Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GC Worst I have experienced.
I set every thing up just like the directions said, did a few practice hits to make sure every thing was good. When I went to the job site started off ok but by the 10th nail I had my first double nail and it went down hill from their. On the 13th and 15th 16th, again double nail's. 20th nail was a complete jamb. 23rd nail I gave up it also jammed still in the gun. Im returning the gun today to try another brand.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by arbs Works great
I purchased this gun the re-roof my house. This was the fist time I have done shingles or extensive roofing before. The gun worked great for the job. It never misfired once. The trigger that comes with the gun is a rapid fire trigger. This is great if you are a fast roofer. Since this was my house I wanted to take my time and line up every shingle perfect then fire the nails. Every so often with the rapid fire trigger the gun recoils and shoots a second nail. If you call Bostitch they will send you a single fire trigger for free. It takes 2 seconds to install it. It is a different color so you know which one it is.
When I went to HD and I wanted to buy a Hitachi gun but they were out of stock. So, I purchased this one. I am glad I did. They were about the same price. Hitachi charges for the single fire trigger. Something ridiculous like $120 for it or so.
June 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boss Bostitch rule
I just want you all to know that I have bought another one (this is #6)I bought the first one 5 yrs ago and it still works great. It's been dropped off the roof drug around, tossed around and thrown into the back of the truck a few times and still working today. The only reason I've bought another is I had to hire another guy, so he's gonna need a gun. Oil it before every use and your good to go. I've used about every type of nail gun out there and bostitch is the best I've found for reliability, the guys and I are laying down 3-4 square an hour each, that's about 750 nails an hour outa each gun. If we do get a jam 9 outa 10 times its cause of the coil nails not the gun. I also own framing, finish and cap guns, all bostitch so do I need to say more? Didn't think so.
September 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Contractorguy Great tool at a reasonable price
Really like this gun. The flip down one piece nail loading area is great. Nice tight tool w/out any loss parts moving around. Gave 4 starts instead if 5 only because I was having a hard time getting 1" nails to fire right, when I changed to 1 1/4" nails I only had a miss set nail about 1/200 fired.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rayhill Very good roofing nail gun.
Good nail gun, for those who don't like the contact trigger, if you call Bostitch, they will send you a new trigger for free. It only takes a minute to change over to a sequential trigger which allows for more precise placement of the nail. Use only ROOFING nails, a proper compressor, correct air pressure and you will have no problems.
January 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by donquardo Bostitch coil nailer lets you concentrate on roofing, not your tools.
I bought this nail gun because I knew that I had a few reroofing projects and a ridge-vent retro-fit on the horizon. So far I've only used it on the ridge vent retro-fit (shingle over style) but it worked like a charm: no jamming, no nail heads sticking up, light-weight and it doesn't fire when it's out of nails which saves some time. It did fire a few blanks but not enough to slow me down.
I recently worked for a builder as a helper on 3 reroofs, as well as a number of other projects. We used the porter-cable 1 3/4" roofing coil-nailer and it jammed regularly and would leave lots of nails proud. We worked at a really fast pace so when the gun ran out of nails, we wouldn't usually notice until we shot a bunch of blanks into a shingle. So far I haven't experienced any of these problems with the bostitch.
September 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PerfectContractingofNY Perfect contracting of NY
Great product! No jams no miss fires. Great product will highly recommend it for a pro roofer. R. Alan @ Perfect Contracting of NY.
December 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TCOB well designed
The above reviewer must have been using the wrong nails.(this gun is not made to attach sheathing to studs)
the sqaure tip is perfect for adjusting the shingles before nailing. the shingle gauge, anti skid, darbide pads, quick reload, dry-fire lockouot and low price make this gun a great investment. Metal collated coil nails sometimes jam the firing pin, which can be reset by pushing it back into place with a hammer and framing nail.
August 6, 2010