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Old 06-07-2020, 05:14 PM   #1
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I helped someone out and they gave me a new Dewalt 30 degree DCN692M1 framing gun. I can bring it back for a different one if I want. I am looking for some feedback for the best gun. I mostly do remodeling, additions etc. been using an old school Hitachi for years. any thoughts. how about the 21 degree dewalt? I have a lot of dewalt batteries already.
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I have used pass load for over 20 years, Hasn’t failed me yet!

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Paslode is the only way to go. I’ve still got the old black framer & trim gun that are still kicking although l also have the latest. Run oak trim all day with trimmer no problem. The framer has the nuts as well
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I use the Hitachi 18 volt framer and it works well
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Paslode all the way.


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I don't use a framing gun often, but when I do, it's a paslode.
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Never used the framer but I had mixed experience with the angled pasload trimmer.

Ultimately I gave up on it.

Have been encouraged by the latest battery powered options though.
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I’ve had dewalt, paslode and hitachi, they all suck.
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Never used the framer but I had mixed experience with the angled pasload trimmer.

Ultimately I gave up on it.

Have been encouraged by the latest battery powered options though.
Had the framer for a couple years now. I just make sure to keep it clean and I've had zero issues with it. The biggest thing is I just have to buy new gas whenever I use it because I don't frame a lot and the gas will go bad.
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The expired gas was a hassle with trimmer. I do such a variety of carpentry that I have stretch's I don't do certainly things.
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Yep keep the paslode clean (easy) & fairly fresh cartridge no problems a drop of oil or 2
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I struggled with my early paslode's, the framer and trimmer. when it was cold outside, they always struggled. other times the framer was hit or miss for firing. finally gave it to Jaws-not sure if he got it to work consistently or not.

I'm all in on the Hitachi cordless with the framer, 15, 18 and 23 gauge nailers. Just trimmed out a 4000sf house using nothing but cordless nailers and it was cake. New construction would have required hauling tools down a 150' driveway then running 150' of cord from the pole out front, cordless was an easy choice.
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Strange I’m minutes away & never had any issues cold or hot. There is a bit of a curve because if cartridge is low it won’t fire. Battery getting low still fires w/gas. I’m with you on the long d/ways & 2 chords. Who needs a gym membership
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Forgot to mention I was trimming out whole houses n/c 20 years ago maybe with the ol black paslode guns. 3 guys 3 guns
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I use the Hitachi 18 volt framer and it works well
Thanks for the feedback. Do you use the 21 0r 30 degree gun.

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I’ve had dewalt, paslode and hitachi, they all suck.
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I struggled with my early paslode's, the framer and trimmer. when it was cold outside, they always struggled. other times the framer was hit or miss for firing. finally gave it to Jaws-not sure if he got it to work consistently or not.

I'm all in on the Hitachi cordless with the framer, 15, 18 and 23 gauge nailers. Just trimmed out a 4000sf house using nothing but cordless nailers and it was cake. New construction would have required hauling tools down a 150' driveway then running 150' of cord from the pole out front, cordless was an easy choice.
What Metabo (Hitachi) do you use? the 21 degree plastic or 30 degree paper? Even though I have a bunch of dewalt batteries I am leaning toward the metabo. I'll be using it randomly and sparingly and paslode cartridges might be a pain. Thanks for the feedback!

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The thing about cordless nailers and staplers, is once you have it, you will find yourself using them more often because you aren't having to pull out hoses and a compressor.

I use my cordless narrow crown constantly for quick fastening and tacking things.

I used to use one once a year maybe. And then I would borrow one, since I could never find mine.

I like the Paslodes.

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I have 4 of the Hitachi/ Metabo 30 degree cordless framers, and other than the weight, really like them. They hit way harder than the dewalt framer.

You do have to keep the magazine cleaned on them in order to not have feed issues.

I had issues with a couple of them with the driver position sensor, but they were fixed under warranty.

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