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Old 12-06-2018, 10:46 PM   #21
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Just looked, they have a pinner coming. How's your gun work after it's been sitting for a few weeks? Fires right up?

It will only shoot headless apparently. I like the headed pins more. https://www.toolnut.com/grex-gcp650-...8aAixwEALw_wcB


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Just looked, they have a pinner coming. How's your gun work after it's been sitting for a few weeks? Fires right up?


Actually I can't really say, it never really sits for a few weeks. It gets used often to glue knots back in for aesthetics on a balcony.


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I bring all the lithium batteries in. I left a jump pack in the car, and it was worthless until it warmed up for quite awhile. NiCad works fine, but they just don't have power density.
this is the first night I've ever brought them in, not ussualy below zero in Vancouver.

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I love my little Grex gas finisher. However I will never be able to vouch for it when it's real cold.


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Yep so far. The only nuance is I'm left handed and I keep hitting the latch button for the gas cartridge. But it's not too bad.


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gas cartridge?
Whole different machine from a battery operated nailer.

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I was just using my dewalt 20V yesterday to drive nails through PT into concrete on a small basement job. Drove all but one of them suckers in below flush, that’s a lot better than it does into lvl. I bet the gun won’t last long if I were to keep doing it though.

I haven’t really used it since I replaced some parts that I found out were “wear parts”, I wonder if replacing those made it work better?
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Theyíre all junk. I have the hitachiís. I had a dewalt. Junk junk junk.


The Hitachiís are now going for like $200 for the kit with battery and charger.
I have the dewalt 18g cordless and it's amazing. I don't think it's jammed once.

My dewalt cordless framer on the other hand...

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I have the dewalt 18g cordless and it's amazing. I don't think it's jammed once.

My dewalt cordless framer on the other hand...

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NOne of mine jam, they just wonít fully drive the nails, Iíve even removed all the tip guards. Except for the hitachi framer, that thing is powerful.
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I bought the ryobi caulk gun. It broke. I probably got less than two cases out of it. Caulk guns donít like me, I get 30 tubes max out of any caulk gun before it breaks. Quart or 10 oz.. I donít buy the cheap guns either.
I have similar experiences with cheap caulking guns, haven't tried any cordless yet but the Makita looks nice just expensive. I have had a Tajima gun for 4 or 5 years now and is by far the nicest I've ever used. https://www.amazon.com/Tajima-CNV-10.../dp/B0017O9112 Have put hundreds of tubes through it, ~100 of those being polyurethane construction adhesive in fairly cold weather which is like trying to pump concrete through a straw. I've blown the sides and plunger ends out on quite a few of those tubes from squeezing too hard, with no adverse affects to the gun. They have different lever ration for thin or thick adhesives. Only thing I wish it had was an end snipper.
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Was going to make a thread, but since this popped up:

Paslode has a new 18g gas gun http://www.paslode.com/product/18-ga...ailer-1-strip/ , wondering if anyone here has one yet? Was in Lowes the other day nad they had a display (also had a new 16g straight air gun) and it felt reallu nice. Lightweight, the handle rolls really well into the head of the gun, nose was pretty slim and looked like it would get into anything my air brad nailers will. $309, might pick one up if they go on sale.

I have the Ryobi 18g gun and it works great for me, but I don't do much cold weather work with it. As already said, it's really heavy and bulky which limits its usefulness to me. The Paslode was at least half the weight and much smaller in any dimension.
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Back to the Ryobi..

I forgot to mention that the -/+ depth setting on the rear of the body sometimes moves after a shot. Keep an eye on that. That happened to me today and I was like "wtf....jinxed by STG!"

My Ridgid 16ga (air) nailer does something like that...damned little diamond near the trigger sometimes jumps out of its slot...I need to put a piece of tape that thing...next time.

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I have 3 of the now discontinued 15g ridgid 2 1/2" nailers...love them. I also have the 18g milwaukee pinner, works very good for me as well.
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I love my Senco Fusion 18 and 15 gauge nailers. No problems once I upgraded to the new battery set. Relatively lightweight and I can get into pretty tight spaces up against windows for stops and such.

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gas cartridge?

Whole different machine from a battery operated nailer.



jeesh


No one claimed it was the same. However I was claiming I think it could be better and worth looking into. It's what conversations are.

Jeeesh! Lighten up Francis. But hey, if you want to go on for another 30 posts talking about how the Ryobi is worthless. Go ahead, knock yourself out.


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This should be a good watch.
There it is: "no compressor, gas cartridge or hose needed".

Needs to add: "balmy weather required"
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Back to the Ryobi..

I forgot to mention that the -/+ depth setting on the rear of the body sometimes moves after a shot. Keep an eye on that. That happened to me today and I was like "wtf....jinxed by STG!"

My Ridgid 16ga (air) nailer does something like that...damned little diamond near the trigger sometimes jumps out of its slot...I need to put a piece of tape that thing...next time.
Yeah, that's not the issue here. It simply doesn't work when cold, and is inconsistent when warm.
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If you're dead set on battery only guns, I also have Milwaukees 16g straight and 15g angle finish guns which have worked great for what I bought them for (punch list, door/window casing, or anything I don't want to roll the compressor and hose out for. They are too heavy to replace air guns, but are extremely convenient to have on tap. They sink nails in everything and always shoot.

One thing to consider is how the battery nailer you're looking to buy actually functions. The Senco, Milwaukee and maybe others use a pre charged high pressure gas cartridge, and all the motor does is draw the piston back to its cocked position, when you pull the trigger it releases instantly very much like a pneumatic, but it takes much more energy to reset the mechanism in these type of guns. Cold weather has very little effect on these closed loop systems. The Ryobi guns function much more like an internal combustion engine, having to draw air in, compress it, then release the air to drive the driving piston. This type of system has to deal with quite a few environmental factors (temperature, altitude, DA) which can vary quite a lot throughout the course of a day. That is why Ryobi had to put that "power" dial on their guns, it's just compensating for changes in air density.
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I have similar experiences with cheap caulking guns, haven't tried any cordless yet but the Makita looks nice just expensive. I have had a Tajima gun for 4 or 5 years now and is by far the nicest I've ever used. https://www.amazon.com/Tajima-CNV-10.../dp/B0017O9112 Have put hundreds of tubes through it, ~100 of those being polyurethane construction adhesive in fairly cold weather which is like trying to pump concrete through a straw. I've blown the sides and plunger ends out on quite a few of those tubes from squeezing too hard, with no adverse affects to the gun. They have different lever ration for thin or thick adhesives. Only thing I wish it had was an end snipper.
Thanks, I just ordered it. I never use the end snippers on the caulk guns anyways.
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Thanks, I just ordered it. I never use the end snippers on the caulk guns anyways.
I got the same brand and never going back, the no drip really works. I hear the chaulk lines are top notch as well.

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