April 21, 2017

Thinking about buying RN46-1 3/4-Inch (BOSTITCH)?

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  • Durable yet lightweight magnesium housing and carbide tips for long life
  • 3/4-inch to 1-3/4-inch coil roofing nailer with lockout mechanism prevents firing when empty
  • Adjustable depth control, full round driver, body and magazine wear guards, side-load canister
  • Backed by seven-year limited warranty
  • Patented single-action side load canister for fast, one-step nail loading. Adjustable shingle guide for quick shingle spacing
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Warranty: standard manufacturer’s warranty
S&H: Free shipping if ordered online
Dimensions and weight: check our reviews
Coupon/Sale: n/a

Recent reviews of BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer:

Just finished laying 42 sq with this gun, and I have nothing but praise. Well balanced and one of the lightest guns I have ever used. In 42 sq, one jam and about dozen nails left proud. Standard home store nails work well in this gun and are easy and cheap to find. The tool-less depth of drive works just good and the side-loading feature is great, fast and easy. When it’s out of nails, you know it, it’ll stop firing. Yes, this is a contact “bump” nailer, and if you’re to get double and triple misfires, you’re using this gun WRONG. If you’re laying shingles all day long and you must pull the trigger on every nail, your finger will fall off. Put your shingle down, pull the trigger, and shoot four nails, next. That’s the beauty of a contact nailer. On that note, BE CAREFULL, after a long run out, your finger has a tendency to stay on the trigger, if you were to then bump any part of your body now, you too will get nailed. The Cons: shallow really, come on Bostitch (and other mfg’s), Give us a cheap plastic molded case for our costly tools and could it have been so hard to have installed an air nipple at the factory, save me a trip to the hardware store.

I am really surprised with the 1st review of this gun. I had a friend purchase one, it gave him problems, he exchanged it the next day and his second gun was flawless. I chalk it up to it being a new product on the market and to some of the initial guns having production glitches. As for my experiences with it? I was considering the Hitachi super-Light intially. I had been waiting for Bostitch to produce the rumored “lighter” gun too. Just before I went to get the Hitachi (which I kind of put off for a while because I heard that they just did’nt take a beating like their heavier standard guns did), the Bostitch came out and I got it. After over 20 years of roofing, I managed to do something I have’nt done in a long time. I surprised myself. I really laid out shingles faster than I usually do. I was going through coils so quickly that I thought my helper was’nt bringing me up what I needed. It is amazing for a seasoned roofer, this gun is just balanced so rightly. I had the model before this one (the RN45B-1) and still do. It too is a workhorse and bulletproof. As with any tool, keep it clean and it will run forever. I believe it’s the 2nd lightest gun on the market (behind the Hitachi), but I will give up that extra pound of weight for performance anyday. It is fast and it keeps up with me. It also makes it simple to place the nails in the correct nailing area on the shingle (anybody may be fast, however being fast and putting the nails where they belong distinguishes a roofer). I had no problems with my other Bostitch; I just wanted the newest gun on the market and I am happy I got it. I greatly reccomend it. In one run, I knocked out 4 squares with a 30 foot valley to contend with in 23 minutes and did’nt realize it. It is that fast.

I looked at this gun depending on the journal of light constuction reviews I read july 06 issue. They liked the last nail catch feature and I must admit that this was my only complaint with my porter cable gun. So I bought one localy (same price as amazon with a case so it made up for the tax) and have done 3 roofs of about 20 squares each and really like it. I have seen lots of fusing on here about this and that but I muat say that if a tool was giving me this much fuse I could bring it in and see what the fix shop says. When I have had problems in the past our local reapir shop was able to get us a new gun, drill, or exstend our warranty with factory approval. I guess the second question is how much do you beat on your tools. I tether not only my ladders and my self but my espensive tools too. Nothing screws with a gun more than a three story drop. Well enough rambling. For the money an excellent gun. I still use my porter cable for a spare gun when we have another man on the roof so I can not really bad mouth them. But if your banging out 5 or 6 squares a day by yourself 30 plus coils with our 12 pitch roof you appreciate the nail catch, easy load, and weight of this gun. Update: after a year this gun needed a rebuild because the nailes stopped advancing. And we bought the new movable cable while waiting for it to came back from the shop. We still favor the Bos for its features but I’ll say the porter cables are more lasting.

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AN451 CN445R2CR175C DWFP12658Roofpro 455XP CRN45
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CN445R2 AN451CR175C GRTCR175RN175B STARN461
GRTMP16RF CN445R3R175RNE Roofpro 455XPDWFP12658R 3D0101R
PCN45 URN461CRN45-15 U/BRN175DF175-CN NV45AB2
CN445R NV45AB2SDWFP12658


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