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Old 05-04-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is the best roofing nailer? I like the bostitch myself, I used a ridged and it worked fine but I like the dry fire on the bostitch, the ridged would punch holes when you were out of nails.
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This topic is beat to death all the time but i'll say it again " HITACHI".

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This topic is beat to death all the time but i'll say it again " HITACHI".
Whats so great about the hitachi? I think they are lighter if Im not mistaken.
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I agree with Jim. The work and they last. Both the guns and the compressors. I haven't tried the newest ones yet. They are said to be even better.
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I gotta say Bostitch hands down but I have not used the hitatchi. I do have a dewalt that I sort of like.
Last year we dropped on and grenaded it on the concrete, so I went and bought a cheapo at Menards, it finished the job following it with a hammer. When I took it back the next day the manager says people return them all of the time. JUNK.
Ordering another Bostitch this week.
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Hello,

If you use the search area at the top of the page and type on roofing nailer you will see what RooferJim is talking about. Topic being beaten to death.
BTW I personally like the Hitatchi. LIghter and easier to fix.


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Best roofing nailer ever = 12 oz plumb (wood), handle cut down to 10", with a magnet welded/taped on the head, and curved claw............................

Hitachi is the best when compared to all others.
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curved claw ? ? LOL
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Yeah, a company in Texas machines them, best claw hammer i ever used.
I haven't bought one in 15 years so not sure if they are even still in buis or not.
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I agree with slyfox Hitachi is the best roofing nailer you can buy . ***** you cna run over the thing with a mac truck (oops)
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Didn't even bother reading the thread yet; Bostitch RN46.

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the slow guys seem to prefer the bostich,people who don't know like hitachi.I won't start you guys bickering,so I won't say what I use.but it's as fast as me.8 fastners a second.but you don't know nothing about that.
does it really matter?if a gun works good for you and you are happy,then why not roof on?why ask and find out you ain't ca-ca?
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If you can find someone to set nails correctly that fast, you better call guinness book.

Doing roof repair, I doubt you go through a few boxes a year of nails.
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Bostitch and Dewalt are nothing near what a Hitachi is.

The only other I would try is the Max that everyone talks about, but I have yet to see one.
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the slow guys seem to prefer the bostich,people who don't know like hitachi.I won't start you guys bickering,so I won't say what I use.but it's as fast as me.8 fastners a second.but you don't know nothing about that.
does it really matter?if a gun works good for you and you are happy,then why not roof on?why ask and find out you ain't ca-ca?
I have 2 bostisch nailers, one for each hand, I hold the shingles with my feet like a chimpanzee. I can go really fast

But seriously, why is the bostitch slow? Ive only used bostitch and a ridged. If there is something bigger, badder, and better Id like to know about it.

The biggest reason I would think one gun would be better then another is weight.
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You'll have to try one. Bostitch works, but every type of gun I have used, (framing, staplers, nailers, etc...) the Hitachi is better and lasts longer.

Ridgid??? Leave it at home depot. They can recycle it. LOL!
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You'll have to try one. Bostitch works, but every type of gun I have used, (framing, staplers, nailers, etc...) the Hitachi is better and lasts longer.

Ridgid??? Leave it at home depot. They can recycle it. LOL!
The ridged was one I borrowed before I bought the bostitch. I have to agree to leave it at HD.

I'll have to look into a hitachi, Id like to try one out. Id really like one of those 400psi max nailers.
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If you can find someone to set nails correctly that fast, you better call guinness book.

Doing roof repair, I doubt you go through a few boxes a year of nails.
roof repair is what I want to do,big money in fixing wannabe hack roofs.
you'd be surprised what I do myself and for the company.
frikkin hacks.
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you'd be surprised what I to myself
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I have 2 bostisch nailers, one for each hand, I hold the shingles with my feet like a chimpanzee. I can go really fast

But seriously, why is the bostitch slow? Ive only used bostitch and a ridged. If there is something bigger, badder, and better Id like to know about it.

The biggest reason I would think one gun would be better then another is weight.
yes there is.I find when I am in the field my gun just can't keep up.after a few years you get good.I would look into MAX,you can get an old superroofer reasonable.the paselodes are bad ass.if you are slow then stick with something else.The paselode likes lots of pressure and speed.

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