Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn Great little gun so far
I Had to convince myself to buy this online, sight unseen; something I normally never do. I'm a big DIY'er and usually only trust the higher priced, contractor tools. My wife and I were getting pretty sore trying to hand nail our new siding up and we decided we needed a siding nailer. since this would likely be the only time we really NEEDED a siding nailer, I was having a hard time forking out the three to four hundred dollars for a pro quality gun. Enter this Freeman. At 140 and free shipping, it was less than half the price of the next one up that I would trust and it had good to great reviews for the most part. Finally, I took the chance and am glad I did. We are still nailing but so far the gun has performed better than I expected. It can be a bit sensitive on the double fire like other reviews say, but at the price and ease of use, I'm not complaining. This is light enough for my wife to use comfortably yet feels like a solid tool in my hand too. The depth adjustment is much easier than other's I've seen and it seems better balanced than many other guns I've used. It's smaller than my framing gun, so fits better in tighter places like around eaves and fencing/deck rails etc.
At this price and the quality exhibited so far, even if it only lasted through this project, its well worth the price for us.
Home Depot, Freeman, thanks for the deal. I'm impressed.
June 22, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cajunbeat Freeman Coil Siding Nailer
Let me first say that I'm a DIY'er and not a contractor. However a contractor friend of mine helped me out with my latest project involving building a storage shed. It was double shotting on me and I initially thought that it was because I was not used to it. My contractor friend, however, was quite experienced with pneumatic tools and it was doing the same thing to him. I really didn't like the feel of it although it was quite inexpensive. Now I know why. I returned it to Home Depot without any questions asked and purchased the more expensive Hitachi Nail gun which worked remarkably well for both him and I.
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ziggo2 Works pretty good for half the cost of the others
Needs to be oiled good before use and during, like any other gun. Been using it for Fiber cement siding. shooting 2 1/4 nails, at 95 psi at the gun (i have a regulator on the end of the gun) have to finish a few with a hammer but thats not that big of a deal, probly a good thing really... Tried "wire collated nails" , they dont work for fiber cement, the little wire makes the nail hole too big and make the depth inconsistant. Use plastic collated nails only! Still early stages of my project but ive run about 1000 nails so far and its working good. Trigger is very touchy and it will double fire if you hold it too tight. I think its worth the purchase for one or two siding jobs, its got to be cheaper than renting.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Awesome nail gun
I have owned a construction co. for 23 years, I have used pneumatic nailers for the last 20 years, with many framing,siding & roofing nailers. The quality and construction of this tool is top of the line, from the side bumpers to protect the tool to the action when you pull the trigger. the depth adjustment works great and the hook supplyed to hook the tool to my belt saves me time and money. I be looking to freeman pneumatic in the future for my fastening needs.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TrimMan Does a Pro job @ a DIY price
I have been the building trades over 40 years and this nailer works as well as any high $ nailer I have owned in the past. I sold most of my nailers several years ago and the ones I still have are dinosaurs & hard to find fasteners for.
This nailer works well on cement siding (once you learn how to use it). Selecting the right fastener for the job is key for satisfaction, there are many options to choose from that can be used with this nailer.
I would have put these nailers to work on my framing crews if I could have.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jackhammer Great Nailer
I'm a professional contractor and have done lots of fences and siding jobs with this nailer the past 3 years. Every once in a while, and I mean very rare, it'll try to shoot 2 nails at a time and jamb, but every other brand has that happen too. Possibly from the coil of nails getting bunched or twisted, but's it's very easy to unjam. Other than than, I've never had a problem with it and I'd buy another one if needed. It also uses standard siding nails.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alan Outstanding Product Value
Ease of use...Great handling, performs as advertised...Great for the novice and pro...
April 25, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by confused Do your homework
I purchased this nailer online for the purpose of installing cedar shake shingles. Home Depot product description advertises it to accept 1 inch nails. Upon reading the user manual packaged with the gun, the shortest nail it will accept is 1 1/4 in. plastic collated 15 degree nails, however no one makes this type of nail for siding application. I am unwilling to use 1 1/2 inch nails as I do not want to chance hitting electric wiring inside wall. I am disappointed and will return product without ever using it and therefore cannot give an accurate rating. I should have researched this product's specifications on the Freeman website before purchasing it.
November 16, 2014