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My crew and I used to hand-nail framing hardware, but as codes changed and we had to install more and more of the stuff, it became impractical to nail by hand. Now we use single-blow hardware guns. For this article we tested two Senco hardware nailers that came out early this year. Both have rubberized grips, adjustable exhaust caps, dry-fire lockout, and metal rafter hooks that pivot to either side of the gun.JoistPro 150The JoistPro 150 shoots 1 1/2-inch metal-connector nails. The tip of the nail sticks out from the end of the gun so you can locate the hole...

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