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The Best Coil Nailers For Your Shop

person operating a coil nailer on a wooden window frame

Nail dispensing machines are an effective tool for construction or small jobs. One format of nail dispensing machines is coil nailers, which use long strings of nails joined with wires. This tool typically has an adjustable canister with a coil of nails strung together by thin wires, which can fire lots of nails.

What Should You Consider in a Coil Nailer?

When purchasing a coil nailer, it’s essential to consider the nails per minute and the size of the nails the machine can hold. Also, consider safety functions like the exhaust swiveling away from the user and safety functions to protect while the device is in use, as well as the ease of reloading nails.

Best Overall: BOSTITCH Coil Siding Nailer

wireless golden yellow and black coil nailer

This Bostitch coil nailer can hold a capacity of 300 coil nails. The depth guide is adjustable to the desired depth with ease. The lightweight aluminum design is durable and the soft rubber foot prevents damage to softer woods. The adjustable exhaust directs exhaust away from users.

Best Overall

BOSTITCH Coil Siding Nailer, 1-1-1/4-Inch to 2-1/2-Inch (N66C)

Coil nailer with 300 nail capacity and adjustable exhaust.

Best For Budget: 3PLUS HCN45SP Coil Roofing Nailer

wireless black coil nailer with red and white accents

A coil nailer which can hold up to 120 nails at a time and is adjustable for quick shingle spacing. The integrated side skid pads prevent the tool from slipping off a roof. The depth is adjustable to be consistent and controllable. The tool-free air exhaust rotates 360-degrees. There is an interchangeable trigger for a single shot or bumper fire function.

Best For Budget

3PLUS HCN45SP 11 Gauge 15 Degree 3/4" to 1-3/4" Coil Roofing Nailer Pneumatic Roof Nail Gun

Adjustable coil nailer with 120 nail capacity and anti-skid pads.

Best For Professionals: Metabo HPT Coil Siding Nailer

wireless silvery coil nailer with black accents

This coil nailer drives wire and plastic sheet collated nails with an easy side-load option. There is a tool-less depth of adjustment for optimal depth and a plastic shield for added safety. For precision and power, this coil nailer can drive three nails a second.

Best For Professionals

Also Consider: BOSTITCH Roofing Nailer

wireless orange, black, and gray coil nailer

This upgraded engine coil nailer has improved durability and performance. The dual door for the magazine can be closed in multiple ways and there is depth adjustment for the nails. The nose is protected with carbide nose inserts. The handle is designed for a better feel. With two firing modes, users can select easily from single sequential and contact mode. The exhaust cap swivels to point away from the user.

Also Consider

BOSTITCH Roofing Nailer, Coil, 15-Degree (BRN175A)

Upgraded coil nailer with dual door for magazine loading and two firing modes.

Coil nailers are an essential tool for quickly inserting nails, depending on the project. Save time by opting to use one of these instead of hammering by hand.

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