Senco SNS200XP-BST

Power:  For this review, we drove several thousand staples without a single jam. This stapler had no problem sinking 2-inch staples (stainless) into laminated materials. The Senco SNS200XP-BST staples effortlessly.

Ergonomics:  This is a stout stapler. It has a bit of weight to it but the weight is distributed evenly and is comfortable to use. It’s designed and built to be comfortable and durable for all-day users.

Economics:  Staples cost less than sheathing nails.

Our Recommendation:  If you do any decent amount of sheathing, put your framing nailer down, and reward yourself with a Senco SNS200XP-BST. You’ll work faster, safer, reduce wear on your body, and put more money in your pocket.  It’s also lighter than a framing nailer, has less recoil, has better holding power, and has design features like the extended lip and convex tip to differentiate it from its competition.

For more info:

To buy: SENCO SNS200XP-BST (amazon)

Staples tested for this review:
Senco N21BGBN 2″ X 7/16″ 16Ga Stainless Staples


Senco RoofPro 455XP Roofing Coil Nailer

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Senco 455XP Tools of the Tradies

This nailer brings back good memories for me. About 20 years ago, when I first started remodeling homes, my folks bought a Senco nailer for me. It looked a lot this one, minus the stickers, rubber grip, and fancy artwork. It performed flawlessly for many years. I have a roofing project coming up in about a week, so I’ll push this nailer to the max, then report back with the skinny.

More info:

To buy: Senco 455XP (3D0101N) Roofing Coil Nailer, Contact Actuation (amazon)

Senco SNS200XP-BST

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Senco SNS 200XP-BST Tools of the TradiesWe look forward to reviewing the SNS200XP-BST. We have some sheathing and a porch deck that we’ll be stapling, so we’ll report back and share our experience with you. Thanks!

For more info:

To buy: SENCO SNS200XP-BST Construction Stapler (amazon)

Senco FinishPro 35Mg

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  • Air duster
  • Molded grip
  • Quick release
  • No-mar tip holder
  • Adjustable depth dial, belt hook, and swivel
  • Lightweight mag with steel rail to prevent chatter


  • Light
  • Hits hard
  • Comfortable
  • Highly adjustable
  • Intuitive controls
  • Incredibly smooth

If you’re looking for a silky smooth nailer that hits like a heavyweight, then the Senco 35MG is your answer. It is the smoothest, most comfortable 15 gauge nailer we have ever used.

For more info: 

To purchase: Senco 35Mg (amazon)

Nails shot for the review: Senco DA21EGBN 15 Gauge by 2-inch Length Stainless Steel (amazon)

New: Senco SLS150Mg (1/4″ Crown Stapler)

November 25, 2013 by · 2 Comments
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Senco SLS150Mg (1/4″ Crown Stapler)


  • Reg. Operating Pressure: 70-120 psi (4.8 – 8.3 bar)
  • Air Consumption: 60 cycles per minute; 2.4 scfm
  • Air Inlet: 1/4” NPT
  • Tool Weight: 2.6 lbs.
  • Fastener Capacity: 110
  • Fastener Range: ½” – 1-9/16”
  • Crown: ¼”
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • MSRP: $109

More info:

To purchase: 

As of this posting, 11:29 AM, PST, it is not coming up  on It may be just a bit before it’s available. I’ll drop by a Lowe’s and see what’s up. Thanks!

Update (26 Nov. 2013): I went by the Burbank Lowe’s yesterday with Roger (a tool reviewer for Tools of the Tradies) and verified that it’s carried in-store, at least in Burbank. For some reason, it’s still not showing on

After checking it out at the store, it looks like Senco paid attention to what people were asking for.

The chief complaint from users was the foam wrap on the handle. It was comfortable but fragile. This stapler has a rubber wrap. It’s comfortable, looks good, and should last for the life of the tool.

The stapler has an adjustable exhaust at the rear of the tool, in addition to an adjustable belt hook for righties or lefties, and has the option of changing from single to bump fire.

At the front, Senco has an L.E.D light. It’s powered by a small battery. At the rear, the stapler has a smooth mag release.

This looks like a really nice stapler.

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