You can buy one for what you can rent one for...
The two most common are
Remington (far as a I know these are all Lowes/Home Depot/etc. sell)
These work, I have one, but what I'd consider professional models aren't
available. Fasteners for them are somewhat limited relative to...
Hilti (you'll need a real distributor for them). Every conceivable
fastener available. Much more expensive but made for the professional.
HomeDepot has the Remington nailers, both the type that you strike with the
hammer and the "trigger" type. This two are meant for low to moderate use.
If you intend to put this thing through some real work I recommend you
invest in the Hilti brand powder actuated nailer. http://www.hilti.com
On 12/8/2004 11:19 AM US(ET), Rich took fingers to keys, and typed the
If it is just for a one-time job, Ebay has a packaged hand held
Remington 476 with a starting bid of $5.99. Two days into a 5 day
listing with no bids.
Includes some power loads.
I have had both Remingtons (sold at Home Depot and Lowes). Spend the extra 10
bucks and get the trigger model. The hammer one is a pain in the ass to use.
Also spend some money for decent ear and eye protection. These sombitches are
real loud inside and they will chip out a chunk of concrete occasionally. They
do a very good job on poured concrete (a pin is almost impossible to pull out)
but your mileage will vary when used in concrete block. Sometimes you will hit
a soft spot and they just powder the block. Tapcons work better in block.
I got rid of mine, (pistol style) and went back to a masonry bit and
lags. Seemed more often than not the .22 either blew out a chunk when
it hit a bit of aggregate, or didn't set deep enough requiring a second
charge which then either blew out a chunk or sometimes worked as
intended. Not consistent enough to warrant further attempts.
That could be a regional problem. If you live somewhere that uses granite chips
or some other super stone aggregate I can see that as a problem. Here in
Florida the course aggregate is usually coral rock. The pins will set in that.
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