Milwaukee 7110-20 2 to 3-1/2-Inch Clipped Head Framing Nailer Review

When you own a house, you know that there are going to be things that need fixing over the years. I like to fix stuff and it saves our family money, so I become one of those do-it-yourself guys over the years, and a pretty good one at that. My problem has always been having the right tools.

I’m always running over to the neighbor’s house and asking to borrow this tool or that one. Since I do work so much on around the house projects, my wife finally told me that I should just stock up and buy the tools that I really need. The first thing I bought was a nice air compressor and the Milwaukee 7110-20 2- to 3-1/2-Inch Clipped Head Framing Nailer.

I had been planning on re-shingling our roof and knew that a pneumatic nailer was the only way to go. My first job with the Milwaukee 7110-20 Clipped Head Framing Nailer was going to be a big one, so I figured I would keep track of my experience and share it in a review of the nailer.

Milwaukee 7110-20I was done with our roof in half the time I had set aside to do it. The Milwaukee pneumatic nailer made getting those shingles nailed down a cinch. I’ve used the nailer on a dozen other projects since then and it still hasn’t let me down once.

Technical Specs:

  • Weight – 6.9 lbs
  • Magazine holds 66 to 82 nails
  • 70 – 120 PSI

My experiences using the Milwaukee 7110-20 Nailer have been pretty positive, but that’s not to say that there aren’t drawbacks to this nailer. Here are some quick pros and cons about this pneumatic tool.

Pros:

    • Superb reloading feature. I really like the reload indicator. I am always alerted when I’m about to run out of nails. I like to plan and stay ahead of my work as much as possible. This nailer never lets me get set to put a nail in place without being full loaded. This is just a nice little extra to have that makes a big difference in how you work.

 

    • Super-Lightweight. This nailer is so light, it is amazing that it can still be as powerful as it is. It has a magnesium housing (according to the manufacturer) that allows it to be solid, but still lightweight.

 

  • Great built in air filter keeps the dust, dirt and junk out of the tool. Anything that is going to prolong the life of the tools I buy is alright with me, and this feature keeps my Milwaukee 7110-20 working great.

Cons:

    • It didn’t come with a case. While this has nothing to do with the tool – it’s a no-brainer – people need cases for their pneumatic tools.

 

  • Works differently with different nails. Different results with different kinds of nails. If you’re like me, you might get whatever nails are on sale. I have seen mixed results with this nailer when using different kinds of nails – nothing dramatic, just noticeable.

The Milwaukee 7110-20 Clipped Head Framing Nailer is my first pneumatic nailer and it has made being a Do-It-Yourself husband and dad a lot easier for me to pull off. Plus, my neighbor no longer has to be on the lookout for me coming to borrow more of his expensive tools.

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