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Hitachi NV50AP3 1-1/4-Inch to 2-Inch Cap Nailer

by Hitachi
12 customer reviews

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  • Weighs just 5.5-pounds (20-percent lighter than NV50AP2)
  • Tool-free depth adjustment and 360-degree, adjustable exhaust
  • Translucent cap and nail magazine makes it easy to see how many caps and fasteners remain
  • Drives nails and caps in tandem for a better hold and operates at 70-120-PSI
  • Comes with a 5-year limited warranty
  • Weighs just 5.5 pounds (20% lighter than NV50AP2)
  • Tool free depth adjustment; 360 degree exhaust feature directs any way you want
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Product Description

Product Description

Hitachi NV50AP3 2-Inch Cap Nailer with Safety Glasses

This third-generation Hitachi cap nailer has been upgraded and improved for use by contractors, but advanced do-it-yourselfers will also love the NV50AP3 -- with its lightweight, easy-to-maneuver body that weighs just 5.6 pounds. This rugged, versatile cap nailer is packed with all the extras a professional will expect, but it's simple enough to keep in the garage for home use. It's ideal for use with Tyvek, tar paper, house wrap, roofing paper, or any other kind of sheeting.

The NV50AP3 was designed to be a workshop and job site pleaser. It features selective actuation that lets you switch from sequential to bump firing with no additional parts or tools to make the change; and it offers a tool-free depth adjustment for real flexibility when you're fastening a variety of materials with different densities. This model comes ready-made with Hitachi's exceptional balance and a completely adjustable 360-degree exhaust system -- so dust and debris are cast away from your face and out of your work area. The NV50AP3 also gives you a clear view of your magazine, so you can tell at a glance when your fasteners are running low.

The NV50AP3 holds up to 350 nails or caps at a time in its side-loading magazine, and it operates at 70-120 psi. It accepts fasteners from 7/8 to 2 inches in size. It takes full round head-wire collation nails, and caps that are plastic/plastic or steel/tape.

What's in the box:
Hitachi cap nailer, safety glasses.

Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number NV50AP3
Item Weight5.5 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 12 x 15 inches
Item model numberNV50AP3
Power Sourceair-powered
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentsbare-tool
Batteries Included?No
Warranty Description30 day Money back gaurantee and 5 year warranty
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #330,179 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableDecember 13, 2006
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Wright on January 23, 2008
I'm not afraid to spend money on a good tool if it helps me do a better job, saves me time, and saves be from a sore arm at the end of the week from pounding thousands of nails. This nail gun is easily one of the more expensive in my garage. While finishing, framing, coil-siding, & coil-roofing nailers seemed to be a given I hesitated on buying a cap nailer thinking I wouldn't mind pounding a few caps in by hand. I found a good deal on a used 1st generation Hitachi Plasti-Cap NV50AP nailer and never regretted it!!! I have to say the balance of the 1st & 2d generation tools are awkward. You have to fight the cap magazine to keep the tool level on your surface. It looks like the cap magazine was added to the side of an existing tool design which throws the balance off. The tool wants to roll over on its side while it's in your hand. I recently purchased one of the 3rd generation NV50AP3 nailers and this is definitely the tool to buy. It weighs significantly less and the nail and cap magazines are better designed to minimize the overall profile of the gun while maintaining almost perfect balance. I have put several thousand cap nails through both of these guns and my comment on jams and mis-feeds is simple... take care not to damage or bend your nails and cap rolls and you shouldn't have any problems. I have only used the Hitachi brand caps/nails and can't comment on the generic brands out there. If you have a coil of nails that looks like someone stepped on it or tossed in the tool trailer under a pile of who knows what you're going to have problems. Anyone with coil nails should know this but I've seen some people who just don't understand why they have so many mis-feeds and blame the gun. Even if you only think you will use this tool one time BUY IT and sell it off when you're finished. You'll save lots of time, have a much easier time nailing down that felt or house wrap in the wind (been there) and your arm won't hate you.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dan on May 27, 2012
I've always thought Hitachi was one of the best until this cap nailer. I have been remodeling for 25 years and know how nail guns should work. Like some other reviews I've had problems with the gun not cutting the caps off and then stringing out 10-15 caps. Its been like this from the beginning, took it in for repair under warranty and they said nothing was wrong. There were days that it worked better then others, I tryed everything without success. I took the nailer in a second time and to a different shop for repair and they told me that was the characteristics of the tool. I finally bought a stinger cap gun for 180.00 and the 500.00 Hitachi sits on a shelf. If anybody knows how to fix this problem please let me know.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Needsmorenails on January 8, 2013
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Ok, so here is the deal. I have bought over 20 Hitachi pneumatic nailers over the past 13 years and have only ever had one fail. That was a broken driver on a framing nailer that had driven well over 200,000 nails, so my confidence in the brand is very high. The same goes for Hitachi's electric power tools as well.

Now when it came to selecting this tool over the comparable tools from Paslode, Bostitch, and SpotNails, I truly wanted a less expensive tool than this, but when it came down to the features I wanted, it really was a race between Bostitch and Hitachi. Paslode and SpotNails use staples instead of a small nail for fastening their caps and when it comes to holding material to a building in the wind, staples WILL NOT DO IT. (some manufacturers specifically forbid the use of staples for their products too.) So why choose the Hitachi over the more compact Bostitch? Two words, hourly labor. This tool is designed as a labor saving device. By pneumatically fastening cap nails, you can drive hundreds of properly seated caps in the same time that it takes to drive loose cap nails with the same coverage. I would say it is easily 5 to 1, so this is a big deal in labor savings. The other labor saving feature of this gun is that there are the same number of caps and nails for each load. Even with a few misfires, the ratio is never very far off, but what is the real waste? A few pennies worth of nails and caps, or the minutes it takes a guy to load nails, shoot until he is out of caps, stop, load caps, shoot until he is out of nails, stop, load nails, and so on. (Hint: the waster is the guy starting and stopping every 3 minutes to reload...) It is far better to load a coil of nails and roll of caps, shoot them all, then reload them all and repeat.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Mageean on April 20, 2007
I can't imagine what kind of problems the other gentleman had but my experience with this nailer is great. I have done a lot of nailing with this machine and it does a great job. You can't compare with hand nailing because you can't do the same kind of job by hand much less as fast. I have another contractor associate that has used mine with great success. Either I just got an especially good unit or maybe the other gentleman got a bad one. Also there are a lot of tools that require a little bit of skill to get the proper use out of them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nathankluke on October 17, 2010
Bought this gun and four boxes of nails/caps for my roofing crew, ended up being the biggest piece of junk I have ever had the privilege to use. I adjusted psi. the way I was holding the gun, single fire/multi fire, and various other things but the gun would constantly blow through caps or feed out anywhere from 2 to a dozen caps at a time, very rarely did it work. I even traded it in for an identical one and it did the same thing. Ended up waiting for the shipment of Bostitch cap nailers to come in and switched over. For half the price and after about 5000 caps only a handful of jams, the Bostitch is by far the better gun for your money. The downfall for the Hitachi is the roll cap feed design, Bostitch got it right with its tube cap feed design.
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