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buying nail gun (by tom [KY]) Aug 11, 2012 2:46 PM
       buying nail gun (by Lana [IN]) Aug 11, 2012 3:30 PM
       buying nail gun (by Larry [MN]) Aug 11, 2012 4:16 PM
       buying nail gun (by RobertJ [CA]) Aug 11, 2012 4:41 PM
       buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Aug 11, 2012 5:20 PM
       buying nail gun (by J [IN]) Aug 11, 2012 5:30 PM
       buying nail gun (by Chris [CT]) Aug 11, 2012 6:53 PM
       buying nail gun (by Dave [IN]) Aug 11, 2012 7:34 PM
       buying nail gun (by Smokowna [MD]) Aug 11, 2012 9:24 PM
       buying nail gun (by Reid [KS]) Aug 12, 2012 12:08 AM
       buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Aug 12, 2012 1:36 AM
       buying nail gun (by RR78 [VA]) Aug 12, 2012 4:33 AM
       buying nail gun (by NE [PA]) Aug 12, 2012 5:26 AM
       buying nail gun (by Joe M [GA]) Aug 12, 2012 6:21 AM
       buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Aug 12, 2012 11:42 AM
       buying nail gun (by J.C [ME]) Aug 12, 2012 2:33 PM
       buying nail gun (by tom [KY]) Aug 12, 2012 3:33 PM
       buying nail gun (by Terence [MD]) Aug 13, 2012 8:26 AM
       buying nail gun (by gevans [SC]) Aug 13, 2012 4:14 PM


buying nail gun (by tom [KY]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 2:46 PM
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I am looking for a nail gun and compressor combo. Need to do shoe moulding inside with brads or small nails and do soffit outside with staples. My local big box choices are lowes, home depot and harbor freight. Any suggestions on who to go with? Figure its all made in China and quality will be comparable for weekend wood warior stuff. --173.191.xxx.xx




buying nail gun (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 3:30 PM
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All my nail guns are Paslode. --64.184.xx.xxx




buying nail gun (by Larry [MN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 4:16 PM
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If all you need to do is light nailing with brads and small nails, get an electric nail gun. --71.193.xx.xxx




buying nail gun (by RobertJ [CA]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 4:41 PM
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I have every size nail gun under the sun -- air driven, electric and gas driven Paslode.

With electric, you can not really adjust the power for stronger/weaker woods. With air guns you can adjust the pressure for the job. And with paslode, you need to be a professional to make it pay for itself.

For small nails, brads and staples, a small compressor will do. For 2" and up you'll need a larger 1-1/2 HP compressor. Speak with the tool guy at Home Depot or Lowes, each nails has air needs and you'll need the right compressor for the job. Get a larger compressor, you can use it for small and large needs. Get a small compressor, you will have to wait for it to cycle and build up pressure to continue nailing. Good luck. --173.55.xx.xxx




buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 5:20 PM
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Bostich for small brad nail guns. not for frame guns, they also make a great coil roofing nailer. --98.253.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by J [IN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 5:30 PM
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I have mostly Bostich guns and one Hitachi roofing gun. I like my $59.00 small air compressor to use with my 1/4" stapler. --67.236.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by Chris [CT]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 6:53 PM
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I use Paslode, no compressor. --24.228.xx.xxx




buying nail gun (by Dave [IN]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 7:34 PM
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I have Bostitch and Porter Cable nail guns. I really like the Bostitch BT1855 I have and use it more than the Porter Cable finish nailer.

The only issue with my Bostitch staple gun is that is uses different size staples than most of the other brands.

You can get by with a small pancake or hot dog compressor if all you are doing is running nail guns.

I personally don't care for anything Harbor Freight sells. I have bought hand tools and power tools from them at various times and have always returned them.

--99.32.xxx.xx




buying nail gun (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Aug 11, 2012 9:24 PM
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The Bostitch guns are so cheap it is not worth buying the real junk stuff.

Chose your gun by the cost of the nails. Bostitch is usually a cheaper and more available nail.

The gun is just the vending machine, the cost is in the nail.

--173.66.xx.xxx




buying nail gun (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 12:08 AM
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Look at what www.northerntool.com they have a pretty good selection . I've ordered quite a bit of stuff from them over the years with good results. --108.238.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 1:36 AM
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CPO is often cheaper than NT, they also sell refurbs, with a full warranty. --98.253.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 4:33 AM
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Senco fusion best for cordless but expensive.

Like others said. Go with the Bostich.

--76.104.xxx.xx




buying nail gun (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 5:26 AM
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All we use are paslodes. I think we might be getting away from the paslode framers though. In the past 4 years, they have redesigned the model twice and the quality has been WAY DOWN. Although, paslodes may be for weekend warriors. We use ours so much, I think we wear them out prematurely. --74.47.xx.xx




buying nail gun (by Joe M [GA]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 6:21 AM
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Like the others I use Bostich. I got rod of my big heavy compressor and bought a small Senco which I have been happy with. You only need a big compressor if you are going to run a framing or roofing nailer for a big job. The small ones are great for trim, much lighter and much quieter. --74.176.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by in [IN]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 11:42 AM
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Senco make a great frame gun, --98.253.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by J.C [ME]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 2:33 PM
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I only use Makita tools, I have or have used all there guns and recommend them highly. --76.179.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by tom [KY]) Posted on: Aug 12, 2012 3:33 PM
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Looks like the majority prefers bostich. Like the observation on vending device. I will make sure to get a common size gun. --173.191.xxx.xx




buying nail gun (by Terence [MD]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2012 8:26 AM
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For finish nailers and staplers, I recommend the porter cable. Every bostich I purchased has failed.

For framing and roofing the bostich nailers have been virtually indestructable.

For compressors get something with wheels. I actually found a little ryobi compressor with wheels and a small storage compartment for nails and oil. It has a storage spot for a coiled hose. I love it, and it has had more than enough power to run any nailer I use. --24.172.xxx.xxx




buying nail gun (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Aug 13, 2012 4:14 PM
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I like a small nail gun that will handle staples AND brads. They cost more, but are much more versatile. And I have 2 compressors: a small one I can pick up with one hand, and a big one on wheels. The small one will drive any of my guns just fine for just a few nails. It's big enough for all day with trim nails. --74.222.xxx.xx





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