Finally a cordless nailer with punch
In 10 years of being a Carpenter I've owned the senco fusion, milwaukee 16g fixer, dewalt 16g and now I have my hands on the hikoki 15g.
First impression was the weight of the tool was on the heavier side, although the gun has less kick back than competitors so it's only really an issue with over head work. Having said that, the major benefit this gun brings is its punch. This gun is the punching champ of the gasless/cordless fixers, which from my experience has been the major compromise when coming from gas/air.
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I purchased this gun for a fix out on a house I was about to do. I got through the job however the gun proved less than satisfactory regularly jamming and misfiring. While this gun has some strengths I found it has more design weaknesses. Hitachi's warranty support proved unsatisfactory also.
The biggest feature of battery guns is their convenience - no need for gas or oils, no exhaust fumes, no regular servicing costs and quieter than gas guns, and no hoses and compressor. All battery guns are heavier than gas and pneumatic guns so its a lev...el playing field here. The specific strengths of this gun are; 1) its got punching power - it drove nails through trim/plasterboard/pine studs as required. 2) quick enough firing time 3) shoots 15g DA brads - more angle that other brads (good for tight corners) and more holding power that 16g
Purchased in May 2017.
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