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Old 05-01-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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So I have have the Dewalt 20v cordless framing nailer a few weeks now and used it quite a bit. I had been asked to update how it worked after using it for a bit but could not remember or find which post it was in, so I thought I would start a new one.

I am very suprised at how well the nailer works, actually shocked. Blows away the Paslode cordless nailer hands down. I have been through a large box of nails and did not have a single jamb or problem. Battery will last all day long (4.0ah) and it did not leave a single nail proud, the paslode would frequently leave 1 proud quite a bit, either that or I was limp wristing it

I have the 2 speed, had it on the harder drive setting for toe nailing 3" nails and sunk every single one of them, something my Hitachi couldnt always do. It is a tad bit heavier, but not having a cord attached is awesome! The air framing nailers have not been out of the trailer since buying the dewalt, eveyone keeps grabbing the dewalt, lol. I will be picking up a couple more for some big projects later this summer, easy decision.

I know there are some Dewalt haters out there, I love them but this was not intended to convert everyone to dewalt, just to let people know it is a great tool, not a tool company debate.
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So I have have the Dewalt 20v cordless framing nailer a few weeks now and used it quite a bit. I had been asked to update how it worked after using it for a bit but could not remember or find which post it was in, so I thought I would start a new one.

I am very suprised at how well the nailer works, actually shocked. Blows away the Paslode cordless nailer hands down. I have been through a large box of nails and did not have a single jamb or problem. Battery will last all day long (4.0ah) and it did not leave a single nail proud, the paslode would frequently leave 1 proud quite a bit, either that or I was limp wristing it

I have the 2 speed, had it on the harder drive setting for toe nailing 3" nails and sunk every single one of them, something my Hitachi couldnt always do. It is a tad bit heavier, but not having a cord attached is awesome! The air framing nailers have not been out of the trailer since buying the dewalt, eveyone keeps grabbing the dewalt, lol. I will be picking up a couple more for some big projects later this summer, easy decision.

I know there are some Dewalt haters out there, I love them but this was not intended to convert everyone to dewalt, just to let people know it is a great tool, not a tool company debate.
Thanks for posting your review. I have one to review for Tools of the Trade and though we've had it for a month or two, I haven't used it that much.

It's hard for me to get used to the windup and wait for each shot.

Video (radio was on some Google Music channel that was way too much fun)

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Thanks for posting your review. I have one to review for Tools of the Trade and though we've had it for a month or two, I haven't used it that much.

It's hard for me to get used to the windup and wait for each shot.

Video (radio was on some Google Music channel that was way too much fun)
Cyndi Lauper? really?










BTW, that gun spooling up time would drive me nuts...
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BTW, that gun spooling up time would drive me nuts...
Oh man, Google Music is so awesome! I'm not sure what song we started on, but it'll generate a playlist and go from there. We've had days that start with Huey Lewis or Wham!, or the Spice Girls, or U2's catalog.

After listening to the radio for so long, its nice to just hear music that is all over the map. Today was Tears for Fears channel. My Robert Cray channel is pretty cool too.

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Oh man, Google Music is so awesome! I'm not sure what song we started on, but it'll generate a playlist and go from there. We've had days that start with Huey Lewis or Wham!, or the Spice Girls, or U2's catalog.

After listening to the radio for so long, its nice to just hear music that is all over the map. Today was Tears for Fears channel. My Robert Cray channel is pretty cool too.

I'm looking to test the new Milwuakee radio because you can connect to it from your phone over bluetooth.

I'll have to check out google music. I'm old fashioned with my FM radio.


I guess I better start using my smart phone more.
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I honetly never noticed the winding up, seemed to work as quick as I could pull the trigger...great, now when I use it I might notice it, LOL.
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Really thinking about getting this nailer. Are the nails different them regular gun nails? If so are they expensive, and can you get them in galvys?

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Clipped Head .

Nailer calls for 34 - but 30-34 should work.
Paslodes are 30 degree nails.

I'm pretty sure Grite Rite, etc, carry them in 33
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I had a bunch of the paslode nails left over after I sold the nailer and they work great. No jams and no problems. I have the Dewalt finish nailers and they would jam with the Paslode, even though they were the same as the Dewalt nails. Use the Dewalt and no problems but that means I had to buy their nails. The framing nailer had no problems with others nails.
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LOL. Dewalt fasteners. I never seen a box

Dewalt branded or Bostich branded.
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I have the DEWALT finishing nailer nails, but I have not seen any for the big framing nailer. The big framing nailer doesn't need them anyway, it can use any 30 to 34 degree paper collated clipped or full head.
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U have the tool so I can't verify - but when I pulled up the specs, it was a collated .

Does it Jam up as you get to the end of the nails when using Full Round
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No, no jambs at all, was actually surprised, especially when it takes so many different kinds of nails (degrees and different heads). It does use the paper collated nails.
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Sweet. Looking forward whenever the big brown truck comes on by !
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It jumped into my cart today...

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I thought all of your deck framing was metal?
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I thought all of your deck framing was metal?
It is, but I still use wood temp posts and braces. Lately we've been screwing them together because it's a wash vs getting out the hoses and guns. But this should speed up building posts and braces. Plus we do roof covers out of wood trusses all the time.

So far I've only driven a dozen nails with it, I'll be playing with it more tomorrow.
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Thanks for posting this. It's good to hear direct input from someone who uses the tool.

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