Update: Went to HD this evening for (more) ceramic tiling supplies, and
took the wife along. Passing the tool corral, she asked of there was
anything I needed to do the base, trim and crown, as well as build out
the custom closet we've planned. New project, new tool.
They had the new Ridgid nailers. We looked, and SWMBO asked the pointed
question: "Why is the Orange one any better than the Porter Cable? It's
$43 more. And all your other stuff is Porter Cable, no?"
The warranty, and a capability to set the (16 ga) finish nailer to
autofire. And a mag body. But the nailer was so 'secured' to the bench
that doing a weight comparison was impossible. They must have quite a
We bought another PC. FN250B? Straight nose, 16 ga finish nailer.
$157 on sale.
I'll stick to the PC. The only other hand power tools I own are Milwaukee's.
20 power hand tools with only two different manufactures. I don't have
anything bad to say about either.
But the Rigid sure looks nice, that would last a week on my job sites. Why
cause they get used !!!!! My PC 14.4 cordless drill gets used everyday and
I haven't had a problem with it in over 2 years when it was new. It looks
like hell but keeps tork'in screws and the batteries keep chargin. Now
thats true tested and built to last. I would not trade it except for maybe
that new Milwaukee 19 volt with the new and improved batteries.
Love these guys that test tools in a perfect environment. Try asking the
guys that use them everyday and see what kind of review you get. Bet half
of what they is good would be tossed out the second story window within an
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I bought the stapler. And while it has seen limited use, I am happy
with it. As the local HDs are are dumping the PC product to make way for
their own line I could have saved a fair bit of change by picking the PC
but I wanted one that would take staples with 3/8" legs. ( the real
trick is to find those staples. I now know that Senco sells them). Oh
yes, the gun is oil free.
One thing I noticed yesterday, is that when the safety is depressed
fully, the nose of the gun is still 1/16 + away from the wood. Maybe all
guns are like this. The depth of set wheel works well. JG
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