I am a contractor so its very hard to get me excited over tools. To me a saw is a saw and a drill is a drill. I am jaded I know but every now and then something cool comes along and the kid in me gets all giddy. One of my employees came to me the other day stressing that he had a next to impossible job of nailing a hanger (construction support device) in a tight location. I remembered seeing these once but had a hard time finding this until I hit the shelf at Home Depot. There is a gadget called a Palm Nailer sold next to the air compressors and nail guns in Home Depot. Its made by home depots own house brand RIGID and it is only $69.
The nailer fits in the palm of your hand and drives the nail in place with repeated pulses of air with a “tapping” system similar to a jack hammer. Its only 5-1/2″ deep and seems to be built very well. The nose of the nailer has a magnetic charge so it holds the nail in place until you are ready to drive it in. Its very fast and the nails penetrate like butter. For that tough spot, nails large or small…this is your tool. You will need to own or purchase an air compressor and hose if you don’t already have one but if you are a contractor or fabricator that already has these you will only need to invest the $69.
Check out the video to see it in action