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Old 12-03-2014, 06:50 PM   #1
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Best Cordless Nailers?


Looking for a cordless framer,16ga and 18ga any recomendations?


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Re: Best Cordless Nailers?


I'd probably recommend dewalt for all 3... I'm very impressed with the 20v framing nailer and the 16/18 gauge 18v finish nailers. They won't have the same lifespan as a pneumatic nailer but they perform well.

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I use a senco 18ga fusion for finishing. It's feels strange compared to a paslode but I haven't had any problems with it so far. I heard it can't get cold though as the gas canister is temperamental.

I've seen very good reviews on the 20v dewalt framer. Hoping to pick one up myself sometime.
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I have the framing, 15ga and 16 ga dewalt nailers and they are awesome. The finishing nailers are my go too nailers everytime. My only complaint is, these 2 nailers and me wanting the 18ga are the only tools that are really holding me too the 18v line yet. I have waited to buy the 18ga because I want it in the 20v lineup. I know, 3 months after I buy the 18v, the 20v will come out.

I have not used a corded finish nailer since getting the Dewalts. Have waaaaaaaay more than paid for themselves at this point.
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If you are looking for all three go with the same brand.

I just picked up the Ryobi 18ga. I have never been a fan of their tools, but it was a steal and I don't regret it at all. It's a great little gun. $129 for the gun, $99 for two 4.0ah LIO batteries and $34.99 for a charger.

I've used the dang thing nearly ever day since I bought it.

And since I bought that I picked up the leaf blower on the cheap. Now I can clean a garage out after trimming this winter in no time.
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The new dewalt Cordless Framer is the bomb! Just does a real good job.
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The new dewalt Cordless Framer is the bomb! Just does a real good job.
How's the wieght after all day?
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How's the wieght after all day?
It is heavier but easy trade to not have cord get twist and hung up on everything. When you are firing downward the weight is nice, over the head it is not something you will hold for a long time. But so worth the trade off with no cord or fuel! And that puppy will sink a 3.5" toe nail with no problem.
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What really suprises me is there are no other cordless framers not needing fuel from the other big companies. With the success of the Dewalt, I would think every other company would be all over it.
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There have been other companies. I had a Senco cordless finish nailer, battery powered only. Greatest thing ever, for about 2 months. Then it died. After that, they stopped making them.

I'm waiting to see if DeWalt learned from Senco's mistakes or if they will also disappear after a few months. I realize they have been out for a little while, but until quite a few get into circulation I don't feel comfortable buying one.
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There have been other companies. I had a Senco cordless finish nailer, battery powered only. Greatest thing ever, for about 2 months. Then it died. After that, they stopped making them.

I'm waiting to see if DeWalt learned from Senco's mistakes or if they will also disappear after a few months. I realize they have been out for a little while, but until quite a few get into circulation I don't feel comfortable buying one.
No other framers have been made, finish nailers yes. I have had mine nearly 2 years, I think you are safe.
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Truth be told, I don't really get into tools like that when they come along... Always struck me as "gimmicky."

I frame with an old Japanese made Hitachi, and my finish nailers are both Stanley-Bostitch, believe it or not...

That said, I have worked with several guys who are more than satisfied with their DeWalt cordless nailer. Seems to be a common response here.
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I have'nt used it as an all day gun. I use it as an addition to my Air nailers when doing fences. I run 3 man crews, when two guys are putting up pickets the third guy (saw table guy) may be putting up pickets by himself using the cordless when he isn't doing one of his other tasks. In addition i use them to build gates, and for small jobs and repair jobs. It is heavy for all day use and i don't think i would use it all day. But it has became a real good tool that I use really often.
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Truth be told, I don't really get into tools like that when they come along... Always struck me as "gimmicky."

I frame with an old Japanese made Hitachi, and my finish nailers are both Stanley-Bostitch, believe it or not...

That said, I have worked with several guys who are more than satisfied with their DeWalt cordless nailer. Seems to be a common response here.
I'm sure that's what they thought when the paint roller came out or cordless drills...darn gimmicks!
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I love hitachi air Nailers so I thought I would try their gas nailers.

Overall I'm happy

I'm sure better are out there but the price was really good when I bought them.
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I'm sure that's what they thought when the paint roller came out or cordless drills...darn gimmicks!
It's quite possible.

If a DeWalt electric nailer (or any other brand for that matter) still performs as well as my Hitachi when it's this old, I'll consider giving it a shot.

I'd rather let other people spend their money to be the guinea pigs.
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It's quite possible.

If a DeWalt electric nailer (or any other brand for that matter) still performs as well as my Hitachi when it's this old, I'll consider giving it a shot.

I'd rather let other people spend their money to be the guinea pigs.
We are verrrrrry far away from a cordless nailer that will live as long as a Japanese Hitachi...
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I have the bostitch ones and I love them I have the 18 ha and 15 ga, they are virtually the exact same as the paslode nailers with the exception of being lighter due to the lithium ion battery I also have their framing nailer only used it a handful of times but I do like it but can't compare to other framing nailers.

I have the paslode nailer at work and if I was to buy another for the weight about 3lbs less for the 18ga and about 100$ cheaper I'd get the bostitch any day
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Always been happy with Paslode cordless.
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Its been a long time. I was wondering if Id ever get to see seventy nail guns in one place again. Thanks lone.

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