I purchased my Electric Brad Nailer about a year ago. At the time of my purchase, I was a new home owner and envisioned myself doing alot of small projects with a nailer around the house. So getting a nailer was a must for me. Since I was a new home owner, having limited space in my garage and would not use the nailer often, I knew getting an electric/battery nailer was the way to go. I found that the battery operated nailers, although the reviews were quite good, were expensive (I was about to spend over $300 before finding this craftsman electric nailer). I must admit, I'm still fond of the battery nailers, but I love my electric nailer. There is no reloading noise. You simply press up against the wood you need to nail, hold it firm and pull the trigger. The sound you hear is not scary, not intimidating and is quieter than you repeatedly hitting a hammer on the head of a nail. Best of all, you don't have an air pressure tank making any noise. My project included adding chair rail moulding in my dining room and shoe moulding all around my house. The only jam I had was when I pulled the trigger with a bit of a loose wrist. The only negative, which I think could apply to any nail gun, is that the nailer will leave a mark where you shot the nail into the wood. All you need to do is add a little joint compound or wood filler (depending on your moulding and intentions of course), let dry and slightly sand for smoothness before you paint/stain. If you know that you want either a battery powered or electric nailer, you should consider this one (the reviews turned me off on the other electric craftsman). I am very happy with my purchase. I think the other reviews here helped me, so a year later, I figured I'd come back to help another new homeowner. Good luck with your decision and project....and don't forget your safety glasses and nails. Kind regards, Stephen
I needed an electric nailer as I do not have an air compressor. I read the reviews of cheaper ones and thought this more expensive one would be able to handle most jobs I would be doing. I intended on building some shelves for vinyl records with 1/4" and 3/4" plywood. I got maybe 50 shots out of this gun before a nail jammed. I removed the jammed nail according to the manual which was pretty simple.
After screwing the safety pin and plate back on, the nailer no longer feeds or shoots any nails. I took it apart 5 or so more times to see if anything was stuck in it still, but it's clear. Appears that the first jammed nail caused internal damage. I was using 1-3/16" Craftsman nails recommended for the gun and tried using smaller 3/4" Craftsman nails also reccomended, but it still wouldn't fire any. Just keeps shooting "blanks". I read other reviews of this gun that stated the exact same problem, but for the money and being that I was only nailing thin plywood, I thought I would have better luck. Guess not.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS CRAFTSMAN ELECTRIC BRAD NAILER UNLESS YOU WANT TO RETURN IT SHORTLY AFTER FIRST USE! IT IS A PIECE OF JUNK!
Purchased this tool ten years ago and surprisingly I paid the $139.00 that the tool is currently selling for (no price increase in ten years). Great toll did the job for me no problems. Still working great. Only complaint is I wish it could shoot a longer brad than 1 3/16". Great tool would recommend to anyone.
Nail gun works great, perfect for when I don't want to pull out the air compressor...