As you might guess from its name, the Freeman PFR3490 34 Framing Nailer was designed specifically for framing projects. Although it has plenty of versatile features, it is not as adaptable as other nailers in the market. So if you do decide to buy this product make sure that it matches your particular needs.
Freeman PFR3490 34 Features
First of all, it’s important to remember that the Freeman PFR3490 34 Framing Nailer was designed for specific projects, namely framing, wall sheathing, sub-floors, pallet buildings, wood book assembly, fence installation as well as siding installation. So if your work or project doesn’t involve any of these things then you’re better off buying some other nailer.
A good example of the Freeman Framing Nailer’s pro-framing features is its “no-mar” tip, which helps to prevent damage to working surfaces. Although many other nailers have similar features, the no-mar tip seems to excel when it comes to framing and siding installation
Despite its specialized features, however, the Freeman Framing Nailer does have other interesting characteristics which are not directly related to framing. For starters, it has interchangeable trigger modes; one for simple firing and the other for contact firing, both of which are handy for all kinds of projects.
Another good feature is the anti-dry fire mechanism which prevents triggering or firing whenever there are five nails still in the magazine. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the Freeman Framing Nailer uses 30 to 34 framing nails, which are 2″ to 3.5″ inches long. These types of nails are most suitable for framing work, but they can also be used for other, though similar, types of projects.
Finally, the Freeman Framing Nailer also features a magnesium frame for reduced weight and increased portability. To prevent jamming, it has an anti-dry-firing mechanism and for increased durability, it has an anodized aluminum magazine and cylinder. These aren’t the toughest features on the market, but they do somewhat improve the Freeman Framing Nailer’s durability and that certainly counts for a lot.
- Thanks to its magnesium body, it is easy to use and carry around.
- It’s a great nailer for framing and other similar projects.
- Interchangeable triggers are handy for many projects.
- It has an anti-jamming mechanism.
- Despite its lightweight, it is not as user-friendly as other nailers.
- Over-specialized features render the Freeman framing nailer less versatile than other nailers in the market.
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