Tried the Cheap Central Pnuematic 18 gauge nailer from Harbor Frieght got good results

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Review by Schimmel posted 05-28-2012 12:59 AM 5201 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Tried the Cheap Central Pnuematic 18 gauge nailer from Harbor Frieght got good results No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

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#1 posted 05-28-2012 09:17 PM

I bought one of these about 2 months ago, put 100 nails through it with no problems at all. It was a great buy for the $12 I paid.

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#2 posted 05-29-2012 05:13 AM

I have the 16 gauge and also no problems

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#3 posted 05-29-2012 12:49 PM

Agreed, another HF gem. I have a few different sizes of these including the 16awg, 18awg and the 23awg. All 3 cost me less than a single “cheapo” from Home Depot or Sears would have cost. They have seen heavy use over the past year and a half, but I also have a very nice air system with water separators and am vigilant about oiling.

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 06:21 PM

I own the 18 nailer, 18 stapler, and the 23 pin nailer. Just ridiculous cheap for what you get. Keep them clean and oiled and they run forever. A friend borrowed the 18 nailer and did his whole 6 room house in crown molding, using the HF 18 nailer and the tiny double tank air compressor I also got at HF for I think about $54. For some reason now forgotten, when I needed a 16, I went to HD and bought a Stanley. Don’t know what I was thinking…

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 03:23 AM

Agree! I have one too!

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 12:23 AM

I have the Harbor Freight 23, and also a Craftsman 16. This HF 18 might be a good inbetween. Although i might get more use out of the HF stapler.

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#7 posted 07-13-2012 12:27 AM

Incidentally, I got that Craftsman 16 gauge because it was 50% off. By that I mean that I split the cost with my Craftsman-loving father in law. (-:

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#8 posted 01-05-2013 06:22 PM

i love this gun

-- don't out smart your common sense

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#9 posted 01-05-2013 07:31 PM

I have the HF 18 nailer and staplers. Both perform will. I must have had them 2+ years because they are blue in color. Only thing I do is take them into the house every winter so they don’t freeze.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 01:25 PM

Yes these are amazing nailers from AirLocker. Now you can get these for 25% OFF. This sale is valid for 72 hours at I would suggest to stop thinking and rush for your treat.

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