We took a look at siding nailers and wrote reviews of some of the best. Hanging siding is something you won’t do all that often, but it’s a job that has big implications. Do it well and no one really notices. Do it poorly and your house looks terrible and its value declines. If you do it yourself, doing the job right starts with arming yourself with good information on the best tools for the job.

We recognize that you will probably want to keep doing research after reading our reviews. Since we’re talking about the appearance and value of your home, we can’t emphasize enough that it’s a big deal to get it right. We put together a buyers’ guide using our basic criteria to help you make a better-informed choice. We hope you find value in both, and we wish you the best of luck in your efforts.

Best Siding Nailers 2019 – Reviews:

1. BOSTITCH N66C-1 Siding Nailer – Top Pick

Precise, reliable, lightweight and a great value. The only way the Bostitch N66C-1 could be better is if it eliminated the potential for user error by sprouting legs and doing the work itself. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But was it really?

This one can flat-out pound nails. It has few mishaps and can handle most sizes pretty well. It’s light enough to let you work for protracted periods of time without fatigue, and it’s not a bank buster. In fact, we think that while it’s at the higher end of the price spectrum that it’s a great value based on what you get.

The only thing we didn’t like was that when you want to switch from bumpfire to single-fire mode that you have to swap out parts in the gun. That won’t actually happen all that frequently during a job, but if you need single-fire getting there will be a bit onerous.

We’ll take that little criticism, though. The N66C-1 is a great siding nailer. So great, in fact, that we gave it our top pick ranking.

2. Hitachi NV65AH2 Siding Nailer – The Runner-Up

The Hitachi NV65AH2 is a worthy runner-up choice as best siding nailer. It is reliable, rarely misfires and is pretty capable of driving in nails to the depth they’re needed at. It’s got power, consistency and as long as you can account for operator error, will hang some very lovely looking siding.

We also liked the convenience of switching fire modes via a thumb switch as opposed to swapping out parts. That’s an important piece of convenience.

It could have contended for our top rank, except for one thing. While it delivers similar performance as the Bostitch, it’s more expensive. It’s more expensive enough that even accounting for day-to-day price fluctuations it’s still a more expensive tool.

If money is no object to you, then give this Hitachi strong consideration. It’s a great siding nailer. But if you need to keep a budget in mind, then you’ll understand why we couldn’t rank this one any higher than runner-up.

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