Bostitch vs. Makita – The Best Roofing Nail Guns

If you have ever hand-nailed a shingle roof, and then used a nail gun, you will know the huge difference this tool will make in production time when used properly.  Roofing nail guns are pretty much essential to any roofing trying to compete in the asphalt shingle market.

Here is a comparison of two of the top roofing nail guns on the market.  Roofing nailers take a lot of abuse, so it pays to invest in a quality roofing nail gun.  Both Bostitch and Makita make durable, high performing roofing nailers that will help you get a shingle roof installed fast!

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BOSTITCH RN46-1 3/4-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer

The Bostitch RN 46 boasts the ability to drive up to 100 nails a minute.  It is constructed with magnesium for maximum durability.  The Bostitch allows for 2 firing methods, and has drive depth adjustments.  The nailer weighs in at 4.8 lbs and comes with a 7 year warranty.



Hitachi NV45AB2 7/8-Inch to 1-3/4-Inch Coil Roofing Nailer

At 5.5 lbs, the Hitachi is light, but still slightly heaving than the Bostich.  The Hitachi has a nice side-loading feature, and also includes a quick-drive feature, allowing faster installation of roofing nails.  The Hitachi comes with a 5 year limited warranty.