As a contractor who does framing, I've been through Hilti, senco, duofast,
and bostich. I now use the Hitachi. They shoot most brand nails with no
problem. Local code doesn't allow clipped head fwiw. I have 5 of them and
have yet to have any problems with my oldest one which is 6 years old now.
I buy mine at the borg but amazon is about the same price. Make sure to get
the one with the flush nail attachment. Also from the fwiw dept, I've had
trouble with the Hilti. I understand they don't make them anymore. Good
choice on their part. They were junk. Also have had probs with the bostich
(it actually broke in three different places). Never again. We still have
the senco but the guys prefer the hitachis. The duofast was a good (but
heavy) machine. I think they quit using it back in the 80's. Good luck.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Elmar) wrote in message
Senco, Hitachi ( more expensive but a quality tool) Porter Cable are
some of the guns I have used. The Porter Cable tends to double shoot,
at least the older models I have used. I only use full round head
nailers, most of the areas I worked in are prone to hurricanes and
gale winds. Local building code specifies full round head nails. The
only advantage to the clip heads is the magazine holds more nails,
fewer stops to reload.I would reccomend the Senco or Hitachi.
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