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Roofing Nail Gun?

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  • #209449

    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    Hey everyone,

    Doing a roofing job and normal we hand nail all of the underlayment down but recently just borrowed a Bostitch gun, which worked well. But i wanted to know what other people liked and what lasted.

    thanks

    #209459

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Roofing isn’t something I do a lot of, but I decided to invest in a Max Super Roofer a few months ago. I’ve done a couple of small jobs with it and it’s worked perfectly.

    http://www.maxusacorp.com/product_detail.html?productcode=CN96722

    Jon P.
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    #209495

    I’ve used the Stanley cap gun on couple of jobs . Did away with it cause we felt that hammer trackers were faster and more freedom doing install .

    As for roofing guns we used stanley bostitch for years . Then switch over to the max’s .

    Always willing to learn .

    #209501

    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I have done tons of roofing in the past but always by hand .I have never been crazy about dragging a hose and gun all over a roof .

    #209505

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    we use hammer tackers or air staplers for underlayment. As for roofing guns, we have a Porter Cable, Milwaukee and a Hitachi.

    this is similar to the air stapler we use, it uses the same staples as our hammer tackers

    http://www.stapleheadquarters.com/ItemForm.aspx?item=BS5016AF&gclid=Cj0KEQjw5syiBRCwxPbE6o_MsK4BEiQAUowjpun1ZxtD7d_g4NrNbU9vAOH1KelmpK8KK9nR3yey_qIaAnzo8P8HAQ

    I got the Milwaukee for buying a pallet of shingle nails. the nails were priced well and the gun was free.

    I see a lot of hitachi’s and Bostich on the jobs

    #209514

    jkirk
    Moderator
    halifax, nova scotia

    just like jponto, roofing isnt something i do too often. ive used hitachi, rigid, bostich and porter cable roofing guns.. hte bostich and hitachis performed the best. the ridgid is the cheap option and the porter cables were more problematic than anything

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #209547

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Stinger cap staples for underlayment and house wrap. Hitachi has lasted me the longest for a coil nailer, I also have a Bostitch which is ok.
    Use to hand nail and I don’t miss it.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #209589

    redwood
    Pro

    Are you asking about a gun to nail the sheathing, the paper, or the roofing down? No one gun does them all. We have Hitachi and Milwaukee nail guns, the stinger and Bostich and Hitachi coil roofing guns.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
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    #209596

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    we also have a Hitachi Plastic cap gun and a Bostich plastic cap gun for underlayment and house wrap. we use them if we are not going to be covering the roof or walls right away.

    http://www.bostitch.com/default.asp?CATEGORY=BOS_SPECIALTY_CONST_STAPLER&TYPE=PRODUCT&PARTNUMBER=SB150SLBC-1&SDesc=Bostitch%26%23174%3B+Cap+Stapler+Kit
    http://www.hitachipowertools.com/index/main-navigation/tools.aspx?d=9,46&p=524

    #209598

    hgonzalez7
    Pro
    San Antonio, Texas

    How does the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” say it, ” I don’t always install roofing shingles, but when I do, I use a Hitachi NV45AB2″.

    http://www.hitachipowertools.com/index/main-navigation/tools.aspx?d=9,45

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    #209603

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    How does the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” say it, ” I don’t always install roofing shingles, but when I do, I use a Hitachi NV45AB2″.

    http://www.hitachipowertools.com/index/main-navigation/tools.aspx?d=9,45

    That’s hilarious! I almost said the same thing!

    Jon P.
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    #209606

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Roofing isn’t something I do a lot of, but I decided to invest in a Max Super Roofer a few months ago. I’ve done a couple of small jobs with it and it’s worked perfectly.

    http://www.maxusacorp.com/product_detail.html?productcode=CN96722

    I love their framing nailers and while I haven’t used their roofing nailer I would suggest that one due to my luck with the framers.

    #209626

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Roofing isn’t something I do a lot of, but I decided to invest in a Max Super Roofer a few months ago. I’ve done a couple of small jobs with it and it’s worked perfectly.

    http://www.maxusacorp.com/product_detail.html?productcode=CN96722

    That’s why I went for their roofer. The Super Framer is just that. I bought it to replace a oversized underperforming Bostitch framer and was blown away with the power and it’s small size. The roofer is equally impressive.
    I love their framing nailers and while I haven’t used their roofing nailer I would suggest that one due to my luck with the framers.

    Jon P.
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    #209645

    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    If you are talking about framing guns I have Paslodes, an old Porter Cable (bought it in 92 I think), and a Ridgid. The Paslodes are my go to guns followed by the old PC, the Ridgid gun isnt that great – it has a tendency to jam a lot.

    If you are talking roofing nailers I have a Paslode, two old PC’s, and a Ridgid. Again, the Paslode is my go to followed by the PC’s then the Ridgid. The Ridgid gun would probably be fine if you just did occasional roofing.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    Housewright Construction

    #210184

    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    No I am not taking about framing guns, but roofing coil nail gun. We ended up getting a Senco roofing coil gun, bc we got a great deal on it. Can’t wait to use it.

    #210189

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    No I am not taking about framing guns, but roofing coil nail gun. We ended up getting a Senco roofing coil gun, bc we got a great deal on it. Can’t wait to use it.

    Which model did you get? One particular model available at box stores has issues across the board, from depth problems to misfeeds. There is a slightly upgraded version that is supposed to have fixed those issues according to the guy at my lumber yard. I believe it is the 455.

    Jon P.
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    #210269

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    test????

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #392325

    Found this article here about nailers. THey recommend the Hitachi NV45AB2 Roofing Nailer:
    http://www.proconstructionguide.com/nailers/

    #392521

    jaydee
    Pro
    Spencer, Ma., happy 2015

    for underlayment, we use the stinger or bostich cap nailer.

    for shigles we use, rigid or dewault

    Just stay away from the cheap ones and you’ll be fine.

    #392943

    Doobie
    Pro
    Ajax, ON

    I’ve got a 25 year old Senco that sees little use. O-rings probably need to be replaced next time I use it.

    Kevin.

    Wannabee pro.

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