Now I see that Amazon has them new for the same money, $129 but show the
re-build as "unavailable", maybe I'll hold off and see if they become
available at Amazon. RM~
PS, Like everyone else, I'm looking for the mostest for leastest. :-)
I sort of thought that they might. I think I'll just wait a while and see if
Amazon comes up with a re-built. I've always had good luck ordering things
from Amazon, bought my framing gun from them several years ago. RM~
And no sales tax. <gg>
My wife recently wanted a Cusinart elect griddle, the best price I could
find in town was $129 + sales tax. I got on line with amazon and had one
delivered to my door for $104. RM~
I would do the touchy feely thing. Many of the cheaper units may not feel
great after a few hours of shooting. Pay attention to the guards also many
are pretty flimsy and slip around.
Personally I prefer Senco.
Guess I should look at them, have a HF less than 2 miles from the house. I
have a lot of their stuff, paint guns, air hose and I love the little 2 or 3
dollar volt ohm meters they have every now and then. I have 4 or 5 of them,
that's so I can find one when I need it and I don't cry when I drop one off
a ladder. I have checked their accuracy against my Simpson and Triplett
meters and they are right on the money. How did I get on that subject??
Thanks all, RM~
On 4/14/2006 5:08 PM Rob Mills mumbled something about the following:
Closest HF to me is about 40 or so miles and hard to get to. I only go
there if I happen to be in the neighborhood, which is almost never. I
used to order from the web, but I can't seem to figure out how to do
that since they changed their website.
My Porter Cable FC350 framing gun was so aggressive I was scared of it. I'm
70 yr old and don't have the strength to hold it at arms length like I could
at 21 and It would get off 3 or 4 rounds (nails) on a single pull of the
trigger, I would have nails whizzing by in every direction. I called PC and
told them that I needed a flack jacket or some kind of relief and they sent
me a much less aggressive trigger assembly that just releases one nail at a
time free of charge. RM~
You need to remember a few things:
"Finishing nailer" means a couple of
different things in that industry.
Finish Nailer for molding = 15 gauge 2.5" nails MAX
Finish Nailer for trim = 16 gauge 2.5" nails max.
Brad Nailer for trim = 18 gauge 2" nails max.
Pin Nailer for trim = VERY Small 1" max.
We won't go into wide crown staplers but you are
going to want one of those for fastning backs on
cabinets and other stuff.
Most of the above can be had for under $200
not including price of compressor.
Go here and browse your heart out....
Rob Mills wrote:
Grex and Cadex (same gun)
I just got my Cadex today. The "nails" are so tiny I had to get a
magnifying glass to figure out which way to load the magazine, because
they are headless. The gun also shoots small head nails too.
I've had a 23 Ga. PC pin nailer for a while and wonder why I waited so
long to get one. The holes are so tiny they virtually disappear. But,
it is not a nail gun. It is great, though for attaching molding or
other parts that you are glueing. As Dave pointed out the pins are
headless but the ones that came with the gun and the ones I bought are
marked with arrows so you aren't as likely to install them backwards.
Mine are marked too, but since I didn't want to take a chance, I
verified with a magnifier. Now that I'm sure the marks indicate "down",
I'll just refer to the marks in the future. Thanks for mentioning it.
One thing I can't get it to do is toe nail without the pins making a
U-turn. :) I tried ply/ply and oak/oak. More than 1/2 the pins did a u-ey.
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