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HOLY CRAP- Why pay $100+

HOLY CRAP- Why pay $100+

1296 days ago by StumpyNubs | 34 comments »

Gotta say I never had much luck with the Harbor Freight (central pnuematic) brad nailer. But after trying out the micro pin nailer, I may just give the brad nailer another shot. This is a great buy- one of MANY diamonds in the rough at Harbor Freight. Here’s the details.. First of all, I was surprised that it was not made of plastic. The body is all is cast metal like the more expensive ones, and it feels good and heavy in the hand. Not that this is a vital feature, but it distrac...

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what a great surprise

what a great surprise

1079 days ago by patron | 28 comments »

this is my first tool review and i had to take my own picturesas i couldn’t figure how to load the ones from the net i wanted a pneumatic impact nailer for some time nowand have used various ones over the years they are generally the size of a grapefruitand have strap to keep them in your hand they are great for attaching metal hurricane clipsand any metal strapping to joists and rafters because of the closeness and the shorter nail length used for thisa hammer can be danger...

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DeWalt DC616 18V 16 Gauge Cordless Straight Finish Nailer Review

DeWalt DC616 18V 16 Gauge Cordless Straight Finish Nailer Review

2220 days ago by Timber4fun | 4 comments »

Introduction – I have a small Porter-Cable air compressor and finish nailer. If you are like me, it doesn’t take long to get tired of hauling the air compressor, nailer, hose, nails, oil, and everything else that goes along with finish nailing, even when the compressor is small. Don’t get me wrong, I like my air compressor very much. However, it can be very inconvenient when you need to fire off just a few nails. In many similar cases, I’ll look for a workaround rather than haul out all m...

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Best 23 Gauge Tool for the woodworking professional

Best 23 Gauge Tool for the woodworking professional

1624 days ago by Knotty | 11 comments »

I have had many nail guns over the years but I needed to share this one with you guys. This tool is from Cadex and shoots a 23 gauge brad or a 23 gauge headless pin. It has been my experience with this gun that the Brads hold much better than it’s headless counterpart, but leave no larger mark in the wood. ( I will always buy the brads now) I have used the tool on several exotic woods and it has loads of power to drive into hardwoods. This also has the coolest blow gun feature ever. ( T...

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Reliable, Well-Made 1 3/8" Pin Nailer

Reliable, Well-Made 1 3/8" Pin Nailer

1071 days ago by NiteWalker | 8 comments »

I bought this pin nailer primarily to hold small maple corner blocks in place while the glue sets. I tried brad nails and they would split the small 1 3/8”L x 3/4”W x 3/4” T blocks. I originally had my eyes on the Grex P635. For my application I didn’t need a pin nailer that could shoot the longer pins, so it came down to the Hitachi and the Grex. I decided on the Hitachi for a couple of reasons:- It was half the price of the Grex (it’s even less now on amazon...

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Grex Pin Nailer Review P635

Grex Pin Nailer Review P635

2405 days ago by StevePWL | 21 comments »

I purchased this gun in late Dec 07. I do a lot of trim on furniture and was sick of filling brad nail holes and not getting a good stain match. I had tried and returned a few other less expensive nailers so I wasn’t sure what to expect with the Grex. For the money ($199), I hoped it would be a good tool. After using it over the past few weeks, I am extremely pleased. I use the full 1 3/8” pin and they sink cleanly into the pine and poplar I generally use. The pin holes are very...

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Great little nailer

Great little nailer

2401 days ago by Roger Strautman | 5 comments »

This was a micro nailer that I bought in hopes of fastening trim on the very end of the piece without splitting and not just any trim but oak and it worked great. This 23 gauge nailer is very light weight and can shoot 1/2”- 1” headless pins so small that if you stain the piece you have to look very hard to even see the small spot of the head. The pins are sold in packets of 2600 form $7-$12. The only downfall that I have found with this gun is that it has no safety so one has to ...

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Review: Porter Cable Pin Nailer

Review: Porter Cable Pin Nailer

2392 days ago by Peter Oxley | 11 comments »

Features (from Porter Cable Website): Uses 23 Ga. micro pin nails similar to Senco® models Drives nails from 1/2” to 1” long Tool automatically adjusts for different fastener lengths. Easier loading and less problems with pins out of spec Bottom load magazine holds 170 pin micro nails Dual trigger feature Nail reload indicator Rubber comfort grip on tool handle Rear exhaust port channels air and tool oil/condensation away from user Standard Equipment: Nailer, bo...

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Maybe I got a bad one, but I'm getting a Grex.  This P-C is a loser

Maybe I got a bad one, but I'm getting a Grex. This P-C is a loser

1966 days ago by RalphB | 34 comments »

I bought one of these and have been thoroughly disappointed with it. No matter what the air pressure or length of the pin it only sinks them to flush at best. And of course you can’t adjust the depth. If I sand one bit you get a nice shiny (until it rusts later) little 23 gauge nailhead looking at you. I also do not like the fact that it lacks a soft nose. So if you try and hold it a little tight to get the pin sunk as far as possible you get a dent in the wood that is a lot worse ...

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Who's got two thumbs and loves to staple?

Who's got two thumbs and loves to staple?

2391 days ago by gizmodyne | 10 comments »

This guy. This stapler shoots 1/2” to 1 1/2” narrow crown staples. Have you ever had to remove a freakin’ narrow crown staple. It is not coming out. Staples resist racking. I use this for reinforcing cabinets and attaching their backs. Very strong. Also it is awesome for building lattice. Brads and finish nails will pull out. Staples hold strong. (Use galvanized for outdoor.) I would definitely buy another P.C. gun. No jams. No problemo. 4 stars because how...

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