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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 09-17-2011 05:02 PM 913 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2011 05:02 PM

I picked up this BN200A at a sale this morning for $30
Some normal wear but it is not abused. With manual, case and a fist full of brads of various sizes.
Good find or did I get taken? He was asking $40 and I offered $30

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#1 posted 09-17-2011 05:25 PM

I think you did good!

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#2 posted 09-17-2011 05:25 PM

Sounds like you got a good deal. Does it take up to 2” brads?

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#3 posted 09-17-2011 06:00 PM

That’s a good little gun. I use mine a bunch.


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#4 posted 09-17-2011 06:34 PM

A very good score, I paid $105 for mine new, but that was before they were all over the place from people selling thier extras from all the combo kits.. For $30 I would have picked it up just for the convienence when I’m shooting different lengths on casework

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#5 posted 09-17-2011 07:03 PM

Great score, I also paid about $100.00 for mine!

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#6 posted 09-17-2011 07:04 PM

Nice Score!!

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#7 posted 09-17-2011 07:16 PM

Great price, great nailer!
I still have one as a backup.

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#8 posted 09-17-2011 07:34 PM

18 ga. or 16? either way its good

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#9 posted 09-18-2011 01:26 AM

Thanks all for the comments.
It is an 18 guage, same as my griz so I can have 2 nail sizes loaded and have a backup nailer.
I used to buy these for a lumber company so I know they are good and I even still see the sales rep from time to time.

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#10 posted 09-18-2011 01:30 AM

I was also going to mention the TS setup I saw where I got this nailer.
He had a custom built cabinet/table that is as big as a sheet of plywood. Had a nice fence syatem similar to a besmeiser. And the most interesting thing about it was that it was built around a 10” central machinery saw.
He said it has worked flawlessly for years.

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#11 posted 09-18-2011 01:47 AM

$30 will buy you a dinner with the wife at a not too fancy place, or that nailer. I’d choose the nailer because tools are forever…

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