Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review

Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review


Makita af505n is one of the best brad nailers which is manufactured by Chinese renowned company Makita. People love Makita af505n because of its great balance, performance, and quality. Besides it has some exceptional features like  quick release cam-lock, 180° rotated tool hook, Non-marring rubber nose makes the makita different from others nailer.

Makita af505n  is very convenient, lightweight only 3lbs. Its exceptional feature ultra-narrow nose design which you won’t get from other nailers will help you to nail in confined areas. It is also Solid build quality and very comfortable to use.

The multi-directional exhaust port, Dual nail reload indicator window, Tool hook and many others exclusive feature are in Makita af505 have. Though it has a lot of good option but it has some disadvatage also like It doesn’t have a bump fire option, No empty lockout. But overall it is a good tool 

Where should it use

Makita af505n is best for  trim work, baseboard and hardwood crown moldings, flooring and other woodworking applications

Nail size and length

The ideal Size for Makita af505n is 18-gauge nails and the nail length is from  5/8” to 2-inch. You can hold up to 100 nails in Magazine. The operating Air pressure is 60 to 115 PSI.

Highlighted Features: Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review

Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review
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Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review

  • Tool-less quick release cam-lock for easily nail assemble and clearing the jam as well.
  • 180° rotated tool hook
  • 360 rotated Multi-directional exhaust port
  • Reversible belt hook : with integrated pencil sharpener for carrying and ultimate convenience
  • Over-molded Grip for maximum comfort

Main FEATURES of Makita af505n

Makita af505n has got some nice little features with it. It’s got an adjustable depth gauge up by the trigger so you can adjust it.

it has quite a nice responsive trigger on it. Quick release at the top so if you get any nail jams just unclick that carrot Jam lock it

back down again show you leaver and where you go dead simple.  it’s got a sprung magazine housing so if you just push the button once he says okay it releases. It’s also got an empty indicator so at the moment you can see that showing red so put some nails in it.

The red nailer indicator will light up when your nails are running out.

Makita AF505N Brad Nailer Review


  • Clearing the nail jam nail is very easy
  • Rail that holds the nails is metal not plastic
  • Easy to use and affordable price
  • Quality nailer and worked perfectly 


  • No bump fire option.
  • Safety option for toe nailing is not good
  • No dry fire lock out instead it has red indicator


Makita is durable and inexpensive nailer. It has a lot of good features like accurate depth adjustment, solid nailer, Easy to set up and jam clearing mechanism is awesome. But it has also some problem like absence of bump fire mood, red indicator instead of dry fire lockout 

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