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Old 12-14-2016, 07:36 PM   #21
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Hopefully they are playing it smart and creating a gun that works. Thats more than can be said about other cordless nailers.

Dropped my senco fusion about 18" a couple weeks ago. It no longer works.
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If it's anything like the 16 gauge nailer, I will be very happy. The framing nailer, on the other hand, failed hard for me. I keep getting jams and nails stuck in the nose.
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Hopefully they are playing it smart and creating a gun that works. Thats more than can be said about other cordless nailers.

Dropped my senco fusion about 18" a couple weeks ago. It no longer works.
I keep hoping that a company gets the tech right with one of the generation of these guns. I'm not sure who designs these things but I'm pretty sure they've never been an end user.

Leaving the compressor in the van would be nice. I see the draw of them but regardless of the system the guns use to drive the nail none of them seem to have the weight, reliability, and durability of a pneumatic. Even the top tier pneumatics are still the same price or a couple bucks cheaper than cordless and for your money you get a gun that you just hook up and go to work job after job with no BS except a couple drops of oil if you remember.

It doesn't take long for the weight difference to add up. I'd rather carry a compressor in once than have to lift one of those guns overhead all day long.
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Cordless have their place. I'd rather not deal with a hose up on the roof as an additional trip hazard. Extreme cold weather also make fighting with a hose a pain in the neck.

Some times you just need your gun just for a dozen or so nails. It's nice to have the option not to have to pull out the compressor for every small job. Especially when you need to work in 5th floor apartment units with no elevators.

I don't see cordless replacing production line work, but for on the go jobs, they are awesome. Plus you don't have to deal with the compressor noise.
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I use a Max. It's a great gun.
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anyone using grex cordless gun
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I've been using the Ridgid 18g nailer for several years now. I've been happy with it. No issues.
Same here...love that little money maker.
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I had a Grex green buddy for about a year and it stopped sinking nails even after changing the driver.

I picked up an OMER and it's been awesome! Plenty of power and really clean nail holes. Feels like it will last a very long time.


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I keep hoping that a company gets the tech right with one of the generation of these guns. I'm not sure who designs these things but I'm pretty sure they've never been an end user.



Leaving the compressor in the van would be nice. I see the draw of them but regardless of the system the guns use to drive the nail none of them seem to have the weight, reliability, and durability of a pneumatic. Even the top tier pneumatics are still the same price or a couple bucks cheaper than cordless and for your money you get a gun that you just hook up and go to work job after job with no BS except a couple drops of oil if you remember.



It doesn't take long for the weight difference to add up. I'd rather carry a compressor in once than have to lift one of those guns overhead all day long.


I'm with you on air nailers being superior for daily trim use.

I like to have an 18 and 15 gauge cordless with me for quick in and out jobs. But even that seems to be to much to ask of these nailers.
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I'm with you on air nailers being superior for daily trim use.

I like to have an 18 and 15 gauge cordless with me for quick in and out jobs. But even that seems to be to much to ask of these nailers.
I love mine for small jobs. It's nice to trim out a bathroom with. If I have a few doors to install. If I need to repair some Fascia. I wouldn't want to lift one over my head all day.
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I'm with you on air nailers being superior for daily trim use.

I like to have an 18 and 15 gauge cordless with me for quick in and out jobs. But even that seems to be to much to ask of these nailers.

I keep a redundant 18 and 15 in individual Systainers and use a small compressor with a 25' hose.

Kinda looking forward to seeing how these compressors work out. Biggest problem is the footprint of the compressor when moving it. Everything else is in systainers so just clip it into the stack and roll it in on the cart with the other tools needed for the job. It's a little pricy but the larger one seems like it'd fit my needs all around.http://www.toolnut.com/catalogsearch...&manufacturer=
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Man, I wish they make one for the tough system boxes. You can fit a massive compressor into that large box and I can wheel it everywhere with the dolly.
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I'm with you on air nailers being superior for daily trim use.

I like to have an 18 and 15 gauge cordless with me for quick in and out jobs. But even that seems to be to much to ask of these nailers.
I think it depends on the end user. If you and Justin are doing finish work every day, staying setup on site, etc, it makes more sense to use air and heavier use pneumatic guns. For guys like me, finish work is only a percentage of my total work, and I will only probably shoot 10-20% the amount of finish nails as you guys which means a cheaper gun or cordless guns are going to make more sense for me.
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I have a Porter-Cable and a Bostich and love them both. They work equally as well.
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I started out with bostich everything because that's what my old man used for years. they didn't seem to last as long as I expected so I started switching to hitachi. the guns are lighter and don't seem to " bounce" when they drive a nail.im really happy with them. if I'm trimming all day ill use my air guns but for small jobs I use the new senco cordless guns. I really like them but they are bulky compared to the air guns.

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