Coming third on our top 5 list is the Senco 2H0033N nail gun. It is a pneumatic model just like most others we reviewed but it has a few differences, mainly the nails with which it works – they are clipped head nails. Those are ideal for woodworking but some area work codes prohibit them from being used, meaning that if you are working in such a place then you need to look elsewhere as this nailer won’t work with other nail types.
In terms of power and its delivery this is one of the best options for you out there. At 120psi and 8.3 bars of pressure this nail gun can drive a nail through anything you put it up against. Still, let’s go through some of its other features and see what makes it a good option to consider when getting a new nail gun.
Features That Make It Stand Out
What makes this pneumatic nailer stand out the most is its price-to-value ratio. It just is a good deal no matter how you look at it. At this price point most other nailers have lower working pressure and won’t be able to handle some tasks. The variable drive depth here, combined with the 60 nail magazine are things that aren’t often found in this class and this thing has them alongside with other great properties. First, let’s talk a little more about its power, shall we?
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In terms of power, this Seno nail gun is more than adequate and on par with the rest of the pneumatic nailers. You really have to understand that when it comes to compressed air the end power depends on two things:
- What kind of pressure your nail gun can operate at (maximum, minimum, etc.)
- What is the maximum pressure output of your portable air compressor
- Can the connections stand up to that
So, let’s say your air compressor works at 100psi. This is rare but still, let’s take it as an example. Then, even if your nail gun can get up to 140psi you won’t be able to get the most of it.
This particular Senco model operates at 120psi and 8.3 bar which is higher than most other pneumatic nailers. One other thing that affects the nailing force is the mechanism inside the unit but taking that into consideration would be hard as most manufacturers don’t discuss it.
This model works with clipped head nails. Now, this is well as those nails are good for any woodworking task but the issue is that some work codes in certain areas don’t allow them, meaning you will have to opt for a model which works with round nails like the Makita AN902 3-1/2″ Framing Coil Nailer.
In terms of nail size range this gun, as most others, gets to work with sizes from 2 inches to 3 and a half inch nails which is perfectly fine for almost all woodworking tasks.
The in-line magazine provides good maneuverability when working and an even better line of sight, holding 60 nails at a time, which is far more than most other similar mags.
Price & Warranty
For a pneumatic nail gun this model is priced relatively well and is also one of the cheapest in our top 5 list, meaning it automatically becomes a good option. It really does check all the boxes except a few like the clipped head nails which can be a major deal breaker for some construction workers.
Another thing that this product falls short at is that it only has a two years warranty period. This is normal for such an industry but nowadays most other manufacturers are offering you 5 years full warranty periods which makes them a far more attractive option.
In terms of maintenance this tool behaves typically as a pneumatic nail gun and you will have to lubricate it, especially so if you are working for hours at a time every day with it. As with most other tools, you will also have to check to loose bolts and screws which might damage the tool if not tightened.
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Some of the additional features this model presents are:
- 360-degree adjustable exhaust
- Depth of drive thumbwheel controls
- A rafter hanger
- EZ-clear technology
Those are pretty self-explanatory but are also features that some other manufacturers think they can skip on their models. Trust us, nothing beats a good rafter hanger. The adjustable depth of drive is also a very welcomed feature by workers who work on different types of surfaces constantly.
Let’s check out which are the most important upsides and downsides of this model now…
Pros And Cons
- Relatively Cheap
- Adjustable Exhaust
- Comfortable handle
- Sturdy grip
- Good line of sight when working
- Works with clipped head nails
- Can pack 60 nails at a time
- Can work at 120 psi
- Requires an air compressor to work
- Clipped head nails aren’t allowed in some work environments
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Conclusion & Rating
As a whole, the Senco 2H0033N is a good price to value product which will surely deliver on its investment. Having it you will never feel the need for something more powerful, which essentially is the goal of any nail gun. The 60 nails magazine will be enough for a lot of working and the comfortable angle it sits compared to the body will allow you to work without having your vision obscured. If you are willing to look past the type of nails it uses and the rather short warranty, this is a top tier product. We gave it a four and a half out of five stars rating.