The FP18 value pack includes a reliable 18-gauge brad nailer with adjustable depth of drive and a tiny 20-pound compressor to run it. It even includes the air fittings, a coil hose, and an assortment of nails — everything you need to start running trim in one box. You can get the whole thing for about $200.
The FP18 value pack includes a reliable 18-gauge brad nailer with adjustable depth of drive and a tiny 20-pound compressor to run it. It even includes the air fittings, a coil hose, and an assortment of nails — everything you need to start running trim in one box. You can get the whole thing for about $200.

It seems that an increasing number of products sold today are available in a "value pack," and they're no longer reserved for the warehouse club. Even tool manufacturers have jumped on the value-pack bandwagon, and Senco's FP18 combo kit is a good example. For less than $200, you get everything you need to start nailing trim, including a brad nailer, a tiny compressor, a coiled air hose, and even the air fittings and an assortment of nails. The compressor is so small that I can carry the whole kit in one hand, making it almost as portable as a cordless trim nailer.

The 18-gauge Finish Pro18 included with the kit shoots nails from 5/8 inch to 2 inches long. The gun is new to Senco's line, but it seems well constructed and includes all of the features we've come to expect on a pro-duty nailer. Well-balanced and light (2.9 pounds), it has no trouble setting nails in hardwoods. And amazingly, it only misfired...

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