Makita Cordless Finish Nailer Review – #THDProSpective

Makita Cordless Straight Finish Nailer

18V LXT Finish Nailer

  Makita has unquestionably the largest cordless platform on the market.  If you have followed for more than a minute you have noticed we love it.  It has served us very well for 14 years now!  How is this even possible?  LXT launched in 2005 as the first successful lithium ion power tool platform.  I am happy to say that I still have and use some of those original tools from 2005.  I have replaced most of them with newer more powerful brushless models but I kept a drill and impact driver and they are still going strong.  They have always been and continue to be one of the most important power tool companies for the remodeling and restoration work we do. 

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

  Makita professional and industrial power tools are known around the world for their durability and dependable performance on the job.  I live in the Midwest where Makita Tools aren’t quite as popular as they are closer to the East or West coasts.  We don’t get all the new tools at our local Home Depot store so I was glad to be able to partner with Home Depot to check this new 16 Ga. nailer out. 
  We have run across more than a few people who feel when we receive a tool for review it’s automatically going to get a glowing positive review.  That is far from the truth.  I have quite a few sponsored reviews here and on Instagram where I clearly state I would not buy the tool.  Sometimes whether I would or not depends on application.  I am still deciding how I feel about this one.
  We’ve been using the Makita 18V LXT Finish Nailer for a while now.  We have primarily used  2” nails on primed 3 1/4” pine and poplar base and casing as well 1×6 rough sawn western red cedar.
  With the Makita 18v 2.0 amp hour battery Home Depot sent, it had enough power for these types of base and casing.  I did have a few nails that didn’t set all the way but only when the battery level was at 1/2 charge or less while nailing at an angle.  On straight nailing and full battery they were always countersunk with a nice tight hole. No cordless nailer yet has enough power to sink a full 2 1/2″ nail in solid hardwood. I don’t really know of a situation that would call for it since most trim is either soft or hardwood nailing through drywall into SPF framing lumber.  If we are installing hardwood casing on hardwood door jambs we never use 2 1/2″ nails. The extra length is unnecessary  and adds more chance of a blowout on the work. This Makita has enough power to sink 1 1/2″- 1 3/4″ nails which should be more than enough for hardwood casing on a solid  hardwood jamb. 
    I was really hoping this new Makita would be something that would easily beat the other guns on the market. I would choose this over the Milwaukee Fuel and Senco Fusion nailers. If it proves durable I may even prefer it over the DeWalt. Time will tell. My top choice is Paslode but there are drawbacks to them. They are not cordless only. You must purchase gas cartridges as well. The cost can really add up if you shoot a lot of nails. the Paslode guns also require regular disassembly for cleaning and lubrication.
 I’m can’t say if this gun is worth buying for you because everyone’s situation is different.  This guns cycle is a bit slow. With pneumatic and some other cordless guns the shot is faster. I did have to get used to the timing of it.  I hold this one tight to the work longer to make sure it is done before I relax.  It does seem to have good power for most trim when holding it perpendicular  to the work. On one remodel I noticed a few heads that were slightly proud of the surface when I angled downward for the bottom nail on some baseboard.  It does better when I take the bumper guard off but I don’t feel like it is the best practice because I don’t like dents in my work.  The customer will probably never see them but I would and I sleep better at night when everything is perfect.  In the guns defense the battery was on two bars.  When I put a full battery on the heads were driven past the surface. A 5.0 gives it even more power.  More to come.  I’m certainly not done.
  This gun holds promise for those who are on the LXT platform and don’t want a Paslode because of the gas.  It seems good for small jobs and punch list work.  For a whole day of trim I am still firmly in the pneumatic camp.  I am checking out lots of new pneumatic guns as well but that’s a post for another day.  How many of you are using this gun?  What are your thoughts?  One thing to keep in mind is they do offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.  If you try one and don’t like it you can definitely get your money back.

18V LXT Cordless Finish Nailer

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion 16-Gauge Cordless 2-1/2 in. Straight Finish Nailer

  • Trigger lock button for operator convenience
  • Tool-less nose design is easy to clear for fast nail extraction
  • 2-mode selector switch for control over nailing operation


  • 18V LXT Compact battery reaches a full charge in 25 minutes or less
  • Integrated LED battery charge level indicator allows user to monitor battery charge
  • STAR Protection Computer Controls protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating
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  1. Nathan 02/27/2019 at 8:30 PM - Reply

    Fine piece of tool!

    IG- @natedawg_o

  2. Lachlan Findlay 02/25/2019 at 1:50 AM - Reply

    Heard good things about this weapon ! Desperate to get my hands on this little gem, been using the old paslode straight fixer and it’s slowing up real quick, trialed the millwaukee fixer and they seem to jamb quiet easy , almost as bad as the new paslode angled fixers, be over the moon to pay to win this and happy to past postage as living in the Aus!


  3. Anonymous 02/25/2019 at 12:13 AM - Reply

    Slowly starting to build up my tools, would love to add this to the bin!


  4. Matthew Morris 02/24/2019 at 11:03 PM - Reply

    I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again. Makita is better than Dewalt because Black and Decker owns Dewalt. Wake up sheeple!

  5. Bobby 02/24/2019 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    I’ve been dreaming of leaving the compressor and hose in the van! Love my makitas, this looks like a necessary tool for any trim carpenter!

    IG Bersh94

  6. Sam 02/24/2019 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    Been slowly adding tools to the collection and have nothing but makita right now, this would be a perfect addition.

    IG @feedingfear_assualtingcalm

  7. Brandon 02/24/2019 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    Love the makita line of tools and your reviews!


  8. Chris guerrero 02/24/2019 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the information on this nail gun. I had never thought of using anything larger than a 2 inch nail but its good to know no other nail gun could do a 2 and a half inch nail either. Thanks for the opportunity to win it and the great information on it

  9. Andrew Scriven 02/24/2019 at 7:54 AM - Reply

    Good review man! I could use this nailer for all the re-molding I’m doing in my house. Thanks for the chance to win it! @drewbyscriven

  10. Daniel Hertgers 02/24/2019 at 6:52 AM - Reply

    Love to add this piece to my makita line up

  11. Scot Kluesner 02/24/2019 at 5:26 AM - Reply

    @agelectrician this would be killer for trimming out all my doors and windows!

  12. Jonathan Rivera 02/24/2019 at 2:10 AM - Reply

    Would love to run. This side by side with a Hitachi!!


  13. Andrew 02/24/2019 at 12:18 AM - Reply

    I have been thinking of getting a cordless finish nailer for a while now. Just to trying to ditch cords all together! Lately, I have been taking up remodeling some of my parents rentals and turning them into AirBnB’s. Having this will make the job of putting in base and case and other trims Way easier and have the cord and noisy compressor.

    • Andrew 02/24/2019 at 12:20 AM - Reply

      I forgot to leave my name tag!


  14. David Spires 02/24/2019 at 12:11 AM - Reply

    Forgot my IG!! @no1drvr

  15. Doug 02/24/2019 at 12:03 AM - Reply

    I’d love to try out this nailer! I’m still lugging around a compressor on every job…something like this would really boost efficiency! Thanks Toolpig!

  16. Jerrod Runkel 02/23/2019 at 11:22 PM - Reply

    I’m usually a Milwaukee guy, but this finish gun looks awesome! I’d love to be able to use this around the house and at the shop! Thanks for the review!

    IG: @jerrodrunkel

  17. Jerrod Runkel 02/23/2019 at 11:18 PM - Reply

    I’m usually a Milwaukee guy, but I would love to try and this makita finish gun. I always see you post good things about them. I’d love to use this at the shop and around the house.

    Instagram: @jerrodrunkel

  18. Louis2beards 02/23/2019 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    This looks nice Mikita is one of the best going I would love to try it. My IG handle is Louis2beards

  19. Michael Reed 02/23/2019 at 11:04 PM - Reply

    I recently got the 18 gauge nail gun from Makita. I love it!seeing these tools go through a beating on a daily basis and still work consistently has sold me!

  20. Francisco marco 02/23/2019 at 10:55 PM - Reply

    Love your tool reviews. I’m a big Makita fan and I would to add this to my makita collection.

    I.G pancho_331

  21. Lee Walters 02/23/2019 at 10:54 PM - Reply

    I only have one Makita tool right now. But from what your saying this maybe a finish nail gun I need to replace mine from harbor freight.


  22. Mike 02/23/2019 at 10:45 PM - Reply

    I would love to try this out. @skibike

  23. Erick 02/23/2019 at 10:29 PM - Reply

    Would to expand my Makita line up. And based on your review this would help at my property alot.


  24. K.B. 02/23/2019 at 10:18 PM - Reply

    Love the makita tools!! Have been wanting one to ditch the compressor and hose. @KB4440

  25. Chris 02/23/2019 at 9:53 PM - Reply

    I am a Makita guy, through-and-through. I’ve had my eye on this gun for a while and can’t wait for a 15ga to come out for door installs.

    IG: ftworthcarpenter22

    • Chris 02/23/2019 at 10:05 PM - Reply

      Autocorrect changed my IG to a different username!!

      My IG is just ftworthcarpenter

  26. Ricky Ribeiro 02/23/2019 at 9:24 PM - Reply

    Loving makita content can’t wait to see how you like it!


  27. Paulo Poitevin 02/23/2019 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    Thanks so much for the review! This looks like A great tool to own . Better Then dragging a comparison and air hose around. Working smarter and not harder is the way to be. I’m a big fan of your Instagram page.

  28. Jeff Sybert 02/23/2019 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    I love the idea of a electric nailer for what I use it for. On top of it, it’s a Makita, can’t go wrong @ jsclean4u

  29. Matt hete 02/23/2019 at 9:09 PM - Reply

    Thaxnks for the review. I need one of these to finish my trim work.

  30. Benjamin Scriven 02/23/2019 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    Have been looking into one of these as I already have all Makita platform tools. Would make punch list and small trim repairs way better. Keep up the great reviews.

    Ben S.
    Ig. @scribble_bitz

  31. Josh Nicholson 02/23/2019 at 8:58 PM - Reply

    Nothing better than a makita tool!!! Awesome review! @jdn87

  32. JP Willis 02/23/2019 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    Looking forward to this gun, would you say it works better then the 18ga? Really looking to get rid of my paslode, they just plain stink in the winter when you need them for a small repair. Thanks Tool Pig, @jp.willis

  33. Virgil Wallace 02/23/2019 at 8:43 PM - Reply

    sounds like just what I need for trimming windows and doors

  34. Carlos Herrera 02/23/2019 at 8:41 PM - Reply

    Would so live this. Would make a great addition to my growing Makita collection. @herrera2027

  35. @11jessew89 02/23/2019 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    Love Makita, and I would love the chance to win this nailer to help with the money I lossed on the only Makita tool that has ever been a disappointment to me. The 18guage battery nailer.

  36. Jacob Kauffman 02/23/2019 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    I’m finding more & more Makita tools I like.

  37. Brian Barefield 02/23/2019 at 7:23 PM - Reply

    Awesome stuff from Makita,.. they ALWAYS knock it outta the park,.. in my opinion. Great review toolpig. Thanks for all you do on social media to share your knowledge and expertise on all these great tools and equipment,… AND all I see and hear of you doing in communities to help out all over the world ?

  38. Northland custom renovations 02/23/2019 at 7:16 PM - Reply

    Hey dude sweet nailer here from your Instagram reference

  39. Sean Redmond 02/23/2019 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    Would love to put this bad boy to work!

  40. Sylvain Gagnon 02/23/2019 at 6:42 PM - Reply

    I don’t have any makita tools and this one looks like a good one. Just had the second surgery in both hands for carpal tunnel syndrome. Hard to use a hammer.
    Thanks for all these reviens
    IG: @slyinthewood

  41. Jeremy Lillie 02/23/2019 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the review toolpig. I also have been using Makita cordless tools forever. Still on the fence if I need this nailer. Would be great for the quick repair or warranty work. And would look great in the arsenal of tools to choose from.
    Instagram: @lilliehammmer

  42. Nick A. 02/23/2019 at 5:44 PM - Reply

    Makita is bringing the heat as always! Thanks for the solid reviews.

  43. Mark jeffrey 02/23/2019 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    You have some pretty sweet reviews and great content. Would love to add one of these to my kit.

  44. Dustin cole 02/23/2019 at 5:01 PM - Reply

    I love @toolpig!! He helped me and my wife with the grace cordless paint sprayer and is one hell of a dude! What he uses and test is what we buy bcse he speaks the truth when it comes to our hard earned dollars!

  45. Bryson Nichols 02/23/2019 at 4:55 PM - Reply

    Absolutely love your in depth, concise reviews. I use mostly Makita and have been eyeing this nailer for a bit now. Thank you for your time for the review, and for the giveaway opportunity.

    Instagram @mo0se14

  46. Lance Savitt 02/23/2019 at 4:40 PM - Reply

    Hey, you guys have a killer Instagram account. Thx, for keeping me up to date on new tools. I’m a young carpenter and I primarily use makita tools because my first drill n driver set was makita. I haven’t made the transition yet to cordless finish guns because they are just too expensive for me at this point and I’m saving for a truck. Cordless guns are heavenly when you need to just swap out a few pieces of trim and dont want to haul the whole compressor rig around. @the_denim_hand

  47. Troy Reeves 02/23/2019 at 4:33 PM - Reply

    This would be awesome to have . I’m a big fan of Mikita.

  48. Shilo Staniech 02/23/2019 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    I’ve been following for a little while now and I absolutely love the reviews you guys do. I am newly a Forman to my company as well as a weekend installer for other small window jobs and this would be perfect for trim work as my Dewalt nailer is slowly dying out on me from old age. My name on social media is


  49. David Jaskula 02/23/2019 at 3:42 PM - Reply

    Would love to add this finish nailer to my makita collection. Will be doing a basement remodel soon and this would definitely come in handy.

    IG: dave_jask

  50. Daniel Rodriguez 02/23/2019 at 3:41 PM - Reply

    This looks like an awesome gun to own right now I have pneumatic and also paslode guns that use the gas cartridges plus battery so just battery alone would be awesome and I also own some Makita tools so I have extra batteries. @roxaniel

  51. Justin bennett 02/23/2019 at 3:37 PM - Reply

    This would be nice putting down transitions on laminate. Not having to get compressor out all the time. Really wanting a 18ga.

  52. Jason Sadler 02/23/2019 at 3:31 PM - Reply

    Cordless tools are so convenient that it’s worth a small hit in performance sometimes. Especially for quick punch list jobs on site. I hate getting out the pancake and hose to pop 10 nails in. Insta @bachtopus

  53. Sam Moening 02/23/2019 at 3:27 PM - Reply

    This would definitely be a step up from my Campbell Hausfeld gun. Worked decent at best but dropped off top of six foot ladder. Now I would be happy if it worked “decent”, lol


  54. Jamie Gadberry 02/23/2019 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    Hey ToolPig! I would love this! I need to redo a bunch of trim in my house and this would be perfect for my first nailer. I really don’t know what to buy on my own.

  55. Kory kroll 02/23/2019 at 3:01 PM - Reply

    Id love to try this for punch list stuff when getting out compressor and hose is kind if a pain for just a couple nails. Ive never tried a “hoseless” nailer but seems really convenient.
    Kjamesk83 instagram name

  56. Giovanni benitez 02/23/2019 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    Seems like this might be good for a little frame/canvas stretchers production. Definitely nicer than rolling out the compressor.


  57. Isaac Foster 02/23/2019 at 2:40 PM - Reply

    Love the portability and ease of use on a tool like this. No hoses, no compressor, just straight getter done ??

  58. Ben 02/23/2019 at 2:39 PM - Reply

    Is there any way to be entered in even if I don’t have social media? I come to your page often for information about tools but choose not to have social media for personal reasons but really would like an opportunity to win a tool in a giveaway. I got laid off because worked slowed and when I took all my makita tools from work someone broke into my car and stole them. I’m trying to get them all back now so being able to enter would be awesome but if not, no sweat. Just curious

    • toolpig 02/23/2019 at 4:20 PM - Reply

      absolutely- we are choosing winners here on the website- just leave an email of how to contact you if you don’t have social media.

      • Ben 02/23/2019 at 5:11 PM - Reply

        Awesome! Thank you ?

  59. Mark Signor 02/23/2019 at 2:25 PM - Reply

    This looks awesome. Looking forward to the full review!!!
    m.sigz on IG

  60. Keith Kinley 02/23/2019 at 2:16 PM - Reply

    New follower of yours ??. I appreciate what you do with the tool reviews. Makita makes a great product, haven’t used a airless nailgun but seems awesome.

    IG: KeithKinley

  61. Francisco 02/23/2019 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Really nice how all these company’s coming out with cordless tools and a nail gun specially not having to deal with the hose getting stuck in places , definitely going to get myself some of these

  62. Jorge Madrigal 02/23/2019 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the review! I’ve always wanted a good nailer like this for the smaller jobs without having to deal with compressor and hoses. Prefer not to have to deal with gas either. This Makita is definitely convenient. Would be perfect to win! Instagram: jmadoregon

  63. Dana Rolles 02/23/2019 at 2:03 PM - Reply

    Makita for life, I’ve been running makita only for 15 years, I just love it, I’d love to add this tool to my aronsal.
    ;IG @greener_building

  64. Matt kav 02/23/2019 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    I love my 23g nailer and all my makita tools I would love to add this to my increasing collection.

    IG: @bayrat_mk

  65. Jeremy 02/23/2019 at 1:50 PM - Reply

    Great looking nailer! Would be perfect on site or in the shop! Love Makita and all the cordless tools they come out with. Using paslodes with fuel cells inside not a big fan for finishing. This would be awesome. @dirtyherch

  66. Arne Carter 02/23/2019 at 1:33 PM - Reply

    I’ve really wanted to get a cordless nailer for those pesky small jobs and punch list items. I’ve been a makita user for a long time, and all my cordless tools are on the lxt platform.

    IG: @whitewatercarter

  67. Brett Schulz 02/23/2019 at 1:28 PM - Reply

    I’d love to get one of these. Would def. come in handy when we replace all the trim in our first house!! Love Makita products!! Instagram @maac_N_cheese

  68. Joel 02/23/2019 at 1:20 PM - Reply

    That nailer looks wicked. Makita just keeps coming out with great tools from their platform. I build custom homes so this would be an awesome addition. From siding to interior finishing. IG @joel_i_penner

  69. Philip Bianculli 02/23/2019 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    This gun looks great!! I’ve been putting off getting a new one, my current porter cable gun is at the end of its life. I wonder how it would do with a 5 ah battery


  70. Philip Bianculli 02/23/2019 at 1:12 PM - Reply

    This gun looks great!! I’ve been putting off getting a new one, my current porter cable gun is at the end of its life. I wonder how it would do with a 5 ah battery

  71. Zack Russo 02/23/2019 at 1:12 PM - Reply


    I wonder how this matches up to the milwaukee, I’d love to add this to the tribe.

  72. Gino Arcadi 02/23/2019 at 1:11 PM - Reply

    This would be a great tool to have, and i can’t wait to win them!? Thank you for doing all your reviews. They’re quite helpful, and very useful.

  73. jordan engen 02/23/2019 at 1:07 PM - Reply

    I’m a project manager for one of the biggest builders in Fargo ND. there is nothing worse lugging all the compressors and guns from job to job. this would save me so much time and money. @versacefreezerchest

  74. Ryan 02/23/2019 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    I’ve really been wanting to add this to my Makita set up. It would be a game changer


  75. Alex Wulff 02/23/2019 at 12:44 PM - Reply

    I’d use this gun like crazy. Battery op finish gunning sounds slick ?

    Instagram name

  76. Martin Bullinga 02/23/2019 at 12:43 PM - Reply

    Looks like an amazing machine. Would love to give it a try. Used to work with Senco.

    IG: @emsbullinga

  77. Austin 02/23/2019 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Love the mobility of cordless tools for punch list tasks, @austinrossknierim

  78. Markus Røthe Bøen 02/23/2019 at 12:40 PM - Reply

    That thing would make my life allot easyer!

  79. Tyler Fleming 02/23/2019 at 12:38 PM - Reply

    I legitimately need this to finish my project! I’ve been reading reviews and searching around for the best one to get, and this was definitely on my list. We are redoing our floors with LVP and I plan to remove the base molding to get the LVP under the trim and do away with the quarter round… I need this 🙂 .

  80. Jesse 02/23/2019 at 12:35 PM - Reply

    This is a must have for quick clean finish work

    Ig: j.m._custom_woodwork

  81. Carlos 02/23/2019 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    I need one

  82. Jose Luis 02/23/2019 at 12:24 PM - Reply

    I love this one! I’m a general contractor and I could use another one. I love makita, I only have Makita Tools. My Instagram is; wicho1980

  83. David Falldien 02/23/2019 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    Need. Replacement after my last one went belly up.

  84. Ivan Blouin 02/23/2019 at 12:22 PM - Reply

    Sorry! forgot my IG username ivan_blouin

  85. Ivan Blouin 02/23/2019 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    One of many of makitas awesome 18v line up! Makitas is number one in my shop and Always will be !

  86. Tyler 02/23/2019 at 12:19 PM - Reply

    Would love to try airless finish nailers could be the best thing since sliced bread!

  87. Nathaniel Schrader 02/23/2019 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to try one of these. Thanks for sharing brother.


  88. Dillon Lawler 02/23/2019 at 11:58 AM - Reply

    Would be perfect for finishing the trim in my basement @dillon_lawler

  89. Dana Kinnaird 02/23/2019 at 11:57 AM - Reply

    I’ve pretty much entirely on the Makita platform (except brad nailers), so always interested in any review on the Makita line. Thanks! @dana.kinnaird

  90. Elliott Robbins 02/23/2019 at 11:57 AM - Reply

    Glad to see a decent makita battery nailer, I hope it stands the test of time


  91. Robert Callihan 02/23/2019 at 11:54 AM - Reply

    I would love this! Makita tools have really been growing on me, and there are so many scenarios where a cordless finish gun would be far more efficient than dragging in a hose and compressor! IG name @highcountryhardwood

  92. Art 02/23/2019 at 11:45 AM - Reply

    I asked (I think) toolnut to do a good review of this makita gun a few months ago .. I guess it’s better that toolpig is doing the review now I trust his opinion over most, thanks! @arthow

  93. Lindsey J. 02/23/2019 at 11:45 AM - Reply

    Love Makita-thanks for the helpful review- great note about the battery. @lindseyjancay

  94. David Schmidt 02/23/2019 at 11:38 AM - Reply

    I have the 18g Dewalt so this 16g makita would be a great addition. Seems like a decent gun!


  95. Mike Freeland 02/23/2019 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    I need this. Makita for life.

  96. Jake majure 02/23/2019 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    I really need this for putting shiplap up where I can’t have a hose tearing up people’s houses and furniture! @jakemajure and @frametofinishllc

  97. Joseph Fodor 02/23/2019 at 11:28 AM - Reply

    Great review. I currently do not have one.. Have only used air nailers in the past, and have been putting off getting one for a long time in hopes a good battery powered one would come along. Would love to give the Makita a try. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck to everyone!

  98. Joshua Marsh 02/23/2019 at 11:27 AM - Reply

    Appreciate the very unbiased review! I agree pneumatics are still the way to go for any large quantities of work but guns like this would fill the punch list/small task/relief work with no compressor available categories quite well. Would love to try it out!

  99. Brennen 02/23/2019 at 11:26 AM - Reply

    I’ve never used Makitas cordless nailers but so far I’m hearing great things about them..curious to see how these hold up over time!

    IG: Brennysaurusrex

  100. Joackim locks 02/23/2019 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    Ig: locksjoackim
    Pretty cool tool would love to have it

  101. 6572build 02/23/2019 at 11:22 AM - Reply

    Would love to add this to the ever growing teal arsenal I’ve been collecting! The convenience of being cordless is welcomed.

  102. Dustin 02/23/2019 at 11:19 AM - Reply

    Would love to see this thing run through its paces on a production job! Would really like to be able to lose the hoses.

    • Dustin 02/23/2019 at 11:21 AM - Reply


  103. @bradleyshomeservices 02/23/2019 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    I’m fully invested in the Dewalt battery platform but Makita definitely has a competitor line up.

  104. Esteban Guajardo 02/23/2019 at 11:16 AM - Reply

    This would be great addition to my tools. I frequently use finish nailers for cabinet installs and other tasks around the shop. Getting rid of the hoses is always a plus as it creates a safe and less clutter. @e_s_t_3_e_b_a_n

  105. Joe 02/23/2019 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    Looks like a quality tool. Always wanted to work with some Makita products.

  106. Chris L. 02/23/2019 at 11:11 AM - Reply

    I’m on the LXT platform for my home tools & I love them. Picked up a brushless set deal from Home Depot a few years back. I will say I noticed the cycle being a little long from the video, but for someone like me who wouldn’t be using this every single day— looks great. Maybe a bigger battery would help with the counter sink issues? Hope I win, I have a flooded basement to redo! Here’s my info:

    Instagram: @christopherlick

  107. Dilbo13 02/23/2019 at 11:01 AM - Reply

    I’ve always wanted a cordless gun. I run makita so it’s perfect.

  108. David Spires 02/10/2019 at 9:59 AM - Reply

    Would love this!! Could very much use it fir volunteer work I help with and also disaster relief. There’s not always power so battery operated tools are a must !!

  109. David Spires 02/09/2019 at 9:28 PM - Reply

    This is AWESOME! I participate in volunteer relief work, and this would come in handy for those times when there is no electricity.

  110. Justin Hardy 01/22/2019 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    Great review would love to add this one to my collection.


  111. Antonio Ramirez 01/20/2019 at 8:58 AM - Reply

    Could really use one of these have the 23g great review

  112. Jamie Gadberry 01/19/2019 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    I would love one of these! I want to redo all the trim in my house. But don’t own any kind of finish nailer. This sounds like a good place to start. Giddygads94

  113. Matt 01/19/2019 at 5:18 PM - Reply

    Would be nice not to have a hose following me around when putting up trim. @droffaws

  114. Stephen dalueg 01/19/2019 at 5:10 PM - Reply

    I haven’t used a cordless finish nailer, but it seems handy

    Ig: Frudelstein

  115. Jordan Thatcher 01/19/2019 at 2:12 PM - Reply

    Beautiful piece of kit
    Waiting for gasless 1st fix gun ?

  116. Jessica 01/19/2019 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    Light enough and easy for a lady to handle especially when husband isn’t around to help. Wouldn’t mind having one of these.

    Ig: l0ve.jess

  117. Joe kati 01/19/2019 at 10:50 AM - Reply

    Makitas extensive cordless lineup is the reason I chose their platform over others. I have and live my makita cordless pin nailer and would love to add this finish nailer to my collection.

  118. Andrew Ternes 01/19/2019 at 6:27 AM - Reply

    Never had a makita tool. I sure like the review and honesty. I’m only writing a comment because I want a cordless nailgun and wouldn’t mind this at all!


  119. Eric H 01/19/2019 at 1:44 AM - Reply

    Nice review! I really need to consider adding a finish nailer to my toolbox.

    IG: hauckeric

  120. Eric 01/19/2019 at 1:39 AM - Reply

    Nice review! I really need to consider adding a finish nailer to my toolbox.

  121. Bryce Huckabee 01/19/2019 at 12:19 AM - Reply

    Could really use this to add to my Makita collection!


  122. Jacob Kauffman 01/18/2019 at 9:20 PM - Reply

    I definitely need to look into the makita brand lineup more!

  123. Chris Ley 01/18/2019 at 7:21 PM - Reply

    This seems much better than a separate compressor, hose and gun setup. Really easy to knock out those quick jobs without having to lug a bunch of stuff around. Plus it seems pretty quiet.

    IG name chris___ley

  124. Paul S. Ziemak 01/18/2019 at 2:31 PM - Reply

    Quite, quick, smooth and easy to use! Compared to the my air compressed one, not only this beats it’s from what I mentioned, it also seems a lot cleaner with no oil residue. A must for finish work! Especially on white surfaces.
    IG: youngdager98

  125. Cody 01/18/2019 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    Love your tool reviews! They are all very helpful especially when I’m considering a new brand. I’ve always used makita tools they make a great product.
    IG- @carmfelt

  126. Tyler Friesen 01/18/2019 at 10:53 AM - Reply

    Great review, look forward to hearing the final verdict.

    IG name: tfreeze27

  127. Allen Dubinetsky 01/18/2019 at 10:49 AM - Reply

    I’ve been looking for a finish nailer for a while now, I’m a 19year old guy who works with his uncle and already have some makita tools, so this would be great. Scouring offer up and Facebook for the best deal because I can’t really afford one from the store yet. I love makita tools and hope to grow my lineup by slowly buying when I can. Cheers @allendubinetskiy

  128. Brandon 01/18/2019 at 9:54 AM - Reply

    Would love to add this to my mainstagram Bevy79

  129. Zak Whitehill 01/18/2019 at 9:21 AM - Reply

    Great review, haven’t owned a Makita tool that has done me wrong!

  130. Noah Smallwood 01/18/2019 at 9:15 AM - Reply


    I hope this is where we leave the comment to be entered in the drawing for this makita nailer.

  131. Colm Troy 01/18/2019 at 8:23 AM - Reply

    Looks like a decent addition to the line up. Would be handy to have around.

  132. Josh Allen 01/18/2019 at 7:10 AM - Reply


  133. Gabriel DeLapp @integritycarpentry 01/18/2019 at 7:07 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the review. This mirrors what a cabinet maker I know said about his. I think this gun definitely needs some refinement! Keep it up!

  134. Kenton Pearson 01/18/2019 at 6:24 AM - Reply

    I dig the nailer and good review it’ll be interesting to see how it does with a full or bigger battery. @torqued54

  135. Kyle Clayton 01/18/2019 at 3:15 AM - Reply

    No gas has to be a winner, surely?!

  136. Hugo ortiz 01/18/2019 at 2:39 AM - Reply

    I run a Framing business alongside my dad here in Texas, we’re big makita fans and would love to add this finish gun to our arsenal and get more into cordless tools ! @silver17chevy

  137. Steel104 01/18/2019 at 2:26 AM - Reply

    Great review Paul. Love Makita there just lagging behind on a few tools. Saying that the nailer would still be useful, I wouldn’t mind having one.

    Steel104 Instagram

  138. Jose amezcua (Talento Tile) 01/18/2019 at 12:47 AM - Reply

    I wish the other ones had bump stops. I use my 18 gauge all the time. I build many small projects. But looking to add this because of the longer nails!!


  139. Dantebeaster 01/18/2019 at 12:18 AM - Reply

    solid review, thinking cutting the hose and going battery power for my finish nailers.

  140. Ryan Medrzycki 01/17/2019 at 11:59 PM - Reply

    Instagram name :

    Gotta be a great gun for punch list and or a really small job.

  141. Matthew Mills 01/17/2019 at 11:54 PM - Reply

    Makita is really peaking my interest with all their top quality tools. This nailer looks like a great addition and I would like to try out the16 gauge as I have a couple 18 gauge! Keep up the good reviews.
    IG: matt_mills8

  142. Raymond E Brown 01/17/2019 at 11:46 PM - Reply

    I hope to win this so my boss hates even more… @pbkmob

  143. Jeremy lillie 01/17/2019 at 11:33 PM - Reply

    I have many Makita tools but not a cordlessnailer. This looks great. Thanks for the review.

    Lilliehammmer on instagram


  144. Dillon Lawler 01/17/2019 at 11:25 PM - Reply


  145. Brett Schulz 01/17/2019 at 11:12 PM - Reply

    Thanks! Hope to win one of these badboys. @maac_n_cheese on instagram.

  146. Quinton lock 01/17/2019 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    Man I love these things !!
    They would help me out so much with time , eliminating the hoses and compressor on all jobs so I could price them correctly to actually make some money !
    Looking smooth and fast
    @quinton_lock instagram

  147. Tom 01/17/2019 at 10:58 PM - Reply

    If it works like their stapler it’ll kick ass. Insta [email protected]_s_s

  148. Paul Fraser 01/17/2019 at 10:52 PM - Reply

    I would love to add this gun. I’ve been framing for a long time and never owned a 16g gun before. With more tasks adding up around the house, it would he a massive help and save me a bunch of space without having to have chords laying around the house @pauldfrizzy

  149. Robert Mills 01/17/2019 at 10:51 PM - Reply

    I just got into the Makita 18v LXT line up and I’m super excited about it! I am getting into woodworking and will soon have to put about $400 worth of quarter round down in our house. This tool would be incredible so that I don’t have to lug a pancake compressor all over the house. Also, I really enjoy your instagram posts! My instagram is preston_millss

  150. Preston Mills 01/17/2019 at 10:40 PM - Reply

    I just got into the makita 18v lxt line up and I’m super excited about it! I’d like to know about this nailer because I’m getting into wood working and I will soon have to put down about $400 of quarter round in our house. This would be awesome to have so that I don’t have to lug a pancake compressor all over the house. I love seeing what you post on insta as well!

  151. Nathaniel Schrader @schrader_builds 01/17/2019 at 10:36 PM - Reply

    Thank you for the review, would be perfect for small jobs, just today I had three pieces of base to nail up, had to drag my compressor hose and gun out for three pieces. This would have saved a lot of time. Keep it up brother.

  152. Steven Uren 01/17/2019 at 10:27 PM - Reply

    Nice, even with a few not being fully sunk into the wood the convenience of not being hooked up to a compressor would make many small trim patch projects less of a hassle. Looks like a winner to me especially for someone with out a battery powered finish nailer.

    Instagram: steveauren

  153. Mike Hood 01/17/2019 at 10:25 PM - Reply

    This would be a great addition to my makita collection @skibike

  154. Charles 01/17/2019 at 10:21 PM - Reply

    If you don’t know by now, I LOVE MAKITA TOOLS! Love my track saw and impacts. However, I’m hesitant pulling the trigger on their cordless nailer (or anyone’s gun really) because of their price and very few negative reviews. If I get the oppurtunity to try this gun by winning it, and find out if it’s great or not, I’ll be open to buying other Makita 18V nailers. Thanks toolpig!

  155. Elcoloradocarpenter 01/17/2019 at 10:14 PM - Reply

    Been wanting to try a cordless finish nailer ever since they were released . Just haven’t pulled the trigger yet .

  156. Steve Hernandez 01/17/2019 at 10:02 PM - Reply

    It looks really nice and the total Makita lineup seems tough to beat. @steveh341

  157. Josh 01/17/2019 at 10:00 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the review! I have been switching a couple of my M18 tools over to LXT and have been impressed!
    Instagram: hands.of.steel

  158. James Mason 01/17/2019 at 9:44 PM - Reply

    This looks like an amazing machine. Makita seems to have a great product range. Would love to test out this nailer with the rest of my makita set…. Someday.


  159. Bryan Cook 01/17/2019 at 9:40 PM - Reply

    I want one of these so bad!

    • Bryan Cook 01/17/2019 at 9:41 PM - Reply


  160. scribble_bitz Benjamin Scriven 01/17/2019 at 9:36 PM - Reply

    Always like your tool reviews. I have pulled the trigger on a few things after seeing your posts. This is one I have been on the fence about. I’m already on the Makita platform but the nailer reviews I’m not sold on yet. Maybe a test run with this for small jobs/punch list would help. Thanks.

    • Benjamin Scriven 01/21/2019 at 6:30 PM - Reply

      Ig= scribble_bitz

  161. Jorge Madrigal 01/17/2019 at 9:30 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the honest review on this 16 ga Makita. I completely understand how it could be great in some applications and perhaps not the best in others. Still seems like a good tool though especially for some of the smaller maintenance jobs we occasionally do.
    IG: jmadoregon

  162. Jeff Sybert 01/17/2019 at 9:29 PM - Reply

    Nice honest review. Seems like it needs a little finessing to be where it needs to be. I do love my Makita tools and I think this would still beat lugging a small air compressor in to throw on 3-4 pieces of trim from a water loss. I’d love to give it a try @jsclean4u

  163. Chris Gerber 01/17/2019 at 9:22 PM - Reply

    I would LOVE to own one of these! Thanks to your “deal alert” on the XSL06 last April, I’ve converted a majority of my other “brand name” tools to Makita’s cordless line and have been incredibly happy with the decision. And up till a few days ago when i started installing the trim in our home and lugging my Makita compressor all over the house, i realized how nice it would be to eliminate hoses as well… just trying to figure out how i can justify that cost to the wife?!

    • Chris Gerber 01/18/2019 at 3:30 PM - Reply


  164. Misty 01/17/2019 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    I really need that nailer. I have have alot of Makita tool. This will be a great addition and no more being confined to air hose. Misty_070 -Ish 🙂

  165. Ryan 01/17/2019 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    I need this in my life! I have the 23g pinner, need this to make a dream team!


  166. Kevin 01/17/2019 at 9:10 PM - Reply

    I’m slowly working my way into the Makita platform and this would be a great addition to my lineup. I primarily use my nail guns to tack face frames or edging while glue dries and not having to drag out the compressor and hose ( and pop circuits) would be a huge timesaver.

  167. Matt Burge 01/17/2019 at 9:00 PM - Reply

    Must. Have. More. Makita. Tools.
    Honestly I’m getting tired of dragging my compressor, hose and gun around for little 30 nail jobs. That and I have lis of lonely batteries that need a tool.

  168. Josh Rodgers 01/17/2019 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    This nailer seems really nice and is quiet too. Would be a great addition to the arsenal.

  169. Josh Livingstone 01/17/2019 at 8:53 PM - Reply

    Great stuff! #dreaming

    • Josh Livingstone 01/17/2019 at 8:55 PM - Reply

      @livingstone_works via Instagram

  170. Blake Andrew Smith 01/17/2019 at 8:31 PM - Reply

    Love the review!

  171. Matt 01/17/2019 at 8:31 PM - Reply


  172. Jason Wooldridge 01/17/2019 at 8:27 PM - Reply

    I’ve wanted one of these for a while… I’ve been doing a lot of finished hardwood lately.

    IG wooldridgehomes

  173. Jonathan Rivera 01/17/2019 at 8:27 PM - Reply

    I would really like to seea final review on this …I’m currently looking for something like this and very compact!


  174. Trevor Talan 01/17/2019 at 8:22 PM - Reply

    Was thinking about this gun a flooring contractor who uses a lot of glue… hoses and floor glue can become a real mess with glue-assist becoming our standard installation type. I wonder if this gun would have issues shooting through hard wood? Would love some feedback.
    Insta handle: Traditional_floors

  175. Brandon wieber 01/17/2019 at 8:15 PM - Reply

    Cordless nailers have become a necessity lately as they deliver as much power needed as as air nailers. They keep getting better and have added features we all can appreciate. Time is money folks and if I can save time without compromising quality I’ll choose it every time.


  176. David 01/17/2019 at 8:08 PM - Reply

    I just branched out into the Makita plateform and am really excited because they seem very promising. I’m a superintendent so this cordless nailer would be perfect for me, I’m not trimming out an entire house, but I hate bringing my compressor and nail gun out to re install one small window skirt that the granite installers knocked off.
    Anyways, love your instagram and all your reviews.
    Instagram name is dg_tools

  177. Walter Cabada 01/17/2019 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    It’s not red and black but will love one for my small projects I remember growing up my dad use to have all the makita drills with the long batteries ? @walt___c

  178. Robert Miller 01/17/2019 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    I’ve been looking to add a cordless 16g to my arsenal. I have other gauges in the Hitachi line, but I’m heavily invested in the makita 18v platform as well.

    @rpm3vil on ig

  179. David Grew 01/17/2019 at 7:56 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the honest review. I would love to try one out for punchlist work.

  180. Nick Tanner 01/17/2019 at 7:53 PM - Reply

    Seems like a pretty heavy duty gun. Have you had any issues with the gun leaving any nails proud?

    Instagram:. nicholas_fn_tanner

  181. Jakob Gross 01/17/2019 at 7:51 PM - Reply

    Doing Reno’s now I could use one of these soon! @jakob_gross

  182. Millerzconstruction 01/17/2019 at 7:51 PM - Reply

    I love Makita tools! I wish we had a home depot here. Or at least a little closer. I don’t like lowes too much. That’s who we have local. Every home depot I’ve been to is better to me. Better help. More selection of tools. And husky is pretty good too. The next tool I really need is a 16g cordless gun. I have a 18g. So when I need more holding strength I have to drag out the hoses haul around a air compressor. These battery powered nail guns are so much more practical for me in my business. Thanks for all you do tool pig. Best wishes.

  183. Michael Neisius 01/17/2019 at 7:50 PM - Reply


  184. Brandon Rigsbee 01/17/2019 at 7:50 PM - Reply

    Rigsbee002 would love one of these!!

  185. Dylan 01/17/2019 at 7:48 PM - Reply

    I guess the value would depend on how long it took before the battery was at half charge and unable to drive at an angle. However in light to moderate use even with the slower fire rate I don’t see how I could not want this nailer in my arsenal. @johnsonhyroad91 on Instagram

  186. Steve Dusek 01/17/2019 at 7:46 PM - Reply

    I’ve got and 18g nailer but I’m needing a 16ga cordless nailer for some upcoming jobs.

    Steve @spectrummoderndesign

  187. Sean Anderson 01/17/2019 at 7:44 PM - Reply

    This would be an awesome gun. Who wants to drag around a hose and compressor? Makita always makes quality tools and I wouldn’t expect anything less from this gun.

    • Sean Anderson 01/17/2019 at 7:46 PM - Reply

      I forgot my IG name @SeanAnderson966

  188. Andrew Nuhfer 01/17/2019 at 7:40 PM - Reply

    I’d love to test this out on the finish work I am currently doing at the American Eagle headquarters! Thanks for the chance

  189. Jason White 01/17/2019 at 7:38 PM - Reply

    I have yet to use the 16 gauge. In the store it felt quite bulky. Especially compared to the Dewalt or Senco. I know this is not about the 23 gauge, but I see no wrong with that one from Makita. Very quick with a nice feel. My cordless platform is entirely Makita and I am currently debating on whether to add the Dewalt platform for their cordless nailers
    @handyjason (IG name)

  190. Herman Harris 01/17/2019 at 7:34 PM - Reply

    Balanced review, thanks

  191. Mark. S 01/17/2019 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    This looks like it would make an awesome edition to my kit. Been rocking the teal since 2006 ish -M.Sigz

  192. Nathan McCray 01/17/2019 at 7:28 PM - Reply

    Big fan of makita tools, and I’d like to shift to this platform. Thanks for the review! @nathanmccray

  193. Paul 01/17/2019 at 7:19 PM - Reply

    Oh wow I have been waiting for a 16ga from makita!! How is the kick back ??
    Does it work with 3-5amp batteries?

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