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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:18 pm 
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Posting on behalf of hubby who doesn't do computers.

He's looking for a reasonably priced but reliable nail gun.
He was looking at the Tacwise 1166 but it's saying it might blow the circuit.

Does anyone have any recommendations?


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heeelllooo and welcome gpsmrs :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:
what exactly are you making as its more off a pin gun

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Hi, thanks the the reply.

He'll be using it for skirtings, facings and things like that.


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I am not familiar with said tool but a video I just saw of it shows it being plugged into a normal socket outlet. I have also seen it advertised for "the home user" so I would say there is no problem with plugging it in at home.

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Hi
Thank you. He's a joiner and working in other peoples homes at the moment so I think he's just a bit worried incase it blows their fuses.


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I can't see why he would think it would blow their fuses :dunno:

But that said, technically it could be said that "other peoples houses" are a work site, and as such all electrical equipment should be 110v. (Its not law that 110v is used, but often it is, and if your husband goes to a building site, he will have to use 110v)

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if hes a joiner fitting skirts and architraves and the like then he wants something along the lines of a passlode im65 nail gun

there are others made by hitachi, makita and bostich and maybe a few others that are gas powered. and dewalt make one that runs from batteries only.

im a joiner and i have a passlode im65 and have had it for a number of years and its been absolutely fine



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To that list you should add Senco and Rawl, which are clones of each other. Personally, I have a deWalt DCN660 for skirtings - it shares batteries with several other deWalt tools, though, so it was cheaper to buy the tool "bare" of batteries and charger. Worth looking at if your husband already has DW cordless tools. One thing I will say, though, is that these trade tools don't come cheap, but they should last - I sold my last DW cordless 2nd fix nailer at almost 10 years of age (admittedly for the price of the two new batteries with it) and the guy is still using it more than a year later sans problem

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I can't see why he would think it would blow their fuses :dunno:


Because it says it in the product description and a reviewer on Amazon had this problem.


*The larger (50mm) electric nailers & staples (including models Duo 50, Nailer 18G/50 & Finish Nailer 16G/45) all draw a considerable current (amperage) at the point of firing. This will not be a problem for most people as a typical domestic ring main will have a 30 amp fuse and a commercial ring main will likely be higher. If the tool does trip your ring main try removing one or more other electrical products which are also plugged in and this may solve the problem. Alternatively the fuse / circuit breaker may only be for example 20amp and will need to be upgraded.


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Thanks for the recommendations, I shall pass these onto him :)


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it shouldnt really draw more than 13 amp perhaps 20 at a push so wouldnt be happy with requiring say a 30 amp fuse as thats way beyond a sensible "peak" as a 20 amp may take 30+ to blow with a quick surge :dunno:

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The other thing to note is the biggest fuse you can have in a plug is 13 A

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The other thing to note is the biggest fuse you can have in a plug is 13 A

yes indeed my comments where more aimed at the tool is too close to sensible levels seeming to rely on diversity and maximum available down stream in the power circuit at best scenario rather than normal to minimum likely to be found causing failure by design :dunno:

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I have the Hitachi which is lighter than many, and uses gas and batteries, so no fuses to worry about.
I chose it as it was lighter than many, cheaper than most, though some may say that it isn't so well built as some.
However, at about £300 it seemed very good value to me, and as I am now looking for a framing nail gun (ie it fires bigger nails for construction rather than finishing work) I am likely to go for the Hitachi version, which has to be some sort of recommendation..


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aye a fair few praise the hitachi gun,.

https://www.its.co.uk/search.aspx?rs=na ... earch=true

i dont always use its.co.uk but they have a good range of nail guns


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