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Old 11-18-2015, 08:01 AM   #1
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Roofing Button Cap Nailer.


I have a roofing job coming up and needed to get a button cap Nailer and I wanted a hitachi gun. I can't find one anywhere. I know Bostitch makes one in the Senco makes one.
But all of our nail distributors are selling a stinger button Nailer. I'm hearing that they are junk what is your take on them? Or how can I find a Hitachi button Nailer? I need it for Saturday.


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Old 11-19-2015, 06:52 AM   #2
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I don't think the stinger is junk.

The cn100 shoots a 7/8" nail so it's not useful for much other than paper (any type of wrap) or 1/4" fan fold insulation. Some of the others shoot longer fasteners so in the end might be more versatile, but they are much bulkier.

This topic comes up every couple months and I don't think the discussion has ever brought out a strong favorite.

All these tools seem to be a bit temperamental and require a little bit of gentle handling.

If you aren't deep into a need for a cap gun, look at the stinger ch38a. It functions decently and only costs about $70.

It just takes a little getting used. Like it works best holding it so the staples hit the roof flat, etc.

I see you are in FLA, maybe code requires a nailer?

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Yeah. Nailed on roof, stapler on walls... Here. I did some research and it was tough finding guns and buttons and nails in this town. I had to make a short hour and a half trip to our nail distributor (who comes each Monday) and picked up the stinger nailer. It was around $300. Now we have a fighting chance for tear off and dry in tomorrow.

It was crazy in town calling everyone 1) yeah we have nails, no gun though. 2) we got this kinda gun, no nails. 3) we have nails, no buttons or gun, can have it here by Monday. Ugh. Sorry I need it SOON. I'll let you know what I think of the stinger after four rolls of Rex Synfelt tomorrow.


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Yeah. Nailed on roof, stapler on walls... Here. I did some research and it was tough finding guns and buttons and nails in this town. I had to make a short hour and a half trip to our nail distributor (who comes each Monday) and picked up the stinger nailer. It was around $300. Now we have a fighting chance for tear off and dry in tomorrow.

It was crazy in town calling everyone 1) yeah we have nails, no gun though. 2) we got this kinda gun, no nails. 3) we have nails, no buttons or gun, can have it here by Monday. Ugh. Sorry I need it SOON. I'll let you know what I think of the stinger after four rolls of Rex Synfelt tomorrow.


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Hey sorry just stumbled across this again. Yeah the stinger isn't too bad. Holds a smaller amount of nails and buttons but it's pretty light. Still newish. So I can't comment on its longevity. Some how I end up with about two or three nails left in a coil after I shoot a roll of buttons. That's about the only thing I can complain about it. And having my nail guy bring me boxes with buttons and caps in the same box is nice.


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We have a Grip Rite that is similar to the Senco. Works pretty well. We also have the Stinger brand hammer tackers. Nice to not drag the hose around with those.

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