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Old 06-16-2019, 05:14 PM   #1
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Cordless Finish Nailer


Haven't seen a lot on them lately, but I am thinking about buying the DeWalt in 20 volt....any thoughts? 15 gauge or 16? This will be just for trimming doors and stuff on the specs I am building...

What kind of luck has everyone had?

And I am not going to do a different brand, because all our tools...everything, is 20 for commonality. I damn near bought a cordless trim saw....but not yet.

On a side note, my HVAC guy was using a DeWalt framing nailer in 20 volt...shooting his hangar straps on....seemed like a lot of overkill, and I would have used a screw gun, but he likes the speed. Said he knows more guys now doing production framing with cordless. Wow...how far we have come.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:22 PM   #2
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I set and trim the doors with the cordless 18v guns now. Yes the tools have come a long way. I don't use Dewalt myself but have used coworkers and they work fine. I set the doors with the 15 or 16ga. and trim them with the 18ga.

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I had the 18 volt DeWalt 16 gauge trim gun for almost a decade. Really like the 20 volt. Really only use a 15 gauge for hanging doors anymore. If I had more doors to do I might ggrt it but for now it isn't worth the investment for me.

Also have the 20 volt framer. Very happy with it, but I certainly wouldn't use it for hardware. Not made for it. But, like the trim gun, I like that I can bump fire when I want to.

But I do have a Paslode 18 gauge. While I do have other platforms, I wanted to keep these guns the same, so I tried the DeWalt.

Absolutely hated it. Unfortunately I'm much happier with the Paslode for that gun.

But I'm very happy with the guns I do have.
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I always hear pretty good things about the DeWalt nailers. Each brand has pros and cons.

An alternative, but only in 18 ga, is the grex nailer. 50,000 shots off 2 aaa batteries. And I think it's the lightest and most compact nailer.
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I have the 18g Paslode and the 18g Grex gas. I love the Grex. The Paslode is a great gun as well. I don't use my 16 Guage that much which is pneumatic, so I have no need for a cordless.


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I'm Makita myself, but I know a guy who is all dewalt and he has the 20v.
He has been very happy with it.
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I don’t think any of the battery finish nailers are ready for prime time. I hated my paslode 16 ga. too.
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Love my Senco Fusion 18 and 15s.

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All Dewalt 20 v, 3 framers, 15, 18, 18 stapler.

No complaints. Batteries last a long time on the trim guns. The weight is not bad with the small batteries.

They don’t take a long time to ramp up. They are faster than the framers.

Plastic no mar tips are nice.

The belt loop on the trim guns is handy.

If you search Home Depot website using the keywords “bonus” & “battery,” you can score an extra battery on some of the guns.


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I was skeptical on the Dewalt 20v framer (newest version). Could not be happier with it. Much better than my old paslode. Nails are so much cheaper than the paslode. Haven't used my air framer in a while. Still have 18v dewalt finish guns, will upgrade to 20v soon.
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We have cordless but everyone seems to go for these little guys and the pneumatic guns for anything more than a tiny job. I tend to prefer it as well. I use the pin nailer almost anytime I am trimming which makes this a better way to go for me.
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Had the 18v dewalt 18g (and the 16g until it grew legs on the jobsite) and they were dead reliable. Upgraded recently to the 20v 18g, and so far so good, but haven't shot a ton of nails yet.

Only really strange thing is getting used to flipping the gun over to shoot base in the corners.
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We have cordless but everyone seems to go for these little guys and the pneumatic guns for anything more than a tiny job. I tend to prefer it as well. I use the pin nailer almost anytime I am trimming which makes this a better way to go for me.
I used to love the tiny Senco compressor and a Brad nailer. You could just carry it into each room, plug it in under a window and retrim it.

That being said, there's no replacement for battery placement. Or something like that.

Maybe on a whole house or large trim job, I would still pull out a compressor and my Dewalt 15 or Hitachi 18. But I honestly dont even know if I still have a working compressor these days, it's been so long.

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