Does anyone have any experience with this tool? I have two anticipated
uses for a finish nailer:
1. Putting up molding in my kitchen
2. Storing the nailer on a shelf.
I may find it handy once I have it, but I don't think I'll make heavy
demands on it.
In my world (job, homeowner, family, etc.) a "single job" almost never
gets done in a "single weekend". So renting would add up. Borrowing
something like that makes me a little uncomfortable. Maybe I'll get
I've got this, and yes, it's crap. The goggles that come with the kit
are especially crap!
I got it to do a load of trim work throughout my house and it has
performed admirably and without a single jam. As far as I'm concerned I
purchased it for this single job which it has completed without issue.
It has saved me a ton of time, has cost less than renting one for 2-3
of weekends and I'm left with a nailer that will be useful for
occasional use so it has more than met my expectations.
At the end of the day it's still crap and probably wouldn't last 5
minutes with a trim carpenter but it does just fine for my use.
On 16 Jan 2006 05:43:45 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
It has been my experience that "crap" falls into two broad categories:
1. Tools that do the job well enough as long as there isn't too much
"job" to do. Their main flaw is not so much useability as durability.
Such tools are OK for home handymen like me but wouldn't last on a
2. Tools that do the job poorly or not at all, usually making your
life miserable in the bargain.
Your description suggests the Grizzly nailer might be in the first
category. Now where can I get a cheap compressor? :)
They have a Porter Cable kit, but I believe it has a brad nailer (18
gauge), not a finish nailer. I've been told that 18 gauge is not what
I should use for molding. The kits that include a finish nailer are
considerably more expensive and buying the compressor and nailer
separately is much more expensive.
The PC kit I bought has both the 18Ga brad nailer and 16Ga finish
nailer. I used the 18Ga brad nailer with 1-1/4" nails to nail the
moldings to the door casings and the 16Ga x 2-1/4" to nail into the
frame (about 3 places on a side). Seemed to work. As I said in
another thread the compressor and three nailers (narrow crown
stapler) was $298. ...not too bad. The compressor alone was $199,
or some such.
A few months ago while browsing at the local Borg I came across a
Porter Cable kit with a 6Gal pancake compressor, a 16Ga. and 18Ga.
nailer, and 1/4" crown stapler for $298 (the kit without the
stapler was $297 ;). I'm sure it's not up to contractor's
standards, but it's worked well enough.
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