I have a Bostitch N62FN, and love it. Nice and light with lots of power.
Watch for URL wrap.
There are five of these on Ebay for less than $100.00
This is anecdotal only. I have one too, and had so much trouble with
it shooting doubles and jamming that I bought a Hitachi which works
great. Happened about 5 years ago. The Hitachi shoots plastic
stripped nails and the Bostich shoots clipped head.
Interesting. I bought a used Bostich N63CP (wire-colated siding
nailer) and had lots of trouble with it double nailing too.
Adjusting the air pressure cured a lot of it but it was never
perfect. Perhaps Bostich is a brand to stay away from.
the "Paslode framing nailer plus"
has my vote for best framing gun
it shoots clipped head or full round head (paper strip) nails.
and has a nice hook on the end to hang it on framing lumber.
owned it for 16 years and it is still going strong.
wrote (with possible editing):
I use both the Porter Cable 16ga. finish nailer and the 18ga. brad
nailer for trim work. The 18ga. is just right for nailing casing
into door frames. I then use the 16ga. to nail the other side of
the casing through the sheetrock into the framing. Works great.
All my framing guns are Bostitch. I have mistreated them all equally.
They all still work great.....may not look too good but, they still do
I have their pin nailer, too. shoots 1.5" to 2.5" . I use it for
utility boxes, drawers, etc.. It was cheap to buy. The pins are NOT
cheap. I looked in to a finish nailer, but I lke the headless (nearly)
pins. I can still counter sink them with judicious adjustment of the
air pressure. They hold just fine on oak crown molding, jambs, etc.
Nail guns are dangerous tools. I would not own one of them. They
truely are GUNS and they can kill. The best use for a nail gun is to
sell it to a recycler to turn back into raw steel to make hammers.
Buy a decent hammer, and buy some (much cheaper) nails.
I have used a hammer for the past almost 60 years and aside from
hitting my thumb a few times, I have never been injured. I could not
count the number of incidences I have heard about people getting
severely injured with nail guns. Nail guns are dangerous tools, and
they are costly to use because of the high cost of the nails and the
amount of energy needed to operate them. If you are too weak to
operate a hammer, or just too damn lazy to use your muscles, I suggest
that YOU stay out of the garage. Nailguns may save a few minutes of
time, but the cost to operate them exceeds the extra cost of labor to
do it with a plain hammer. This does not even take into account the
medical bills, pain, and loss of work time encountered when you shoot
yourself or another employee with one of those goddamn guns. It's not
"if" you'll get shot with one of them, it's "WHEN". Besides this,
hand hammered nails hold much better than nailgun nails, which is why
guys that use nailguns almost always put twice the amount of nails
that they would use by hand. Nail guns should have never been
invented, and those that use them should be required by law to be
certified and licensed prior to using them, because it's often someone
else that that gets shot by them.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.