anyone have experience with Grizzly finish nailers? I was thumbing through
the latest catalog and saw their 15ga angled finish nailer for $99 -
comparables from Dewalt and PC run between $150-$200. This would just be for
"recreational" use in a home shop.
On Tue, 21 Jun 2005 19:50:26 -0400, the opaque "Walsh"
For "rec" use, why not get one of the $15 Harbor Fright 18ga nailers?
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On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 06:04:25 GMT, the opaque "George E. Cawthon"
I mentioned the 18ga for two reasons. First, it's 1/7th the price.
Second, since he wants a -finish- nailer, 18ga or smaller is the way
to go. 15ga puts a bigger honkin' hole in the wood. There should be no
significant difference for "recreational" use.
Besides, I HATE large "finish" nails, having had to remove trim from
built-in furniture in several houses and having had several pieces
break on me. <sigh>
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I have a HF 18 gauge brad nailer and it works well
(the one I have takes brads less than 1-1/2" long.
There are many occasions, however, when I wish I
had a nailer that takes 1-3/4" to 2" nails. An
18 gage brad nailer won't nail a 3/4" piece to
another piece worth a damn. Still need that old 3
times the thickness rule for good nailing.
I have mentioned this here before. I ran into a fellow about a year ago who
started a finish trimming business with a couple of HF nailers - (#18 brad
and #15 finish). He figured they would get him through the cash-strapped
part of starting up. He said he always mentioned them in an apologetic
manner but the #^!*@ things wouldn't wear out. He showed them to me and
they were a little beat up but he said they always worked for him.
I have a Griz finish nailer. I seem to have trouble driving the long 2
inch nails but it does OK with the shorter ones.
I also bought a Harbor Freight framing nailer and have had good luck
Not going all the way in even though the air compressor had a full
charge, sometimes sticking in the gun requiring alot of fancy footwork
to get the gun off the nail. I don't seem to have this problem with the
shorter nails though.
The nails came with the gun and are the same angle as the ones I buy at
the air tool shop.
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