CINCINNATI — KYOCERA SENCO Industrial Tools Inc. (SENCO), a global leader in fasteners and power fastening tools, announced the launch of its latest built-in-the-USA pneumatic framing nailer. The SENCO FN81T1 fires full round head nails and features more power, improved durability, and better ergonomics than comparable framing nailers.

The FN81T1 follows the launch of the FN91T1, SENCO’s 34-degree framing nailer that became available in June. Both nailers are assembled at SENCO’s Cincinnati production facility, where most of the company’s nails and staples have been manufactured and distributed for decades.

The new FN81T1 fires 20-degree, plastic-collated, full round head nails. The previously launched FN91T1, which was named Best Framing Nailer in the 2022 Pro Tool Innovation Awards, fires 34-degree, paper tape-collated, offset round head or clipped-head nails. The nailers are sold separately through SENCO’s extensive network of distributors in North America.

“The launch of the FN81T1 brings the benefits of SENCO’s new framing nailer design to users of one of the most common types of collated framing nails,” said Ryan Schuler, product manager for SENCO’s rough construction tools. “Everyone can now experience the new standard in framing, regardless of which type of nails are available on the job site.”  

The FN81T1 is exceptionally powerful, delivering 18% more driving force than comparable framing nailers. It is designed to consistently sink 2-inch to 3.5-inch framing nails in dense engineered lumber like LVL and OSB without slowing down. Weighing in at 8.75 pounds and featuring durable magnesium magazine and a body and belt hook made from heavy-duty aluminum, the FN81T1 is built to take abuse.

SENCO’s U.S.-based engineers also designed the FN81T1 to be exceptionally well-balanced and comfortable to use all day. An overmolded rubber grip prevents slipping and reduces fatigue from recoil, and an in-line magazine improves balance and creates a clear line of sight for more accurate nail placement.

Other features include:

  • Tool-Free Depth of Drive - Set nail depth with an easy-to-use thumbwheel.
  • Aggressive Toenail Safety - The pronounced nose piece grips tightly for toenailing from any angle.
  • Dry Fire Lockout - Nailer prevents dry firing to reduce wear on internal components.
  • Rear Two-Step Loading - Magazine allows for rapid reloads for both right- and left-handed users.
  • Multi-Purpose Design - Beside framing, the FN81T1 is ideal for truss building, subflooring, sheathing, decking, siding, fencing, pallets and crate assembly.

The FN81T1 is available at SENCO dealers in the U.S. and Canada. Each tool comes with an air plug, a no-mar pad and an industry-leading five-year warranty.