Hitachi NT65MA2 Finish Nailer

Finishing nailers like this one from Hitachi is a great tool for anyone interested in home improvement. It is definitely one of the best woodworking tools we have ever used.

In this review, we will look at this hand tool to see what it really is and what other people think about it.


Here are some of our favorite NT65MA2 features.

·         Air Duster

At first, it seemed like such a no-use feature, but as we kept on using, it turned out to be really handy. We would use it to blow off dust or even pieces of plaster. It was great. If it went missing, it will certainly be something that we would miss. Great feature. This feature definitely makes the NT65MA2 nail gun a great product.

·         Lightweight

Nailers like these can be heavy, there is no secret to that. This one however, was very lightweight. It only measures 4.4 lbs, great for a nailer of this caliber.  That will be something you would notice you have used other nailers in the past. The weight is great because it creates less strain on the arms.

It is also really ergonomic with a great rubber grip that made the drill very easy to handle.

·         Drive Depth Adjustment

As trimmers, we work on different sized things all the time with trim nalers like this NT65MA2 from Hitachi. For the longer nails and harder woods, you would want stronger force to drive that nail flush to the surface. The opposite goes for thinner thin and much softer materials.

The good thing about this angled finish nailer is that you can easily adjust the depth of the drive. The dial is also very easy to control.

·         Angled Design and Great Magazine Design

Another favorite we have about this finishing nailer is that it comes with an Angled Magazine. Why is that good? It’s good because the 34 Degree Angle allows users to get to most places.

In addition to that, the magazine also provides a window so you can monitor how many nails you still have.

·         Easy Adjust Nailing Style

We also love the fact that the Hitachi allows for tool-less setting selection. You can just move the control up or down to choose either continuous or intermittent nailing.

We like using the intermittent nailing feature when we are not working on a straight plane, the continuous nailing action is great for jobs that need to be done quickly.

·         Easy to Deal With Jams

Not that jams happen often with this home improvement tool. In fact, jams seem to be a rare occurrence for this one, say out of 200-300 fires you only get 1 jam – not bad at all.

Hsowever when jams do happen, you can easily access the problem and remove it.

If you are interested in a newer version of the Hitachi NT65MA2 Nailer, check out the NT65MA4, it has also received high praise and is also on sale in

What Others Are Saying?

This NT65MA2 has certain had a lot of great reviews from the people who have used it. Some of the things people have said include:

“The Hitachi NT65MA2 is the best nailer I have. It is very light with minimal recoil. It has enough power to sink nails in maple effortlessly.”

“It is stone cold reliable- it has never broken a driver after five years of fulltime use (bought my old NT65MA in 98).” 

“my hands down favorite is the Hitachi”

“I bought this nailer several months ago. great finish gun.”

“I've used this gun quite a bit and it hasn't misfired yet. It's simple to use and feels solid, made to last.”

“The air nozzle feature should be on every finish nailer.” 

“At first I thought the air blower was a gimmick, but I've found it to be very helpful when I've had to blow away drywall or plaster debris and dust.” 

“I've only used it for about 40 hours so far but it has worked flawlessly. I've been working with 1 inch Pine & red oak effortlessly.” 

“I have since used it to install thousands of feet of trim (not to mention every other job under the sun) with no problems.” 

“In the three years I have used it, not one misfire, jamb or other malfunction.”

“I have had this gun for about 2 yaers now and not the first jam or mis fire .I shoot senco nails and it has never jamed.”

“Gosh, where do you even begin, with a nail gun like the Hitachi NT65MA2? I've been a Superintendent for both residential and commercial for 5 years, and this is the gun I was seeing day in and day out, for all finish work.”

“The handle is great, the balance is good, its light weight, easy to load, and I personally have never had my jamb up but it's extremely easy to remove jamb nails with the latch right on the front.”

“The most impressive thing about the NT65MA2 is its' light weight.”

“I love this nailer, it's gone through 1500 nails with only one jam. Jams are easy to clear.”

“Have been using it to nail the base boards in my family room last couple of weeks and have not had any nail jams, at least not yet.”

“This nailer is quality all the way and is one of my favorite tools. It is well balanced and fits my hand so nicely.” 


One of the complaints of those who have used this product is that it this finish nailer is much more expensive than the other nailers in the market are.

However, despite the noise, this nailer is certainly a lot more powerful than the other brands. You will definitely be able to get a lot more work done.

Product Specs

·         Dimensions: 6 x 7 x 27 inches

·         Product Weight: 4,2 lbs

·         Nail Capacity: 100 Nails

·         Shipping Weight: 8.4 lbs

·         Power Source: Air Power

·         No. of Items in the Package: 1

·         Air Pressure: 70 to 120 psi

What’s In the Box?

·         NT65MA2 Angle Finish Nailer

·         Safety Glasses

·         2 Allen Wrenches

·         Carrying Case

Where Can I Get More Information?

You can read more about this finish nailer from the Hitachi website. You can also read more about this product from Amazon.

If you want to read more about this product or if you are ready to buy the Hitachi NT65MA215 nailer, click on this link to get to product page on 

If you are looking for a newer version of this product, you can check out the Hitachi NT65MA4 – it has many of the same features as the NT65MA2, but with a new look. 

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