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Old 04-21-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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I've noticed lately that I really hate getting out my air compressor for just a few pieces of trim. So I'm going tomarrow to purchace an cordless finish nailer. One of my guys has a paslode finish nailer. Which works great. Costs around 379 dollars. Other option: I saw a dewalt one at lowes for 250. I'm not sure if its only battery or uses the fuel cell only. If anyone knows about the dewalt finish nailer please let me know. And how it compares to the paslode. Thanks
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Or go to your local paint ball supply.
Nitrogen or Co2,

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i was the very same 18 months ago and i got the dewalt 18v finish nailer i find it very good never had a problem with it and i have done the trim on about 8 houses in that time.All it needs is a 18v battery NO GAS at all need.
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Get a passlode, those Co2 tank things are junk, I have had no luck with any of them.

Buy a small little emglo (have to be used now) or something.

Buy Prebna, gonna cost like 5k to get setup.

Get a hammer and a nail, that is cheap and highly portable.
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Check out Ebay for a used Paslode finish nailer for about $125. Find a reputable seller and your golden.

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Check out Ebay for a used Paslode finish nailer for about $125. Find a reputable seller and your golden.

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x2. Try to get an angled one.
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the frustration of holding an impulse ready to shoot a nail and it not firing for whatever reason is more frustrating than pulling the compressor imo,unless the compressor doesn't work....
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more air hose, and leave the compressor in the truck/trailer.
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I have a small collection of air tools, but find myself reaching for the Impulse boxes more often than not.
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I've got two paslode finish and a frame gun that I have given up on. I have about 1k into each in repairs and finally said enough is enough. They are great when they work, but they don't like to work a lot.
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I've got two paslode finish and a frame gun that I have given up on. I have about 1k into each in repairs and finally said enough is enough. They are great when they work, but they don't like to work a lot.
Give you 20 dollars for them.
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For the cartridges , maybe.

One of the finish ones is the original gray ones. About 18-19 years old. Collectors item!
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For the cartridges , maybe.

One of the finish ones is the original gray ones. About 18-19 years old. Collectors item!
Ahhh, the Trimpulse?
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Ahhh, the Trimpulse?
I'm not sure. That doesn't sound familiar. It was the original paslode trim gun. Dark gray, straight nails. Oh yeah, the batteries were round too.
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I've noticed lately that I really hate getting out my air compressor for just a few pieces of trim. So I'm going tomarrow to purchace an cordless finish nailer. One of my guys has a paslode finish nailer. Which works great. Costs around 379 dollars. Other option: I saw a dewalt one at lowes for 250. I'm not sure if its only battery or uses the fuel cell only. If anyone knows about the dewalt finish nailer please let me know. And how it compares to the paslode. Thanks
Dewalt owns and dominates this tool niche. Buy the dewalt, keep the reciept just in case and try it out. The 2nd day you will throw away the receipt and wonder what took you so long to buy one.

No fuel cells, no smells, no scratching your head trying to figure out why it doesn't work now, is it dirty? is it the battery, is it the fuel cell, is it the cold? is it?????

The Dewalt will just keep going and going without a problem.
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We use the impulse 18ga. the hole it leaves is a lot smaller than our ridgid 18ga.

Clean them regularly, don't over oil them when you do clean them, and they work great fine.

I havent tried a Dewalt, but they look really heavy and clunky, and if its like any other Dewalt product I have used, its not worth buying.....just my biased opinion.

Makita has a battery powered nailer out, looks smaller (cant really tell from the picture) Has anyone tried that one?
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Dewalt owns and dominates this tool niche. Buy the dewalt, keep the reciept just in case and try it out. The 2nd day you will throw away the receipt and wonder what took you so long to buy one.

No fuel cells, no smells, no scratching your head trying to figure out why it doesn't work now, is it dirty? is it the battery, is it the fuel cell, is it the cold? is it?????

The Dewalt will just keep going and going without a problem.

Yeah, but they weigh like 14 tons Impulse all the way baby!
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Are we in construction or the ballet?

Maybe you can hire somebody to carry it for you?

The Dewalt weighs 8.5 lbs, the Paslode weighs 7.0 lbs.

I think my dick weighs more than that.
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Are we in construction or the ballet?

Maybe you can hire somebody to carry it for you?

The Dewalt weighs 8.5 lbs, the Paslode weighs 7.0 lbs.

I think my dick weighs more than that.
im with you on this dewalt all the way
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Are we in construction or the ballet?

Maybe you can hire somebody to carry it for you?

The Dewalt weighs 8.5 lbs, the Paslode weighs 7.0 lbs.

I think my dick weighs more than that.
Better check those spec again. According to the Dewalt site the angled 16 ga nailer is 8.5 lbs WITHOUT the battery. Add over 2lbs for an 18 volt XRP battery. According to the Paslode site, the 16 ga angled is 4.9 lbs with the battery.

http://www.paslode-cordless.com/

http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/at...productID=8131

I own the Paslode cordless and haven't had any trouble with them. My company supplies the Dewalt cordless guns to guys who don't have their own. I've used them and they are good. They're definitely heavier and bulkier, but you adjust to this. I find the bulk more of a bother than the weight. These Dewalts are abused daily and never cared for. Only one time that I know of did one of them quit working. They got it fixed, but I don't know what was wrong with it. If you already have Dewalt 18 volt tools I'd stay with Dewalt nailers. I don't own Dewalt cordless and I like my tools light and compact, so I don't regret buying Paslode.

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