harbor freight roofing nailer:review

I woulda bought the Bostich, but my brother was buying, so.....did two roofs with it and it lived. A bit fussy on nail coil quality to begin with, jammed frequently , but once it was figured out that it wanted nicely coiled nails it went away. PErhaps it was happenstance.
Didn't like the variance in depth, but I think that is operator related.
Length of nail adjustment is hokey
likes to be well oiled
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Harbor Freight !!!!!!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha hahahahahahahaha..... They got another sucker !!!
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snipped-for-privacy@ISP.com spake thus:

Perhaps the joke is on you, my friend: I've gotten many good tools there which were well worth what I paid for them, sometimes a couple of times more.
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On Sat, 23 Sep 2006 11:24:41 -0700, David Nebenzahl

Good for what? Filling unused space in your garbage can......
Tools from that place and places like it are made for people that rarely use them, like job blow average homeowner who wants to build a dog house or change the sparkplug and oil on his lawn mower.
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snipped-for-privacy@ISP.com wrote:

Same can be said of a firearm for self-defense. It only has to work once.
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snipped-for-privacy@but.us.chickens says...

like to look down their noses at HF though.
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harbor freight roofing nailer:review:

Those are the looser-contractors who are loosing business to DIY homeowners that buy a cheap tool from HF, do a job, toss the HF tool, and still come out saving $$$ over the price of some knuckle dragging, unreliable, alcoholic, overpriced contractor that may or may not show up for the job.
(BTW, there are many, many, many competent, reliable and reasonability priced contractors out there. But it only take one of the losers to drive a DIYer to the HF tools and a bunch of $$$ saved.)
Sure, a lot of the HF tools only last a job or two, but a one time HF tool is better than a one-time looser-contractor.
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Caesar Romano wrote:

Well said. But it's "loser."
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CJT spake thus:

That's true; however, depending on how loose they are, a "looser" contracter may well also be a loser.
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snipped-for-privacy@uce.gov says...

You prove my point perfectly.
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On Friday, September 22, 2006 at 3:29:09 PM UTC-4, yourname wrote:

NO parts can be had for ANY HF guns period. Use it and throw it away.
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On Wed, 21 Oct 2015 03:43:10 -0700 (PDT), snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

That alone tells me to avoid buying HF power tools. Or for that matter, avoid buying ANYTHING from HF. It's become apparent that there is at least one person on this newsgroup who works for HF, and likes to promote their junk. Just look for a recent thread about HF coupons.
I bought some of their crap, and was never satisfied with any of it. That was years ago. I dont go to HF at all now. Most of the crap is now buried in some landfill.
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I have a regular HF nailer. I have a few HF powered tools, Ac and air. The only thing that broke, was a cheap jigsaw, only to loose Screw that held the table on. I have problems with tire inflators, hose goes bad fast, chinese rubber I guess. I bough a cheap handsaws and stuck a diamond saw, also HF, and cut cement with loads of dust. Thing is rusting sitting outside. I think It still works good. Darn multipurpose tool, been using it replacing flooring. Dirt cheap. Need to stick a new blade on I after cutting through some nails. Best thing I ever bought.
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wrote:

So, what is your job position and title at HF?
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I actually have been staying away to avoid spending. Last time I needed something was to buy an inspection camera. That did the job. I quit buying batteries, often leaked. I have been using dollar general batteries.
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When I have a project that is a once-only deal, I look at Harbor Freight, t hen Menards, then Ace. For something that I expect to use over and over, I usually bypass Harbor Freight unless it is a small $$ amount where I would n't be too unhappy if the tool didn't hold out.
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