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bubblepuppy

11:22AM | 02/06/02
Member Since: 01/20/02
10 lifetime posts
HOW CRITICAL IS IT TO USE BOSTITCH NAILS IN THIS NAILER?? WHICH OTHER BRANDS OF NAILS, IF ANY, WILL GIVE SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE??

Iceman

02:39AM | 02/07/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Bubblepuppy,
One of the companies I do work for manufactures pallets. They have a contract with Stanley-Bostitch. They asked the same question. After a bit of study, I came to the conclusion that the only difference in the nails are the letters stamped on the heads. Check the configuration of different brands of nails and you'll see what I mean. The way I see it is the company that makes the gun wants you to use "their" nails. I've seen nothing in any company literature that says otherwise than the statement:" Be sure to use only (that companies) nails. Sounds like a sales pitch to me. Either way, they've used 4 different brands in their Stanley guns with no adverse effects.
Len


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