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Old 11-04-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
 
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Good Brand Of Roofing Coil Nailer?


I'm more of a carpenter / painter by trade and I've had some fooring offers recently. I've done several roofs before buy not enought to know what brand of coil nailer to buy. I was wondering if is should purchase a Paslode, Bostich, Porter Cable or Hitachi? Any suggestions as far as quality or durability is concerned?

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Old 11-04-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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Hitachi, - - then Bostitch.

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Hitachi all the way. Learned on a porter and was ok but jamed up a lot. Then moved on to a Makita good gun but fired slow and had a lot of recoil. Bostich is a decent gun but i pefer the hitachi over it anyday.
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Porter Cable all the way. I do not have jams, but you do have to oil it a coupla times a day, like any other.
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I recommend a search since this topic is asked and answered every other month.
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I like the Hitachi NV45 coil nailer with 1 1/4in roofing nails. I've got a new Dewalt gun and have used it only a couple times in the past two weeks. With learning a new loading technique I've decided to stick with the guns I've used for the past 3+ years. In the past year in a half I've gotten three pallets (48 boxes) of coil nails and have gotten a free gun each time. Two are Hitachi's which work perfect and the last one is the Dewalt which has less than 50sq's on it.
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Sorry for bumping this thread but...

MAX Super Roofer! Fastest trouble free gun on the market! Nose wears out a bit prematurely though'

Couple of gun questions for the forum
1) Would you pay for an accessory that would keep your gun from sliding off the roof while you fanned shingles?
2) If the gun already had this feature would you give it a shot next time you bought a new gun?

No I'm not spamming. A friend of mine was at a Home Depot sales rep convention of some type in San Francisco recently, they seemed very interested in any Ideas or input from real roofers.

I already have a custom shingle hook on mine but I was told that they already ruled out anything that resembled or could be used as a belt hook for liability reasons.
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The new Dewalt gun was able to stay put on an eight pitch roof with it's new rubber grips. If the grips are like the Hitachi they will ware out with squares.

I remember using the Bostitch roofing stapler when new and setting it on a ten pitch and it stuck!!!

Another trick is what my father does with his Paslode and wraps all the rubber bander's around the head of the gun after he takes them off the nails. It works for six pitches but anything steeper it slides down.
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i agree with max they,re tops,no disputes
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I've done that with the bands A bit of a mess after a while tho'. And if your using a Paslode you need them to keep the door closed.
For MAX gun users: If you cut or remove the plastic guard over the feed side there is an extension on the right side of the lower body guard that hangs neatly on shingles.
Rubber tabs never did workout too well.
I love my hanger too much to worry about this subject very much. I'll post some pics if I get the chance.

I need to get annother gun soon. Should I get a DeWalt? Do you like yours? I've seen them on Ebay for $250! new.

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I've used my Dewalt too little to comment on it. It was free with the third pallet of nails the other two pallets each got new Hitachi's so I'm still using both of those.

My father a thirty year veteran roofer seemed to enjoy using the Dewalt so much he set aside his two Paslodes and bought a Dewalt!

Only problem with Ebay is getting ripped off. Make sure the seller has sold had positive feedback selling the same item or similiar items.
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Dougger where are you getting these pallets that come with free guns?
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I'm getting the pallets with free guns in Little Canada, Minnesota through my guy at Top Line Tool. The last pallet I took the Excursion over to pick it up and got to see the warehouse.

Pallets after pallets of nails and staples, and pallets of roofing nailer's. I said, "show me the Hitachi roofing nailer's", I was brought to the Hitachi section and was blown away by the amounts of pallets. The building is huge and full of construction equipment. When asked what the two containers were doing outside I was told one is all Dewalt the other is all Hitachi!!!

In all my years of roofing I was blown away by the sheer volume of nails, staples, and guns.There must have been 10's of millions of dollars in construction supplies in the building and none were wood, all fasteners, guns, compressors, ladders, etc. It was strange seeing the other places I've boughten nails from in the past pulling away in there company vehicles.

I guess the company gets 250 pallets of roofing coil nails at a pop. Me buying two pallets a year is really chump change to them! The largest contractors in MN get there supplies through Top Line.
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i recently boght a milwaukee and it is a very good gun with lots of power and some good options,anyone else got milwaukees?
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Hitachi all the way and nothing but, well I will say that makita is a second best.

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I just bought the new Bostitch and I'm happy with it. Lightweight magnesium body, no more allen wrench adjustments, easy adjustments for depth and shingle height. It's a good gun. I borrowed an friend of mine's Bostitch yesterday, super old gun and it finally blew a seal. Got to be 15-20 years old, and was still a good running gun until yesterday.

I'm going to check out Hitachi, sounds like they are in the game. Still scared by the name ...Hitachi this, Hitachi that. THey make everything.
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I bought a couple new paselodes awhile back and I have yet to have a problem.They shoot great, drives the nail flat and flush.I just don't care for how they load nails.Kinda getting used to it though.
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For me (after having used all the major brands), Bostitch RN 46-1 all the way.

Super light, but more important than it's weight is it's balance
(which feels just right...at the end of the day, your arms still in good shape).

Fastest to load (practice gets a coil in there in 1 second).

Super fast tool-free nail depth adjustment.

Bulletproof. Rebuildable. Easy to service (if needed).

Hitachi's a great gun, but when it comes down to it, I want a gun that's fast to load, bulletproof, easy to adjust and balanced.
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I have a Hitachi and its a nice gun. I recomend it.

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