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Hikoki / Hitachi gassless framing nailer

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by scbk, 31 Oct 2020.

  1. scbk

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    I quite like the sound of the dewalt now!
    Already got hitachi batteries though :confused:



    A friend has a paslode (I think he gets the boxes of nails through someones work :whistle: )
    He doesn't use it often, but it sounds like everytime he wants to use it, it needs service. And doesn't like the cold.
     
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  3. Ryler

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    My work colleague had one of those contraptions.
    It only lasted a short while. At the time I was thinking about purchasing one but his experiences soon made me think other wise.
    If you don't intend to do a lot of nailing, its probably OK.
     
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    They don't, unless you buy the i360, but if you do that it locks you into Paslode gas and nails which cost a out twice the market average. Gas nailers have always been the same - in winter you need to keep one or even two (one each side) gas canisters in your trouser front pockets to keep the gas from freezing, which it can do even if the cannister is inside the gun..... All of which can be a tad uncomfortable.

    Another reason (which I'd forgotten) why I detest gas guns. The reason I keep them is to "gun up" a anyone arriving to work on my team who doesn't have a gun already, to act as backup, or loaners, etc. I, too, generally have gas and nails supplied.
     
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    Not so. We run six Senco's on sites right through winter and cold is never an issue.
    The rawlplug fuel cell gas is rated down to -5.
    We certainly don't walk around with the cells stuffed down our trousers.
     
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    B*ll*x!
     
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    Still no sign of these nailers being back in stock, spoke to Hikoki UK and they say there is a shipment due in January! o_O
     
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