16 ga. nail gun

I am looking at some 16ga. nail guns on ebay, and I see a lot of P/C FN250B and Bostich SB1664FN, and every know and then a Crapsman. which one do most of you use out there? I would like to see if there is a gun with auto touch ( not the Seq trigger). I don't read it on these units. Can they be changed out?
Don D.
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I assume "auto touch" means bump fire. If yes, the PC has to be modified. They will send you the parts free upon request.

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Yes, That is what I mean. I see a past bidding on Bostich went for just over 100.00. Are they that good? or is a gun a gun in brand names?
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I was framing my new garshop and had a professional carpenter helping me. My dad has a Bostich framing nailer that he brought with him. In the carpenter's opinion, the Bostich was the Cadillac. My only other data point in my own P/C FC350. I don't know why, but I get a lot of misfires with it.
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Do you have sufficient airflow? I have the same gun, and never had a misfire yet.
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FC350 misfires: I had a similar problem with my Paslode F350S. Here's the deal - I used to leave nail strips in the magazine between uses and would experience failure-to-feed problems. These nails are paper-collated and doing so left them under follower-spring pressure. I was told to remove all nails from the magazine at the end of the day and reload when I was ready to use it again. That corrected my problem. I did not have this problem with my round head nailer which is plastic-collated.

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If you do not respect a brand tool enough to call it by its Proper name, don't buy it. From there I would go with the brand that has been around the longest. PC is relatively new and Bostich has been doing this for years. If you want one of the best consider Senco, they have been making nail guns longer than any one and their finish nail guns require no oil. I have had a Senco finish nail gun for 18 years and it is still going strong. Pricey but it has a nice feel and you will probably never have to replace it. I also suggest going with a 15 gauge nailer for the added strength and more predictable results when nailing into a knot or strange angles. With the Senco you can hold the trigger and automatically shoot every time you bump the gun guard against the work. I seldom use this feature on a finish nail gun as I want to place the nail in an exact spot rather than in random spots. It really takes no extra time to pull the trigger for each nail if you are careful or fussy with nail placement. I would certainly want the bump and shoot feature on a roofing or framing nail gun.
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Absolutely no problems and it feels good in the hand. For what it's worth. bc
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Thanks BC, That is what I needed to here.
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Just my 2 cents worth but all my guns are Campell Hausfeild. My first one lasted 10 years putting up room additions and houses. When it failed I figured that it didn't owe me a thing so I bought a new one that I equally like. I can also buy nails on Harborfreight.com for quite a bit less than the big box stores. Lou
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I picked up The 1664 and an 18 guage Bostich from the same seller on E-bay for about $130 (including shipping) several months ago. I love both of the guns. I found that if you keep your eyes open and be patient, you will eventually find a good deal on most popular E-bay items.
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Bill, I just bought bostich 1664, and 16250k on ebay yesterday.1664 for 60.00 includes shipping or so, and the 16250 for 96.00 new in box including shipping. that way Idon't have to change out nails, just guns. Now I hope I remember what gun will have what in it. HA HA.
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Sounds like a good deal. Might I ask why you bought 2 16 ga guns?
Bill
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I guess just because I was bidding on both not knowing which one I was going to win. I will most likley leve on set up with one size nails and the other with another size. Plus the fact I bounce around and forget to grab every thing I need. I will leave one at the asembly table and the other at the work bench...
My wife asked the same Q also....
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