has anyone tried the rigid nail gun?


Old 05-19-05, 07:35 PM
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has anyone tried the rigid nail gun?

i was at home depot the other day and saw the rigid coil nail gun. i was wondering if any body else has used one? they are $248 . i my self am a die hard hitachi man. shoot you can throw them off a two story roof in a fit of rage and they still keep working great. dont ask me how i know.
but the righid is cheaper by almost 50 bucks and has a case, any in put?
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Haven't tried that one yet. But a year ago I purchased several Rigid cordless drills, cordless sawzall, and cordless saw. Was a little dissapointed with them compared to DeWalt stuff. Not the power of DeWalt or staying power of the batteries.

Recently bought the new Bostich gun though. It's light and kicks rear end compared to Hitachis I have. Have to see how it holds up though.
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seanthe roofer

I have seen the ridgid, but I will not use it. The Bostich with a cord is a far superior gun to probably anything else on the market. The Bostich batt operated nailer however, uses alot of power and batts go down quickly.
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I have a 18v ridgid cordless kit (hammer drill, circ saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw & light) and i am more then happy with them. Friend of mine and I framed a shed for someone last weekend and he threw his 18v Ryobi saw back in the box and used my Ridgid the whole time. I would buy the ridgid nailers if i needed one and wanted to try it out. The only nailer i missing that i am aware of is a siding nailer and i would sooner do that by hand. All my nailers are PC except my Hitachi roofing nailer.
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they make a corded coil nailer? no compressor to haul along would be great
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For what it's worth...., the Rigid stuff I have, Cordless drills, cordless circular, and cordless sawzall, were purchased 1.5 years ago. They all still work, and work "fine". But compared to the multiple cordless Dewalt stuff I've used over the years, and still use, the Dewalts are just far superior in torque, battery life....no matter which cordless tool I use.

Again, the new lightweight Bostich pneumatic roofing coil nailer {not battery powered} is great, so far. Packs a greater punch than any of the Hitachi guns I use. Not THROUGH the shingles, just set flush everytime.
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I have a roofing and framing nailer. Both work fine. I don't use them every day but for the 10 times I've used them over the last 2 years they do the job. I would agree that if you were a contractor and using it daily then they might not pay out. I am a die hard dewalt fan. However, the sometimes considerable cost savings and lifetime parts is hard to pass up
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