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Old 04-30-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
 
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What do you guys think about the cordless nail guns ive use the passload and I liked it but its a bit noisy and has that gas smell.
has anyone used the dewalt cordless gun and if so what do you think?
I like not having to drag in my hose if i dont have to.

So the question is dewalt or passload??????
I would like to buy the dewalt cus i know its much quiter and no smell.
But havent heard on how well it shoots and if it allows alot of shots per charge!!
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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The battery alone weighs as much as my nailer. I'll drag the little flexsteel hose around

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Old 04-30-2007, 01:57 PM   #3
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My angled Passload finisher is completely moody the thing jams up a lot. Dont know about the Dewalt but I dont trust airless anything other than repairs or minor items. If im doing any real work I set up compressor for pin, brad and finish nailers. I end up using all of them anyway.
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The battery alone weighs as much as my nailer. I'll drag the little flexsteel hose around
Your nailer weighs less than a paslode battery?...wow, get me one of those. The battery in my paslode weighs about 1/2 pound.
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Your nailer weighs less than a paslode battery?...wow, get me one of those. The battery in my paslode weighs about 1/2 pound.
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My cordless trim Paslode used to occasionally jam 'til I started following the maintenance instructions in the users guide (remember that booklet?). Works fine now. Haven't had any problems since.
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I use the Dewalt angled. I don't use it all day and probably would have a sore arm if I did. It does jam on occasion. I have never used a full battery charge but again I don't use it all day. Probably 4 hours at the most at one time. Still the battery held for that long. I generally drive 2-1/2" nails with it.
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I only have experience with the Paslode frame and straight trim. I still use pneumatics on full house trim outs, as I do not have cordless brad gun, but even with compressor on job, I use cordless a lot. I have used Paslode cordless since the first generation guns, Those were a real pain in the butt, and deserved the bad reputation they had, as you had to spend more time on maintenance than on working. The new models are much more reliable, and easier to service.
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I only have experience with the Paslode frame and straight trim. I still use pneumatics on full house trim outs, as I do not have cordless brad gun, but even with compressor on job, I use cordless a lot. I have used Paslode cordless since the first generation guns, Those were a real pain in the butt, and deserved the bad reputation they had, as you had to spend more time on maintenance than on working. The new models are much more reliable, and easier to service.
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If I'm thinking correctly, the dewalt has a rechargable battery like for cordless drills, which is the battery I was referring to, not the passlode batteries, LOL.

My nailer says it weighs 1.9 lbs. Thats pretty light compared to the 4.9 advertised for the passlode.
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Nope..tradesman sharing experience. It is no secret that these guns require regular cleaning, and probably will not be good for you if you are a "tool destroyer", but you can't beat the convenience.
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I use the cordless paslode framing nailer for small framing jobs. No way woudl I use it for a whole house like in new construction. But I do love it for small remodeling and small to moderate reframing.
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Alot of great reply's
I wouldnt use it for a whole house either just for some pick up!
the passload I had a couple of yeas ago would just not shoot sometimes.
but ive had buddys that theres worked every time!
the dewalt is bigger for sure but it would be nice not having that loud pop inside a quite house
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I have every paslode gun except the stapler, and I have every porter cable air gun to match. In the last year I used the air guns only for production framing. Trim jobs still much easier to use the paslodes for trim, doors, etc.

Most clowns I have worked with or near that owned paslode guns thought they were just supposed to spray the outside of the gun with the paslode cleaning spray. They are the ones who complain about jamming.

Not a salesman, just happy with the product
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I have every paslode gun except the stapler, and I have every porter cable air gun to match. In the last year I used the air guns only for production framing. Trim jobs still much easier to use the paslodes for trim, doors, etc.

Most clowns I have worked with or near that owned paslode guns thought they were just supposed to spray the outside of the gun with the paslode cleaning spray. They are the ones who complain about jamming.

Not a salesman, just happy with the product
maybe I be the clown
your probily right cause my buddy's works everytime I use it!!
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I have the Paslode 18 Ga nailer. Althoug it has jammed up on occasion, the jam is easy to clear. Knowing what I know now from using the tool I would buy it again.
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..... It is no secret that these guns require regular cleaning, and probably will not be good for you if you are a "tool destroyer", but you can't beat the convenience.
Yes, clean, clean, clean.....If you are a hunter, you know the importance of cleaning your firearms after each use...

The paslodes require regular maintenance and cleaning. Keep up with it and they will function at peak performance. We have 3 framers and 2 finish guns. They are kept clean and they all work flawlessly.

We use them as often as Hemiman2500HD does.....on smaller jobs for convenience...

There was an article about cordless/hoseless framers in FINE HOME BUILDING, recently ... PASLODE came at #1.
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I have air and cordless, naturally I use the cordless a lot. I wouldn't hesitate to frame an entire house with my cordless. However, at least one air would be up and ready for ply or anything else needing a more rapid shot.

I do agree to keep em clean.
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I've had the DeWalt cordles trim nailer for a couple of months and am quite happy with it. The Paslode framer I have is moody. I like not having to disconect the battery all the time and it fits in well as I have about a dozen other 18v batteries already. No gas & no hose. If I was trimming all day I would bring the compressor though.

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