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GaryBro

09:24AM | 08/30/04
Member Since: 08/29/04
2 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am looking to buy a framing nailer and don't know which type to buy out of the many available. Does it make a difference if it is a 21 degree, 28 degree or 34 degree (or something else)? From this forum, I get the impression that I should go for the full round head to be safe on codes everywhere. Also found out that Harbor Freight sells good and bad items - a real crap shoot that I don't want to deal with. Stanley Bostich was recommended because of the quality and availability, but are others just as good? Thanks for any help you can give.

Gary

Piffin

05:15PM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Bostich is a god overall unit and value.. Hitachi and Paslode also are strong contenders for pro work. the new Max gun has some high reviews too.

coil nailers are the rage for some guys but the nails are a lot more expensive than stick nails

one thing that is important is to buy something you can get serviced in your area. The Hitachi and Paslode stick framers are noted for little down time and the bistich is a close second.

Excellence is its own reward!


ejkconsulting

12:54PM | 09/08/04
Member Since: 09/07/04
2 lifetime posts
I am looking to buy my husband an air compressor for christmas that can be compatible with a nail gun, pneumatic car tools, and can be used to clear out the excess air after washing a car. The compressor must be somewhat mobile.

What would be a good purchase that doesn't cost more than $500 (if possible)? Where is the best place to purchase an item of this nature? How much do the above accessories typically go for?

Piffin

01:41PM | 09/08/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
ejk,

I am very happy with the one I just got for the guys on this job. It is a Porter cable job Boss. Fairly quiet for a compressor, runs two guns. Undre three hundred bucks. Has a pair of dolly wheels and retractabel handle to roll it about like a wheeled luggage bag but far heavier construction.

and a feature we really love. The regulator and snap connections can be removed fromn the unit with an extra length of hose so the comnpressor can be kept in a different location from the work space. That way, you have the regulator nearby but the noise of the compressor is isolated.

Excellence is its own reward!


Piffin

01:45PM | 09/08/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I like to buy my tools localy so if their is any problem or need for service, I have easuy access to quick service instead of sending it off...

And I buy enough to be able to negotiate a decent price

But for internet purchases, ****** has linked up with one of the largest tool distributors in the so search ****** and you'll do good on price.

Coastal tools.com also has a fine online purchasing and they are locarted in Conneticut for good service in this area.

I don't care for ********** as a general rule, but they have a good tool gaurantee/return policy and pricing as well. I don't know if they carry the PC braND

Excellence is its own reward!


ejkconsulting

12:33PM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 09/07/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the tips!

biscuitnt

10:21AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 06/09/04
16 lifetime posts
In the Southern U.S. ,

Senco, Porter Cable, and Bostich (Stanley) are the most popular.

Dont really know why, mabey just the feel of it, I prefer the Senco and Porter Cable.

As others have said, the Hitachi is a very well built tool as well, but it just doesnt fit my hand.

Stay away from the off brands offered by some of the discount stores such as "Harbot Freight". You will be disappointed with performance and service.

regards

just my 2 cents worth.

Biscuit

GaryBro

01:05PM | 09/14/04
Member Since: 08/29/04
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help with this. I borrowed a Stanley Bostich to get me through this project. What I didn't like about this nailer (it is a bit old) is that there is no depth adjustment. The 6's were going a ways through the OSB until I dropped the pressure to around 70 PSI. It then worked quite well. There's nothing like driving a 4 inch nail with the push of your finger!!!!

Gary

Piffin

04:13PM | 09/14/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
Porter Cable makes some fantastic electric tols but their track record on pnuematics is pretty dismal so far. They have improved and done well on the compressors but the guns need more improvement in the dependability realm, IMO.

Excellence is its own reward!


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