Hitachi NT65MA3 15 Gauge Finish Nailer Review: What’s it All About?
The first thing you need to know is that the NT65MA3 15 gauge nailer is one of the most popular nailers among professional contractors and home owners alike. It is not only a great tool for general household work, but it also performs well when used for small jobs such as installing window screens or trimming hedges. The NT65MA3 nails are very strong and durable, which makes them ideal tools for landscaping projects or even building construction.
It is no secret that the NT65MA3 nailer is a high quality product with many features. Its strength comes from its steel body, which has been hardened to Rc60-62 and then tempered to Rc50-52.
The nailer’s head consists of two parts: the hammerhead (which acts like a screwdriver) and the spike (which acts like a punch). These components are held together by a spring, which keeps them from separating during use. The user can adjust how far the spike and the hammerhead separate using a dial located at the top of the body.
The NT65MA3 has a long, narrow nose that allows you to reach tight spaces and get into corners. Its exhaust is located on top of the tool (rather than on the side) so that it doesn’t get in your way while working.
The exhaust is also adjustable (using a dial) to control how far it sticks out. The tool’s magazine can hold up to 120 pins, so you don’t have to reload as often. To fill the magazine, just open the latch on the side and slide it in. The magazine is very easy to load.
The gun uses a standard quick-release system that allows you to switch out its air pipe (and therefore attachments) with those of other Hitachi nailers. This system also allows you to easily add a straight adhesive attachment for installing flooring.
The NT65MA3 is very easy to use and features an adjustable air compressor. Its exhaust system (which vents to the front) directs exhaust away from you, so it does not cause any respiratory problems.
It is lightweight and balanced, which makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time.
These are just some of the reasons why the NT65MA3 15-gauge finish nailer is one of the best tools for your toolbox.
Why You Ought to Read/Watch This Article
As I have already pointed out, this article will tell you what you need to know about the 15-gauge nailers in general. I have included a review of one of the top tools in this category, the NT65MA3.
I have also provided you with information about some of the important features to look for when shopping for this type of tool.
Who Is This Article For
The audience for this article includes homeowners and residential construction workers who want to buy their first 15-gauge nailer. It is also for anyone who wants to learn more about this type of tool in general.
The NT65MA3 Review
As I mentioned before, the NT65MA3 is one of the best 15-gauge finish nailers for the money. It is an excellent tool that will certainly meet (or even exceed) all of your expectations.
It uses a standard quick-connect system that allows you to easily swap out its nose piece with those of other Hitachi tools. This is convenient if you ever need to use a different tool.
It also comes with a straight adhesive attachment, which allows you to run straighter finish nails without the pinched look (that curved nails tend to give).
The NT65MA3 is easy to use and has an adjustable air compressor. This allows you to adjust the power of your nailer, which is great for driving in light and heavy nails.
The dial also lets you adjust how far the gun’s nosepiece shoots out, which is convenient if you are installing floors.
Unlike some other nail guns, the NT65MA3 comes with a tool that allows you to easily clear out jammed nails. This is a very helpful feature, as jammed nails are one of the leading causes of tool malfunctions.
If you use your gun frequently (either for work or around the home) then you definitely want a nailer that makes clearing jams fast and easy.
The NT65MA3 is also relatively quiet and does not cause any eye or respiratory irritation. This is because it has an exhaust system that uses a special deflector to direct gas away from your eyes and face.
Since this gun is also lightweight and comfortable to use, it is one of the best tools for anyone who plans on using a 15-gauge nailer for several hours at a time.
Some Other Features to Consider
The first thing you will probably want to look for when purchasing a 15-gauge nailer is what types of nails it shoots. The two main types are round head andarshop.
As I just mentioned, round head nails are popular because they are easier to drive into the wood and they are generally less likely to split the wood. On the other hand, finishing nails have a sharper point that causes them to easily sink into the wood. This results in a much better finished product.
You will also want to consider how much power you need when shopping for a 15-gauge nailer. The gun’s power directly correlates with how much it will cost.
A more powerful gun will obviously cost more money, but it is also efficient and causes less strain on the user. For most people, a gun that uses between 90 and 120 PSI will work fine and should not cause any problems.
Another feature to look for is how easy it is to change out the tool’s air filters. If you use your nailer often, you are going to be required to do this quite often.
You will also want to look for a model that has clear and easily readable gauges. This lets you know exactly how much air pressure you have left so you do not get caught off guard and let the tank run out in the middle of a job.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean my 15-gauge finish nailer?
First, you will need to unplug your nailer. Next, you will want to drain all the oil out of the tool. You can do this by tipping the nailer on its side and pouring the oil out gently. You may need to let it sit for a few minutes before the oil drains completely.
After this, you should clean out any excess oil that is left in the tool. Use a dry cloth or paper towel to wipe out any left over oil.
If there is still oil left in the gun, it can cause damage to the other parts. Once you know there isn’t any excess oil left inside, you can store the nailer until you are ready to use it again.
Does your 15-gauge finish nailer come with safety goggles?
While it does not come with safety goggles or a helmet, I would advise wearing both of these while working with this nailer. A serious accident could leave you blind, so protect your eyes at all times. You should also wear earplugs to prevent hearing damage.
Do I really need safety goggles and a helmet while using this tool?
While you can use this tool without protective gear, I would advise against it. A serious accident that results in damaged eyes or an object piercing the skin of your head could cause permanent blindness or brain damage. Always wear the necessary safety equipment while using this tool to protect yourself from serious injury.
How hard is it to reload this nail gun?
It is actually quite easy to reload a 15-gauge finish nailer. You simply pull out the tray that holds the nails, put in the number of nails you need, and push it back in. This process should only take you a couple of seconds.
What is the reason for using a 15-gauge finish nailer over other sizes?
While some people argue that a 20-gauge or 16-gauge is better, the 15-gauge has several advantages over these. It strikes the perfect balance between being small enough to place into tight spaces and large enough to handle most projects. This is why I highly recommend a 15-gauge finish nailer.
Are 15-gauge finish nailers safe enough to use by children?
While it is possible for a child to use a 15-gauge finish nailer, they should not do so without adult supervision. Children should only use this tool if they are able to follow all the safety precautions and operate the tool without any help. Using this tool improperly could result in serious injury.
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