Roe Osborn

Some pneumatic framing and roofing nailers have built-in hang hooks, but many popular models don’t. Without a hook, you’re constantly holding these bulky tools between your knees, carrying them by hand up and down ladders, and parking them precariously on stepladders, top plates, and roof sheathing.

Add-on hooks are available, but most of them bolt awkwardly to specific models only. The Pneuhook universal quick-change hook, which was just unleashed by veteran Cape Cod residential and commercial carpenter Scott Jacobson after two years of field testing, may just be the solution to that problem. It’s equipped with a coupler and a male plug so...

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