Framing Nailer Reviews

Freeman PFR2190 Nail Gun Review

When choosing the right nail gun, there are definitely a few factors you should consider from the type of project to the volume of nails needed as well as any other additional features you may want in your nail gun. Learn the good and the bad in the Freeman PFR2190 nail gun review.

There are many types of nail guns depending on basic nail application right down to the size of the nails. You can find nail guns designed specifically for finishing or for 21-degree full head nails like the Freeman PFR2190.

The Freeman PFR2190 is made specifically for 21-degree full head nails. It is ideal for wall sheathing, siding installations, subflooring, framing, assembling a wood box, building a pallet and even building a fence.

The PFR2190 uses 21-degree round head plastic collated framing nails that can range between 2 to 3 ½ inches in length. It is made with anodized aluminum cylinder and magazine, a one piece drive blade and an anti-dry cycle mechanism.

Features of the Freeman PFR2190

  • Brand: Freeman
  • Anodized aluminum cylinder and magazine
  • Finger depth adjustment
  • One-piece drive blade
  • Anti-dry cycle mechanism
  • Fastener gauge: 8 to 10; Range: 2 to  3 ½ inches

Pros

One of the best features that people who have reviewed the Freeman PFR2190 found is its ability to drive through a variety of nails. You can use 2 3/8, 3, 3 ½, straight and even ring shanks with this nail gun.

Even with these kinds of nails, they did not experience much issue making it a very versatile framing nailer. It works quite well with very minimal jams or misfires. It is very easy to use and shoot and reloading is a breeze as well.

A few who have reviewed the Freeman PFR2190 really like the power of this tool. It works well with a variety of nails and has enough power to shoot them without much issue.

It goes through wood like a knife through butter. The fact that it comes with two fire triggers is a plus. The single fire trigger comes already attached to the gun. It also comes with a rapid fire trigger for those high volume projects.

The nail depth adjustment is another welcome feature of the Freeman PFR2190. Many builders find it quite useful when they need to shoot different type of nails in order to keep it under code.

The magnesium housing of the Freeman PFR2190 attributes for it weight which is lighter than most heavy duty nail guns.

Since it is lightweight and designed with comfort in mind, this particular framing nailer is quite comfortable to use. You will not have to worry about arm fatigue even when using for extended periods of time.

Cons

Although leaving a few nails before locking the user out is a safety feature of the Freeman PFR2190. Although some owners find this feature to be a little annoying.

They mentioned that having a nail window would be better to assess the amount of nails left rather than shooting the gun and having it hang when there are not enough nails.

Some also found that it tends to leak air after a few months. Since the Freeman PFR2190 run on air supply, this can be a little bit of an issue. This resulted in them having to spend extra time, effort and sometimes money to fix before being able to use it again.

Others have also found that it can be too bulky and can’t fit into tight spaces. This means they are not able to use the Freeman PFR2190 between tighter frame spaces.

They also noted that it does jam every so often although not as much as other nail guns on the market today. Some have also found that it is not as easy to load nails as they expected.

A nail head would occasionally get stuck in the opening so they had to spend a few more minutes to wiggle it out and do it all over again.

A few who have reviewed and used the Freeman PFR2190 also noticed that there is a little bit more recoil to this tool than expected. This often resulted in the plastic of the nails flying all over so taking a little extra precaution is necessary.

Verdict

If you are looking for a framing nailer that is sturdy and powerful enough then the Freeman PFR2190 is a good option. It works well with a variety of nails and has minimal issues in regards to jams or misfires.

Just like most tools there good and bad, however, the Freeman PFR2190 is a good overall inexpensive option for a nail gun.

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