Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painter Ramset
Works as designed. Only issue is making sure the spent shell ejects. If it doesnt it finds its way back into the chamber. If it is not removed the next shell wont fire. Seems to eject reliably most of the time.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarterB Does it's job. Safe. Multiple options.
For home use, this version of the Ramset nail gun is perfect. It can use a variety of fasteners and is approved for single shot load strengths up to level 4.
I used the gun to attach industrial steel shelving to my concrete foundation. I got the best results after two hits with yellow loads (it says not to use the red or purple in this particular gun) in order to get the nail fully seated.
The gun has decent kickback with the yellow load but since you pull a trigger instead of hitting it with a hammer, you can keep it aligned and steady using both hands. It makes a decent sound but not as much as a gun shot. I still used hearing protection.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steve 50/50 chance it will do sill plate in old home
The actual tool is built quite well. Its design was OK as far as holding it and being able to place it where you needed to. The problem is it will not sink 3" nails with the yellow load into old cured concrete. As another guy (Dave) stated in a review here I had the exact same result. No penetration, about 1/8" deep blow out spot on the slab. This was going through a soft pine 2x4. Really disappointing to have spent this kind of money to put down a single 11ft sill plate and got absolutely zero results.
I am sure on lighter jobs or green concrete it would be nice to have. On the same thought who needs a tool like this for something a good hammer can do. I needed something for a do it yourself one time job that a hammer just wasnt enough.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sat Excellent item
this tool makes easier my life. I didn't know there is a tool like this you can use to nail on concrete wall.
it is very good. I love it
December 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bob65 Good tool, good functionality
Everything worked as it seemed it should, which is good because there were few instructions to guide a novice. I have used the manual trigger-hammer in the past and wanted to upgrade. Trigger seemed to require far more pressure to fire than I expected.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Great Concrete Nail gun
My family room is concrete and I am in the process of laying tile after removing rug and tiles beneath. I need this tool to secure fasteners into the cement floor. I have no doubt this tool will do the trick. I just need to go to Home Depot again to find out the best fasteners and 0.22 cal. powder loads to use for this job as there are several to choose from. I also want to organize my garage and basement with metal shelving mounted in the cement walls in those areas. I have plenty of uses for this Ramset nail gun I now need to get the proper supplies required to complete the jobs correctly. I am sure the employees at Home Depot will assist me.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JRMitch Great improvement over my old one
This is the second Ramset I have owned (the first is near 30 years old) and it is great. My old one required me to use a mallet or hammer to strike the top which can make the fasteners drive in at a slant if you move slightly or the blow glances the striking face. This model allows you to keep both hands firmly in place and make certain the nail is aimed in the path you want to drive. This is a major improvement over the older style and it takes the same cartridges. Make certain to wear safety glasses and ear protection.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Great tool
My son and I wanted to put up some wood on our concrete garage walls, so we can easily mount things. I considered the hammer version of this tool, which was cheaper, but after reading other reviews, chose the trigger version.
Go with the trigger version. I was putting 3" nails through 2x4's and you had to really put your body weight behind it to get the nails to go all the way in. If you're using the hammer version of this tool, you can't really do that.
For small jobs, this is a great tool to add to your collection.
October 13, 2013