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#1 posted 12-12-2010 08:04 PM

I have the PC and it works well. Here is a review that I wrote on it: http://www.wwgoa.com/articles/product-reviews/porter-cable-pin-nailer-pancake-compressor-combo/

If the Husky tools look ok, that is a great price. I ended up getting the 6 in 1 framing nailer from HF: http://www.harborfreight.com/10-gauge-6-in-1-air-framing-nailer-98751.html

There are typically 20% off coupons floating around for HF, so the nailer comes in at $80. I am generally not a fan of HF, but for occasional use this nailer is outstanding, and allows you to shoot a number of different size and style nails, so I like the flexibility a lot.

Having said all that, I don’t do a lot of large framing projects. I recently picked up an impact driver, and if I would have had that before getting the nailer, I would not have gotten the nailer. For building an occasional stud wall, shed, etc., the impact driver is fast enough, better for toe-nailing, WAY easier to “undo” if you need to make a change, etc. If I were framing a house, no question I would get a framing nailer, but I don’t see using mine much moving forward, given my new love of impact drivers.

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