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16 April 2007

My Favorite Tools - Arrow ET200 Electric Nail Gun

Another one of my favorite tools is the Arrow Nail Master ET200. This is an electric nail gun and I think it is one of the most powerful and readily available electric nail guns on the market. I have put up 1000s of feet of trim with this baby and it still works like the day I bought it. I was looking for a cost-effective alternative to buying a compressor and pneumatic gun for light duty. I found this at Lowes for $60 and decided that since it could handle brads up to 1 1/4" I would give it a try. When I went to look at all of the electric nail guns I found that at Lowes, this one was the most powerful that didn't cost close to $300. That was almost a year ago. Since then I have used it to hang crown molding in every room, install wainscoting in the nursery and trim out a wine bar in the cellar. It has a nice rubber guard on the nose that keeps it from marring the trim and two safety switches. I was surprised with the amount of power that this little electric nailer has. I have had no problem using it to join pieces of maple and oak along with standard pine molding. The specs are below.

14 AMPS DELIVERS POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT
• NO AIR COMPRESSOR NEEDED
• NON-SLIP CUSHIONED GRIP
• SOLID STATE CIRCUITRY
• ERGONOMIC DESIGN, HIGH IMPACT PLASTIC
• TWO SAFETY LOCKS: TRIGGER & SURFACE
• HARDENED CARBON STEEL WORKING PARTS
• JAM-PROOF NAIL DELIVERY SYSTEM
• ANGLED CHANNEL, GETS IN TIGHT CORNERS
• INCLUDES NON-MARRING SURFACE BUMPER
• USES 4 SIZES OF BN1800 SERIES BRAD NAILS

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This must be a paid advertisement. The Arrow ET200 is notoriously a unreliable. Unfortunately I didn't find this out until mine sat unused past the warrantee date.

It will not completely sink even the shortest brad into soft white pine. But that is nothing considering it shoots only a few brads before completely melting down.

This tool is good for 15 minutes of use, then it's time to take it back to the store for a refund.

DO NOT BUY THIS TOOL.

Anonymous said...

I agree with both comment, I'm a handy man. I find this electric nail gun are very powerful and easy to use. But the only problem is it don't last that long. I use three of
them, the third one don't even last a month. It good to use at home, but not for the handy man job.

Anonymous said...

i used one of these for about 4 months off and on and it worked great. then it just gave out. if you need an inexpensive nail gun for lightweight jobs and don't mind replacing it regularly it will be o.k. for you. otherwise, go with something more substantial.

Anonymous said...

I found this web site while trying to trouble shoot a problem with my ET200. It will drive one nail and then stop. If I unplug it and wait a few minutes, it will drive one more nail and quit again. I'm going to call Arrow, but don't expect any satisfaction. I figured that I would buy another one to complete the work I have, but these comments make me think that another brand may be a better choice. (Is there a better choice that is reasonably priced?)

Anonymous said...

My nailer would only drive one nail and then stop (see my previous comment). I called the company and they said to return it and it would be fixed at no cost. I sent it back Nov 13 and this evening ( Nov 20) received a new one, no questions asked!

Cicada said...

I bought this about 2 weeks ago and it has now completely stopped working. I don't know if it overheated or what, but the damn thing won't work at all anymore. It wasn't even heavy use.

it's powerful enough for some light jobs, but it wouldn'teven completely sink a 1 1/4" brad to join 2 pieces of MDF.

Ron said...

I bought the ET200 about a year ago. I have not used it a lot but have not had a problem with it not working. My problem is no matter what size brad I use I always have to use a hammer on the last quarter inch. Is this common?

Anonymous said...

Waste of money. Mine stopped working after about 10 uses. Poor driving power. Do your research and buy another brand.

Anonymous said...

We bought the ET200 to install some oak 3/4" quarter round and were very disappointed with the product. It might work fine on soft or imitation wood but don't waste your time trying it on hard word. The nails stuck out more than 1/2". Took it back and got a refund. :-{

hectorwright said...

Better to use a reliable gas gun.

Paslode IM65 F16 Gas Brad Nail Gun + FOC 2nd Battery

popular IM250. It is the professionals choice, featuring a smaller, lighter shell with nail lockout, improved depth of drive and easy jam clearance. Now supplied with two batteries.

Anonymous said...

Junk. used it once, didnt have enough power, tried it again a year later - burned up the circuit board after one nail. get a small hammer, it's worth more.

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Anonymous said...

I do not find the ET200 as reliable. I used it two or three times replacing floor molding and the neail did not drive completel.y and after the third time it will not drive nails althought teh mechanism seems to be operating. I will not buy any more Arrow products.

Anonymous said...

I apologize for my previous typing.

Anonymous said...

Absolute piece of @#*& tool. Jams about 50% of the time. Metal safety tab leaves compression marks on any surface. Always leaves nail head about .5 inches out of surface. The original reviewer must be a paid salesperson for this product.

Anonymous said...

POS. Bought one a year ago. Drove maybe 25-30 nails. It just stopped working. I took it back and they gave me a new one. I finished up the job and put it away. Took it out today to start a new project. 14 nails in......stopped working.....this product sucks!!!!!

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Brian said...

RTFB... "Read the F#@$%*n book" that came with the brad nailer. You MUST use a 12 # extension cord, anything lighter as in 14 16 or 18# extension cords will give you too much IR drop, that stands for voltage drop,!!
Never had a problem with mine, but then I usually read the manual. It draws 14 amps. A standard receptacle is rated for 80% of 120 volts or 12 amps.
Brian Freed.

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Anonymous said...

used it for a few jobs but the thing seems to be fried now. pull the trigger and it doesn't make a sound. when i had it plugged in the last time to test it out it started to smell hot like it's overheating.

worked "just okay" for the short time it worked.

couldn't drive a nail very deep.

Yogendra Solanki said...

Thank you for the info. I've been looking for some recommendations about the best brad nailer and I finally found it. I don’t know much about this product but I think you have a great recommendation.

Anonymous said...

You can make a handy short extension cord with the arrow et200. Just cut the cord off the useless apparatus that is supposed to drive brads but doesn't after a short time. Put a female end on the cord and discard the rest.