Personally, I like Hitachi. Neighbor is a roofer by trade and just buys the cheapest gun he can find. When it miss fires or something goes bad he just buys a new one. He has a pile of guns in the corner of his shop. Mostly Porter Cable.
The Boss is perfect for those types of variances. I've gone from various depths on my gun depending on temperature (you know those N.E. fall days...40 in the morning, 70 by the afternoon).i still havnt made up my mind hitachi or bostich?
i can go like a raped ape with the hitachi. barely have to touch the shingle to get it to fire a perfectly flush nail. as far as the bostich i have to be a little more agressive and lift the gun a little more to give the shingle a nice love tap.
but the hitachi doesnt have a good depth setter. i live in new england and throughout the day especially this season it goes hot to cold and back again. i constantly have to change my depth on the gun. another thing i found i dont like about the hitachi is loading nails. it tends to take me a little longer to get it correctly reloaded.
defiently a toss up.Maby i can spend a night transforming the tow into one masterpiece? YES!!!!! i will call it the HitBos!!!! or maby IchAchi?
I learned with a Porter Cable, so there's a soft spot in my heart for it.he sounds like a great roofer, hopefully he doesnt cheap out on material as well. if you ask me, he would be saving money spending an extra 150$ for a gun that will last 4 times as long. one of my guys has a porter cable. hes constintly un jamming the thing. and its got no balls, i hear the sound of his hammer more then the gun.
Yep...that, plus whatever supporting equipment it has behind it.I have Porter cable guns and don't have any issues... none. Maybe its not the machine, but the user?
I hear great things about the Max.I love my Bostitch but, I have been cheating on her with my new Max Super roofer!!