Yes, I've used the Bostitch. Looks nice, works
well... for a short time. A little bit like buying a
Yugo. Everything seems ok until you get it off
the lot. I really prefer the Paslode. They are
platform specific, meaning they use Paslode, and
only Paslode hardware, but they are very reliable.
Don't know the price difference between the
Paslode and the Bostitch. If the Paslode costs 4 x
the Bostitch and lasts 35 years with little to no
problems (my experience), and the Bostitch lasts
7 months (my experience), the the Paslode was
an incredible bargain. At 30 - 35 years old, the
Paslode may sell used for what it cost new then.
On 03 Aug 2003 15:39:47 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Sbtypesetter) wrote:
I doubt I'll be doing any woodworking in 15 years let alone 35.
If the Bostitch only lasts 7 months then it's perfect.
Canadian Tire will replace it every 7 months forever.
But seriously, I can barely afford the Bostitch and it will be used around the
house and in a hobby workshop. It's either the Bostitch or the PC.
The PC however uses oil and I do sometimes have spotting problems with my PC
Frankly I have never seen a Paslode in Canada.
If you are having problems with spotting (that word makes me queasy)
you are oiling WAY too much. I have owned PC, Bostitch, Senco, and other
guns and the recommended oiling intervals would mean that you, in your
"around the house and hobby workshop" life to use your words, would
perhaps only have to oil a gun once or twice in your lifetime. When a
gun has "oil daily" stamped in the casting that means daily when used by
someone in the biz who is shooting the thing all day. You could perhaps
say every 10 boxes of nails you give it a drop or two.
I would venture to guess you figured to extend the life of your tool
you would oil it often but thats actually worse for the gun from what I
have been told. I spoke with a certified repair tech for bostich,
Pasload, Senco, etc. and he told me one of the worst things you can do
to a gun is over oil it.
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