Questions to consider when choosing Metabo HPT NR90AC5 Pneumatic Framing Nailer
Same tools. New name. Hitachi power tools has renamed to Metabo HPT. Capable of driving up to 3-1 2 X 0. 162 Fasteners. Dry-fire lockout prevents empty dry firing for assured nail placement. Well-balanced for ease of manoeuvrability and less user fatigue. Selective actuation allows for quick changes between sequential and contact nailing with the Flip of a switch. Tool-less depth adjustment to Countersink or flush drive into a variety of materials. Two-piece anodized aluminium MAGAZINE makes repairs or replacements easy and with minimal expense
Do you know what is the superiority of this Metabo HPT NR90AC5 Pneumatic Framing Nailer?
The NR90AC5 3-D 2 Plastic collated framing nailer is capable of driving 3-D 2 X 0. 162 Plastic collated nails into LVL and many other engineered lumber products. The well-balanced design makes it easy to manoeuvre with less user fatigue. It s tool-less depth of drive adjustment ensures proper driving depth- no matter the material. Switching between sequential and contact bump driving modes is easily achieved with the simple flip of a switch. The NR90AC5 has a two piece anodized aluminium magazine that features a simple two step nail loading process for Quick and easy fastener replenishment.
Customer reviewsWorked great until it didn t. Not as durable as NR83 series.
Trigger assembly started leaking badly 2 months after gun was put into service on our residential framing crew. It completely failed by the end of the following month. We have a pretty regimented tool repair program but were not in a place where we could take this new gun out of service while we sourced repair parts. We searched high and low and cannot source parts. This doesn t have the rebuildable metal trigger that the NR83 has. It is all plastic, similar to Bostich framers except one major difference- you can t buy the replacement parts ANYWHERE. Hitachi USA wants us to mail the whole gun back to them and they will repair the trigger assembly or replace the whole gun. Seems ridiculous for a wear item. Gun its self is very high power and drives full 16d nails into engineered framing material with ease. I d recommend holding off on purchase until its been around long enough to get parts- especially with more plastic than the NR83. We love our Hitachi framers- this one is a bit of a disappointment due to its short time in service before it was on the bench. we have a couple of NR83s that are over 10yrs old and have never required more than a seasonal tear-down, clean and re-lube.