Frequently Asked Questions

  • What size air compressor do I need to buy to properly run a SENCO tool?

  • What air pressure is used to run SENCO tools?

  • With so many tools to choose from, which tool should I buy to get the most utility for my purchase?

  • How often do air-powered nailers and staplers need to be rebuilt?

  • Finish Nailers — Angled or Straight?

  • Should I use brads or finish nails?

  • How do I remove the parts from the top cap of my FramePro 601 (or 602)?

  • Is there a list showing current SENCO product line air consumption by tool model per cycle?

  • Why do you not send the air fitting in the box with the framing nailer?

  • When do I need a block out device?

  • What is the trick to bottom-loading staplers?

  • What is the difference in size between the slight-head (AY Series) and the medium-head (AX Series) brads?

  • What is the best tool and fastener for cedar fence pickets?

  • What tool and fastener combination would you recommend for cedar shingles (or shakes) for roof and sidewall?

  • What is the best tool to install cedar clapboard siding?

  • Why would I choose the SHF50 cleat nailer instead of other kinds of flooring tools?

  • Why won't my nailer drive out all the nails in the magazine?

  • Contact Actuation Trigger vs. Single Sequential Trigger

  • Clinching Stapler: 75 Long Reach vs. F75 Sisal

  • What are the specific applications for each of the fine-wire staples?

  • When should I use the Turbo power setting on the FinishPro25XP?

  • SLP20 vs. FinishPro25

  • How do I clear a jammed nail from my FramePro 601 /602 Nailer?

  • What are the best screws to use for Insulated Concrete Form (ICF)?

  • What are Inch Pounds Power Ratings?

  • Who invented the first nailgun?

  • Why does my tool leak air ONLY when I pull the trigger?

  • What tools are recommended for upholstering boat seating?

  • What are the three types of framing nails?

  • Are there any accessories that can reduce pneumatic tool noises?

  • How do I set up a stapler to drive only halfway for picture frame content fitting?

  • What are the differences between the three PW models?

  • How to calculate roofing nail usage?

  • What are the primary safety tips for SENCO air tools?

  • What are the primary uses of the SC1 and SC2 clamp driving tools?

  • How did SENCO begin?

  • Depth-of-drive control on the SN70 and SN4

  • Staplers: SNS200XP vs. SNS200XP-BST

  • Return Seal: Old vs. New (SFNI, SKS, and SPS)

  • What SENCO fasteners (other than framing nails*) are available in stainless steel?

  • Staples vs. Nails — For Roofing

  • Is there a tongue and groove attachment for the SENCO finish nailer?

  • What is the difference between self-lubricating (oil-less) and oil-splash compressors?

  • What kind of oil do I need to use in my oil-splash compressor?

  • What size air fitting come with your compressors?

  • What is the warranty on the compressors?

  • Are the SENCO compressors made by SENCO?

  • Do I need an in-line air filter?

  • How often do I need to drain the air tank(s)?