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Old 06-20-2020, 12:30 PM   #61
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I've seen more than one reviewer say the Milwaukee overheats at about 4 sheets if your nailing off sheathing with it. Other than that, it has been getting good reviews on Instagram.

Looking forward to see what someone on here has to say about it.

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I donít think that is a big concern. Not what a cordless nail jun is designed for. For sake of comparison I can overheat a small compressor nailing off sheeting thatís a lot of demand for most tools
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Old 06-20-2020, 12:54 PM   #62
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Re: Best Cordless Framing Gun?


Iím interested too
God knows I donít need any more nailers,
BUT I CANíT STOP BUYING TOOLS

I know, wrong thread
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Not a big concern for me either. As a remodel guy, I rarely hang more than two sheets on a project anyway. Plus, I prefer to staple sheathing.
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I use the Paslode for sheathing, but if I did a lot of framing, I would just use a coil framer for sheeting.

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Has anyone used the M18 yet. I know they are being shipped now just wondering if anyone has a really world use of it. I have a bunch of PT decks coming up and my paslode is coming to the end of its life. Batteries donít hold a charge anymore.
You know you can buy replacement batteries right? Are they over priced?...Sure, but what batteries aren't?! Still love my Paslodes after all these years and non of the new cordless offerings are tempting enough to change.
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Batteries Plus will rebuild the old nicad/nmh type.

I love my paslodes, but they are loud. I will be grabbing up the new Milwaukie as they are supposed to do 3 shots a second.

Don't need it that fast, but the extra speed and the quietness will be good.

Also, I can get them with. 21 and a 30 degree magazine, so I can still run the paslodes with the same nails and get 21s easier when needed.

Already told my sales guy that I need a deal and I'm on it. So he's on it.

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Batteries Plus will rebuild the old nicad/nmh type.

I love my paslodes, but they are loud. I will be grabbing up the new Milwaukie as they are supposed to do 3 shots a second.

Don't need it that fast, but the extra speed and the quietness will be good.

Also, I can get them with. 21 and a 30 degree magazine, so I can still run the paslodes with the same nails and get 21s easier when needed.

Already told my sales guy that I need a deal and I'm on it. So he's on it.

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M18 is suppose to be here beginning of this week so hopefully today. I looked at some of the reviews about "overheating" and I don't anticipate having an issue. It will be used mostly for remodeling. The issue seem to arise when gun was used at an unrealistic pace(or at least for most people, I'm sure there's some crazy framing crews going lights out all the time). And as might be obvious the "overheating" is actually a safety feature that disables the gun before it overheats!

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I love my paslodes, but they are loud.
I will agree they are loud and I always have to wear ear protection when using them. But damned if their weight isn't appropriate and the drive like a pneumatic gun.
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Like I said I’ve got my paslodes you can keep the stinkin rest. I might have to run & pick up cartridges if we haven’t used them on a punch or to block or whatever for a while but that’s rare. B-u-t I won’t be reaching for my estwing to sink proud nails into an lvl you can bet your sweet bippy on that. If I’m running oak trim all day inside the finishers I have orange or black won’t have me fumbling for a nail set either.
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You know you can buy replacement batteries right? Are they over priced?...Sure, but what batteries aren't?! Still love my Paslodes after all these years and non of the new cordless offerings are tempting enough to change.

Certainly can but is it worth investing $90 in a 8year old tool vs getting a new tool for $350 plus the cost and hassle saving of fuel
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Guess I missed the part about 8 year old tool but I’ve got the ol black trimmers since 1990. Helper once busted the piston on one,Tool Traders fixed it for free in a week 30 or so years later still humpin. Seems a good investment to me. My ol Duofast rep can still get the old batteries & long cartridges
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/Metabo-HPT-...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

I bought that on a whim as it was on sale and came with 2 free batteries for 250$ has no problems doing sheet good in bump mode and will sink 16's in a lvl I can't really ask for more.

my only complaint with it is the massive rafter hook on the thing.
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Certainly can but is it worth investing $90 in a 8year old tool vs getting a new tool for $350 plus the cost and hassle saving of fuel
Depends on how you look at it and personally value it. My Paslode framer has to be 11+ years old, my finish guns are probably right around the 10 year mark give or take. The guy I learned about the Paslodes from and why I got into them was still running the impulse framer and that was almost 6 years ago since I last worked with him, pretty sure it's still going. Clean em when they need it and you should be good to go for a long time to come.

They all set a nail well without issue and that's been one of the bigger issues with a lot of the newer cordless offerings. My biggest issue is the weight of most of the other offerings. DeWalt for example, their 15g finish gun weighed more than my Paslode framer . To me that's not a progression.

We all have and use what we like and that's the beauty of having choices.All I know is I won;t be getting rid of my Paslodes anytime soon.

Oh, and the last time I looked the batteries were about $55, not $90.
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Yeppers I’m thinking that’s probably 1 of the lowest priced batteries out there. Maybe cRyobi or something like that but I don’t waste my time on throw aways
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She's here. I don't have any nails for her yet. I'll post a review when I can.

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She's here. I don't have any nails for her yet. I'll post a review when I can.

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And when you send it back for the Paslode you will be done
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She works! A wee bit heavy.....but no hose!!!!

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Should hold well if that’s the way you always nail. Now go try it on an lvl

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