03 Aug A 21-degree, 36 Volt Plastic-Strip Framing Nailer from Metabo
A new framing gun from Metabo/Hitachi (model HPT NR3690DR) really is a cordless gun with the power of a pneumatic tool. The nailer accepts any of the company’s MultiVolt batteries (named Multi because they run both 18 and 36-volt tools) for extreme cordless power on the jobsite. It also works on a 36V AC plug-in adapter.
The gun accepts round head clipped or off-set 21-degree plastic strip collated nails from 2” up to 3-1/2” in length, and from 0.113” to 0.131” in diameter. It drives up to 3 nails per second, and the unique air spring drive system delivers performance that’s similar to that of a pneumatic nailer. There’s tool-free depth of drive adjustment.
The NR3690DR can drive 900 nails per charge when using Metabo HPT’s 2.5Ah MultiVolt battery (included) or 1,200 Nails with the optional 4.0Ah MultiVolt battery. It has a brushless motor for more run-time, increased power, and extended durability with essentially no maintenance. Selective actuation allows for quick changes between sequential and contact nailing with the flip of a switch. There’s a dry-fire lockout that prevents empty (dry) firing, a side lock switch to prevent accidental firing, a pivoting hook that keeps the tool within reach, and an ergonomic soft grip handle for comfort.
Included with the gun are a 36V MultiVolt™ 2.5Ah battery (item UC18YSL3); a rapid charger with USB Port (UC18YRSL); a carrying bag (372294M); two hex wrenches and a pair of safety glasses. The tool is covered by Metabo HPT’s lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty and a two-year battery warranty.
For more information on Metabo’s 36-volt MultiVolt tools, click here.