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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 10-18-2010 03:13 PM 1693 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2010 03:13 PM

I’ve just run across what is now number one on my Christmas wish list. I’m told it will shoot a 16D nail through a 2×4 at 200 yards. Unfortunately, the gun control folks got a hold of it and made them remove the full auto mode.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 10-18-2010 03:30 PM

geez, it’s still using NiCd batteries? those don’t last very long in the battlefield…errr.. woodshop that is.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 10-18-2010 03:32 PM

Always working that eye for detail, aren’t you? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 10-18-2010 03:43 PM

guess we’ll have to stick with demolition

the 50 caliber’s are still available

-- 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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#4 posted 10-18-2010 04:24 PM

I’ve often joked about using my nail gun to kill raccoons, ground hogs and other varmints on our property. I think this “nail gun” could really do the job.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 10-18-2010 04:36 PM

You could build a fence around the yard while sitting in a lawn chair if you could find some brave soul to hold the boards for you.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 10-18-2010 05:02 PM

Ship a couple of these babies into California, and watch the gun control freaks put the last carpenters on the dole.

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#7 posted 10-18-2010 05:17 PM

It won’t be long noe before HF has one “made in China” based on the AK47. LOL

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#8 posted 10-18-2010 08:53 PM

I see Purplevs’ observation raises some concerns-but I thought that battery served actually as a High Capacity Magazine which stored over 300 rounds of 16D framing nails and offered support like a tripod, while the hole in the rear of the stock accepted the air hose from the compressor which supplied sufficient air to achieve muzzle velocity of just over 4120fps for the nails. I believe you are supposed to use the tungsten carbide nails for projectiles. Thats how my nailer is configured anyway and it will nail things at a distance with precision!

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 10-18-2010 09:09 PM

Maybe you’re right, Ken.

Hmmm. I could start nailing my boxes together.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 10-18-2010 09:23 PM

I prefer a 3 round burst over full auto anyway.

Collapsible stock for close in work.

The only thing missing is a cold beer.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#11 posted 10-18-2010 10:16 PM

Does Porter Cable make a version?

Helluvawreck, I like your idea of building a fence. I have a neighbor I would love to talk into holding the boards for me. I’m a terrible shot, but with enough beers, I’m sure I would get better.

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#12 posted 10-19-2010 07:16 PM

Do they offer a red dot for it?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 10-19-2010 07:23 PM

How long is the “cooling off” period “wait” to buy one? Has the NRA begun a campaign for this? Do they require concealed carry permits….ROFL…...I could use something like that to get rid of those nasty ground squirrels and gophers that tear up my yard and gardens…much better then my airgun…LOL. Brings a new meaning to “nail that sucker”

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#14 posted 10-19-2010 07:33 PM

Hey, I think I need one of those for the squirrels when they steal my green apples.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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