Hitachi NR90GC2 Review 

Thanks for taking your time to read our review on the Hitachi NR90GC2 cordless framing nail gun.

With a buyer satisfaction rating of 85% from over 150 online buyers, those two facts show that this one sells pretty well, and buyers rate it highly.

This model will drive in up to 1,200 nails per fuel cell.

Just below you will find a more detailed review of this popular framing nailer.

Who Would Buy the Hitachi NR90GC2?

This can be used for a variety of nailing tasks around the home and garden. Buyers use this to make fencing, build garden sheds, working on doors and roofs and some even use it for decking.

Mainly it is used by builders, but useful to own one, if you plan on doing a range of DIY tasks around your home.

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How Buyers Rate this Framing Nailer?

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall this impact driver has an online buyer satisfaction rating of 85%
  • 66% of all online buyers gave this a full 5 star rating
  • 10% of all buyers gave this product a poor rating

The above ratings are based on over 150 online reviews from various tool websites, at the time when we did our research.

What Buyers Say About this Nail Gun

We have shown below a Pros & Cons table on what online buyers said about this product, after they had bought and used it.


  • Buyers said this nail gun was very good value for money
  • Buyers said that this was a joy to use and banged in nails with ease
  • Buyers said this gun uses any brand of gas and nails which made it versatile
  • Buyers said this worked as well as a Paslode gun but much cheaper to buy
  • Buyers loved the fact that you could buy and gas or nails from cheaper wholesalers


  • 10% of all buyers gave this a poor rating and we have listed their complaints below
  • Some buyers did seem to receive a faulty gun as it stopped working withing a couple of days and they had to return it
  • A few buyers said the battery life was not long enough

Hitachi NR90GC2 Framing Nailer Specification

  • Measures14 x 50.2 x 44.4 cm and weighs 1.59 Kg
  • This nailer has a high driving power of 90 Joules
  • The nail gun has a quick load rear access magazine
  • It has a two action nail feed; you just need to drop in the nails and pull back the feeder
  • It is easy to see the magazine design so as you know when the nails are starting to run out
  • It has what is called a "dry firing lockout," this means there is better safety and can help prevent a misfire
  • It is light, well balanced and feels really good in your hands
  • It has a fold away hook that fits over joists if required
  • The handle of this nail gun is a non-slip soft rubber grip
  • Comes with 2 x 7.2 Volt 1.4Ah NiCad batteries, a 1 hour charger, Hex wrench, a carrying case and safety glasses
  • This nail gun can take plain, barbed and ring nails
  • The head has a 34° angle
  • The magazine capacity is between 25-37 Nails.
  • Nail Length Range: 50-90 mm.Nail
  • Diameter Range: 2.9-3.3 mm.
  • Can fire up to 1200 nails per fuel cell
  • Has a longer trigger stroke for safer use
  • Dry firing lockout
  • Adjustment in driving depth
  • Easy access fuel cell chamber

Video Review of the Hitachi NR90GC2

We searched around and found this very good video which you may find worth the watch.

Our Verdict on the Hitachi NR90GC2 Framing Nailer

Overall Rating:





  • We think it is great that it will use any nails and gas as that means you can shop around for those and not stuck with a brand
  • The nail gun works really well for the majority of buyers.
  • It was clear that some buyers did get a faulty product, and that meant they had to get it replaced
  • Overall though this is a versatile nail gun which buyers do rate highly

Here at Tool Advice we have little hesitation whatsoever in recommending this Hitachi NR90GC2 18 Volt cordless framing nailer.

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