About the manufacturer
Hitachi is a Japanese manufacturer company which started its journey in 1920. It is an extremely diversified company which operates manufacturing business in about eleven sectors. Manufacturing power tools is one of those. Hitachi has manufactured different types of power tool like angle grinder, drill, different types of nailers etc. At present Hitachi has started to make products keeping professionals in mind.
Among the finish nailers offered by Hitachi, Hitachi NT65MA4 is one of the best Hitachi nailers. With a variety of different features, it offers a great pleasure to the users besides performing the work efficiently. Let’s take a look on the specifications and features of Hitachi NT65MA4.
Depth Adjustment: Yes
Fastener Length: 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 inch
Fastener Diameter: 15 gauge
Magazine Angle: 34 Degree
Magazine Capacity: 100 Fasteners
Magazine Loading: Rear load
Firing Mode: Sequential and Contact
Jam Clear: Yes
Power Source: Pneumatic
Operating Pressure: 70-120 PSI
Tool Height: 12 inch
Tool Length: 13-9/16 inch
Tool Width: 3-1/4 inch
Tool Weight: 4.2 lbs
Integrated Air Duster
Hitachi has introduced integrated air duster first by this NT65MA4 model. This feature allows the user to blow away dust and debris from the work surface. The easily reachable air duster button is located above the grip. When the user presses the button, the feature allows the air supplied by the compressor to expel from a small hole at the front of the tool. To expel from the hole, the compressed air bypasses the nailing function. Using that air, the user can clear the debris and dust of the work surface.
Nails and magazine
Hitachi NT65MA4 is able to shoot 1-1/4 to 2-1/2 inch finish nails in any condition. The nails must be 15 gauge for efficient performance.
The magazine of this tool is a stick magazine which is adjusted to the tool at 34-degree angle. The magazine of Hitachi NT65MA4 has a capacity of taking the load of 100 nails at a time. You can load nails in the magazine through the rear side of the magazine.
Operation and Performance
Hitachi NT65MA4 is a pneumatic finish nailer which is powered by compressed air from air compressors. For operating the tool, 70 to 120 PSI air is needed. This can be easily generated by a small or medium-sized air compressor. Hitachi NT65MA4 can be used for different finishing works like crown and base molding, window and door casing, exterior trim etc. The tool can work in tighter places because of the compact body and angled magazine.
Depth of Drive Adjustment
Proper depth of drive means proper drive of the nails into the wood. For ensuring proper depth of drive, nailers come with a feature called depth of drive adjustment. It is more important for finish nailers. The depth of drive of Hitachi NT65MA4 can be changed by a dial located under the non-slip elastomer grip trigger. You can easily change the depth of drive by using the dial. The depth of drive can be depended on the density of the material.
Hitachi NT65MA4 allows the users to work on both types of firing- sequential mode and bump mode. Sequential mode shoots one nail at a time. Bump fire mode shoots more than one nail at a time. To allow the users to change the firing modes, there is a switch on the body of the tool right over the trigger. You can change the firing mode by simply flipping the switch. If you keep the arrow of the switch to the direction where one nail is drawn, it shows that the tool is in sequential mode. If you change the direction by flipping the switch, the tool will turn to bump fire mode.
For professional nailing works, it is needed to hold the tool for a long time. So the weight of the tool must be less. Keeping this in mind, the manufacturers have made Hitachi NT65MA4 as an extremely lightweight tool. So the tool reduces user fatigue during using the tool. For adding extra user comfort, the rubber grip of the tool ensures comfortable handling. Besides, it provides a secure hold.
Hitachi NT65MA4 has come up with a bunch of unique and safe features. Among those, the no-mar tip is one. It is placed at the pointer of the tool to keep the work surface secure from any type of scar. If you don’t need it, you can remove it easily. Another feature is the 360-degree adjustable exhaust portal keeps the air exhaust away from you as well as the workpiece. The air fitting of this tool is angled upwards so that the hose can’t be a problem in the way of you and the workpiece. To clear nail jam, the nose of the tool is easily removable.
Pros and Cons
- The integrated air duster to clear away dust and debris from the work surface.
- No-mar tip keeps the surface free from any scar made by the pointer of the tool.
- The 360-degree air exhaust portal keeps the air exhaust away from the user.
- Upward angled air fitting keeps the hose out of the way of the user and workpiece.
- The gun misfires sometimes.
- Nail jam happens often.
Hitachi NT65MA4 is a good pneumatic finish nailer with many exciting features which will help the professionals to perform their work properly with comfort. So if you are thinking of buying a finish nailer, you can think of this tool.
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