My girlfriend gave me a brad nailer for Christmas. It was purchased
from Overstock.com and is some sort of Chinese import (the name on the
box is Grand Rapids Industrial). The documentation says nothing about
what brand of fasteners to use with the tool and no fasteners came with
I went to the local Lowes and purchased a package of 1-5/8" Bostich
brads, which say they work with Bostich, Porter Cable, Senco and Accuset
nailers. Unfortunately, they do not fit my off-brand nailer. Almost,
but not quite. The head of the brad is slightly taller (a few
thousandths of an inch), than the corresponding slot in the faceplate of
Can anyone who is familiar with the various brad nailers offer any
insight into whether or not such small differences exist between
fasteners from different manufacturers? I would think not, and suspect
that this particular nailer is simply out of tolerance.
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