The Hitachi NR83A2 Framing Nailer is a trusted tool when it comes to home construction projects like window and truss buildup, roof decking, floor and wall framing, wall sheathing, as well and constructing subflooring. It is capable of driving round-head 21-degree plastic strip nails of 2 to 3-1/4 inches in length. This framing nailer has the same quality as its older brother (Hitachi NR83A), which has been discontinued after it has established a good reputation in the market for more than 2 decades.
One of the new features of this Hitachi framing nail gun is the convenient depth-of-drive adjustment knob that you can find near its nose. Without the need to use any kind of tools, you can quickly set your desired driving depth by simply turning the dial half way. This great feature helps you save time and effort because you don’t need go back and forth to the compressor area in case you need a setting change. The soft rubber grip handle provides added comfort to users, especially for enduring tasks.
This pneumatic Hitachi nail gun features a 3/8-inch NPT thread air inlet. For accurate results, using an air compressor with an operating pressure of 70-120 psi is highly recommended. With its weight of only 7.9 pounds, Hitachi NR83A2 is considered as the lightest framing nailer in its category made available in the market. Its open-nose design is beneficial when you get a jammed nail, which can most likely be due to the nails and not because of the device.
It also features an ANSI-compliant select actuation that allows you to easily switch from single actuation to contact actuation, which you can control up or down using your hand. This dual-firing option allows you to choose either intermittent or continuous firing. Intermittent firing is best for jobs that need accurate driving. On the other hand, the continuous firing setting is being used when firing nails at a quick pace.
Equipped with a well-balanced design for easy maneuverability, Hitachi NR83A2 has a 2-piece stainless steel magazine that has a nail capacity of 64-70 nails. Loading of nails to replenish the magazine could not be more easier. All you need to do is pull back the nail feeder, with the feeder to later lock the nails in place. This affordable tool is supported by a five-year limited warranty, and comes with a pair of safety glasses and protective bumpers.