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Forum topic by 559dustdesigns posted 05-15-2010 10:20 AM 1019 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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559dustdesigns

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05-15-2010 10:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question nails saving cash cheaper

I just bought a couple new porter cable brad nailers and a pinner. Has anyone had success using nails from other companies that are less expensive? For example Harbor Freight nails or others. I quickly searched for this topic but didn’t find anything helpful. Was this in a previous post?

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"


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#1 posted 05-15-2010 06:14 PM

I have both PC nailers and I use the PC nails. Given the relatively slight difference in cost/nail, I like to use products from the same manufacturer. It seems that there is less likelihood of jams or worse.

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#2 posted 05-15-2010 06:54 PM

As long as the gauge and angle (if there is an angle) are the same, there should be no problems. I have Paslode, Senco, Bostich, and PC guns. Never had a serious problem because of the brand of nails.

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#3 posted 05-15-2010 07:43 PM

Try the Hitachi brand 18 ga. brads. I bet i have gone thru 20 5000 count boxes since Jan. of this yr. I get them at Lowe’s.
I use Bostich gun and a friend of mine uses PC gun, have not had a problem with the nails

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#4 posted 05-16-2010 09:23 AM

Thanks everyone, I need to find some nails and put these new guns to work.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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