Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 61
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Footski Worked for 35 times
Worked for less than 40 times then it jammed. Had to remove a screw to loosen bbl to remove shell. Next shot bbl jammed again and it is now inoperable. Quick look at website and it would cost more to repair than to buy another new one. I will say that it did do the job when it worked,BUT. BOUGHT IT 2-3 yrs ago so it is out of warranty.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by StateChamp15 Cheap but it works
Only had to ramset a couple boards where cement screws wouldnt bite. Basic but goes kaboom every time. As long as you dont baby tap the pin
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dfgfla Worked at expected
The tool worked fine It does what it is supposed to do. Easy to load not quite like my old one 60+ year old but good.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Couldn't be happer
For $25 this unit can't be beat! I am using it for a basement project and has worked great (so far)....have done a couple dozen hits.
I used the recomendatiosn from other reviews of not hitting it too hard or too soft. I tap it a couple times to get the spot then hit a little harder until it goes off. Yes, there are times you need to use two shells to set the nail in more - but for $25 I am not complaining.
Friend that has used a different kind in the past was also impressed.
Side note: you may want to wear ear protection - it is louder than I thought it would be.
Very happy I bought it.
February 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dweb Perfect balance
Just what I needed and and the right price. I'm pretty sure I have 3 of these now but I couldn't find the other two and didn't want to delay my project. For the cost of these it was worth possibly having a third! Well built and nicely designed. Not a single problem with it, just as expected. I'll try to remember where I store this one so I don't have to buy a fourth!
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chad Exactly what we needed
*I attached a short clip of the tool in action
I purchased this tool because my Brother needed help framing up his basement and I knew from MY experience that nailing/screwing into concrete is no fun so I suggested that we give this tool a try since it was so affordable. I bought this tool, a pack of 100 rounds and 25 2.5" nails. All in all it was about $35 to get started which is great. We bought the tool with the intention of nailing through treated 2x4s into the poured concrete slab in the basement as well as the cinder block walls at times and for those purposes it was perfect. You pull the barrel out just like a bolt action rifle, load a round, then gently and slowly close the chamber (i learned that if you try to do this quickly the round will pop out and kind of get lodged in the barrel funny and you'll have a misfire..). The best way to load it gently is what I called "seppuku" style (google image search that). Keep the butt in your sternum and at a slight angle, pull the barrel in towards the chest to close. It's simple to use, you just load the round, put the nail in the tip, put on goggles and earplugs of course, and then place the tip on the surface that you intend to fasten, make sure the tip of the tool is flush with the surface of what you're fastening, then with your free hand using a hammer, you give it a good whack right on the button. Moderate force is best, too light and the nail wont drive all the way, too much and it'll punch through too much. In my experience I found that too MUCH was better than too little because, although sometimes you can drive the nail the rest of thew way, sometimes you can't, and even when the nail is a little too deep, it's definitely fastened well..
The ONLY reason I didn't give this 5 of 5 is because of the trouble I had with brick. We bent 3 nails while attempting to nail into brick so that was a bit frustrating, so we ended up aiming for the mortar lines and it worked well there and it felt snug.
This tool is an amazing value, and the concept is so simple and effective. It just uses the combustion energy from the .22 round and drives the nail using that explosive force. It's ellegant in it's simplicity. Buy this tool if you have a small job and you need to nail into concrete. If it's a bigger basement or something, I would consider going with the trigger version of this although I don't have experience with it, I would definitely trust it based on this lower end version.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jalord Great inexpensive option
I bought this ramset gun to replace a much more expensive one that I had bought some time ago when I was finishing a basement. The old one had been stolen and I needed one for a small job. This model was only about $25 and will work great for the number of times I am likely to need a ramset gun.
December 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BarnyardDog Good tool
Purchased this after returning the Dewalt to the other Big store. This tool worked perfectly. Very satisfied..
December 30, 2015