|Review by sry||posted 01-27-2009 04:39 AM||5111 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
After debating for a while, I decided to buy this brad nailer. I was torn between this and the PC 2” model, but when I couldn’t find a good deal on the compressor/nailer combo kit I decided to go a different route. I’m glad I did (although I’m sure the PC nailer would have been great) I went to Home Depot and Lowes to handle some different nailers and see which ones I liked: weight, ease of loading, tip visibility, etc. I ended up choosing this one simply because it was lighter than the PC model, they were remarkably similar in most other regards.
What you get: nailer, case, oil, 2 sizes of allen wrench, and safety glasses
In use: So far I’ve built a basic router table base and clamp rack using this gun, as well as testing various sizes of nails with whatever scrap wood I had lying around (plywood, pine, poplar, maple, walnut). It had no problems driving everything from 3/4” to 2” brads into all the materials. Depth control is via a thumbscrew just under the trigger. Exhaust port is on the top of the tool and swivels to point any direction. After a few practice shots I can hit my mark within a mm or so every time. It’s also really easy to look in the side and see how many nails are left.
I don’t know if it’s my beginner technique or the light weight of the gun, but with the bigger nails it does kick back a little bit. No problem once I figured out to apply a little more downward pressure.
If I could award 4 1/2 stars I would, but since I can’t I’ll give 5 since I alwayts learned that 4.5 rounds up to 5
Cost $90 on Amazon with free shipping (seems to be up to $110 now)