Tacwise 181EL-35 35mm Brad Nailer
Now superseded by better model
Now superseded by better model.
I have had two of these breakdown in use, one after 2 months, the replacement within 5 minutes of opening the box.
Tacwise sent me a new improved model under the warranty they are very good at that, as I have found out.
The new model has a whole new firing and pin storage assembly, basically from one of the better models.
It now functions well, but it does fire two genuine Tacwise pins quite often and jam.
Not a good buy.
17 Jan 2015
Flex not long enough !!!
The flex isn't even long enough to reach anywhere near the top of a door frame, it's ridiculously short. So short that i have to stand it on a ladder or tub just to nail a piece of architrave on. Talk about tight!!!! It should never receive its CE mark as it he flex is not fit for purpose. 60-65% of nails work first time the rest is hard work.
11 Jan 2015
Good DIY Nailer
Having never used a nailer it felt comfortable to use. Basic functions easy reload and jam removal, but you will need a small hex screwdriver.
I found the cable a bit short for the upper panelling I was doing which meant the extension cable needed trailing up the ladder.
It was used on sawn planed timber which marked after the soft attachment on the gun dislodged and was lost in a rebate. Even in soft wood you do need to hold the back of the gun to prevent kick back
Generally speaking it was ideal at DIY tongue and grove but for that bigger job you will need to upgrade.
It did what it said on the box.
22 Aug 2011
Not fit for purpose
Continually failed to drive nails fully home irrespective of the material eg timber, hardboard, MDF etc. Original had to be returned after one hour of intermittent use as it just stopped working. Replacement worked initially but nail cartridge had to be held in place with a rubber band as it kept springing open with each pull of the trigger - really frustrating. After a few more uses the plastic casing cracked due to nothing more than the strains imposed by using it for its intended purpose - driving nails into wood. Overall cheap but not fit for purpose and therefore a waste of money.
20 Jun 2011