Senco introduces its JoistPro metal connector nailers.
Available next month, this class of nailers drives 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" long by .131" to .162" diameter 34° collated nails through holes in metal hardware with pinpoint accuracy and speed. Two models are available: the JoistPro 150, a dedicated 1 1/2" tool, and the JoistPro 250 for nails up to 2 1/2" long.
The JoistPro 150 fires a single strip of 1 1/2" paper tape collated nails ranging from .131" to .148" in diameter. The tool nose exposes each nail tip before it fires for exact placement into the pre-punched holes. A dry-fire lockout prevents blank driving and signals the user when it’s time to reload fasteners. At 10.4" tall and weighing 4.6 lbs, the JoistPro 150 is ideal for navigating tight spaces and hard-to-reach areas, as well as working comfortably overhead. The tool’s short, slightly offset magazine fits conveniently into 90° angled corners.
The JoistPro 150 sells for $219.
Senco’s more powerful JoistPro 250 (pictured) fires a single strip of 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" paper tape collated nails ranging from .131 to .162 in diameter. It uses an integral nosepiece probe to locate the metal connector holes for accurate placement. When the tool is fired, the tip moves out of the way, allowing the lever to guide the nail directly into the hole. The rear load magazine captures the fastener by the head so there is no need to adjust anything when switching between nail lengths.
Designed for heavy-duty use, and weighing nearly 2 lbs less than its closest competitor, the JoistPro 250 has many similar features to the 150, including a full comfort grip, a 360° adjustable exhaust, dry-fire lockout and an adjustable rafter hanger, with the addition of a dedicated belt hook on the side.
The JoistPro 250 sells for $299.