NuMax SFR2190 21 Degree Framing Nailer Review

The NuMax SFR2190 21 Degree Framing Nailer is one of the best products for DIY enthusiasts and those looking for an affordable piece of machinery for more professional work. Reviewing a device like this is always a treat. But, before we get any further into our review, let’s have a glance at the main features of this nailer:

NuMax SFR2190

NuMax SFR2190 21 Degree

NuMax SFR2190 Features

• Dual mode trigger for easy switching between sequential and single firing
• Compatible with 21-degree nails from 2 to 3.5 inches
• Integrated anti-dry fire mechanism
• Efficient exhaust system

NuMax SFR2190 Review

Design and Functionality

Featuring a 21-degree head, the NuMax SFR2190 works greats on all sorts of surfaces and is perfect for use in sliding installations, fencing, framing, wall sheathing and more. The depth adjustment tool is perhaps one of its strongest features, design-wise, as it allows for the user to adjust the tool accordingly in a matter of seconds and specify the exact nail depth. Thanks to these automated features and the ergonomic handle shape, this product is extremely user-friendly and great for beginners and intermediate users, including professionals, both.

NuMax SFR2190 features

Build quality is certainly of this device’s strongest points. For a start, the cleverly designed exterior is made out of die-cast magnesium. This high-quality material is extremely durable, so your framing nailer should last for years to come. The blades are made of heat treated steel. Although these quality materials may suggest that this is a heavy device, that is not the case at all. This nailer is lightweight and very easy to work with.



The NuMax SFR2190 doesn’t have any major flaws when it comes to performance either. It’s suitable for different kinds of jobs – it’s quick, efficient, powerful and easy to use. Although the clever and sturdy design may seem like where this nailer stands out the most, it’s hard to point out a flaw in the performance department. This framing nailer is, simply put, a well-rounded, well thought out product that has a lot of style and substance both.

Equipped with an effective 360-degree exhaust, the NuMax SFR2190 features top-notch exhaust design. We often come across nailers with terribly designed exhaust systems, which don’t function properly and blow the air and dust back into the user’s hands. This is not the case with the NuMax SFR2190. The exhaust system works great and directs the exhaust air wherever you want.



  • Ease of usePriceMulti-functionalityGreat performance Durability Build quality design.


  • Expensive parts – it’s a difficult task to find a stand-out flaw in this product, but if we had to name one it would be the pricing of the parts. Since the NuMax SFR2190 is made out of high-quality materials, the parts are a bit pricey. However, this is a durable nailer so replacement parts will probably be the least of your worries if you decide to purchase it.

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Final Verdict: One of the Best of its Kind

The NuMax SFR2190 21 Degree Framing Nailer is one of the best products of its kind. Typically, we have framing nailers for hobbyists and framing nailers for professional, but this device is suitable for both groups. Although made for different demographic groups, the SFR2190 is a multi-functional device that really doesn’t have any major flaws. Perhaps its strongest feature altogether is the low price – this is an extremely affordable product every homeowner should have stored somewhere in the garage. Not to mention professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Highly recommended.