Metabo HPT Cordless Framing Nailers Review: What Is Metabo?
The word “metabolism” means the same thing as “to metabolize”. Metabolic processes are those which occur within or through the body. These include eating, drinking, breathing, sleeping and other bodily functions. The term “hpp” stands for high pressure point tungsten (HP). HPP is a type of tungsten carbide used in nail gun frames. Tungsten carbides are very strong and have excellent resistance to wear and abrasion. They are also resistant to corrosion and rusting. Tungsten carbide nails are considered superior to carbon steel nails because they resist breakage better than iron or aluminum nails, but do not produce as much heat when striking the wood. Tungsten carbide nails are also lighter weight than steel nails.
How Does Metabo HPT Cordless Framing Nailers Work?
In the past, most nail guns were made with lead, nickel and chromium alloys. Lead was a heavy metal that had many health hazards such as cancer and reproductive problems. Nickel and chromium were known to cause cancer as well as other diseases. Most framing nail guns have been made with tungsten in the past twenty years. The best tungsten alloys are alloys of tungsten carbide. The most common type of tungsten is tungsten-carbide and this is what Metabo uses in its nails. Tungsten-carbide is a very hard material that is very resistant to wear and tear, but it can quickly break if hit against a hard object.
Who Makes Metabo?
The company has been around for about forty years and produces a large range of power tools and accessories. They feature an impressive line of cordless nailers, but they don’t seem to feature any pneumatic framing nailers. One of the best Metabo framing nailers is the PC60-AVR. This framing nailer uses AVR, or actuation variability, technology. This means that the gun can be used with either a fully or semi-automatic setting. The PC60-AVR works with both 16-gauge and 18-gauge fasteners. It has a rafter hook, an air hose connector and a tool-less depth of drive adjustment. This cordless framing gun is powered by a strong 13 AMP motor.
What Are The Advantages Of Metabo?
It has a loading capacity of 60 nails and can hold up to 108 Metabo HPT framing nails. It has an operating pressure of 70-120 PSI and an actuation force of 6-12 lbs. It has a sequential actuation system. This technology provides less recoil and less vibration when firing the weapon. It has a tool-less depth adjustment wheel making it easy to set the fastener depth. The flexible COMFORTGrip and rubberized rear of the gun absorbs recoil and vibration up to 40%. It uses a contact trip system for sequential actuation. This means that you don’t need to continuously hold down the trigger in order to set nails. The side of the gun has integrated clip and cap storage for 2 clips and 1 Oilgear Cap.
What Are The Disadvantages Of Metabo?
This framing nail gun only comes with one clip. Other guns come with two or more, so you’ll have to buy them separately. It also requires an 18-Volt Lithium-Ion battery which is not included. If you need a cordless framing nailer that doesn’t require an expensive battery and that has multiple clips, you may want to consider the PORTER-CABLE PNC160B.
Sources & references used in this article:
- Renovation (MW Litchfield – 2005 – books.google.com)