You are here: Home > Topics > Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools > Pneumatic Tools > siding gun or 7/8 stapler siding gun or 7/8 stapler This topic contains 10 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by jkirk 10 months, 2 weeks ago. Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts October 31, 2017 at 11:28 pm #651862 vosPro oswego, NY i have a 400sq ft ceder shake job coming up should I buy a siding gun or 7/8 stapler? They are with in $20 of each other November 1, 2017 at 6:26 am #651904 RonWPro Holladay, Tn vos wrote: i have a 400sq ft ceder shake job coming up should I buy a siding gun or 7/8 stapler? They are with in $20 of each other I would prefer the siding gun myself. But ether will work. Some cedar siding manufactures say not to use staples. Only SS or galvanized nails. Ron A Working Pro since 1994! Member since March 26, 2014. November 1, 2017 at 7:45 am #651918 SorpaPro Pierrefonds, Qc Go with what the manufacturer says ( if they say something ) otherwise you’ll void the warranty. November 1, 2017 at 10:32 am #651946 DirtyWhiteBoyPro Honolulu,, Hi. I have the Hitachi siding gun and it works great. I do know that Tool Nut has the Makita siding gun and I’ve used and it works fine and it’s on sale for 329$. Attachments:IMG_2711.jpgIMG_20171021_124003289.jpgDirty A Working Pro since 1988! Member since January 26, 2013. November 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm #652911 firstname.lastname@example.orgPro Owatonna, MN - Minnesota Siding gun, I have a couple of the Hitachi’s and they work well. You can also use them on Hardie board and LP Smartside, More versatile in my opinion. November 7, 2017 at 5:24 pm #652945 WoodsConstructionPro Sudbury, ON Unless you will have another use for the stapler down the line, I would say the siding gun since its generally a more versatile tool. November 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm #652983 vosPro oswego, NY I just went with the siding gun! November 7, 2017 at 7:43 pm #652985 email@example.comPro Owatonna, MN - Minnesota pictures or it did not happen November 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm #652986 DirtyWhiteBoyPro Honolulu,, Hi. vos wrote: I just went with the siding gun! What kine did you get?? Dirty A Working Pro since 1988! Member since January 26, 2013. November 8, 2017 at 5:45 am #653029 jponto07Moderator Bloomington, IN Good choice. I have the Makita siding gun and I find it’s quite useful. I really don’t know what I would use a stapler for given that I have the siding gun… Jon P. Timber Carpentry & Construction https://www.facebook.com/timbercarpentry/ Instagram November 8, 2017 at 7:18 pm #653118 jkirkModerator halifax, nova scotia ive been using hitachi siding guns for years as well as senco.. i recently bought a bostich on clearance the siding nailer is more versatile, we use them for cedar shingles.. fibre cement , lp smartside and underlayment if in fact you are using cedar buy stainless nails only.. the galvonized will react with the cedar and you will see rust streaks on the finished product within a year heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit Author Posts Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.