Makita vs Paslode
Recently for few months we have been testing two framing nailer guns.
Whole idea was how much work we will be able to complete before one of them will die.
First to first Makita GN900SE and Paslode IM 350 are using same gas cartridge and range of nails.
Visual check Makita GN900SE
The GNS900E utilises Makita’s tried and tested Lithium-ion 7.2 volt battery system with a 30minute charge time making the Makita GN900SE four times quicker than the leading competitor. The small and light weight 7.2 volt battery will allow you to fire up to 4,000 nails per charge. The GN900SE features an LED low battery and error detection system, and a shock absorbing battery fitting to protect the terminals.
The 40 gram gas cell will allow you to fire up to 1200 shots per cell using the 34 degrees nail and gas packs.
The Makita gas nailer is light weight, comfortable and balanced perfectly in true Makita tradition, easy to use and well engineered as you have come to expect of Makita.
Visual check Paslode IM350
IM350+ Gas First Fix Nailer
Using enhanced technology, the IM350+ provides you with more reliability, increased accuracy, reduced actuation force and less maintenance
Cordless, self-powered – No hoses, no compressors, no setting up time
Versatile – Drives 51 – 90mm Stainless Steel, Hot Dipped Galvanised, Galv Plus, Bright, Ring, Unilock & Smooth nails
Powerful – Driving up to a 3.5 nails per second and 1000 per hour
Compact – Advanced body design enables work in cramped, overhead and hard to reach places
Tough – Constructed from heavy duty, reinforced durable housing, guaranteed for five years
– NEW technology provides increased reliability and extended service intervals
– NEW non-slip soft grip handle for user comfort and reduced operator fatigue
Tools were bought in the same time current live cycle time 6 months.
Two team of roofers and two identical roofs was made in the same time, both tools was swap between teams after 8000 shoots. Total shots score in one job 16000 nails.
Nail Jam in total : 6
Battery live from 1-10 total :9
Battery charge time from 1-10 total :10
Gas Cartridge live 1400 nails
After extra 2 months without cleaning still running
Craftsman rating from 1-10 in total: 10
Money value 1-10 total 10
Nail Jam in total : 14
Battery live from 1-10 total: 7
Battery charge time from 1-10 total : 5
Gas cartridge live 1200 nails
Craftsman rating from 1-10 in total: 8
Money value 1-10 total :6
After extra 2 months without cleaning stop fire nails
Makita parts start breaking problems with service
Nailer Gun Makita GN900SE
Makita still running except maintenance every one thousand shots made.
Makita Nailer Gun Gn 900SE 2019 review update.
Year 2019 has started with the same gun Makita GN 900 SE first lesson to learn. Reassuming so many years, nailing floorboards and subfloors, renovating houses, flats, installing partition walls, lofts, extensions and roofs, this may be something else. Please do not forget it is the same gun we have started working on rebuilding a roof in Acton in 2012. Reviewing problem in 2016, it was merely an sample after 2 hard working years grinding Makita and Paslode. Finally a small surprise came to the bright light. What really happened
Makita DC motor.
GN 900SE dc motor unfortunately started new year 2019 with strange up and down velocity of speed. Renovating of 5 bedroom house Central London required many gun shots replacing joist, building partition walls, fixing new floorboards.
First fix makita nailer gun dc motor give a ghost.
Motor fitted in GN 900 SE is responsible to pump air to chamber mixing gas to produce proper mixture for right explosion. When motor working slower not enough air will be supply to chamber creating wrong not powerful explosion. Expectation created by dc motor are very problematic. Nails will not be pocketed fully.