My method of framing relies on hooking the gun to my bags, so if a gun doesn’t come with a hook, I’ll add one because a hook increases productivity and our guns last longer if they take fewer falls. I’ve used aftermarket hooks like the Nail Gun Hanger or the ones from Senco and Dead On Tools, and we had a local shop make two hooks for our Max High Pressure coil nailers.
For the last few months I’ve been using a Pneuhook, which, instead of attaching to the gun, is attached to the air fitting. This makes it universal. The hook has a female fitting on one end and a male one on the other. It is designed to hang from 2-by material, pipe staging, nail bags, or a nail partially driven into a stud or joist. A hex-shaped hole through the side of the hook allows it to be used as an arbor wrench for circular saws.
Some belt hooks are either left or right. The Pneuhook is better than those because the fitting spins—so you can hang the gun from either side. At $30 it’s more expensive than the other aftermarket hooks we have used (Senco $10; Dead On $17) but it’s a cost-effective accessory because we don’t have to buy one for every gun we own. I can have one per guy and he can put it on whatever gun he is using.
The Pneuhook is one of those rare products that works instantly and well—I recommend it to anyone who frames or sides. For another take on this accessory, see the June 2014 story on it in JLC.
With 1/4” I/M fitting: $30
With 1/4” T profile: $30
With 3/8” P or T profile: $40