If you have ever been around a roofing crew setting up in the morning for a full day of installing a new roof you know there is a lot of prep work that goes into it. Setting up compressors, running air hoses, getting supplies up to the roof but when all is in place it’s like a symphony of rapid bump-fireing from a handful of roofers. This cordless gun will not replace those roofing nailers however, at 2 nails a second with a trigger pull required for each to fire it is simply too slow to join the orchestra.
So who will use this new cordless roofing nail gun? This is still a gun for the pros, but the main benefit it offers is the lack of setting up a compressor and running air hoses. For smaller jobs like a roofing repair, skylight or vent installation this gun is ideal, simply grab and go. The nail & fuel cells for the gun are sold in Roofer’s Choice kits that include a fuel cell and 6 coils of nails (720) which is just enough to do about 200 sq ft of roofing.
Check out this short video from Rob at www.aconcordcarpenter.com to get a better idea of size and how easy it is to handle. For more in-depth information read the official press release below the video.
SCHAUMBURG, IL – Roof repair pros were already learning about the incredible time-saving benefits of the world’s first Fuel Powered Cordless Roofing Nailer System. Now, the critics are chiming in, and early returns indicate the Model DFCR175C Cordless Roofing Nailer from Duo-Fast Construction is a winner. During last month’s International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Las Vegas, a panel of judges chose Duo-Fast’s system as one of only three honored as “Best New Products” within the IRE’s 2011 Product Showcase. “The accolades are nice, but we’re more excited that everyone who works with the new cordless system has the same experience we did when we were doing field testing last year,” says Craig Christiansen, Duo-Fast’s market manager for Roofing & Exterior Products. “A single worker can perform repairs, pack up and get back into his truck in the time it takes a typical two-person crew just to set up a pneumatic system. That represents a phenomenal increase in speed and profitability on the job.”
The revolutionary tool is easy to use, drives two nails per second and holds 120 nails per coil. Faster than hand nailing and more precise than pneumatic nailers, Duo-Fast’s Cordless Roofing Nailer is perfect for leaks and shingle repair, ridge and hip replacement, steep slope roof work, flashing and vent installation, drip edge and trim, tight spots, and punch list repairs.
The Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer System drives 2,200 nails per battery charge, and 1,000 nails per fuel cell. An adjustable depth of drive feature reduces shingle blow-through, and the sequential fire trigger contributes to precise nail placement and helps eliminate high nailing. The adjustable shingle guide and a soft-grip handle further enhance precision and control.
The nailer has a single door magazine for easy loading. Skid guards, a belt hook and a safety tether keep the tool where it belongs – on the roof and driving nails. Roofer’s Choice™ Fuel + Nail Packs with PowerBoost™ Nails
The Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer uses Roofer’s Choice™ Fuel + Nail packs, which maximizes the tool’s performance and means you never run out of fuel before you run out of nails. Each pack comes with one quicklode™ fuel cell and six coils of nails (720 nails per box).
The nails feature the PowerBoost™ Black Tip Coating for superior ease of drive and a unique vertical groove design for better holding power than standard roofing nails. Each Fuel + Nail pack is enough nails to do two squares or 200 square feet of shingles (your typical roofing repair job). The Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer System, Model DFCR175C, comes with a convenient backpack and one Roofer’s Choice™ Fuel + Nail Pack, as well as a safety tether, rechargeable battery and charger, and safety glasses. It also features a one year full coverage warranty and five year limited warranty. The system is available at roofing and building supply distributors and wholesalers nationwide. For more information visit www.duo-fastconstruction.com.
Duo-Fast® is a registered trademark. PowerBoost™, quicklode™ and Roofer’s Choice™ are trademarks of Illinois Tool Works.