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Review by patron posted 1051 days ago 2975 views 3 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
what a great surprise what a great surprise what a great surprise Click the pictures to enlarge them

this is my first tool review and i had to take my own pictures
as i couldn’t figure how to load the ones from the net

i wanted a pneumatic impact nailer for some time now
and have used various ones over the years

they are generally the size of a grapefruit
and have strap to keep them in your hand

they are great for attaching metal hurricane clips
and any metal strapping to joists and rafters

because of the closeness and the shorter nail length used for this
a hammer can be dangerous
as your fingers are right close to the hammer head strike
and resting against sharp metal as you work
a to close accident waiting to happen

i went to lowes where they cost around $80 t0 $100
for the standard ones and they were out of them

as i was doing my floor for the shop
and had many metal connectors to attach
i googled them and saw many brands at all different prices

then i saw this one from bostitch
from tool barn http://www.toolbarn.com/factfinder/?q=pn50&relevance=y
for $29.99 plus $8.99 shipping for a total of $38.98 delivered

so i got one

when it arrived 5 days later
i was shocked to find this little toy nailer
half the size of the ones i had used before

i was going to send it back thinking it was for little things
boxes and such but it had a quality feel to it
and fit my hand perfectly and had a swivel hose plug in
well for that price what the …..

so i went under the shop and tried it out

BRTTTT nail home !

WOW !
tried it on some 16 d nails just for fun

BRTTTT nail home !

it has a magnet in the nose that holds the nail
(they all do)

the only drawback i had was sometimes i put a nail in the nose
and moved the safety shroud and it started when i pushed in the nail to it
so i learned not to hold the nail by the point
but by the side instead

but after hundreds of nails
i got the hang of it real good

couldn’t be happier

the older bigger ones are really a handful (pun intended)
and too cumbersome compared to this little gem

five stars for sure !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle




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patron

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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1051 days ago

Great size and you can’t beat the price!
And, if you say it gets a “thumbs up” that’s good enough for me Patron!
Good review !

-- Having fun...Eric

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GaryL

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#2 posted 1051 days ago

These little gems can be a life saver in tight spaces, especially when putting in hanger nails. I’ve killed two Senco’s over the years and on my third. Good to know that they are getting a little smaller.
I think I paid $169 for my first one years ago.
Great score….has your hand stopped vibrating yet?

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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itsmic

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#3 posted 1051 days ago

Nice, Looks like You have those strong woodworker hands, I hope You have lots of service with this new tool, I bet even Your roof job will reflect Your tremedous talent and fine woodworking skill, Mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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patron

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#4 posted 1051 days ago

i don’t know how it would stand up too daily endless work
but for the occasional need
it is perfect
and not just for metal strapping
but for any nailing in tight spots as garyl says

just watch the nail angle when you start it by pushing on it
the nail will go in the direction it is facing

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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nailbanger2

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#5 posted 1051 days ago

The smaller the better for the job that thing does. I’m guessing you had a big compressor on it, that’s the only drawback, drains the air. And yes, I remember the nicks and cuts quite well. Whose idea was it to put the big 10 on the hot dipped galvanized stubby (1 1/2”) nails, anyway? It made the inspector’s job easier, not the installer’s.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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degoose

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#6 posted 1051 days ago

Now that is impressive…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 1051 days ago

I got a Bosch Slim 4.5” grinder the other day from Tool Barn, via eBay Buy it Now… They are a First Class act!
A very Good Company… IMHO…

Glad your unit worked out… I’ve never even seen one of those before!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

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#8 posted 1051 days ago

they are great joe

you really need one

even if just to look at
on your workbench

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SASmith

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#9 posted 1051 days ago

I use a similar one for barn work. They work great on hardwood too.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 1051 days ago

Glad you found a good tool for the job at a bargain price ;-)) Thanks for the hot tip!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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donjoe

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#11 posted 1051 days ago

Good for you David. In this economy with money so tight it’s great to see you get a product that fills your needs and gets a thumbs up from the buyer. Lots of cheap worthless crap out there.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 1051 days ago

patron:

you really need one

even if just to look at
on your workbench

I am in the process of reorganizing my shop… threw some stuff away… sold some things…

I will NOT have a tool sitting on my bench that I will probably not use… LOL

It seems like I’m still trying to pack a 5 LB bag with 20 LBs of stuff!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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patron

12955 posts in 1937 days


#13 posted 1051 days ago

well this only weighs 1 lb
so you still have 4lbs to keep lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bob Kollman

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#14 posted 1051 days ago

Looks like a neat little toy, but my hammer makes me look like I know what I’m doing!!!!...:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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patron

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#15 posted 1051 days ago

bob

my hammer is always my main tool

but i have had some close calls
driving joist nails
(especially the fat galvanized ones nailbanger mentioned
in small hanger holes)
clipping my finger off is not for me

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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