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Old 04-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #21
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I sort of go by Menards. If they sell it, it is probably not professional grade. Fine for small uses or homeowners.
LOL, I agree with that on their tools...more/less. 98% of their tools are chit, but with my Bostich framing nailers and roofing nailers I've had not one bit of trouble with them so until they break and give me a reason to try another brand I'll keep using them naturally. I'm not in the production roofing business and would never want to be so opinions coming from guys in that feild will weigh heavier than ours since if we're "lucky" and I mean that as sarcastic as possbile LOL, we maybe install 2-300 sq all year so it's not like we're pushing our guns by any means.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:47 PM   #22
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first things first a box of coils is closer to 30 square unless your six nailing shingles then in that case it would be in ontario would be a waste of time.now bostich guns are realiable but a little heavier,we do usally 2 jobs a day depending on the size right now we run with hitachi and bex which in my opinon are the 2 best guns out there.there both built well and there both light guns.bex is a little cheaper but there great guns to run with we have had the same bex guns for about three years.now being from ontario i dont know if you can get your hands on one or not but try to you wont be disappointed.
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Bostich 4years now no problems best gun i ever owned .The nails I buy come in a 7200 count box and it says approx. 21sq
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:13 AM   #24
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I think 21 square is about right for standard shingles. Probably a few more sq. per box with metrics being they are bigger and same 4 nails.
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okay but if the standard bundle carrys 21 shingles and you 4 nail them then you could use just under 86 bundles which is 7224 nails and that would be 28 2/3 square.on a standard 3 in 1 shingle.but like i said im from canada so what do i know .lol.
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Standard 3 tabs are 26 shingles per bundle. Which is about 70 bundles or 23 square for a box of nails.
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IKO Cambrige are 20 shingles per bundle 3 bundles per sq so thatworks out to 30sq CT landmarks use tobe 20shingles 4bundles per sq if I only new that years ago

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DH has 2 Hitachis, says they suck. He prefers the Max(x)??

Hadn't seen it mentioned yet so I figured I'd chime in.
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BOSTICH,BOSTICH, BOSTICH!!! THE ADJUSTABLE NOSE ENSURES THAT SHINGLES ARE NOT OVERFASTENED, WITHOUT ADJUSTING AIR PRESSURE, AND THE ARE VERY DURABLE AND LIGHTWIEGHT.(4.9LBS) iSTILL HAVE THE OLDER MODEL AFTER I KNOW 15 TO 1700 SQ. I PUT ON MYSELF. (ONLY ONE CALL BACK SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA AS WELL.)
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I have both new Hitachi's, and Bostitch's, and my guys like Hitachi. My Bostitch sings, doesn't bounce, so my nails are never high, and seldom low. I see guys really fly with a Hitachi, but I am the one that has to replace thier blow-off's. I've had a lot of guns, and I have never had a Bostitch quit on me. They always get stolen first. ABC Supply, ask for a deal. they can do $289 on the 46's
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I do very little roofing, a couple squares sometimes on a shed and that's it. I was doing them by hand until I had a coupon to Harbor Freight for 25% off and the roofing nailer was already on sale for $59. So I bought it and a box of roofing nails and went through the whole box no problemos!

Now, about 35000 nails later it's still working like a champ. I've gotten my money out of it big time!
i was scared to admit i paid 80 dollars for that same nailer too - but that thing has worked very well for me (i did expect to regret buying it) only 8 squares in... but 20$ got me a 2-year 'no questions asked' replacement warantee. i can treat it however i want and if it breaks i just get a new one. so that translates to 55 dollars a YEAR for a good working nailer
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Porter Cable..lightweight, adjustable nail depth, reliable.

What do you guys mean by a "faster nailer"? I have never used a gun that wouldn't cycle as fast as I was nailing, but have heard many guys say that some guns are faster. LMAO
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Come on, Come on guys ! your in denial. you all know Hitachi is the only real roofing gun. Bostich, that has to be a joke. the loading is maybee not the best but you cant beat the durability, i have a bunch that are over or around 15 years old and going strong. recently converted though from Hitachi to Makita for my sidewall "Cedar Roofing" guns. the plastic colated nails are becoming obsolete. you cant kill a Hitachi gun.
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I agree, I like the Hitachi's. I don't know how you can make it last so long unless you do little shingling or have multiple guns and workers.

I wouldn't mind trying a Max gun. They look pretty good.
The Milwaukee's are out for me, since I noticed they only can use up to 1-1/2" nail instead of 1-3/4" like the others. This is unless I buy a cap nailing gun for putting on vented ridge.
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sad but true its hitachi 83aI can't remember smaller size # but that'll shoot 2 1/2 to 3 1/2"
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Five years ago when I put down the staple guns I bought a Hitachi NV45 and haven't looked back since. The time spent learning to load a different gun wouldn't be worth it. Bought a side load Hitachi off Ebay couple years ago for $120 shipped in new condition and one square later swapped out the magazine with the bottom load style.

My one Uncle and Father swears by Pasload. My other Uncle swears by Hitachi in the summer and Bostitch in the Winter. My two brothers like the Pasload but don't mind the Hitachi.

Tried a Dewalt and was nothing but trouble. My brother killed it by dropping it two stories onto a sidewalk and I said, "Thanks, that takes care of that one"!!!

The last four pallets of nails I've boughten have come with a free Hitachi NV45 so I haven't had to buy a gun for a while. Usually by the time I'm ready for a new pallet the gun needs a sping or 0-ring so I just put it away and break out the new one!!!
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I used to work with this guy who had a Hitachi. Whenever he could he grabbed my Porter Cable .... said it was lighter and easier to use.
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DH has 2 Hitachi's, says they suck. He prefers the Max(x)??

Hadn't seen it mentioned yet so I figured I'd chime in.
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While it has been a few years since I was banging shingles down, but I rarely had any issues with my Senco. The one benefit the gun had was that you could slide the gun instead of lifting it as the pressure necessary to fire the gun was very minimal. Like I said though, it has been a few years.
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Does Harbor freights' roofing guns have a depth of drive adjustment? Thinking of trying one....

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