Paslode Cordless Roofing Nailer Review – CR175C

Its not often a tool comes along that revolutionizes they way you work. Well we just came across a product that if your a roofer, it will knock your socks off.  We are talking about the Paslode CR175C Cordless roofing nailer, it is packed with innovative  features that save time and money.

Model CR175C
Part # 904500
Weight 7.5 lbs
Height 16 3/4″
Length 14 1/8″
Width 6 5/16″
Speed 2 Nails/Second
Nail Capacity 120 – 1 coil
Nail Range 1¼” – 1¾”
Nail Collation Wire Coil
Nail Type Roofer’s Choice Galvanized Fuel + Nail Combo Pack
Fuel Type Roofer’s Choice quicklode™ fuel
Nails per Fuel Cell 1,000
Fuel Life 21 months
Battery Life 2,200
Cleaning Interval 50,000 shots
Warranty 1-year full warranty, 5-year limited

 

For this review we actually went out in the field to get roofers opinions, we wanted them to use it then report back. The feedback we received ranged was all positive, they loved it. The unit is compact and lightweight at 7.5lbs, it even comes with safety glasses and a backpack which fits everything including fuel and nails so its easy to take up on a roof. One of the big things roofers liked was that you don’t have to drag out compressors and air hoses, the latter is a safety issue. The nailer is fueled by Paslode’s Roofers Choice fuel which is available with nail coils in one convenient package. A lanyard is included with the tool to attach to your work belt to prevent the tool from falling of a roof.

We took the tool up on a roof to replace a valley, I climbed up the ladder with the tool secured in the backpack on my back, so I had both hands free to safely climb the ladder. Once on the roof I let the professional take over. He immediately started to prep the tool like he had been using it for years, its that simple. He attached the lanyard to his work belt and went to work. One shot and he stopped, the nail depth needed adjustment, we took out the included allen wrench and proceeded to adjust the depth. Done in less than one minute we are back to work, shot after shot the nailer performed great. The tool itself is rugged and has rubber grips on either side that allow you to lay it on a roof without it sliding. To replace the fuel cartridge is simple, you just open the back latch pop it out and pop a new one in. The nails are just as simple, open the side door, place the coil on the spindle, align the nails with the feeder close the door and your ready to work with 120 nails till the next reload. The have also included a shingle guide that is fully adjustable.

The nailer is capable of up to 2 nails per second and is quite powerful. The included battery will last you all day and also includes a charger. Another really nice thing we liked is Paslode’s support hotline, if you have any support issues they included a 800 number on both the bag and the tool. When your tool gets dirty its time to clean and maintain it, so Paslode has included a dummy proof picture tutorial on how to clean and maintain the tool. Paslode has really set the bar with this tool.  The feedback we got was shock and awe at how much time this can save them. Paslode did their homework on this one and worked closely with roofers to build a tool that saves time and money.  Of course it also proudly wears the Paslode name which is known in the industry as a quality  tool maker.

The Paslode 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 (or 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 Combo Pack contains enough nails to do two squares (200 square feet)

15 COMMENTS

  1. One slight downside is that the nail and fuel packs don’t cover a huge space making this nailer better for repairs and smaller jobs. I chatted with Paslode about this and they said this was a known limitation when they designed it. Otherwise it really is a sweet nailer.

    • Actually the the nailer is designed for small projects like repairs, flashing, punch list items etc. The kits gets you about 200 Square feet on one fuel cell and 720 nails, which is actually pretty good for repairs.

  2. hi I’m just wondering can you use normal paslode fuel cells in this roofing nailer?? is it the same gas?

  3. Hi
    Can you tell me were i buy the plastic adapter to fit the paslode fuel cells for paslode cordless roofing nailer CR175C on line or in the uk ?

    • They should come with the fuel when you buy it? If your talking about the plastic piece that is part of the tool, then i am not sure. I would email Paslode or talk to ToolStop. I wish i had a better answer, but I have never researched that one before.

  4. I purchased a Paslode CR175C coil nailer expecting the shingle guide, but it was not included. The shingle guide assembly is even listed as several parts in the parts list include with the coiler nailer, but it was evident that it was never installed on the nailer. The parts list Paslode has on their website doesn’t include the shingle guide. I purchased the nailer from Amazon, and contacted Paslode directly to get the parts, as it was evident that it was never installed. The CSR told me that I would need to contact Amazon. I filed a complaint will Paslode, and ordered the shingle guide from a parts supplier. I am extremely dissapointed in Paslode. I was on my way to purchasing all construction tools from Paslode, but I will most likely look to other suppliers.

  5. Do you have to use PowerBoost™ Black Tip Coating nails or can you use any 15° roofing nail such as Grip Rite nails that I use in my pneumatic nail gun.

  6. Hi,
    I’m a zinc roofer and was wondering if I could use the roofers choice nails with the zinc material I use? Will the pre-weathered zinc outlast the nails?
    Thank you in advance.

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