Hitachi is a brand that always comes up with something different, something groundbreaking. Also, there is no deviation in the case of the Metabo HPT NR90AES1 Pneumatic Framing Nailer. From floor and wall frames to mobile home and modular housing construction, wherever you need a balance of power and superior control, you could keep trust on the Metabo HPT framing nailer as a handy tool.
Oh, yeah! Although you already know, I like to remind you once again that Hitachi has changed its name to Metabo HPT.
Let's come to our bank! Metabo HPT NR90AES1 designed to drive 21-degree plastic collated framing nails up to 3 and 1/2-inch in size easily into frames for a safe hold. The distinctive head guard design of NR90AES1 allows you to quickly and effortlessly disassemble the device for maintenance and thus save your valuable working time. In the aggregate, the pneumatically driven Metabo HPT nail gun comes with all modern features and always ready to deliver you the optimal performance with consistency.
Let's find out more exciting features of this incredible device in our Metabo HPT NR90AES1 reviews.
Fastener Type: Plastic Collation
Magazine Angle: 21 Degree
Fastener Length: 2 - 3-1/2 inches
Fastener Diameter: 0.113 - 0.148 inches
Magazine Capacity: 64-70 Nails
Magazine Loading: Rear
Operating Pressure: 70-120 PSI
Air Consumption: 0.09 scfm @ 100 PSI
Dimension (LxWxH): 20-3/4 x 4-15/16 x 12-11/16 inches
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
- Features of Metabo HPT NR90AES1
- Pros of Metabo HPT NR90AES1
- Cons of Metabo HPT framing nailer
- Comparison with Other Nailers
- Is The Product Worth Your Money?
- Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
- Final Thoughts On the Metabo HPT framing nailer
Key Features Of Metabo HPT NR90AES1
Does Hitachi make Metabo?
Good! Okay! When Hitachi changed its name to Metabo, it's apparent that we're asking the question, "Is Hitachi still manufacturing framing nailers or other power tools?"
Metabo was a brand of the renowned power tools manufacturer company, the Metabowerke GmbH, headquarters in Nürtingen, Germany, and founded in the 1920s. Later on 1st March 2016, Metabo was acquired by Hitachi Koki, part of Hitachi Group. However, in March 2017, Hitachi Group sold Hitachi Koki through completion of a tender to HK Holdings Co., Ltd., an entity of the investment firm KKR.
After that transition, on 17th October 2018, Hitachi power tools renamed to Metabo HPT. Currently, Metabo manufacturing its power tools in two factories in Nürtingen and Shanghai. Now it connected with 23 distribution companies and over 100 importers to spread out its products worldwide.
However, the real fact is that the Metabo HPT is just another name of Hitachi and nothing else. You will find the same tools with the same quality, the same promise and warranty policy, even they use the same batteries. Batteries like Hitachi MultiVolt can work with Metabo HPT MultiVolt devices. You can also interchange the Hitachi 18V batteries with Metabo HPT 18V devices and vice versa. You'll also see the same packaging and color scheme that goes along with the name. So, we say that it just a name change and nothing else.
Features of Metabo HPT NR90AES1
Next Generation Design
Technology is Hitachi's primary driving force, which makes Hitachi a world-renowned company and leads to the development of products with superior design and reliability.
NR90AES1 framing nailer also featuring Hitachi's next-generation "industrial design." It comes with a revamped head guard that helps you to disassemble the unit faster and easier than before, saving valuable time during tool maintenance.
Extremely Durable And Lightweight
The Metabo HPT NR90AES1 itself is a little over seven pounds or precisely seven and a half pounds, which is extremely light and a framer, no matter if he/she is a pro or a DIYer, will work with it all day long.
The nail gun also allows you to work in tighter spaces, and the collar around the muzzle cuts into the wood just enough to get a decent toenail in while you're hanging from the roof in awkward positions.
Not only is the gun light in weight, but it's also rugged and can take the abuse. It can absorb socks if it suddenly drops from a full eight feet of height of your ladder. Metabo HPT nail gun made of flexible materials, aluminum, which gives it extreme toughness to protect it from damage. And, even if you drop it until it splits, it won't kill the device entirely.
However, if the tool has a hook, it will be more convenient to hang it with a belt or a trunk while operating at height.
Selective Actuation Switch
Changing the mode of actuation is nothing a big deal. But when you need to handle a project that demands frequent shift of speed, a selective actuation switch comes in handy to increase productivity.
The Metabo HPT Tool knows it well and designs its NR90AES1 with a selective actuation switch, which allows you to change the actuation mode from sequential to bump by merely flipping a switch. Really easy to do. Isn't that right? Yeah, haha!
With this pneumatic framing nailer, you can drive a wide range of plastic collated framing nails. The perfect size of the nailer is between 2 inches and 3-1⁄2 inches.
You can use this framing nail gun in a wide range of applications too. Metabo HPT is an excellent tool for flooring and framing, truss build-up, window build-up, subflooring, roof decking, wall sheathing, and housing construction.
Metabo HPT framing nailer is an ergonomically designed tool that ensures the proper balance during nailing. Besides being ergonomic and lightweight, it also makes the handle sturdy and comfortable with a rubber grip that protects accidental slip during operation.
Tool-Less Depth Adjustment
You can easily countersink or flush drive nails into a variety of materials without having to adjust the pressure at the compressor help of the tool-less depth of drive adjustment system of the Metabo HPT.
Easy Nail Loading
The two-step nail loading system of Metabo HPT NR90AES1 makes fastener replenishments quick and easy and reducing downtime. After inserting the nail strip into the back of the magazine, slide the piece forward in the magazine so that it should pass the nail stopper. Then pull the nail feeder back to engage it to the nail strip. That’s it.
Experience No Jamming Problem
We found good feedback from the existing users of Metabo HPT framing nailer about the jamming problem. It is sporadic to get jammed during operation. Moreover, the open nose design of Metabo HPT NR90AES1 will provide you easy access to clear nail jams.
Pros of Metabo HPT NR90AES1
Cons of Metabo HPT framing nailer
Comparison with Other Nailers
Freeman PFR2190 vs Metabo HPT NR90AES1
Although Metabo HPT is the right choice for framing and other woodworking tasks, we found missing some features in comparison with Freeman PFR2190 nail gun. In the Freeman nailer, you will get the 360-degree adjustable exhaust, no-mar tip, no-slip teeth, anti-dry fire mechanism, and air filter or anti-dust cap. Most importantly, Freeman made its body with magnesium to make it more durable for long-lasting use. And all the additional features you will get without spending extra or say less than the Metabo HPT.
However, you will not get a flip switch for mode selection and tool-less jam clearing in the Freeman nail gun. These two features keep a significant contribution to reducing work time and effort of framing.
Also, you will get the unique headcover design, open nose for jam clearing and toenailing, easy-to-load magazine, low recoil, outstanding power, and lightweight body in the Metabo HPT NR90AES1, which makes it is a high a performer.
Is The Product Worth Your Money?
From the above conversation, you may understand that though there is some negligible lacking in the Metabo HPT framing nailer, it has a bunch of excellent features too, which makes it preferable tools among pro and veteran. Moreover, it will offer you 5 years warranty to secure your investment. So, it will definitely worth your money once purchased.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Q1. Is It Fit Between Studs Or Joists That Are 16-Inch O.C?
The tool measure 12-11/16 between tips to top, which means it easily fits between 16 inch studs or joist.
Q2. What Is The Recommended Nail Type And Size For This Nailer?
21 degree plastic collated nails are recommended for this gun. You can use a wide range of 2 to 3-½ inches framing nails in it.
Q3. Is It Need Oil Frequently? If So, How Often?
Yes! You must put oil twice in a day 3 to 5 drops in the air inlet hooking area.
Q4. Can I Do Toe Nailing With It?
Yes! You can do toenailing effortlessly because of its open nose design. It also allows you nailing accurately.
Q5. How Much Air-Pressure Perfect To Drive Nails Precisely?
The recommended range of air pressure is 70 to 120 psi. It consumes as low as 0.09 scfm @ 100 PSI air during framing works.
Check this video review of Metabo HPT framing nailer to get more ideas
Final Thoughts On the Metabo HPT framing nailer
In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, Metabo HPT selected as the preferred pro brand of pneumatic nailers at the Product Brand Surveys conducted by Builder & Developer Magazine. This level of success proves that Metabo HPT or Hitachi is a great brand, and you can easily keep trust in its product like Metabo HPT NR90AES1.