Hitachi NV83A2 nail Gun anyone use it ?
I’m looking into buying this gun. I have a re-roof and dormer projest on my house coming up and I thought this would do well for the sheathing and framing of the dormer(I’m going to rent a roofing nailer). I’ll also in the future have an outdoor fence project coming up as well as repair to wood shingle siding as well as odds and ends.
What size nail heads would I be able to shoot from this gun for the fence project & shingles, can I get nail heads smaller than a framing nail ?
Where do you prefer to by nails ?
I also was looking at the Hitachi nv75ag, that has a couple of options tha look good as well.
Thanks in advance for your input.
How much framing do you plan on doing? We frame full time and use the NV83A2.
If you are going to be siding, fencing, and just a little framing, I would get the NV75AG. We have one of those also. It's lighter and a really good gun.
thanks for the response.
I will not be doing to much framing with this gun. only the occasional project.
I liked the nail length on the 83.
are nails readily available for these guns at the big boxes ?
Some Home Depots carry coil 10d nails and some don't. I think a 10d (3") nail is the max that gun will take. Siding and smaller coil nails are easy to find.
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They'll both pretty much run the same nails. The 83 will shoot up to 3 1/4" and the 75 will go up to 3". They'll both be good guns but the 83 is really just for framing, the 75 is a light duty framer but will do siding, fencing, decking, etc well. I think the 75 has the depth setting like the hitachi siding nailers and I think it also has a single pull or bump fire switch which are nice. The 83 also can run larger shank nails but that will almost certainly never affect you. Other than those two things with the nails, they run the same coils. HD or Lowes might have the coils, if not any good lumber yard should be able to get them for you (and at a better price than the box stores), if not, try http://www.abcsupply.com they have an online catalog and stores nationwide.
Both nailers have toolless adjustable depth of drive, but the 83 will not shoot plastic collated siding coils while the 75 will. I think you're right that the 75 is the right choice for the OP.View Image
I think you've posted in the past about the 83's depth setting being fine for framing but not fine enough for siding, decking, etc.