The 9 Best Pneumatic Pinners

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in December of 2016. Whether you have a home project that requires attention or you are a professional contractor looking for a trustworthy tool for both delicate and tough jobs, you will find exactly what you need in our selection of pneumatic pinners. They work with a variety of fastener sizes, and some even accept brads, too. We have included options at all price points, so there is one for everyone. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Porter Cable PIN138

2. Metabo HPT NP35A

3. Cadex 21 Gauge

Editor's Notes

September 05, 2019:

In choosing our top picks, we have paid close attention to safety, ultimately deciding to remove the Freeman PP123 due to its awkward and non-intuitive safety feature. And although those we’ve included do have features to keep you out of harm’s way, it’s still important to pay attention to all precautions and wear the appropriate gear.

For those with larger budgets, we like the Porter Cable PIN138 or Metabo HPT NP35A, which is the new, renamed version of the Hitachi NP35A. Unlike many low-budget choices, these come with a carrying case and other accessories and offer features that make them appropriate for heavy use, such as automatic adjustment. But we decided to omit the similarly priced Makita AF353 over concerns about its longevity. For casual users, we like the Air Locker P630A or the NuMax SP123. They can’t do quite as much, but if you only use one of these tools occasionally, they’ll get the job done and complement a strong wood glue nicely.

4. Bostitch HP118K

5. Grex P650L

6. Fasco 23 Gauge

7. Senco FinishPro 23SXP

8. NuMax SP123

9. Air Locker P630A

Melissa Harr
Last updated by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.

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