Milwaukee Framing Nailer?
Does anyone have/use Milwaukee 7100-20 Framing Nailer? I’m looking for a relatively light occasional use gun, and this model seems to fit the bill for just over $200. I can’t find a review anywhere other than the user reviews on Amazon, which are generally favorable. Any opinions?
I like Milwaukee. I have never used their air tools, but have been eyeballing them for some time. Somebody help us out!
Never used the Milwaukee, sorry can't help. Used the Hitachi's at work and have a cheap craftsman at home for light work.
Stopped buying the Milwaukees tools because I couldn't find a repair source.
My normal nailer is a Bostich, but a few months ago I dropped it from a ladder and cracked the air fitting. Since I had to wait for parts and I still needed to get some framing done, I ran to home cheapo and looked for the cheapest nailer to get me by. Lo, and behold, the Milwaulkee fit the bill. I think the price was $189 or something.
Anyway, when I got back to the jobsite, I was surprised at how much I liked my new, temporary nailer. It is light, has a switchable trigger style, and plenty of power. The only drawback is that the shoe is a little cheesy. However, it was pretty good for the price. Now I use my old one or my new one depending on the type of job.
Word is it's just a red version of the Ridgid guns.Costco near me has the Hitachi framing guns on clearance for $169.JT
I don't think the model I got is the same as the ridgid. I initially looked at the Ridgid because those are usually cheap, but found the Milwaukee on special at the end of an aisle. Maybe the gun I got is not the same one as what the poster is looking at now.
Hadn't even thought of checking Costco for tools- I go there halfway often but the tool aisle seems to have lots of small stuff, not much in the way of real tools. I'll take another look next time I'm in.Thanks,=====Zippy=====
They have the Bosch table saw everybody here likes right now, forgot the price tho.....
I did see that there the last time I was in, but my old Makita is still chugging along nicely and meets my needs for now. I do recall that it seemed to be a pretty reasonable deal though.=====Zippy=====
Usually all I see are the crappy DeWalt combo sets or what not. Was gonna buy buy it but wifey said we needed milk and bread, bummer.
I picked up one from HD about 8 months for +/-$150 -- I can say I'm very happy with it, especially for that price. It doesn't get heavy use, really just got it for my kitchen renovation - but its light and easy to work with. Mis-fires every once in a while but I blame that more on the nails than the gun, really only happens between two strips of nails, last one can get hung up sometimes. Of course they recommend using Milwaukee nails but good luck trying to find those without ordering online.Hope this helps
I see you are in S. Jersey, If you have a reason to be up in Union, stop in at Force Machinery on Rt 22 they have Bostich factory recons for $119 that do double duty as pp nailers.
The Milwaukee prices make me wonder if they'll be in the nailer biz for the long haul.
Just a thought
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Union is the other end of the universe from me. I have to drive north to get to exit 1 of the NJTPK! My last nailer was a Stanley/Bostich which I liked a lot (except for a lot of misfires). It's long dead, and I have trouble justifying more than $200 or so knowing how much use it will get. At the same time, I refuse to buy complete garbage.
I hadn't considered rebuilds for this even though I've had good luck with the two previous rebuilt tools I've owned. Unfortunately for me, the only local tool dealer within 30-45 minutes of me is always high and the staff is downright nasty, so I'm pretty much stuck with the big boxes or internet for my purchases.=====Zippy=====
I have bought air nailers from a seller on ebay 1to4 and gotten some excellent deals. He starts em low, and sometimes they sell low. Anyway they are mostly used, tested bostitch nailers. Very good seller, with 13964 feedbacks, 99.3% positive. I have a couple nailers due to be delivered tomorrow to replace some some scum took from my garage.
my framing milwakee is #7110-20
Works just fine! I bought three milwuakee guns at the same time, a 15 ga, and 18.
The 15 misfires alot,, but I think I've got the problem licked now.
They're just fine
FYI and FWIW, I recently acquired a Milwaukee nailer model #7100-20 as part of a tool promotion at my local lumber yard. Last week, we ran two boxes of 12d commons and 1 box of 8d commons through it, without a single jam or misfire. The light weight and built in rafter hook are very nice features. The bump fire switch and nail depth adjuster are easy to use and work well. The nose piece has great teeth for toenailing. The only caveat I might have is that it does not seem as rugged as the Hitachi NR83a's we use day in and day out. Time will tell, but for now I would recommend this nailer for the guy that needs a good nailer, but doesn't want to spend a fortune on one.
I recently bought a factory recon Senco 601 from these people
and have been complely happy with every aspect of that deal.
I just picked one up not too long ago because I got it for a great deal. I've been very pleased so far, and have no real complaints. Seems to have plenty of power, it's lightweight, once the little rubber nose is removed it's pretty good for toenailing, switch for bounce/sequential fire.
For the money, so far I think it is hard to beat, and I'd buy another.
That said, I'm not sure if it will hold up like the Hitachi guns, but that doesn't sound like an issue for you.
I'd recommend it.
Been mentioned here before...Costco stores near me are clearing out the Hitachi 83 framing nailers for $148 new.Great price, only a few left.Metro Detroit area stores.Julian
Have not got that one, but I bought their coil roofing nailer last Dec. and used it 5 days/week until May. Very pleased with it. Full set of features.
My impression was that they were trying to break into this space. The price at Amazon in Nov. was VERY attractive. By the time I did the due diligence, it had gone up 20.00 so I jumped on it. Around $160 as I recall.
If they would do a coil siding nailer, I'd buy.
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