We’ve been utilizing the new Hitachi brushless cordless framing nailer in the course of the most recent couple of months. I have beforehand explored gas-powered nailers from Bostitch and Paslode and battery-powered nailers from DeWalt. We have practically run totally cordless with power tools, yet haven’t possessed the capacity to with nailers. That being the situation, is it worth owning a cordless nailer?
How Can it Work
Not at all like Paslode’s inside ignition motor, or DeWalt’s flywheel plan, the Hitachi utilizes an “Air Spring Drive System.” Air that is for all time fixed in the chamber is utilized to drive the nail “2-3 every second” as per Hitachi. The backlash feels like a pneumatic Hitachi gun, exceptionally negligible on my wrist.
There is no increase time, you can utilize the gun consecutively or in knock discharge mode. It won’t rival the speediest pneumatic nailers for speed, yet it is sufficiently close for each framing undertaking however nailing sheathing or other high volume framing.
Profundity of drive is a dial write tool free outline that works exceptionally well. The magazine just holds one standard strip and has a dry fire lockout, however in the event that you need to keep the magazine full you can break sticks into equal parts and load 1 ½ sticks. I don’t trouble and simply stack each one in turn.
The delicate grasp has a bolt switch for security, and the power switch demonstrates the battery level and choice for knock or successive terminating. The gun likewise accompanies the world’s biggest beam snare. It will really hold the gun on a 3 ½” wall or pillar. It swivels off the beaten path and is absolutely strange.
Quick and Reliable
What I Like. This gun shoots quick and reliably. It has little force and is most likely the best gun I’ve ever utilized with regards to toe-nailing because of the insignificant backlash. It isn’t light yet not super substantial. In the wake of utilizing it and exchanging the Paslode, it winds up evident that the Paslode is a superior adjusted and lighter gun. This isn’t to imply that the Hitachi is too overwhelming or cumbersome, however it is a factor to consider.
I like too that the battery charges before long, under 30 minutes, and that the batteries are shabby (around $40, however in the event that you look for bargains, less expensive). You certainly require two batteries. Hitachi claims that the gun will shoot “up to 400 nails”, this works out to be 14 strips. That isn’t a great deal and I discovered utilizing the gun that around a hour of pickup framing and the battery was dead. With two batteries I have not run out before the other was charging.
The gun has a lot of power and experienced no difficulty driving framing nails into designed wood. Frequently on the second floor we are toenailing through LSL and this gun had no inconvenience. It has turned into my go to gun when we are framing floors or roofs. I likewise utilize it for all blocking since strolling dividers without a rope is more helpful and more secure.
What I Don’t Like
The gun is somewhat cumbersome. This isn’t a major issue for me, yet in the event that you have a considerable measure of over head work, it’ll give your shoulders an exercise. The correct side of the gun where the engine is can square observable pathway as well.
Those things don’t trouble me excessively, yet are important. What truly irritates me and relatively made this gun futile for me is the beam snare. It is simply huge and snaring the gun on my belt it would swivel out when I didn’t need it as well. Hitachi sent me the snare to their complete guns and that is the snare that should transport with it.
Influenced by Weather
Our atmosphere is direct yet wet. I’ve utilized this gun with no inconvenience in pouring precipitation where the gun is splashed. I had a few issues shooting hot plunged aroused nails since they were thicker. I changed brands to Hitachi and they work fine. I have seen on Instagram that the gun doesn’t do well beneath 25°F. I got some information about this and they said that the tool is furnished with warm insurance. The nailer is intended to stop at 23°F. As per Hitachi, anything underneath 23° can make harm the tool and abbreviate the life of the interior parts.
This gun wouldn’t substitute pneumatic guns for framing houses. It simply isn’t sufficiently quick for creation framing and is restricted by the magazine estimate for that sort of work. I don’t think it is proposed for high volume. It is ideal for nailing joists, blocking, pickup framing, stepping stool work and so forth. As a composer I suggest this gun. It would be awesome too for somebody who doesn’t have to outline dividers throughout the day like a remodeler.