Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 51
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mw5757 Too many double-fires.
Not for the newbie or novice who can't (or doesn't want to) bounce nail and needs to single nail instead. Apparently there is a technique for single shooting nails that doesn't require you fit the optional single-shot trigger, but I just couldn't take the time to master it - I had a roof that actually needed to be shingled. So I bought the Porter Cable gun instead and set the Hitachi aside. Yes, the Hitachi feels like it's built better, but the Porter Cable has a selectable trigger right out of the box - it's not a $75 option that you can only get by mail. In my opinion, if you need a single shot trigger it should preferably a) be right there in the box with the gun or b) be available as a no-cost or low-cost accessory.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack54 Excellent Tool!
I'll start by saying I don't do this for a living. I bought this gun because it received the best reviews on the HD website. I used this gun to place an asphalt roof on my 12x16 shed and it worked flawlessly...I could have bought a less expensive gun but when it comes to tools, you get what you pay for. I was able to bounce and single nail with this gun. Never jammed once. Now that I have tested the waters with this gun I might try and save myself many thousands of $ by replacing the roof on my house myself. A fantastic nail gun.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gare This is a great tool. .
It is well engineered and well made. It served my purpose perfectly
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roofing123 Durable, Reliable for PROS
In the past, we would go through 2 roofing guns per year for our roofing crew. We used mostly Bostitch in the past. When their guns got lighter, they got cheaper. I got tired of retiring them after a couple months of use. We would have them repaired. Again, they would lose a spring, a pin or o ring, leaving them inoperable. GARBAGE! I purchased 3 Hitachi Roofing guns. All 3 work well with no problems. Two of the three are 2 and 3 years old. They are used 3x/week for 40+ weeks a year.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Good product
The roofing nailer was as described. It worked well, was simple to operate and understand. Saved me many hours on the shingling of my roof.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ConsumerOpinion Great product
I purchased this nailer for a large shed and was very impressed, it is light and easy to load nails into and not too loud either. Has not jammed yet. When i became tired there were a couple times when it double fired since i didn't let it release off the shingles but that was my fault...it was my first time to use the bump fire and i was used to a framing nailer. It is rather expensive but i got during the power tool promotion sale so it was around $260.
October 27, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cliffmtroofer best gun ever built
i have been using this coil nailer every day for the last 2 years i have never had problems with it it has the perfect platform for the roofing industry i havent even had to get my hitachi rebuilt and i have really beat it up and it runs like new i say 'YES BUY IT' its well worth the money people its light weight very very rugged and will always be reliabe for everyday use i spent $300 on mine and it has made me over $50,000 since then great investment anyways i hope this helps good luck
November 22, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DandyDave Great as expected from Hitachi
I have a framing nailer from Hitachi and have loved it, so I expected a lot from this roofing gun. I was not disappointed at all as it worked great. Never had a misfire and very easy to use for anyone that picked it up.
September 17, 2013