I'm not sure which version it was, but if the V1 was slower, then it will have been. I will look next time I'm there.BTW I’ve just read Sandyns post. That’s not my experience, 90mm nails on auto are bang bang bang. Faster than I can move the gun anyway. Maybe he was using a v1?
Not impressed with Silverline. Despite being warned my i/c bought a couple of those to use with my compressor whilst I was off running another job for a couple of weeks. They both lasted maybe 10 to 15k nails each before dying (to put that in perspective, the job we were doing required 13k 50mm ring nails a day into double skin plywood flooring), Utter garbage for what we do, I'm afraid. On pneumatic I've always stuck with the big brands - my current Senco did over 400k 50mm rings into plywood on the last job at the cost of one drive pin, and that was down to hitting nail heads in the underlayment many times, so is just part of the cost of doing diaphragm floorsWhile it was away i bought a silverline pneumatic to tide me over snd as a spare. Basic but thumps like mike tyson!
You always seem to get a bad gas cannister on a Sunday afternoon after Screwfix have closed, I find, but they all seem to suffer from electronics problems to a greater or lesser extent. At least the modern ones will fire upside down (e.g. to nail a header to the underside of a joist) which my first black one with the old stick battery could rarely manageI guess i gave up on my paslodes because of the gas and batteries, plus periodic cleaning which i often neglected.
DW were the first to produce a true cordless nailer, but their first generation tools (c. 2005/06) were only 2nd fix guns (15, 16, 18ga) and used the old NiH battery packs. They ran forever and I still service a couple which are pushing 15 years old. The first 2nd generation framing nailer, the DCN690, was a single speed model which got a poor reputation for its' inability to sink 90mm nails consistently - the replacement model, the 2-speed DCN692 which appeared about 2015/16 is far better. DW dropped the single speed gun about 4 or 5 years back.... there were quite a few negative reviews of the Dewalt, but not so the Hikoki, but myabe that was the old Dewalt version, dunno...
They can lose pressure, I believe that moisture can get into the cannister, and those cannisters also contain a small amount of lubricating oil without which the gun would fail (sieze). With out of date cannisters the oil can end up gumming up the gun as well.Does anyoneknow why the gas goes off after long storage.....?
What kind of thing do you want to know? I’ve got a version 3 bought 2021. It’s great so far, but I’ve only fired about 3,000 nails through it so can’t vouch for longevity. It’s fairly heavy, so you know about it if you’re doing a long section of featherboard fence!
I did a fair bit of research before buying one. If buying second hand, v2 is apparently a big upgrade on v1, but v3 was only incremental updates. Having said that someone on here had a v1 that had been dead reliable for him and had done a lot of work.
I’ve been pleasantly surprised how many nails it will bang in on a 5a charge and it will bang in nails faster than this old duffer can offer up boards!
On the negative side, it’s only a 12 month warranty with this nail gun and I’ve found Dewalt service incredibly slow.
BTW I’ve just read Sandyns post. That’s not my experience, 90mm nails on auto are bang bang bang. Faster than I can move the gun anyway. Maybe he was using a v1?
They both lasted maybe 10 to 15k nails each before dying
I'll bet nobody ever quotes the price of that nitrogen "spring" or its' expected volume of nails, though (interestingly Senco quote 100k nails for their Fusion nitrogen cartridges and replacement on those is around £150 plus fitting, I'm told). So they don't last forever and it is a valid question to ask, especially as this is a service centre fix unlike the annual or less service you need to perform on any gas nailer. My Hikoki did about 50k nails (mostly on rapid fire) before it needed recharging with compressed air at the service centre - but it was done under warranty and they told me they'd found a faulty seal. The normal service charge for that would be about £65 and they told me I should expect 150 to 250k nails between recharges, all depending on how hot the gun got in service - or in other words don't use it in bump fire mode for hours at a time until it gets so hot it siezesThe Milwaukee one generally gets good reviews from what I've seen
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