|Review by SchotterWoodworking||posted 02-17-2010 02:55 AM||1799 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I bought this kit for about $300.00 at Home Depot about two years ago. The compressor itself is a basic pancake oil-free design; simple to maintain and easy to use. The nail guns are nice and heavy with a well balanced design. The tool bag is however barely big enough to hold all three guns, so you don’t have room to carry fasteners in the bag with them. The brad nailer is 18ga. 1 1/4”, the stapler is 18ga. 1” narrow crown, and the finish nailer is 16ga. 2 1/2”. The two nail guns suit me fine; the brad nailer is a little under range as far as fasteners go but is no bother to me and the finish nailer is just great. The stapler is very under range for my taste (I prefer a full range stapler 1 1/2”) but is otherwise a fine gun for shallow shooting. The compressor is ok for light duty nailing but not much else. I can spray my finish with them for about three minutes straight before it kicks on, this is using a spray gun with an in-line regulator set at 30-40 psi while holding the compressor at 120psi. Overall this is a great way to grab some nail guns and a compressor for cheap and get started, but as we all know, at some point you will want to upgrade to a larger compressor and some more capable guns.