Top 5 Nail Guns

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Top 5 Nail Guns

One of the handiest tools you can have as a roofer is the Nail Gun. A Nail Gun is useful for many jobs that involve well, nailing. It is essential to look into purchasing a decent Nail Gun to make the jobs easier, faster, and more productive. It does go without saying but of course you must use a nail gun in a safe manner. There is a wide range of Top Nail Guns available, we have worked with many different brands and we are giving you are personal opinion on the Top 5 Nail Guns.

 

Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer with Positive Placement Tip and Magnesium Housing

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Nail GunDescription
The Bostitch F21PL Round-Head Farming Nailer is a great power tool for putting up shelving for a quick paced worker. It is a strong but yet very lightweight body, it has quick-changing nosepieces for different types of nails such as metal-connector and plastic-collated. It also has a 16-inch layout indicator and many more features to offer.

 

Review

This gun can replace most of the guns you own. It has a multi-functioning adjustable (no tools) depth gauge. As a quick paced worker speed is key, why waste time inter-changing with different guns in the same project when you can have just 1 that does it all. This gun comes highly recommended by me and I have recommended it to all of the people I know in the trade. 

Bostitch F21PL Round Head 1-1/2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer with Positive Placement Tip and Magnesium Housing

This is the ultimate framing nailer offering 1-1/2-inch to 3-1/2-inch nails. This gun packs out a whopping 1,050 inch-pounds of driving power. Gun comes with 2 quick-changing heads to adapt to wood or metal. Rubber Grip is also on this but is pretty much standard with many nail guns nowadays.

Hitachi NT65MA4 15 Gauge Angle Finish Nail gun

Description
This is the new Hitachi nail gun which is a new industrial design which fires 15-gauge nails from 1 ¼”-2 ½” in length and can be used on many different projects, I will not go into detail on which kinds of projects would be useful with this kind of gun as we all know what will suit what. However this does have some great features such as an easy clear nose, it offers great convenience to the user with an adjustable depth of drive. Another standard feature is the lightweight and durable aluminium housing. This gun comes complete with a quick connect plug, carry case and safety glasses.

 

Review
Personally I have used this gun on many hardwood floor surfaces and have put well over 4000 nails through this nail gun. They are all face nails I am putting through this. The types of nails I use do vary and are slightly different than what is recommended by the manufacturer by 1 ¼ minimum length. I did not experience a problem until I came near the end of the nail strip and it started to jam up. I don’t find this a problem as you soon realise that the last 3 or 4 nails on a strip can just be unused and you can use a fresh 100 strip. This is such a great machine and you would be amazed at how quickly you can finish a strip of 100 nails. It soon does go which is great for improving the speed of your work. A negative point of this Nail Gun though is that I know people who have not even used 5000 nails on this and it already shows signs of wear and tear, you would not expect something at this kind of price to be damaged so easy in this kind of industry.

 

 

Porter-Cable FR350A Round Head 2-Inch to 3-1/2-Inch Framing Nailer

Description
This Nail Gun is a great tool for woodworkers and carpenters. It has a drive round-head for framing nails into engineered wood. It is a well-balanced which gives a much better feel and is defiantly user friendly, allows faster reloading and has very consistent power.

 

 

 

Review
Just done another project with this and I did find it great. I would recommend you use the 350A instead of purchasing the 350mag. It is not a great deal heavier but it does save around $40 and you do get a case with it, keep it protected or it will get damaged easily like many Nail guns.

 

Freeman PFR2190 21-Degree Full-Head Framing Nailer

Description
This Nail Gun can be used on a wide variety of applications such as installing installation, assembling wooden boxes. This nail gun is the master when it comes to fencing as it shoots 21-degree nails which range in size between 2 to 3-1/2 inches. Die-cast magnesium which has the lowest weight possible when it comes to nail guns giving an easily function able gun and makes it highly moveable. Overall  it does offer many features available on the like most of the top selling guns that are out there. The cylinder is great because it is oil-less which you can feel safe knowing you will never have an oil leak when working on other projects and then having to order the cleanup crew.

 

Review
I have personally used these guns for many, many years. Personally I have never experienced any problems with these. I have used a wide variety of guns and I have found these to be one of the top end guns that are available on the market to date. Just a brief talk about pricing, also great value and very affordable for all and not just the professionals.

 

Hitachi NR90AE(S) 3-1/2-Inch Full-Head Framing Strip Nailer

 

Description

This gun is the lightest of the light. Weighing at only a record of 7.5 pounds it has an expert power to weight ratio which delivers a optimal performance. One of the top nail guns produced by our best friend Hitachi. Flexibility is just one of the many features this nail gun has to offer, along with comfort it is just a great all around power tool to add to your collection.

 

 

Review

There are mostly bad reviews for this nail gun on the internet however, I cannot see any real fault with it as It does everything I have needed it for and more. I needed this nail gun to do sheathing with smaller nails than in my other nail guns. Never had a miss-fire from this which is an added bonus as you would expect some and it has never jammed up on me which has saved me time aswell.

 

 

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