Kyocera Senco Industrial Tools exhibited its updated finish and trim nailers, featuring the company’s Fusion cordless pneumatic technology, at the AWFS Fair in July.
The new models include the F-15XP 15-gauge finish nailer, F-16XP 16-gauge finish nailer, and F-18XP 18-gauge brad nailer. All have been re-engineered to be more robust, powerful, easier to use, and repair than previous models, according to the company.
Each new model includes an air valve that allows the tool to be quickly and safely depressurized. The internal components can be easily removed and rebuilt, and the tool can be repressurized through the air valve.
Senior product manager Eric Bellman explained to Woodshop News that each tool has a fixed amount of air in its cylinder, and while the models shouldn’t need to be serviced when working properly, service centers were reluctant to work on the former models if anything were to malfunction.
“The new Fusion finish and trim tools were designed to be service center friendly with easy access to internal components, so they are even more like a traditional pneumatic tool now than they were before,” says Bellman. “While other brands require tools to be sent back to the factory, Senco’s new cordless tools can be serviced at any authorized Senco service center, allowing for faster repairs and less downtime.”
All models use 18-volt Li-ion batteries and feature the company’s Reflex-Shot technology, allowing them to fire quickly with no ramp up time between shots. Other features include a thumbwheel depth of drive, nose-mounted LED light, and jam avoidance technology. Redesigned components include a more durable safety cover and better lubricant containment, according to the company.
Fastener length ranges are 1” to 2-1/2” for the F-15XP; 3/4” to 2-1/2” for the F-16XP, and 5/8” to 2-1/8” for the F-18XP accepts brad nails from 5/8” to 2-1/8”.
Each tool sells for less than $400 with a 1.5Ah battery, charger and storage bag.
For more product information, visit www.senco.com.
This article was originally published in the September 2021 issue.