Cordless Nailers

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Topic by sikrap posted 03-21-2009 01:59 AM 5804 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2009 01:59 AM

Hi, I’ve got a few roofing jobs coming up now that I’ve retired from my regular job and I’m thinking of the Bostitch 20.4v cordless model. I have to believe its more convenient to not have the airline dragging around nehind me, but I’m not sure how well it would work. Anyone here familiar with these and willing to give me some insight? THanks!!

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03-22-2009 01:22 AM

My only experience is with my buddy’s Paslode finish nailer. It’s big, and it has to be cocked before each shot by pressing the nosepiece against something to inject the gas into the cylinder.

Since it’s a finish nailer, speed isn’t really critical, but I wouldn’t want a roofing nailer that’s that slow—I want to fire three nails in two seconds. I’ve been told that not all guns are this slow.

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03-22-2009 04:47 AM

Thanks!! Another concern that I have is that the batteries won’t last forever and I can’t find anyplace that sells them. Doesn’t seem smart to buy a nailer that I might have to replace in a year because the batteries won’t hold a charge anymore.

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04-03-2009 01:38 PM

While the basic function of a cordless nailer is similar to that of a pneumatic nailer, the power source of a cordless nailer is unique. Instead of using a supply of compressed air provided by a compressor, these nailers use flammable gas to drive nails.
The most modern cordless nailers sink nails as quickly as the pneumatic models. They need to be cleaned more often than traditional pneumatic units, but require very little startup time. They’re well suited for tight or obstructed areas, since there is no air hose. A cordless nailer works best for lower volume nailing, jobs in tight spaces or jobs with limited setup time.

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06-10-2009 12:58 AM

i have a Paslode framing nailer & also a Paslode finish nailer. Both are cordless. They both take a battery & a fuel cell to make them work. I have done extensive nailing with both, when I put the 40’x20 addition onto my hooch. It never failed me & it drove every nail home. The Paslode does not need to be cocked like someone above said. That’s the safety feature that must be engaged to let the gun fire. If it wasn’t on it, look out. That 3 1/2” nail can really sail when the safety is depressed & shot into open air. Like it was always drilled into me, SAFETY FIRST! AND, SAFETY IT IS.

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08-15-2009 05:23 PM

Cordless nailers are much faster today, than they was a few years back.


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09-02-2009 03:23 PM

I have a cordless nailer. I still prefer one that is connected to a hose b/c I can get the work done a lot faster.

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01-16-2010 03:19 PM

This is from a review of the tool you are considering (which is unavailable on most sites that advertise it):
If you do a lot of roofing as part of your vocation, this may be a worthwhile investment. As of this writing I don’t believe it was set-up to replace a traditional air-powered roofing nailer. Instead, save it for corners in which air hoses are particularly annoying or for areas when you wouldn’t normally be speeding along pound after pound after pound.

For home owner’s intent on doing their own re-roof job sometime in the near future I would not recommend investing in this nailer. Perhaps you can find a local home improvement store with one in its tool lending library in which case it would be, at the very least, a fun tool to try. It’s not really made for the homeowner but rather geared to the roofing professional.

What does this mean? I’d recommend this as an addition to the tool crib of a professional. I’d recommend you find someone to borrow it from if you’re a homeowner – should you like it enough perhaps you can just forget to return it for a few weeks…. “

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03-19-2010 05:18 PM

Bostitch cordless nailers are great sikrap, we use them all the time and if you need replacement batteries you should check out online dealers vs the local hardware store. Places like eReplacementParts.com should have all the batteries and parts you need for Bostitch cordless nailers. The batteries are decent, but having spare ones are always beneficial :)

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01-14-2011 05:07 AM

I do not know about cordless nailers for shingles. I have the DeWalt 16 gauge finish nailer and it works great. It shoots nails as fast as you would ever need it to. The battery last longer than it takes to charge the second battery. I use it to hang doors and like not having a hose get in the way. The only downside it its weight. You would not want to hold it over your head all day long.

Utah carpenter

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11-15-2017 12:25 PM

I think it’s good tool

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