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08:34AM | 03/01/04
Member Since: 02/29/04
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I'm a do-it-yourselfer. About to purchase a nailer, and I'm not sure which. I want the manual nailer; it will be used for Brazilian Cherry. Does anyone have opinions on the Porta-Nail 403 nail gun? Or, do you recommend another gun -- and why?

Thanks for any and all suggestions!


03:42AM | 12/20/08
Member Since: 12/19/08
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The 403 model is essentially a porta nailer 402 model with extra bolt on bits that you may not need to fit Brazilian Cherry flooring. If your floor is pre finished for instance, a face nailing attachment would make a mess of the perimeter boards. Far better to nail the edge strips by hand. I bought a porta nailer 402 kit for £198.00 + v.a.t.

I shopped around on the net. Screwfix were the cheapest for the basic gun and mallet. However birbek had the best value gun with spare parts, a case, instruction manual and video for about £12 more.
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