on over >1000 sq ft of flooring. Did the job beautifully. Solid product for the price, would buy again…”

Luckily for the NuMax nailer, the above comments are typical of those found for the SBR50, we have not just cherry-picked the best ones! So what’s not to like about this nail gun?

NuMax SBR50 – The Bad

It seems the lack of a case is not appreciated by one customer…

“No case included and I would replace the air inlet adapter with quality one. Oil frequently…”

Also another user marked the NuMax down for this reason:

“No rubber foot on the contact point–the tool WILL leave a dent after the brad is driven. With the proper technique (it takes some practice), the mark can be minimized…”

That’s about all there was as far as negative comments were concerned.

For a brad nailer that currently costs $29.99 (you can check the latest price on the link below) the SBR50 NuMax nailer seems to hit the spot among the reviewers that own it. We agree that the SBR50 is a better-than-average 2-inch nailer and best of all it comes with a budget price tag!

While professionals and heavy users may want to spend a little more on a more advanced model, the SBR50 seems ideal choice for the average user. Click the link below to read more user reviews of the SBR50 NuMax nailer.

Customer Rating:

4.4 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating, discount and user reviews for the SBR50 here…

[The quotes used above are all from real users of the SBR50 NuMax nailer and were correct at time of publish – Source]

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Senco PC0947 Brad Nailer & FP18KIT Compressor Combo Kit Review Roundup

senco pc0947 FP18KIT

Does this nailer and compressor combo hit the mark or miss the spot?

This review roundup is for the Senco PC0947 nailer that comes bundled with the FP18KIT Compressor kit. This bundle makes sure you have everything you need to get to nailing! The PC0947 18 gauge brad nailer offers good value for money and has currently become one of the best-selling nailers on the market because of this.

However, just because it’s selling well it doesn’t automatically mean that it’s good, so we take a look below at what actual customers of the Senco PC0947 nail gun have to say about it. Is this nailer and compressor a value combination or does it misfire?! Let’s find out…

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Senco PC0947 Nail Gun

This air tool combo has been reviewed by 37 customers at the time of writing and has averaged an overall rating of 4.2 from a maximum of 5 stars. This rating is made up of 23 people awarding the full 5 star rating, 7 people giving 4 stars, 3 people awarding 3 stars and 4 people giving 1 star (no 2 stars were given).

This means there is an overall satisfaction score of 81% for the Senco PC0947 brad nailer with the majority of customers happy with their purchase. As you can see this score isn’t perfect so let’s see what people liked and disliked about the Senco PC0947.

Most notably people liked the combination of the units build quality, compact size for getting into tight areas and it’s lightweight feel. Also some people commented on how relatively quiet this nail gun and compressor combo is:

“The compressor is small, lightweight and quiet…”

“The gun is lightweight and small enough to get into tight spots, yet it appears to be very well built…”

The Senco PC0947 nail gun is an ideal choice for light to medium users according to the customer reviews. It is good for beginner woodworkers, DIY enthusiasts or tradesmen that don’t need heavy use of a brad nailer according to these customers:

“For homeowners, hobby woodworkers, and customer service professionals in the cabinetry industry this is perfect…”

Overall the PC0947 is talked about positively and while small and compact does not necessarily mean it compromises in performance…

“I’m shooting 2″ brads into red oak no problems at all…”

“Of all the installers tools we send out with our crews, this is the one everyone fights for! Lightweight, no misfires, quiet and compact!”

“This tool is light and has plenty of power. The compressor is small & quiet and has absolutely no problem keeping up with the nailer…”

A few people however did disagree with others that the compressor lacked a little and had trouble recovering:

“Compressor try’s hard but comes up a bit short…”

“You have to wait after 10 shots for it you build up pressure…”

Another person was not particularly impressed with the length of the units warranty:

“The 90 day warranty on the compressor is a big negative…”

Overall according to customer reviews the Senco PC0947 nail gun and FP18KIT compressor combo are well suited for an entry-level solution that is lightweight and of quality build. Some may not find the performance of the compressor of high enough standard so this may not be well suited for heavy users or those of us that lack patience!

Customer Rating:

4.2 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating, user reviews and current discount here…

[The quotes used above are all from real users of the Senco PC0947 & FP18KIT compressor combo kit and correct at time of writing – Source]

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Porter Cable BN138 2″ Brad Nailer Review Roundup

Porter Cable BN138

4.9 out of 5 - Need we say more?

The Porter Cable BN138 brad nailer comes in two variations. One for firing 5/8″ to 1-3/8″ brads and another with 5/8″ to 2″ capabilities. Which one you prefer is totally down to what you want to use it for and that’s your decision. We are here to look at the overall performance, value and opinions the Porter Cable BN138 customers to see if this air tool is a hit or miss.

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Porter Cable BN138

The BN138 power tool is a low-cost 18 gauge brad nailer that is designed for use by tradesmen as well as for more leisurely use by DIY enthusiasts.

The unit scored very favourably in the overall user rating, scoring a massive 4.9 out of 5 stars. That is the single highest rating we have seen so far and probably will see for a long time. Therefore overall customer satisfaction with the Porter Cable BN138 is well above average and almost perfect in fact. Remember that this rating has been awarded as an average of actual Porter Cable BN138 brad nailer users, not from us.

The 4.9 rating is made up (at the time of writing) from a total of 17 reviewers. 15 of these scored the maximum 5 stars, while 2 people rated the nail gun 4 stars. There were no 1 star, 2 stars or 3 stars ratings awarded.

So why is this brad nailer so good? Why did people rate it so highly? Let’s find out.

Below are some examples of the typical summaries given by users for the Porter Cable BN138…

“Best 18 gauge I know of…”

“Easily one of my favorite power tools…”

“I should have bought one of these a long time ago…”

“Can’t beat this little Porter Cable brad nailer for the price…”

Users of the BN138 nailer are happy with every aspect of their purchase. This ranges from the design to the price to the quality and to the ease-of-use.

Interestingly we noticed that people think just as highly of the Porter Cable brand as they do this particular power tool

“Porter-Cable = Good, Reliable Tools…”

“I own many Porter-Cable tools. They have never failed or disappointed me…”

This is the very first review roundup that we have written on where we have failed to find a single negative comment from any of the customer reviews. Though we like to offer our readers a balance of pros and cons for each product – there simply are not any for this nail gun as we write this. We will keep this page updated however in case this changes but for now here are a few more customer summaries:

“Received this brad nailer promptly and in good order. Used it number of times great, nailer, lightweight and good price. Would recommend this product…”

“Another excellent product and a excellent price…”

“Perfect – I highly recommend this nailer…”

I think the quotes above sum up whether the Porter Cable BN138 brad nailer is a worthwhile purchase or not, so we will leave it there. If you want to check out the most recent customer reviews and up-to-date rating hit the link below…

Customer Rating:

4.9 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating and user reviews here – also save 62% on the Porter Cable BN138…

[The quotes used above are all from real users of the Porter Cable BN138 and correct at time of writing – Source]

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WEN 61720 Review Roundup – 18 Gauge 3/4″ to 2″ Brad Nailer

wen 61720

High rating, low price...

The WEN 61720 brad nailer is interesting for a few reasons. Firstly it is one of the cheapest brad nailers currently on the market and secondly, it has by far the highest rating of any brad nailer we have reviewed so far and will likely review for a long time. Surely those two together equal a winning combination that can’t be beat? Well, we take a look at why this budget nail gun scores so well from actual customer reviews below.

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WEN 61720 Brad Nailer

The WEN 61720 nail gun is relatively new to market. The price and rating really couldn’t be much better. This nailer operates at 60-100 psi, fires 3/4 to 2 inch brads, has a rubber handle and quick-release for jams, an aluminium body casting, 100 brad magazine capacity and includes oil, wrenches and a custom case.

At the time of writing this the WEN 61720 nailer scored an average of 4.8 out of the maximum 5 stars from a total of 23 reviewers.

The score is made even more impressive when you consider that from those 23 reviewers, 19 [83%] of them scored a maximum 5 stars and the remaining 4 [17%] people rated 4 stars. Not a single 3, 2 or 1 star rating was given. High praise indeed, so let’s see how customers summed up their overall experince with the WEN 61720…

“Surprisingly good – It’s even starting to look prettier than the DeWalt…”

“Inexpensive Price Tag For A Quality Tool…”

“Awesome for weekend projects!”

“I’ve been delighted with it…”

Unsurprisingly the price is one of the main draws of this nailer…

“Works great and for the price can’t be beat…”

“I paid around $35 shipped and a comparable 18 gauge 2″ brad nailer at the big box warehouses sells for $70 and up!”

“Great price and works great…”

While the price is good, the WEN 61720 does not seem to compromise on quality either…

“No problems with jamming. Feels and performs like an expensive nailer…”

“Easy to use, very reliable, and I don’t know how I did things before this gun…”

While we try to look at both the pros and cons of all brad nailers, trying to find negative points has been almost impossible in the WEN 61720 review roundup as you can see for yourself here. This is the best we could come up with:

“The case seemed very cheap. Now i pull out the nailer, it seems like WEN didn’t pay much attention to the details…”

According to the customer reviews above and the overall 4.8 rating, it seems that if you are looking for a budget nailer (or even a high end one) that works perfectly then the WEN 61720 is a wise choice due to its low price and 100% (to date) user satisfaction.

Customer Rating:

4.8 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating, full spec sheet and up-to-date WEN 61720 user reviews here…

[The quotes used above are all from real users of the WEN 61720 nail gun – Source]

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Dewalt D51238K Review Roundup – 5/8″ to 2″ Brad Nailer

Dewalt D51238K

Quality construction...

The Dewalt D51238K brad nailer has many nice features, including many that you would expect as standard from a manufacturer with Dewalt’s calibre. 18 gauge, 5/8″ to 2″, this nail gun comes with a tool-free depth adjuster, a low-nail indicator, overmolded no-mar pad and promises tool-free jam clearing to name a few features.

The Dewalt D51238K has become a popular choice among professional tradesmen as well as DIY’ers (almost as popular as the Hitachi NT50AE2) so below we look to see exactly what real customers of the Dewalt D51238K brad nailer think of their air tool, including the main pros and cons of the unit.

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Dewalt D51238K Brad Nailer

At the time of writing this review roundup a total of 47 Dewalt D51238K users had taken the time to write a product review. Out for a total of 5 stars rating the Dewalt D51238K scored an average of 4.1. The breakdown in ratings is below…

5 stars: 27
4 stars: 10
3 stars: 5
2 stars: 0
1 star: 5

As you can see 37 people rated the Dewalt D51238K nailer 4 stars or above, 5 people gave an average review score of 3 stars and the remaining few awarded 1 star.

The first thing to note of why many people like this air tool is the affordability when compared to the competition. This gives you a professional product for an entry-level price.

People that praised the Dewalt D51238K seemed to be impressed with the devices design and durability, many stating that it feels very solid and of good build quality…

“Well designed nailer – Boy I like this nailer. I have owned it for almost 2 years and have no complaints. I’ve never had a misfire. It drives 2 inch nails with ease. Best of all it’s light. I used it for window and door molding and cabinet work. This gun is easy to load, and easy to change the depth of the shot…”

The above person’s review signifies the general feelings towards the D51238K as shown below:

“Tough as Nails!”

“I’m buying one for every guy in my shop…”

“I use it extensively and very pleased with its performance…”


Generally speaking from all reviews, people love using the Dewalt D51238K as it seems to just “work”. There are few issues with the device and the advertised features that Dewalt claim are backed up with good userability.

However as we saw above not everyone was so pleased. One person complained about a lack of air inlet for their marked-down rating…

“No Air Inlet Fitting? Really?”

“I’m sure this nailer is as good as reviewed above. What disappoints me about this is that DeWalt does not include a valve stem on the nailer…”

The person simply did not seem to gel with their nailer:

“Happy but not very – I did not encounter any misfires or dry fires whatsoever but sometimes the plunger won’t recycle. I don’t know if it’s the angle that I shoot the nails but somehow if I shoot it real straight and press the nose a bit harder then this problem does not happen…”

As the overall 4.1 score line shows, most users of the D51238K were more than happy with their purchase and had many positive reviews like those above, but as the old adage goes – “you can’t please everyone, all the time”… Click the link below to read more user reviews of the Dewalt D51238K.

Customer Rating:

4.1 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating, discount and user reviews here…

[The quotes used above are all from real users of the Dewalt D51238K nail gun – Source]

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Hitachi NT50AE2 Review Roundup – 18-Gauge Brad Nailer

Hitachi NT50AE2

For novice or pro...

For quite a while now the Hitachi NT50AE2 has been among the best-selling brad nailers on the market. Quality and a good price is always a winning combination and while the Hitachi NT50AE2 brad nailer definitely has a good price, is the quality there?

This is where our review roundup helps us to find out. We sift through the 106 (at time of writing) user reviews below to find out the overall pros and cons of the Hitachi NT50AE2 to give a good picture of whether this air tool is worth your money.

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Hitachi NT50AE2 Nail Gun

Overall the 106 reviewers awarded the Hitachi NT50AE2 brad nailer 4.4 from 5 stars – a respectable score for any tool. 76 reviewers awarded 5 stars, 14 gave 4 stars and the remaining few gave 3 stars or below.

Starting with the good points; some users felt so impressed with the Hitachi NT50AE2 that one said it was not just the best nailer they had ever owned but…

“This is one of the best tools I have ever had. Operates flawlessly every time…”

Another person that also awarded 5 stars had equally glowing things to say:

“This is by far the best brad nailer I have ever used in my 20 years as a trim carpenter. It is very light weight ,powerful and looks great too!”

In fact there are 76 customers of this power tool that have similar things to say about the NT50AE2. In cas eyou didn’t quite get the gist of it!= here’s some more…

“Excellent feel and worked flawlessly during two weeks of remodelling…”

“Just what I was looking for…”

“You can’t go wrong!”

So far so good, but what about the people that awarded 3 stars or below? What were they unhappy about? Well generally some people were not too impressed by the nailers design. One person had this complaint:

“Because of the safety position you have to hold nailer sideways or upside down to tack casing on top of a door or window…”

Here is another design issue from another user…

“Need to redesign the black nylon it’s too slippery when try to aimed at 45 degree angle…”

Lastly another user was unhappy that the product did not make it clear what other accessories they may need to use the Hitachi brad nailer.

“The gun was in good condition, but the details of the product never told me that I would need a air pressure tank…”

Luckily negative comments are in the vast minority and most people gave 4 stars or above – that’s 85% overall customer satisfaction. Click below to read more user reviews of the Hitachi NT50AE2.

Customer Rating:

4.4 out of 5 starsSee the latest rating and user reviews here…

[The quotes used above are from real users of the Hitachi NT50AE2 brad nailer – Source]

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