We're professional roofers: The company we work for does all kinds of roofing, including built-up, wood shake, and clay tile. But more than anything else, we install composition shingles. Though roofers used to nail shingles by hand or with a roofing stapler, these days the tool of choice is a coil roofing nailer.

On large projects, we might have as many as a dozen roofers on the crew, and because we supply our own guns, there are likely to be many different models on site. Like anyone else in construction, we're always looking for better tools, so we thought it was great when JLC delivered 12 of the newest coil roofing nailers to one of our jobs and...

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