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Old 11-24-2019, 12:29 PM   #1
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Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


I just purchased a new Milwaukee M18 - 18ga nailer. It is a Gen 2 so some of the bugs have been worked out they say.

Only have used it 1 day. It's definitely a different animal than the air powered type.

It does shoot well repetitively, a bit awkward and heavier than the air ones. I can't have the comp noise on the job I'm doing.

Any other thoughts on these nailers...likes, dislikes..especially from those who have used them a bit longer term.
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


Those guns are a lot louder than a quiet compressor Rolair JC10 or anything from CA air tools etc.

We use cordless for the convenience but air guns are less fatigue, faster, more predictable so preferred whenever we're nailing for multiples days.

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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


That occured to me after I bought it, getting a 1 gal quiet comp ?

I'll keep with the new gun for awhile. Job will go for about 2 months. I can switch up if I choose ?
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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


I picked up the little CA compressor under 150 I think. Been very happy with it. Not just the noise but the convenience of size for a single trim nailer. I wouldnt frame or roof with it but trim its great.

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About 5 years ago I bought a cheap Ryobi cordless 18ga brad nailer. I knew it was cheap, but I didn't want to spend alot, just to see if it was a viable option.

Now, we have 2 brad nailers, 2 staplers, and one finish nailer. After the first one, no body ever picked up the air ones again.
Including myself. Yes the air nailers are better, but this is so much easier.
We also have 2 DeWalt cordless framers.
My sister has the DeWalt cordless trim nailer. It does work better than the Ryobi, but it was alot more.
The Ryobi were/are cheap, but they just keep going.

Personally I think the technology in the Hitatchi is better than the ones that have to wind up.
I think Milwaukee copied Hitatchi.
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If I'm only doing a few pieces I'll use my Hitachi cordless otherwise I'll use my quiet compressor. The Hitachi leaves a larger hole than my pneumatic.
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I picked up the little CA compressor under 150 I think. Been very happy with it. Not just the noise but the convenience of size for a single trim nailer. I wouldnt frame or roof with it but trim its great.

This little guy https://www.amazon.com/California-Ai...T8D3WYE8YZRQMH

yup, that's a sweetie pie right there.
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So easy, a 9 year old can do it.


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Bought the dewalt Brad nailer a few months ago. Don't think I've gotten the air nailer out since, except one time that we had to get into a very tight spot. Otherwise, no cord, no hose, no noise, and no electricity needed is gonna win the day every time.

We burnt the ryobi one right out, but the Dewalt is going strong. Just bought the framer last week. Doesn't hold enough nails but other than that, I can't see why I'd ever get the air framer out again.

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I’ve had an 18 ga paslode for 10ish years, and I shouldn’t say this, but it shows no sign of slowing down
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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


Wouldn't go back to air for normal stuff. A large house of full trim I would probably run a compressor because they guns are lighter and a bit faster. also, running production is a waste of the longevity of a cordless.

I am probably the only one with the Senco Fusion 18 and 15 nailers. Love them. Also love the Dewalt cordless narrow crown gun I just bought.
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M @ #9: No eye protection.......No Ear plugs?????? Tennis shoes?

Long sleeve shirt, Gloves? mask for sawdust?

Love the milk crate....
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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


The battery and gas powered nailers are great for stuff like baseboards and trim. Super convenient when you only have a piece or 2 to tack and dont wanna haul out a compressor, wait for it to fill up, ect just to shoot a handful of brads. The one big downfall aside from cost is the bulk and extra weight. When i did a ton of cabinet refacing the cordless were too large to fit inside alot of drawer boxes and such so i prefered pneumatic. Was often running a 16, 18 and a pin nailer in the same job so it was worth hauling out a compressor. That said i do want to either add a smaller compressor for finish nailing to my arsenal or eventually go cordless when i can afford it.

I had considered buying a few 18v Ryobi tools on the cheap that i would use only for convenience (brad gun, router, circ saw, radio, ect) but was never too impressed with their brad nailer. Too often it had a tendency to not properly set brads if you were shooting at an angle. About 1 in 10 shots just didnt set themselves even when it was squared up just right. Too many times having to grab a nail set and hammer erased the convenience of not having a compressor.

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Re: Your Thoughts On 18ga Cordless Nailers ?


Got to put my Hitachi framer to work nailing LVL’s together and it was sinking the 3” nails as fast as I could move the gun.

Guessing the Hitachi trim guns use the same kind of air system. Also have the Hitachi 21ga pin nailer and really happy with it.


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M @ #9: No eye protection.......No Ear plugs?????? Tennis shoes?

Long sleeve shirt, Gloves? mask for sawdust?

Love the milk crate....


Eye protection maybe appropriate.


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Wouldn't go back to air for normal stuff. A large house of full trim I would probably run a compressor because they guns are lighter and a bit faster. also, running production is a waste of the longevity of a cordless.

I am probably the only one with the Senco Fusion 18 and 15 nailers. Love them. Also love the Dewalt cordless narrow crown gun I just bought.
I have both Sencos as well, I really like them.

I just wish they'd add a pin nailer

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FYI: just picked up the Hitachi 18g cordless for $159 off Amazon, too much of a good deal to pass up.
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FYI: just picked up the Hitachi 18g cordless for $159 off Amazon, too much of a good deal to pass up.
I can't find it ?? linky please..
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Couldn’t find a link to the page but here’s the info.

It is “Amazon Renewed”, my guess bought and returned. Mine was absolutely new with no evidence of being used.


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Ok thanks,, it comes with a battery and won't ship here

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