Wednesday, February 28, 2007


February 28, 2007La Mirada, Calif. – Makita U.S.A., Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, is proud to announce the release of its new 21-degree Round Head Framing Nailer (model AN923) and 31-degree Clipped Head Framing Nailer (model AN943). Both nailers combine rugged construction and ease-of-use with safety features for reliable, robust performance.
“The AN923 and AN943 nailers are designed to be durable and maintenance-free, and improve the productivity of framers, roofers, and carpenters,” said Roderick Dick, Makita product manager. “These new work-horses are a big part of Makita’s pneumatics line.” 
Both tools feature a 3-mode selector switch (bump, sequential, lock), allowing the professional trade user to easily control nailing options, while the “tool-less” depth adjustment offers nine settings to drive nails to a precise level on the wood’s surface. The built-in air filter minimizes

dust and debris from entering, and when the pressurized hose is released, back pressure clears debris out of the tool. To prevent dry-firing, both nailers stop when only three nails remain in the high-capacity rear-loading magazine. The two-step loading procedure ensures a fast re-load with minimal downtime.
In addition to these performance features, both nailers are durable and easy to use. The large capacity air chamber is built for increased power, yet is compact enough to fit between standard 16” framing studs. The sharp, pronounced spurs on the nose grip wood prevent slipping and ensure controlled firing, even at an angle. The rubber hand-grips provide better control and comfortable handling, and the retractable sky hook keeps the tool close by but never in the way. 
The AN923 and AN943 both operate with a wide spectrum of nails at 65 -120 PSI. These versatile tools are built for framing walls, floors, and roofs, construction of sub-flooring, roof and floor decking, floor and wall sheating/siding, and more. 
The AN923 accepts full round-head nails, 2” - 3-1/2”, with .113 - .162 shank diameter (plastic or wire collated). The AN943 accepts clipped nails 2” - 3-1/2”, with .113 - .131 shank diameter (paper collated).   Both tools include the nailer, oil supply, safety goggles, and sky hook. 
Framing Nailer
(21° Round Head)
Framing Nailer
(31° Clipped Head)
Operating Air Pressure
65 – 120 PSI
65 – 120 PSI
Nail Size
2” to 3-1/2”, 113 - .162 shank diameter (plastic or wire collated)
2” to 3-1/2”, 113 - .131 shank diameter (paper collated)
Magazine Capacity
64 – 74
60 – 84
Dimensions (L x W x H)
22” x 4-1/4” x 13-11/16”
17-7/8” x 4-1/4” x 14-3/8”
Net Weight
8.7 lbs.
8.7 lbs.
Suggested Retail Price





About Makita USA
Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 450 professional, industrial quality power tools and has over 5,000 industrial accessories. Makita’s LXT Lithium-Ion is backed by Makita’s new three-year warranty and all other Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 25 factory service centers or by more than 1,000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.’s home office is located in La Mirada, California and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the website at




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