Senco FN65DA 15 Gauge Fusion Finish Nailer
Senco has come up with a truly amazing and innovative nailer. This is the first cordless nailer that does not require a gas cartridge to provide the necessary pressure to drive the nails. Instead, non-reactive nitrogen gas is contained within a pressurized sealed chamber in the tool. When the trigger is pulled, the control circuitry allows compressed gas to drive the nail forward, but the gas doesn’t escape from the tool. Instead a small gear motor and cog pushes the piston back into battery, compressing the gas back into its storage chamber at the same time.
This innovative design totally eliminates my biggest complaint about cordless nailers, that of having to constantly buy gas cartridges for them. I’m a notorious cheapskate and hate spending that extra few bucks if I can avoid it.
The rest of the tool is as well designed as the drive system with Senco claiming you can drive 600 nails on one battery charge. With the fast recharge Ni-ion battery, you can work all day, letting the battery recharge on your coffee break. A selector switch offers bump mode (fires when you hit the workpiece with the nose of the tool) or sequential fire (pull the trigger).
There’s also a built-in work light and an LED battery meter rather than just a the battery is dead light. A thumbwheel allows quick and easy depth adjustment, no matter what type of wood you are using and it runs off a Lithium-ion battery. If you’ve only got to have one finish nailer, I’d have to say this is the one to have.