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Forum topic by dannymac posted 02-20-2011 09:20 PM 1068 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2011 09:20 PM

Thinking about getting a cordless nailer both finish and a framing. not sure which to get gaspowered or battery powered. Pros cons or just an opinions welcomed. thankyou

-- dannymac

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 09:24 PM

I used to work at a shop that used the dewalt battery one I liked for quickie jobs cause you just add nails and a fresh battery and you were ready to go but dont expect a whole lot of perfomance from either one thay havent come as far with tech as they have with drills

-- As Best I Can

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 09:27 PM

I’d say go with gas. The Paslode-style gas design is proven and reliable. I think
the patent may have expired because Hitachi and other companies are making
them now.

I’ve wanted to get a Porter Cable bammer, but it has a rep as a dud design. I
still may get one someday to see for myself.

The battery designs have the same problem as all the battery stuff – the cells
wear out. If you can find a battery nailer that’s compatible with other battery
stuff you own and want to keep, great…but good luck with that.

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 09:36 PM

All in all i would go with the paslode. Very dependable,but a little expencive to operate.
Depends on use

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 05:02 AM

A co-worker who retired a few years ago (he was and is a carpenter); he swears by the gas-powered one, I think it’s a Paslode, but can’t swear to that. But definitely the gas one.

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 05:23 AM

what wood smith said! i’m a carpenter myself and the only portable nailers i ever see on a job site are the paslodes. i have used battery nailers and a paslode and my vote by far is the paslode. the gas just gives its power a little more oomf if you know what i mean. And i know how you feel, my next tool of purchase will be the paslode gas powered nailer when I save up enough dough. I prefer 18 ga. enough said, paslode is your best deal.

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 06:36 AM

i have the paslode and love it , the battery holds up and the gas last a long time .

-- rick

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 06:52 AM

The Paslode is the only one I’ve ever used. Owned a couple, framing and a trim version. There is one drawback. I have to use them in a well ventilated area. I tried useing the framer inside all day and had a quizzy stomach and the end of the day. They emit carbon monoxide. Never seemed to have that with the trim version but might not had been pulling the trigger has much. Read the label. But they do work well and are comparable in cost to maintaining a regular gun and hose.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 04:10 PM

guess i’ll be goin with the paslode. thankyou for your comments

-- dannymac

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#9 posted 02-21-2011 04:16 PM

Dannymac, make sure you have someone who works on the Paslode in your area before you buy! I now have four big orange paperweights that cost over $300 each because I can’t find anyone to work on them. They’re convenient, but also as mentioned, expensive.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#10 posted 02-21-2011 04:35 PM

On the job I like the gas finish nailers. As far as framing nailers go… I prefer the good old air nailers…much faster.

In my shop its nothing but air nailers…in my opinion there the only way to go.No batteries or gas cartridges to replace, just hook up an air hose and go.

-- New Auburn,WI

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