I got one of these for free, owner said it didn't work and was partially
disassembled. Without doing much research, are these worth rebuilding and
putting money into?
I sure would like to find a nice Brad Nailer with a small nose to get into
Senco is the brand most pros use. Most of the new brands arrived when
Sencos patents expired. Many towns have a dealer who stocks parts for
them and can bring them back to new operating condition. Check the
yellow pages or the internet. Not cheap though.
One more thought, the SFN1 is quite an old model and has been
replaced more recently by the SFN40. While some old timers swear by
the original, the newer 40 has more power, is lighter in weight and
and doen't require cylinder lubrication.
I guess it depends on your needs. It's a pretty reliable gun that
will shoot up to a 2" 15 ga nail. We still have a couple that we keep
for back-up but have gone to newer models. I'd say it's worth
repairing assuming all the parts are there and you don't need a new
piston or some other major part. I think the "o" ring kits are still
available and you can check out the Senco site for more info.
If you need a longer nail, a newer model will give you more power and
some have the ability to handle a 2 1/2" nail.
All of our brad nailers are Senco. There are several models depending
on what size and type of brad you need.
Thanks Mike and others. The SFN1 was free, it appears complete, maybe I
will order an O-ring kit for it and take it apart and clean it up.
I've seen St. Norm use what appears to be a Senco? Brad Nailer, with a very
narrow nose. I have a PC BN200, I like to keep the ability to shoot up to a
2" brad. I have seen the Hitachi at Lowes, seems to have a narrow nose.
Further thoughts on the Brad Nailer?
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