Thinking of getting one for the wife for xmas (really). This one in
She does a lot of finish work (trim and such), we already have 3 18V
batteries for various other tools, and it seems like a better option for
low-intensity jobs. It also seems like a more elegant solution than a
compressor and nailer. I understand that it's not expandable to larger
nails, but framing isn't a job she does ever.
Just a couple of points to consider.
Cost: This is much more than what you'd pay for a pancake compressor and a
pneumatic nail gun. OK, so you don't care.
Weight: Every time you pick this up you are handling more weight than just
the pneumatic nailer. While pulling an air line can be a PITA, using a gun
that weighs maybe twice as much can be also.
Battery: Are the 18V batteries you have compatible?
Christmas: Is this a tool for her work or her hobby? Tools for the job are
now very romantic. If it is for her hobby, I'm sure she will appreciate your
I'd prefer the compressor nailer for it's low cost and quick trigger
reaction or recoil time, but unpractical for her. My preference as
girl would be quality nail punch sets, flush nails sets and a four sets
of goldsmith hammers. Unless she spends lots time watching "The
New Yankee Workshop" all day just like me.
Reminds me of 3 years ago, when I bought my wife an absolutely beautiful
shiny new lawn tractor for Christmas...
I think once I finish building her the new kitchen I'm working on now I
MIGHT be just about ready to move out of the doghouse and back with the rest
of the family <g,d,r>
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