Rated 5 out of 5Â by MikeMcC Reliable
Great machine no Jams or problems using. Use it on anything from making units to building from recycled timber
14 Sep 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Moxey Tacwise 400ELS 40mm Angled Nai
The product is called the "Tacwise 400ELS 40mm Angled Nailer 230V". To me, the clue is in the name; if it's called a 40mm nailer, it should bang 40mm nails in shouldn't it?
Wrong. It leaves them about 6mm proud so I have to finish them off with a hammer. The nails are so thin it's difficult not to bend them over.
The manual troubleshooter just says that the nailer might not put the nails all the way down if it is an unsuitable material. Nails are usually used in wood and I'm putting the nails into softwood timber.
Ease of use and reliability are good but I wish I hadn't bought the thing and stuck to the trusty hammer.
Very disappointed. :(
19 Oct 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TheFarmer Good for the price
I was torn between an air or mains driven model, but my compressor is a bit noisy and the coiled air tubes are a bit of a hassle so I opted for a mains powered gun. I wanted an angled gun for some tongue and groove flooring work so ended up buying the Tacwise as I couldn't justify spending hundreds on a bullet proof model.
It's a pretty robust tool with a removable, metal stand attached to keep it upright when you put it down. Nail strips are easy to load and unload, the only downside is the short lead, made as ever, of hard plastic that goes like steel wire in cold weather. Why can't they all use the soft rubber leads that DeWalt use?
So far I've used it on both reclaimed 18 mm tongue and groove wooden floorboards and also chipboard flooring sheets. The nails go in fine, with the heads flush. But you do need to apply a bit of firm pressure, one hand is enough, but if you don't the heads will stand proud by a couple of mil. This makes it slightly slower to use than a really heavy duty one, as you need to push for each trigger pull. The soft rubber end cap is also removable which is helpful for access when nailing through the tongues on flooring. The nails are fairly thin, but I usually find that if they are driven in at a slight angle they are fairly unlikely to pull out.
I'm not a tradesman so it won't get used every day, but my tools do get quite a hard life around the farm and this Tacwise gun does feel well built for the price bracket.
5 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Doormat I got nailed
Having had this products big brother (500 el) I knew pretty much what I was getting which is basically an orange automatic hammer.
I prefer the angled brads as with plenty of pressure and yes you do have to pretend you are at least one of the expendables whilst using this, but the brads go in right up to the head.
It's quick, reliable and above all easy to load and easy to fire once you get used to making sure it's straight to wood face.
So if you are like me and building the worlds largest shed or a smaller project like making a wood box for your nagging other half, though I recommend screws or bolts for the lid otherwise she will get out. Then this is the only nail gun you will ever need. And it comes with a case not many tools do these days and you can get all the cable and plug back in without being trained by the SAS.
30 Aug 2014