Hitachi Vs Paslode. - Tools & Equipment - Contractor Talk

Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
J.M.'s Avatar
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: My house in Pennsylvania.
Posts: 88
Rewards Points: 97

Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Hitachi gas nail gun or paslode gas nail gun. Any body have any experience with either. (framing nailer)
If guns kill people I can blame misspelled words on my pencil.

J.M. is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!




Old 02-11-2019, 08:12 PM   #2
Lady Dreamer's Avatar
Trade: Roofing and General Contracting
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Google knows! lol in Michigan
Posts: 317
Rewards Points: 772

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Originally Posted by J.M. View Post
Hitachi gas nail gun or paslode gas nail gun. Any body have any experience with either. (framing nailer)
A&E likes Hitachi

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk


Lady Dreamer is offline  
Old 02-12-2019, 11:27 AM   #3
fred54's Avatar
Trade: contractor
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: nashville
Posts: 149
Rewards Points: 228

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

depends where you are. I have an Hitachi sitting in the box busted, no one local to repair. Paslode is much easier to service and get serviced. I tend to try and buy power tools now that have factory service nearby. I used to live 10 minutes from a Makita shop it made life easy.

I vote Paslode.
fred54 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to fred54 For This Useful Post:
Lady Dreamer (02-12-2019)
Sponsored Links
Old 02-12-2019, 04:06 PM   #4
builditguy's Avatar
Trade: Carpentry
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,120
Rewards Points: 1,322

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

I had the Paslode for years. Never a problem with the gun. The problem was the gas cartridges. Someone would always leave the cartridge in the gun. Then the propane would leak out. If it's too cold, you have to warm up the propane canisters. We always seemed to be running out of propane canisters. The gun worked good though.

I have spent alot of time researching the Hitachi. I haven't bought one. Yet. We have the DeWalt and they are working fine. I think the Hitachi is better technology. It does come with a lifetime warranty. It doesn't work below 23 degrees. It has an automatic shutoff. It is heavy. I compared them in the store. Felt quite a bit heavier than the DeWalt.
If we weren't already on the DeWalt platform, I would have bought the Hitachi. I might still.
builditguy is online now  
Old 02-12-2019, 05:46 PM   #5
Capra aegagrus

Tinstaafl's Avatar
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 23,166
Rewards Points: 1,343

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Originally Posted by builditguy View Post
The problem was the gas cartridges. Someone would always leave the cartridge in the gun. Then the propane would leak out.
That's interesting. I've run Paslode for years, and never removed the cartridges. You sure your guys weren't huffing them?
Tinstaafl is online now  
Old 02-12-2019, 06:16 PM   #6

Warren's Avatar
Trade: framing/remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 10,069
Rewards Points: 335

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Hitachi and Dewalt both make framing nailers without gas. Years ago, I bought two Paslod Impulse brand new. Those things were finnicky from day one. A year later, and no one wanted to use them anymore.
I'd love to replace all the dumbness in this room but the budget is tight and the stupidity is plentiful!

Easy Gibson
Warren is offline  
Old 02-12-2019, 06:41 PM   #7
Live Edge's Avatar
Trade: General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Waynesville NC
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 12

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

I have both, the Hitachi wins hands down. Faster rate of fire, and punches harder. You can shoot LVL's together and not have to finish the nail with a hammer. The small batteries it comes with won't last as long as you want, but the 6.0 batteries are unbelievably light weight and cheap. They last just fine. Overall weight of the gun is frustrating sometimes, nailing overhead will make your shoulders hurt
Live Edge is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Live Edge For This Useful Post:
Lady Dreamer (02-12-2019)
Old 02-12-2019, 09:46 PM   #8
AustinDB's Avatar
Trade: Remodeling & Home Additions
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,314
Rewards Points: 1,104

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

I have the Hitachi (Thanks CT!!!) and like it. It is heavy, so be ready to use two hands for extended (horizontal) work. Haven't had problems with driving the nail heads down, but have only used in weather above 55-60 degrees.

I gave up on Paslode a long time ago. The cartridges would consistently drain down and since I didn't use them all the time, buying new cartridges was in order. The main issue is they were so dang finnicky-always had issues getting them to fire in cool weather mostly, but they were inconsistent.
AustinDB is offline  
Old 02-14-2019, 12:04 AM   #9
Calidecks's Avatar
Trade: Decking, Railing, Carpenter/General Contractor
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Anaheim Hills, California (OC)
Posts: 36,530
Rewards Points: 18,330

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

I've got three Paslodes. Love them!!!

Never have any issues. But we don't get cold here either.

Calidecks is offline  
Old 02-17-2019, 06:34 PM   #10
Rainier Remodel's Avatar
Trade: Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 6

Re: Hitachi Vs Paslode.

Ive always owned Hitachi. Paslodes are nice but a little more expensive


Rainier Remodel is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
does the hitachi framer take paslode nails? jimwalter Tools & Equipment 11 07-11-2013 07:20 PM
Hitachi NR83 WarriorWithWood Contractor Swap 7 06-12-2013 10:00 PM
Trying to decide between Paslode F350s and Hitachi NR90AE rdr8887 Tools & Equipment 16 11-25-2012 11:42 AM
Identify this Paslode Nailgun kb9nvh Carpentry 4 06-25-2012 11:02 PM
Paslode Impulse vs Hitachi NR90GR RS Sam Tools & Equipment 21 07-13-2010 04:39 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for

At we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?