Opinions of a 1st home compressor/nailer kit

I want to purchase a finish nailer for occasional uses around the house. Any opinions? Porter Cable? Seneco, Maikia? other? It must be portable. Where is the best place to buy?
Thanks Kent
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Kent,
Go to HD or Lowe's and buy their little compressors that are set up like a rolling suit case with wheels and an extending handle to pull it with. They are around $100.00. Buy your brad nailer at Harbor Freight. They have one that will shoot up to 2" brads for $19.99. We have used them for the last few years in our home repair business and are very pleased with both the gun and compressor.
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If you want it really portable, and will use it on nothing more than a finishing nailer, the little Senco is marvelous. Light, quiet, and rather cute; but not much capacity. It took me 5 minutes to add 5 psi to a SUV tire.
I have used HF and Dewalt nailers. The HF works okay, but just feels cheap; the Dewalt is nicer. Now, whether that translates into product life or whatever, I can't say.
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wrote:

I picked up a Porter Cable kit, compressor brad and finish nailer. It was accidently marked down at the big orange store, and I love it. Small enough to be one person portable, but large enough to not cycle as much.
Oh, to sweeten the deal, PC had a mail in rebate for a air stapler too. :)
Just my option...
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snipped-for-privacy@here.com says...

I have the same kit, but it came with the stapler. I like it a lot, though it is quite noisy. I put it in the corner of my basement and plumbed 1/2" copper around the basement and out to the garage. I also put a connection by the stairs so with 50' of line I can reach anywhere in the house (I'm in the process of re-doing all my trim). It's rather nice to have air anywhere you need it. I've also added an HF framing nailer and a Bostich siding nailer from ebay.
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You can add Bostich to the list too. The are all pretty good. I have Porter Cable.
This is a good deal, IMO. http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/port/cffn251t.htm?L+coastest+jkfz8987ffec72ec+1158697323
Coastal Tool is a good outfit.
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wrote:

That is a good deal. My kit, when purchased had only two guns and only a 25 foot hose and no canvas bag.
This deal has a 40 foot hose, one more gun and the bag. -- Oren
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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

http://www.coastaltool.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/a/port/cffn251t.htm?L+coastest+jkfz8987ffec72ec+1158697323
Coastal is a better than good outfit. I used to go there back when they were in their old location in Hartford with less than zero parking and I hate places with crappy parking.
Pete C.
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For occasional use it's hard to beat Harbor Freight
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On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 23:37:34 -0500, with neither quill nor qualm, snipped-for-privacy@fellspt.charm.net () quickly quoth:

Yeah. I redid my soffit trim with one (on sale for $15) when I replaced some of my rotted fascia boards. (The lightweight spruce is sure nice!) I then bought their 1/4" crown stapler for $25. Both have performed well each time I've used them.
Their 1/2" crown stapler is TEN BUCKS right now on coupon special. It'd work better than the 1/4" for upholstery, so...here I go again.
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