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  • Hoseless nailers

    I'm thinking I would like a hoseless finish nailer and was looking for input and any handson experience with any makes or models. Thanks for any help.

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    I've used two different kinds. The Paslode and the Dewalt. Paslode makes a complete line of finish and framing nailers. The Dewalt, as far as I know makes only finish. Comparing the performance of the finish nailers I give a slight edge to the Paslode -- I've found the Dewalt to overdrive nails. Both are heavier and bulkier than corded nailers. The Paslode uses a battery plus a gas cannister and I get a little tired of smelling the exhaust. The Dewalt uses only a battery and you can drive a lot of nails on one charge. Both are expensive. I think a corded nailer drives the best nail, but it's nice to be able to pick up the gun and go right to work. I wouldn't use the 16 gauge Dewalt on any fine trim. I don't think Dewalt makes an 18 gauge, but Paslode does.
    Last edited by thedcdude; 12-22-2006, 09:35 PM.

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    • #3
      I've purchased and used most of them. The Senco 15Ga cordless nailer is slow and annoying. It takes too much time to cycle between shots. It's also a bit heavy. I got the Dewalt angled 16Ga nailer, and it's quite heavy and large. It works well in bump fire mode, but I found it's somewhat inconsistent in dept of drive. It's quiet at least. It's not bad for driving a few nails but using all day gets tiring. I mostly use my Paslode 16Ga nailer for quick jobs. I don't really like the idea of having fuel cells, but at least it's a light weight nailer and works quite well. However, it's noisy and smells a bit. None of the cordless nailers replace the functionality of a pneumatic nailer 100% but like everything else it's a compromise...

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      • #4
        Thanks for the input I have my hosed nailers and I agree the hoseless nailers dont replace them it would be used for small jobs like trimming 1 door or window stuff like that.

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        • #5
          For 1 door or window use a hammer.
          www.TheWoodCellar.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rafael View Post
            For 1 door or window use a hammer.
            A hammer? What's that?

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            • #7
              A hammer isn't that what you use to make the apprentice listen.

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              • #8
                I have a 45 year old hammer that has outlasted several others I have acquired over the years. My father used it for framing in the 1960's, it's probably whacked a few hundred thousand nails, and is going strong. If I have to drive less than 20 or so nails I will use a hammer. I can drive the nails before the compressor is ready to go. It's also a good skill to maintain, like handcutting dovetails and using hand planes.
                www.TheWoodCellar.com

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                • #9
                  I have a 16 straight and a 18ga trim master from paslode. You can't beat them for convenience. I haven't used a corded so I don't know how they compare but the paslode's are great nailers. I don't think they are all that heavy. I am using a pasolde framing nailer to build a new shed and it weighs a ton, but the trim guns are manageable. Look on ebay for some used from a buyer with good feedback or HD has a 16 straight nailer for $259 if you have a 10% off coupon you could save some more money, Gas is $22 for the 18ga and $13 for the 16ga. 1200 nails per gas cartridge and 4000 nails per battery charge. Just my 2cents.
                  steve

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