CINCINNATI, OH – Pneumatic power tools, generally lighter than electrics, have a lot to recommend them for repetitive nailing or fine finish work. Senco says its two new 3-gauge pneumatic micro pinners, the FinishPRO 23SXP ($159) and 3LXP ($229), are designed for applications like light wood assembly; affixing moulding and decorative trim; dowel and joint pinning; mirror or picture frame assembly; lightweight paneling; display and sign work; and external softwood trim, glazing strips or window beading.

FinishPROS weigh about 2½ lbs., and feature an angled pistol instead of a 90º grip, to reduce wrist fatigue and increase maneuverability in tight spaces. The FinishPRO 23’s ultra-narrow nosepiece gets into corners and tight spaces. A 4-point alignment guide is integrated into the rubber tipped, no-mar pad. It tapers down to the contact point, for a clear line of sight for precision pin placement.

Surveys of woodworking and carpentry pros lead to improvements over earlier models:

• Expanded fastener size range. The tools fire headless pins from ½Ë up to 2˝ long.

• Quick-load self-adjusting magazine – no manual resetting for different fastener lengths.

• More powerful motor for use on hardwoods like oak and red maple, delivering up to 120 PSI force without splitting or touch-ups.

Air that drives pins exits through a rear exhaust with an embedded muffler, cutting noise and directing dust away from work surfaces.

A double trigger safety lock prevents accidental misfiring, and an auto lock-out prevents dry-firing when the magazine is empty. FinishPROs are constructed with lightweight aluminum housing, a hardened alloy steel driver, and a metal magazine for durability. Both Senco models come with a jam clearing wrench and five year warranty.

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