Hitachi NR90AE(S) 3-1/2″ Plastic Collated Full-Head Framing Nailer Review

Technology has advanced by leaps and bounces in last few years. Its advantages can also be seen in woodwork and carpentry jobs. Years ago, nails and hammer was used as the basic tool, which was time-consuming and also sometimes resulted in injury to hand.

Hitachi NR90AE(S) 3-1/2″ Plastic Collated Full-Head Framing Nailer is an item that will work perfectly in every hand, professional or beginners alike. Not to mention it will give you a perfect work, better than you expected. The best part of using this instrument is that there is no fear of you accidently hitting your fingers when hammering the nails in an old style.

Editor’s Rating:

4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Hitachi NR90AE(S)

Overview section

Hitachi NR90AE(S) is a pneumatically power hand held nailer from the Hitachi family range, a company who is reputed for its best design and durable electronic and pneumatic products worldwide. Combined with new technology, Hitachi has taken a huge leap further in pneumatic tools. With these new features and high-performance Hitachi NR90AE(S) can be expected to live up to its reputation.

Seeing its performance along with comparatively reasonably price, we have rated this product as 4.7 out of 5 stars. and its sellers also provide the benefit of free shipping along with this product. Above that, the Hitachi is also providing a warranty with this product, so that you know, no matter what happens Hitachi has got your back.

Who would buy this?

With all the new features, you might start to think that Hitachi NR90AE(S) is more like for professionals. But that’s a mistake. The product is so easy and simple to use that even a beginner, who is new to such kind of machines can use it without a problem.

The people who don’t have a lot of time to spare or have a lot of wood work may find this tool to be of great use because of its rapid action mode.

Product description

– With setting the milestone in electrical and instrumentation design, Hitachi is considered to be the best in its class. Hitachi NR90AE(S) can fire 2 to 3.5-inch plastic collated nails and can hold up to 64 nails at the same time. Holding this many nails provides the advantage when 900 to 1000 nails are to be fired per week. The 21-degree inclined nail’s channel can then be easily reloaded with the magazine in a matter of seconds.

– The Hitachi NR90AE(S) nailer shows the robustness of Hitachi with its design. One such addition feature that can be found in the product is the use of slip proof elastomer grip on its handle. The grip is made up of special polymer material which along with the grip pattern will ensure your grip on the tool remains strong. This is particularly useful with your hands starting to become sweaty during long hours of work.

– The entire tool is almost 7.5 pounds and hence is considered extremely lighter as compared to similar products available in the market. This reduction in the weight of the product is mainly due to the aluminum alloy that is used in its manufacturing. Other than making the tool light in weight this aluminum alloy also provides wear resistance, which in turn increases the tool’s useful life.

Product features

  • Durability: In spite of being made of materials which are strong and wear-resistant, Hitachi provides a double protection on the product’s durability, with a 5-year warranty.
  • Well-balanced and flexibility: Unlike the other nailers the Hitachi NR90AE is well balanced which along with its light weight is great when working on an overhead work. The additional grips provided on the handle make sure that the hand is comfortable during such overhead works.
  • Depth adjustment knob: This knob located just below the tool’s trigger will allow the user to change the depth to either countersink or flush without having to vary the compressed air pressure every time.
  • Selection actuation mode: This feature allows the user to switch the tool between either single fire mode, used for single-nail firing per shot or rapid-firing mode, used for continuous work.
  • Easy repair: The product features a two-piece anodized aluminum magazine, so that if accidentally you damage the tool, you will have to replace only the damaged part, hence reducing the repair cost tremendously.

What customers are saying about Hitachi NR90AE(S)?

The improvements made by Hitachi in designing the new Hitachi NR90AE(S) has able to win the customer’s heart. Impressed by its performance, many customers have expressed their experience with Hitachi NR90AE(S) by giving the product 5-star rating.

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Pros and cons


  • Grip design and material used is extremely comfortable. The hand does not get tired even after long hours of work.
  • The product is extremely light, compared to others. This lightness in weight increases the flexibility and comfort of handing the tool rapid firing mode.
  • The tip of the nailers often wear-out with time. But Hitachi NR90AE(S) claw tip is hardened specially in order to reduce wearing.
  • The casing in which the tool comes in is very compact. So it does not require too much of space for storing. The case also has a molded space especially for storing the safety glass (also provided with the instrument). It provides convenience during storage.
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  • Hitachi NR90AE(S) with its new feature does add to the price tags. The product is a little bit costly, but seeing the performance of the tool, spending such money is worth it.

Warranties and repairs

The manufacturer, Hitachi is providing a 5-year warranty on the Hitachi NR90AE(S) product. All the repairs that will be made within the warranty time will be service or workmanship charges free.


The Hitachi NR90AE(S) is a great tool to work with. Woodwork with which you spend hours can be done in a lot more time-saving matter with the help of this tool. Using this tool will provide you not only with a great work experience but will also make the job fun. Combine with the robustness and the toughness; the product will exceed your expectations in every way.

5/5 - (2 votes)

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