Senco is another brand joining our already huge arsenal of tools. Senco with it’s new Fusion 18V brad nailer is a leading innovator. Being small, lightweight, and easy to hold, the Senco Fusion F-18 is a solely battery-operated brad nailer that is just as convenient as it is powerful. The F-18 is a great solution for a tradesperson or anyone who does not want the hassle of a compressor. Understandably, most professionals are cautious about trying a battery-powered brad nailer, but rest assured, this brad nailer is not like any other. Generally, battery-powered nailers don’t seem fast enough to keep up with the professional due to the nailer’s ramp-up time but the Senco Fusion overcomes this problem. The Senco Fusion F-18 has is NO ramp-up time and NO gas cells to buy. Their patented reflex shot design provides an instant shot when the trigger is pulled. The heart of the Fusion technology is the permanently sealed drive cylinder, which gets its driving power from compressed nitrogen in an enclosed system. After the driver is released, the motor takes the power from the battery to push the driver back into place in just a fraction of a second. This reduces the power needed from the battery, allowing an impressive 600 fires per charge. The F-18 is lightweight, weighing just over 6 lbs. With a nose-mounted LED light, adjustable belt hook, thumbwheel depth-guide, and selectable drive switch to quickly go from bump fire to sequential operation, the Senco Fusion is a great new item for anyone needing the portability and convenience of a cordless nailer.
After years of installing windows and doors and trying many of the brad nailers available, I would use the F-18 in a heartbeat. At the end of the day, all a person has to do is try it out and they will be convinced that the Senco Fusion is a game-changer. The F-18 has the power of a pneumatic tool, combined with the convenience of a cordless.
|Senco Fusion 18|
|Tool Weight||6.0 lbs (2.72 kg)|
|Height||13″ (330 mm)|
|Width||11″ (279 mm)|
|Width||3″ (76 mm)|
|Battery||18v Li-ion – Up to 600 Brad Nails|
|Charger||80% in 15 minutes – 100% in 45 minutes|
|Gauge||18 Brad nails|
|Fastener Range||5/8″ – 2-1/8″|
|Finish||Galvanized Brad Nails|
|Collation||Straight glued strip|