Milwaukee Pneumatic Nailers — Everything old is new again! #NPS16

Sometimes it pays to do your research……and this time we found out something that is truly surprising.

The (yet-to-be-announced) “new” lineup of pneumatic nailers from Milwaukee are going to most likely be the resurrected lineup from 2006-2007 that has long been discontinued.  With just minor adjustments to revamp the logo on the housing, some superficial coloring changes, and new packaging — they are slated to re-release this currently extinct lineup of nailers as “new”.

We have yet to get official confirmation of the entire lineup yet, but we already bought 2 of them in-store at Home Depot (hidden from public view since they arent officially announced yet) — and comparing these to the almost identical models from 10 years ago — the similarities are too many to question.  These are the same nailers as the 2006 versions for all practical purposes.

Compare the side-by-side shots of the old & new manuals for the 3-1/2″ Round Head Framing Nailers as a clue for what is in store.  They are basically identical except for different art — even the itemized list is the same.

For a “real life” view of them side-by-side……check out the stock photos for the old version (7100-20) & the new version (7200-20).  The similarities are extreme — and the only differences we see are the colors of plastic on the magazine pusher, the logo on the side, the shape of the magazine holes, the textured grip, and the new version includes a NPT air fitting.

Since the former release included 7 total nailers, we are expecting 7 of them to be released later this year (most likely at NPS16 in June).  Possibly they could release a 23 Gauge Pin Nailer, 16 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer, Coil Siding Nailer, etc……but based on the previous release, they should include (with updated model #’s) :

7200-20_1

3-1/2″ Round Head Framing Nailer (Model # 7200-20)

  • 22° Collation Angle
  • 2″ – 3-1/2″ Nail Size Range
  • 0.113″ – 0.148″ Fastener Size
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Dry Fire Lockout
  • Rafter Hook
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • 64-72 Nail Capacity
  • 7 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7100-20

7110-20

3-1/2″ Clipped Head Framing Nailer (Model #7210-20)

  • 30° – 34° Collation Angle
  • 2″ – 3-1/2″ Nail Size Range
  • 66-82 Nail Capacity
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Dry Fire Lockout
  • Rafter Hook
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • 7 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7110-20

7220-20_2

1-3/4″ Coil Roofing Nailer (Model # 7220-20)

  • 15° Collation Angle
  • 0.120″ Fastener Size
  • 3/4″ – 1-3/4″ Nail Size Range
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Rubber Bumpers (Housing)
  • Adjustable Shingle Guide
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 120 nail Capacity
  • 5.11 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7120-21

7150-21

18 Gauge Brad Nailer (Model # 7250-20)

  • 18 Gauge
  • 5/8″ – 2-1/8″ Nail Size Range
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Tool-Free Jam Release
  • Rafter Hook
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Reload Indicator
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • Oil-Free
  • 106 Staple Capacity
  • 2.6 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7150-21

7155-21

18 Gauge 1/4″ Narrow Crown Stapler (Model # 7255-20)

  • 18 Gauge
  • 1/4″ Narrow Crown Staples
  • 3/8″ – 1-1/2″ Staple Size Range
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Tool-Free Jam Release
  • Rafter Hook
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Reload Indicator
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • Oil-Free
  • 101 Staple Capacity
  • 2.7 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7155-21

16 Gauge Straight Finish Nailer (Model # 7245-20)

  • 16 Gauge
  • 3/4″ – 2-1/2″ Nail Size Range
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Tool-Free Jam Release
  • Rafter Hook
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Reload Indicator
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • 109 Nail Capacity
  • 3.5 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7145-21

7140-21

15 Gauge Angled Finish Nailer (Model # 7240-20)

  • 15 Gauge
  • 34° Collation Angle
  • 1″ – 2-1/2″ Nail Size Range
  • Tool-Free Depth Adjustment
  • Tool-Free Jam Release
  • Rafter Hook
  • Self-Cleaning Air Filter
  • Rotational Exhaust
  • Reload Indicator
  • Single Fire Mode
  • Bump Fire Mode
  • Magnesium Housing
  • 70-120 PSI Operating Pressure Range
  • 106 Nail Capacity
  • 4.2 lbs
  • Previous Model # 7140-21

We may be wrong about this new lineup, but it seems highly likely since Milwaukee has already started shipping the new Framing & Roofing Nailers (which we already bought & are in-hand) — it only makes sense that these will follow suit.  Also, since they have been tight lipped about anything to expect from NPS16 next month, this would be a category that they are not currently in.

Assuming that we are right — expect to see a lineup of pancake or stacked compressors & air lines also.  They probably will not want you to use the Milwaukee Nailers with a Makita, Senco, Husky, Rolair, California Air, Dewalt, Porter Cable, or Bostitch compressor — there needs to be more RED on the jobsite!

Stay tuned for updates as we get them!

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