Say goodbye to the heavy toolbox as a travelling professional carpenter or woodworker or DIY enthusiast. Why? Because we have under review today a single tool that does the job of 4 different tools.
This means a reduction in the number of tools you take to worksites. Versatility has never been this good and we speak of no other than the WEN 61741 18-Gauge Pneumatic Flooring Nailer and Stapler.
With the WEN 61741, you become more like the ‘Inspector Gadget’ carpenter or woodworker at the job site. Enough of the sentiments, let go into details about the tool. Continue with us till the end.
About WEN Company
In 1951, Nick Anton founded the WEN company. The company started by adding power (electricity) to power tools and went ahead to develop many electric-powered tools. Among of which include the electric chainsaw, electric jigsaw, electric soldering gun, electric engravers etc. They pioneered many other tools and grew through the years to become the known brand.
After 50 years of toil, the company sold well over 50 million products and today stand tall with other brands in the tool industry. With headquarters in Elgin, Illinois, WEN is positioned to meet their goal of helping woodworkers and craftsmen the world over implement their wildest imaginations.
WEN 61741 Review:
Meet the WEN 61741 4-in-1 18-Gauge Pneumatic Flooring Nailer and Stapler, a versatile pneumatic gun that shoots nails and staples. It does the job of four tools – it’s four tools rolled in one. It’s a brad nailer, a staple gun, flooring nailer and stapler. With this bad boy as your companion, you can travel light to job sites and deliver varieties of job.
With a 100-nail/staple capacity magazine and operating pressure of 60 – 100psi, the 61741 can handle any job regardless of the size. You would have thought that 4-in-1 means four times the weight but no. The WEN 4-in-1 weighs just 3.4 pounds making it one of the highest 4-in-1 tools around. At that weight, it’s even lighter than many single-mode tools.
You are guaranteed zero fatigue on long jobs due to its lightweight. To make things more interesting this tool comes in a carrying case. The case makes for easy transportation and safekeeping and comes with two hex keys and oil. Work your magic with this powerful magic wand on crown molding, trim work, groove and tongue flooring and lots more.
Confront your entire project with this one-man army tool and you will be glad you did. After purchase, we assure you of communication with a nationwide network of skilled service technicians and top-notch client support. In addition to that, you get a solid two years limited warranty.
This nailer-cum-stapler can work with the following fasteners – (a) 18-gauge brad nails of length 5/8 to 2 inches (b) ¼ -inch narrow crown staples of length ½ to 15/8 inches.
Detachable Flooring Shoes:
Equipped with a removable spring-loaded flooring shoe. The shoe comes angled at 45-degree to work on varieties of carpentry jobs.
Top-Notch Jam Clearing Feature:
Clearing jam can be done with ease because of the quick-release nose. Clear jams quick and easy while you work without long breaks.
Exhaust Air Management:
It comes with an adjustable air exhaust for optimal exhaust air management.
Setting the depth of penetration of fasteners on work materials can be done with the onboard wheel controls. Just a turn to the desired depth and you are set (one-touch setting).
This tool can be used easily without hand fatigue or backache because of its ergonomic designs. The handle comes designed with a rubber grip that provides comfort to the user.
Dual Driving Mode:
You have the liberty of choosing either single driving mode or continuous driving mode with this nailer.
- Manufacturer: WEN
- Model Number: 61741
- Net Weight: 3.4 pounds
- Dimension: 11 x 10.5 x 4 inches
- Operating Pressure: 60 – 100 psi
- Power Source: Air
- Nail Size: 18-Gauge
- Nail Length: 5/8 – 2 inches
- Staple Size: ¼ inch crown
- Staple Length: 1/2 – 15/8 inches
- Magazine Angle: 45 degrees
- Magazine Capacity: 100 nails/staples
- Depth Adjustment: Present
- Driving Mode: Single/Continuous
- Warranty: 2-year limited warranty
Q: I Bought The WEN 61741 A While Ago And I Have Been Using It Without Issues. However, Recently It Just Starts Shooting Nails Too Deep. What Happened?
A: Two possible causes may be responsible for overshooting of your nailer:
- The bumper might be worn-out
- The pressure may be too high
- Check the bumper and see if it’s worn out. If you found it worn, then consider changing it.
- Check the air pressure and reduce to the recommended pressure if it’s above it.
Q: Why Does My 4-In-1 Not Firing Staples In The Right Place During Flooring Operation?
A: This issue is caused because you attach the no-mar tip which should not be. Please remove the tip and you should be fine.
Q: What Kind Of Application Can The 4-In-1 Do?
A: The 4-in-1 can handle limitless applications because of its versatile nature – 4-in-1. It can be used for woodworking applications, upholstery jobs, screen repairs, insulations, fencing, flooring and so on.
Q: How Effective And How Safe Is This 4-In-1 Compared To A Single Purpose Nailer?
A: This tool is quite effective and its 4-in-1 feature does not make it less effective in any way. It’s as effective and any single tool in its range either as a nailer or a stapler. It’s a heavy-duty tool and would compete favorably with other tools in its range.
Furthermore, the WEN 61741 comes built in such a way that it does not endanger the user. It comes with dual firing mode to choose the best one to ensure safety. In addition, the tool comes with a rich instruction manual with safety tips to safeguard the user.
What else do you wish to know that we have not already told you? Well, our verdict goes thus: Go and get yourself the WEN 61741 18-Gauge Pneumatic Flooring Nailer and Stapler! With it, you can tackle all your projects with one powerful, heavy-duty tool. Take it from us, making this purchase remains the best deal yet.
You got to have four tools in one for the price of one. What more can you get? Don’t hesitate to make the purchase now! All the best!
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